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PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Brat’ja razbojniki. [The Robber Brothers]. Moscow: A. Semen, 1827.
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Brat’ja razbojniki. [The Robber Brothers]. Moscow: A. Semen, 1827.
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PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Brat’ja razbojniki. [The Robber Brothers]. Moscow: A. Semen, 1827.

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PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Brat’ja razbojniki. [The Robber Brothers]. Moscow: A. Semen, 1827.

The first edition with the original wrappers, the second uncut and unopened. When the first edition of this Byronian poem was issued with the announcement of a second following suit, a scandal arose due to discrepancies in the sale price. Upon Pushkin’s decision, the second was not delivered to bookstores on the agreed publication date. Only the odd copy could be found on sale until 1915, when 900 were found in an old bookdealer’s warehouse (Smirnov-Sokol’skii). Kilgour 881; Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Pushkin, 9-10.

2 volumes, octavo (213 x 130mm and 238 x 142mm). Second vol. uncut and unopened, on a single sheet (1: small oil stain to upper outer corner of few leaves, slight toning; 2: edges minimally dusty, very light water stain to lower margins). Both with the original printed wrappers (1: small repair to rear); in a modern case. Provenance: ‘V. and I. Annenkovy’ (inscription on upper wrapper).
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