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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 92

    GRESSER, V. Manuscript copybook, Moi Dosugi, [My Free-Time, 1851, 1852, 1853], collecting 62 apparently original poems in ink on 94 pages quarto in a copper-plate hand, corrected in pencil, with a decorative title in ink, gilt and white on card, no place or date but ca. late 1850s, bound in dark blue half-morocco, morocco label on upper side lettered and tooled in gilt, pink moiré silk endpapers (rubbed, spine-foot chipped). Provenance: Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich (bookplate, paper labels on spine) -- Union of Russian National Youth (library stamps) -- Paul M. Fekula.

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    GRESSER, V. Manuscript copybook, Moi Dosugi, [My Free-Time, 1851, 1852, 1853], collecting 62 apparently original poems in ink on 94 pages quarto in a copper-plate hand, corrected in pencil, with a decorative title in ink, gilt and white on card, no place or date but ca. late 1850s, bound in dark blue half-morocco, morocco label on upper side lettered and tooled in gilt, pink moiré silk endpapers (rubbed, spine-foot chipped). Provenance: Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich (bookplate, paper labels on spine) -- Union of Russian National Youth (library stamps) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    A collection of manuscript poems by the aristocratic poetess V. Gresser, from the collection of Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich. A number of the poems are addressed to or inspired by Duchess E. Volkonskaia, Countess E. Rastopchina, E.M. Vazilevska, and T. P. Makarova. Fekula 4772 (this manuscript).


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