29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
OZEROV, Vladislav Aleksandrovich (1769-1816). Sochineniia V.A. Ozerova. [The Works of V.A. Ozerov]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Theatre, 1816-1817.
2 parts in 1 vol., 4° (218 x 171mm). Engraved frontispiece by Ivanov, three full-page engravings, engraved headpiece, list of subscribers. (Light, mainly marginal, staining throughout, some scattered spotting and short tears.) Contemporary mottled calf with tooled border, gilt spine with black morocco label (extremities rubbed, joints repaired, upper hinge starting). Provenance: signature on titlepage.
FIRST EDITION of a selection of plays by the playwright whom Viazemskii described as the transformer of Russian tragedy, whose services could be compared with those of Karamzin. Includes the play Dimitrii Donskoi, which touched a nerve with patriotic audiences when first performed only days after the Battle of Eylau. RARE: WorldCat records only one copy in North America, at Brown University. Kilgour 808.
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