29 November 2007
PETER III -- A collection of 11 Ukazy and Manifestos from the reign of Peter III, including:
O smerti Imperatritsy Elizavety Petrovny i votsarenii Petra III. [Manifesto issued on succeeding to the throne after the death of Empress Elizabeth I]. St. Petersburg: Senate Press, 25 December 1761.
O prestupleniiakh krestian i obeshchanii proshcheniia dlia tekh, kto raskaivaetsia. [Manifesto on the duties of peasants with promises of mercy after recent unrest and threats of punishment to those who persist in participating in or incite revolt]. St. Petersburg: Senate Press, 19 June 1762. [With 9 others.]
11 single leaves (318 x 205mm to 340 x 218mm). (Edges-wear with short tears, occasional spotting and staining, light browning, small hole in one, not touching text.) Unbound as issued. Provenance: Paul M. Fekula.
A group of ukazy from the Fekula collection. Peter III succeeded his aunt Elizabeth in December 1761 and ruled only until 28 June 1762, when he was deposed by his wife, the future Catherine II. He was later murdered. The manifesto on the duties of peasants was issued only 9 days before he fell from power. Fekula 2131 (these copies). (11)
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