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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    POGAREL'SKII, Antonii (Pseudonym of Aleksei Alekseevich Perovskii, 1787-1836). Monastyr'ka. Vol. 1 [of 2]. St. Petersburg: N. Grech, 1833.

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    POGAREL'SKII, Antonii (Pseudonym of Aleksei Alekseevich Perovskii, 1787-1836). Monastyr'ka. Vol. 1 [of 2]. St. Petersburg: N. Grech, 1833.

    8° (190 x 117mm). (Occasional very light spotting.) Contemporary green morocco, front cover with cipher of the Empress Maria Aleksandrovna, gilt and black border, pink moiré endpapers (extremities slightly rubbed). Provenance: Maria Aleksandrovna (binding) -- 'Printed in Russia' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    EMPRESS MARIA ALEKSANDROVNA'S COPY. Second Edition. In P.A. Viazemskii's opinion, this novel was the first Russian moral novel ('roman nravov'). Its publication brought Pogarel'skii the literary recognition that his previous works had not. Fekula 5028 (this copy).


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