29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 29,300
PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich (1799-1837). Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh. [Eugene Onegin. A novel in verse]. St. Petersburg: Aleksandr Smirdin, 1833.
8° (202 x 129mm). (Lacking leaves 6/4 and 6/5, title and last leaf detached, these soiled, worn and torn with some loss but not affecting the text, marginal dampstain, some soiling, spotting and tears, leaf 10/1 torn with loss to a few letters.) Contemporary red half-morocco, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red (text block detached, joints starting, some wear). Provenance: M.I. Utkin (wax-stamps) -- V.M. Utkin (inscription and signatures, one dated 1879, the other 1887, some marginalia) -- an inscription on the fore-edge.
FIRST BOOK-FORM EDITION OF PUSHKIN'S BEST-KNOWN WORK. RARE: ABPC records no copy selling at auction in more than 30 years. Fekula 5074; Kilgour 877; Smirnov-Sokol'skii Pushkin 31; Universitetskaia Pushkiniana 588-89.
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