10-30-2016 10-30-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender
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Catherine the Great of Russia (1729-1796) Secretarial Letter Signed, 13 May 1791.

$1,353$1,100
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2950B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Catherine the Great of Russia (1729-1796) Secretarial Letter Signed, 13 May 1791. Single page letter written on laid quarto-format bifolium. To an unnamed Admiral Prince of Passau, placing him under orders of the Tobolski regiment, and authorizing him to arm the fleet. Text in Russian, old folds, some slight discoloration, generally good, 9 x 7 1/2 in.; accompanied by a contemporary French translation, corners trimmed away diagonally (somewhat irregularly), edge toning, 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,000


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