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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    PETER I -- ELIZABETH I, Empress of Russia -- Artikul Voinskii s Kratkim Tolkovaniem i s Protsessami, napechatasia Poveleniem eia Imperatorskago Velichestva. [War Articles with a short Commentary and a description of Military Trials, printed with the permission of Her Imperial Highness]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1755. [With:] Ekzertsitsii, Prigotovlenie k Marshu, Zvaniia i Dolzhnosti Polkovykh Chinov, napechatasia Poveleniem eia Imperatorskago Velichestva. [Exercises, Preparation for Marching, and the Duties and Responsibilities of Officers, printed with the permission of Her Imperial Highness]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1756.

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    PETER I -- ELIZABETH I, Empress of Russia -- Artikul Voinskii s Kratkim Tolkovaniem i s Protsessami, napechatasia Poveleniem eia Imperatorskago Velichestva. [War Articles with a short Commentary and a description of Military Trials, printed with the permission of Her Imperial Highness]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1755. [With:] Ekzertsitsii, Prigotovlenie k Marshu, Zvaniia i Dolzhnosti Polkovykh Chinov, napechatasia Poveleniem eia Imperatorskago Velichestva. [Exercises, Preparation for Marching, and the Duties and Responsibilities of Officers, printed with the permission of Her Imperial Highness]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1756.

    2 works in one vol., 8° (190 x 117mm). Bilingual Russian and German text on facing pages. Engraved head- and tail-pieces. (Occasional mostly marginal light staining and browning, tears and marginal wear to titlepages, two gatherings slightly loose.) Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, spine with gilt floral tooling in compartments and gilt cipher, red edges (endpapers renewed). Provenance: 'A.T.' (binding).

    PETER THE GREAT'S MILITARY ARTICLES, ISSUED DURING THE REIGN OF HIS DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH. Elizabeth attempted to re-establish some of the customs and forms of government that had obtained under her father, Peter I. The Senate, for example, was revived after a period of diminished power following Peter's death. SK 320 and 8572.


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