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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 28

    CHEKHOV, Anton (1860-1904). Autograph letter signed ('A. Chekhov') to Anna Mikhailovna Evreinova, n.p., 8 February [1889], asking for the proofs of Ivanov to be sent 'as quickly as possible, and not less than in triplicate ... In the coming Lent a great dramatist will become a humble story writer and will begin writing a novelette for the Sev. Vestnik ... I shall write to you again about Ivanov. I will try to prevent the play from boring any one except myself', 2½ pages, 8vo, on a bifolium, three lines in another hand to last page.

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    CHEKHOV, Anton (1860-1904). Autograph letter signed ('A. Chekhov') to Anna Mikhailovna Evreinova, n.p., 8 February [1889], asking for the proofs of Ivanov to be sent 'as quickly as possible, and not less than in triplicate ... In the coming Lent a great dramatist will become a humble story writer and will begin writing a novelette for the Sev. Vestnik ... I shall write to you again about Ivanov. I will try to prevent the play from boring any one except myself', 2½ pages, 8vo, on a bifolium, three lines in another hand to last page.

    Ivanov was the first of Chekhov's plays to be printed, in Severnyi Vestnik the following month. The letter was published in Golos Minuvshago, Paris, 1926, and again in Literaturnoe Nasledstvo, Moscow, 1960.


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