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TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich (1818-1883). Polnoe sobranie sochinenii [The Complete Collected Works]. St Petersburg: by Glazunov, Stasiuslevich, and the Imperial Academy of Sciences, for Glazunov, 1883.
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TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich (1818-1883). Polnoe sobranie sochinenii [The Complete Collected Works]. St Petersburg: by Glazunov, Stasiuslevich, and the Imperial Academy of Sciences, for Glazunov, 1883.

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TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich (1818-1883). Polnoe sobranie sochinenii [The Complete Collected Works]. St Petersburg: by Glazunov, Stasiuslevich, and the Imperial Academy of Sciences, for Glazunov, 1883.

Turgenev's last literary undertaking – the first complete collected edition of his works. Collected editions had begun to appear as early as 1856, but none were entirely to Turgenev's satisfaction, who was especially peeved by poor proof-reading. Turgenev met Glazunov in the summer of 1882 to discuss this edition, and started proofing and editing in earnest in November. Turgenev managed to complete this enormous task before his death, nine months later. The six volumes still to be set to press at that point were rushed through in three months, using three different printers. Not in Kilgour. See Smirnov-Sokol’skii 1201 (1884 edn.).

10 vols., octavo (208 x 139mm); with an engraved portrait and a folding facsimile of Turgenev’s handwriting in vol. I (occasional spots and stains). Russian contemporary half morocco gilt, cloth sides, with the initials ‘R.K.’ stamped in gilt at foot of spines. Provenance: contemporary shelf-label - Orthodox Church in Stockholm (stamp on titles and p.67 of each volume).
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