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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    GLINKA, Sergei Nikolaevich (1776-1847). Russkie Anekdoty voennye, grazhdanskie i istoricheskie. [Russian Anecdotes]. Moscow: A.S. Shiriaev at the University Press, 1820.

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    GLINKA, Sergei Nikolaevich (1776-1847). Russkie Anekdoty voennye, grazhdanskie i istoricheskie. [Russian Anecdotes]. Moscow: A.S. Shiriaev at the University Press, 1820.

    3 vols in 1, 8° (250 x 125mm). With the first half-title. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Florov after Langer, engraved title-vignettes. (Some marginal soiling, occasional light browning.) Contemporary tree calf, flat spine gilt in compartments with Greek key tool (rubbed and scuffed, lower front corner worn off). Provenance: I. Sumarokov (inscription) -- 'Printed in Russia' (stamp on endpaper) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    FIRST EDITION. The author Sergei Glinka, who founded and edited Russkoi Vestnik; had witnessed the events of 1812 -- many of his works reflect his patriotic fervour and belief in the uniqueness of Russian culture. Fekula 4700 (this copy); cf. Obol'ianinov 255.


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