• Valuable Manuscripts and Print auction at Christies

    Sale 7760

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    24 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    PUSHKIN, Alexander Sergeevich (1799-1837). Sochineniia. [Works.] St. Petersburg: Expedition for the Preparation of Government Papers, and I. Glazunov, 1838-1841.

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    PUSHKIN, Alexander Sergeevich (1799-1837). Sochineniia. [Works.] St. Petersburg: Expedition for the Preparation of Government Papers, and I. Glazunov, 1838-1841.

    11 volumes, 8° (230 x 145mm). With all half-titles. Engraved portrait, and a leaf reproducing Pushkin's handwriting. (A few leaves spotted, occasional soiling, title of vol.9 slightly short and evenly browned.) Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards (rebacked in morocco, endpapers renewed).

    THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF PUSHKIN'S WORKS, WITH THE PORTRAIT BY UTKIN, including work not published in the poet's lifetime. The first 8 volumes were planned and edited by his friend V.A. Zhukovskii and the last three were published by subscription by Il'ia Glazunov. The first of these, volume 9, bearing the publisher's signature certifying that it is copy no.1636. Later copies add Matvei Zaikin to the imprint, and in these the statement is signed by Zaikin. Fekula 5041 ('scarce'); Kilgour 890 (Zaikin imprint); Smirnov-Sokol'skii, Pushkin, 44. (11)


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