GOGOL’, Nikolai Vasil’evich (1809-1852). Pokhozhdeniia Chichikova, ili Mertvyia dushi. Poema. [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls. A Poem.] Moscow: University Press, 1842.
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GOGOL’, Nikolai Vasil’evich (1809-1852). Pokhozhdeniia Chichikova, ili Mertvyia dushi. Poema. [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls. A Poem.] Moscow: University Press, 1842.

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GOGOL’, Nikolai Vasil’evich (1809-1852). Pokhozhdeniia Chichikova, ili Mertvyia dushi. Poema. [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls. A Poem.] Moscow: University Press, 1842.

8° (235 x 150mm). With half-title. (Some spotting, some soiling and staining on a few leaves.) Contemporary black half roan over marbled boards, spine stamped in gilt and blind (hinges starting).

FIRST EDITION OF GOGOL'S BEST KNOWN WORK. ‘One of the great novels of nineteenth-century Russia' (Fekula). This first part of Gogol's famous satire was printed in an edition of 2400 copies with money borrowed from Pogodin. A second part was published by his heirs in 1855 from draft notes found after Gogol’s death. Fekula 4716; Kilgour 345; Smirnov-Sokol'ski, Moia biblioteka, 610.
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