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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    ANNA IOANNOVNA, Empress -- Den Abriss eines Gott und Menschen wohlgefälligen Regenten wollte beim Seegensvollen Eintritt des 1736ten Jahres an die Kaiserin Anna Ioannovna vorstellen die auf der Ritter-Academie zu St. Petersburg befindliche Adeliche Jugend. [The Noble Youth of the St. Petersburg Riding Academy Wishes to Present an Outline of a Regent pleasing to both God and Man to the Empress Anna Ioannovna on the Occasion of the Holy Entrance of the Year 1736]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1736.

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    ANNA IOANNOVNA, Empress -- Den Abriss eines Gott und Menschen wohlgefälligen Regenten wollte beim Seegensvollen Eintritt des 1736ten Jahres an die Kaiserin Anna Ioannovna vorstellen die auf der Ritter-Academie zu St. Petersburg befindliche Adeliche Jugend. [The Noble Youth of the St. Petersburg Riding Academy Wishes to Present an Outline of a Regent pleasing to both God and Man to the Empress Anna Ioannovna on the Occasion of the Holy Entrance of the Year 1736]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1736.

    2° (310 x 212mm). Facing Russian and German texts. Four engraved vignettes. (Light staining, scattered spotting, small holes, repairs to last leaf.) Twentieth-century wrappers (slightly frayed). Provenance: erased pencil inscription.

    RARE: SK locates only one copy in the Library of the Academy of Sciences. An ode to the reign of Anna Ioannovna, presented by the students of the St. Petersburg Riding Academy. The first letter of the couplets of the Russian text form an acrostic reading 'Anna Imperatritsa i Samoderzhitsa vserossiiskaia da zdravstvuet userdno zhelaem' [Long Live Anna, Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias, we sincerely wish]. SK 4777; Sopikov 6970.


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