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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    PUSHKIN, Aleksandr -- SMIRDIN, Aleksandr (ed.). Sto Russkikh Literatorov. [One Hundred Russian Authors]. St. Petersburg: A. Smirdin, 1839.

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    PUSHKIN, Aleksandr -- SMIRDIN, Aleksandr (ed.). Sto Russkikh Literatorov. [One Hundred Russian Authors]. St. Petersburg: A. Smirdin, 1839.

    8° (248 x 165mm). 19 engraved portraits and plates (of 20: without the portrait of Senkovskii). (Bound without the title-page and preliminary leaves, light marginal soiling, occasional light dampstain.) Contemporary half calf, patterned black papered boards, spine gilt-lettered (upper cover detached, lower cover loose, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Paul M. Fekula.

    FIRST EDITION of the first volume of this important 'almanac'; the only one in the planned series of 10 printed by Smirdin at his press. Includes THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF PUSHKIN'S 'KAMENNYI GOST', Davydov's 'Tilsit v 1807 godu', Svin'in's 'Aleksandr Menshikov', and others: Aleksandrov, Marlinskii, Zotov, Kukol'nik, Polevoi, Senkovskii, and Shakhovskoi. With engravings after Karl and Aleksandr Briullov, Ladurner, Desarno, Demidov, Zelentsov and Sapozhnikov. RARE. Burtsev 2132; Fekula 5296 (this copy); Kilgour 1129; Obol'ianinov 2609.


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