• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 290

    LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iurevich (1814-1841). Stikhotvoreniia. [Poems.] St. Petersburg: Il'ia Glazunov and company, 1842.

    Price Realised  

    LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iurevich (1814-1841). Stikhotvoreniia. [Poems.] St. Petersburg: Il'ia Glazunov and company, 1842.

    3 parts in 1 vol., 8° (190 x 125mm). With all half-titles and index. Lithographic portrait frontispiece. (Some spotting, occasional dampstain.) Contemporary Russian half leather (spine caps chipped, front joint starting, extremities rubbed, sides rubbed). Provenance: Count ?Constantin Petrovich Tolstoy (autograph letter signed, dated St. Petersburg 26 March).

    With a four-page letter from Count Tolstoy praising the work and presenting it to a cousin. This second collected edition is considerably more complete than that published by Glazunov in 1840. It is complete in 3 parts as originally envisaged; a fourth volume was published in 1844. Fekula 4904; Kilgour 623; Muratova 9244; Obol'ianinov 221; Smirnov-Sokol'skii, Moia Biblioteka, 824.


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