[St. Petersburg]: [Tipografiia E. Arngol'da], . Large octavo (24 × 15.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; , 15 pp. Light wear to wrappers; spine extremities begining to split; internally very good. Item #2762
A pamphlet by the Russian architect Nikolai Vsevolodovich Dmitriev (1856-1918). The title refers to the October Manifesto, the precursor to Russia's first constitution, formulated by Sergei Witte on Nicholas II's behalf following the Russian Revolution of 1905. Inspired by the University Extension Movement in England and similar efforts to bring education to the people, the author issues an impassioned plea to open a Municipal People's University in order to fulfill the promise of cultural and political enlightenment among the masses. After overviewing the Extension movement in practice, Dmitriev provides a detailed plan, which includes initial budgetary considerations. The following year would see the creation of one of the most successful peoples' universities in Moscow, sponsored by A. L. Shaniavskii. Rare; not found in KVK, OCLC. Not in RGB, the only copy being located at the Russian National Library.