PETROV, Petr Nikolaevich (1827-1891). Al'bom Russkikh Narodnykh Skazok i Bylin. [Album of Russian Folk Tales and Epics]. St. Petersburg: German Goppe, 1875. 4° (430 x 305mm). 12 double-page plates, and engraved vignettes. (Spotting, sometimes heavy.) Publisher's original pictorial grey cloth, sides blocked in gilt, upper side also blocked in red, spine gilt-lettered (joints starting, extremities rubbed, spine-ends chipped, soiling, front endpaper torn without loss). Provenance: 'Printed in Russia' (title stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION, the Fekula copy, in the publisher's original binding. The tales include 'Il'ia Muromets', 'Sadko Bogatyi', 'Zhar Ptitsa', 'Koshchei Bessmertnyi', 'Zolotaia Rybka' and others. The excellent engravings are by L. Seriakov, I. Zubchaniov and E. Dammuller after V. Vasnetsov, I. Sokolov, N. Sokolov, and I Panov. Fekula 5018 (this copy).
ILLIUSTROV, I.N. Sbornik Rossiiskikh Poslovits i Pogovorok. [Collected Russian Sayings and Proverbs]. Kiev: S.V. Kul'zhenko, 1904. 8° (255 x 175mm). (Light marginal browning.) Contemporary red cloth, red morocco label on spine, marbled endpapers, edges red (hinges split, text-block nearly detached). Provenance: case-label on title numbered '214' -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION, the Fekula copy. The case-label is similar to that sometimes found in books from the Children's Library at the Alexander Palace. Fekula 4809 (this copy). (2)