• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 305

    PUSHKIN, Alexander Sergeevich -- SENKOVSKII, O.I. (editor). Biblioteka dlia Chteniia. [Library for Reading.] St. Petersburg: Aleksandr Smirdin, 1835.

    Price Realised  

    PUSHKIN, Alexander Sergeevich -- SENKOVSKII, O.I. (editor). Biblioteka dlia Chteniia. [Library for Reading.] St. Petersburg: Aleksandr Smirdin, 1835.

    6 vols, 8° (240 x 160mm). Mostly uncut and unopened, with the original deckle edges, plates some of which folding. Some adverts laid-in. (Occasional scattered spotting, occasional light wear, a very few gatherings loose or detached.) Original printed wrappers (some chips and tears).

    UNCUT IN THE ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS. 6 volumes for the year 1835, including 3 contributions by Pushkin: 'Pesni Zapadnikh Slavian', 'Skazka o zolotom petushke', and 'Skazka o rybakh i rybke'. Other contributors include Baratinskii, Zhukovskii, Glinka, Ushakov and many others. Smirdin's Library for Reading 'played a significant role in the history of Russian periodicals and the professionalization of Russian authors' (Smirnov-Sokol'ski). The volumes comprise: January (vol. 8/1); March (vol. 9/1); April (vol. 9/2); May (vol. 10/1); June (vol. 10/2); July (vol. 11/1). Smirnov-Sokol'ski, Pushkin, 120. (6)


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