Zhivoe slovo. Kniga dlia izucheniia rodnogo iazyka [Living word. A book for learning our native language] …

New York, Association Press, 1920.

8vo, pp. 334, [2]; with many illustrations in the text; in very good condition in original stiff-paper wrappers, cloth spine.


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Stereotype (first American?) edition. First published in 1907, Ostrogorsky’s (1868–1908) Zhivoe slovo was a runaway success in Russia, where it was widely regarded as the best reader of its type. Such high regard for the book presumably made it an obvious choice for it to be republished for the émigré market in America.

OCLC lists only two microfilm copies.

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