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    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    CATHERINE II, the Great -- POLAND. 3 Treaties relating to the partition of Poland: Traktat vechnyi mezhdu Vserossiiskoiu Imperieiu i Rech'iu Pospolitoiu Pol'skoiu; Uchineno v Varshave v den trinadtsatyi fevralia. [St. Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1768.] [And:] Traktat mezhdu Ee Velichestvom Imperatritsei Vserossiiskoi i Ego Velichestvom Korolem i Rech'iu Pospolitoi Pol'skimi; Uchineno v Varshave 17 sentiabria 1773. [St. Petersburg: Senate Press, 1775.] [And:] Traktat mezhdu Ee Velichestvom Imperatritseiu Vserossiiskoiu i Ego Velichestvom Korolem Pol'skimi s drugoi, zakliuchennyi v Grodne iiulia 11/22 dniy 1793. St. Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1793.

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    CATHERINE II, the Great -- POLAND. 3 Treaties relating to the partition of Poland: Traktat vechnyi mezhdu Vserossiiskoiu Imperieiu i Rech'iu Pospolitoiu Pol'skoiu; Uchineno v Varshave v den trinadtsatyi fevralia. [St. Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1768.] [And:] Traktat mezhdu Ee Velichestvom Imperatritsei Vserossiiskoi i Ego Velichestvom Korolem i Rech'iu Pospolitoi Pol'skimi; Uchineno v Varshave 17 sentiabria 1773. [St. Petersburg: Senate Press, 1775.] [And:] Traktat mezhdu Ee Velichestvom Imperatritseiu Vserossiiskoiu i Ego Velichestvom Korolem Pol'skimi s drugoi, zakliuchennyi v Grodne iiulia 11/22 dniy 1793. St. Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1793.

    3 pamphlets, 2° (290 x 200mm to 318 x 214mm). (Some wear, mostly to first and last few leaves, creases and a few short tears, occasional spotting and browning.) Stitched, as issued, the first two with marbled-paper spines (stitch of third perished, some wear). Provenance: Paul M. Fekula.

    THE FEKULA COPIES of three rare treaties relating to the partition of Poland. With the first the Polish Sejm accepted Catherine's authority, and acceded to political and religious equality for the non-Catholic Christian population. The resulting uprising, the Confederation of the Bar, led to Poland's first partition -- the treaty for which is the second item in this lot. With its ratification Russia gained all Polish lands north of the Dvina and east of the Dnieper. With the ratification of the third treaty in this lot Russia incorporated most of the Ukraine and Belarus from the Dvina to the Dnieper. Two of these pamphlets have marbled-paper spines (pavlinoe pero, or peacock tail) -- a feature sometimes associated with pamphlets from the library of Catherine II. Bitovt 1640 (1768); Burtsev 2199 (1768, remarking on its extreme rarity); Fekula 2180, 2174, 2175 (these copies); SK 7322 (1 of 600 copies only), 7324, 7325. (3)


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