29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 438
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
FREEMASONRY -- LONGINOV, Mikhail Nikolaevich (1823-1875). Novikov i Moskovskie Martinisty. [Novikov and the Moscow Martinists]. Moscow: Grachev & Co., 1867.
8° (236 x 150mm). Half-title. (Scattered spotting, stain at lower edge of 3 leaves.) Quarter-calf by Reikhardt (boards detached, extremities rubbed, lower board chipped). Provenance: Vlasov (bookplate) -- Tsesarevich Nikolai Lyceum (stamp) -- 'B.Y.' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK ON NOVIKOV'S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MARTINISTS based on Longinov's previously unpublished work on Masonry. Longinov was a bibliographer and literary historian who later (1871-75) became Censor. Novikov's links with Masonry led to his eventual arrest and imprisonment in the Schlusselberg Fortress. Fekula 2616 (this copy).
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