• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 273

    ALEXANDER II -- Polozheniia o Krest'ianakh, Vyshedshikh iz Krepostnoi Zavisimosti. [Regulations Concerning Peasants Leaving Serf Dependence.] St. Petersburg: 1861. 4° (342x220mm). (Some leaves dog-eared, occasional light soiling.) Contemporary Russian quarter leather and cloth corners (spine worn, extremities rubbed). Provenance: 'B.M.A.K.' (Russian stamp, and another indistinct small stamp on the title) -- University of Chicago (de-accession stamp).

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    ALEXANDER II -- Polozheniia o Krest'ianakh, Vyshedshikh iz Krepostnoi Zavisimosti. [Regulations Concerning Peasants Leaving Serf Dependence.] St. Petersburg: 1861. 4° (342x220mm). (Some leaves dog-eared, occasional light soiling.) Contemporary Russian quarter leather and cloth corners (spine worn, extremities rubbed). Provenance: 'B.M.A.K.' (Russian stamp, and another indistinct small stamp on the title) -- University of Chicago (de-accession stamp).

    ALEXANDER'S EMANCIPATION MANIFESTO OF 1861; the defining event of 19th-century Russia which abolished serfdom for individuals working on private estates. Peasants were granted the rights of free citizens to marry without consent, to own property and businesses, and the right to buy land from landlords.


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