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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 253

    PUSHKIN, Alexander and Ivan BILIBIN. Zolotoi Petushok. [The Golden Cockerell.] Moscow: S.I. Zimin, 1909. Small 4° (225 x 188mm). Frontispiece printed in blue and gold, 24 colour printed vignettes mounted-in, and illustrations throughout, after Bilibin. Original illustrated wrappers printed in black and gold (spine ends chipped, lower cover neatly reattached, some wear to yapp edges). Provenance: a contemporary Russian reader (small inscription deleted from the title).

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    PUSHKIN, Alexander and Ivan BILIBIN. Zolotoi Petushok. [The Golden Cockerell.] Moscow: S.I. Zimin, 1909. Small 4° (225 x 188mm). Frontispiece printed in blue and gold, 24 colour printed vignettes mounted-in, and illustrations throughout, after Bilibin. Original illustrated wrappers printed in black and gold (spine ends chipped, lower cover neatly reattached, some wear to yapp edges). Provenance: a contemporary Russian reader (small inscription deleted from the title).

    One of Pushkin's finest ironic poems, illustrated with Bilibin's costumes and set-designs for Rimsky-Korsakov's opera production.


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