Iubileinyi Al’bom v pamiat’ stoletiia so dnia rozhdeniia poeta 1799–1899 [A Jubilee Album to mark the centenary of the poet’s birth] …

St Petersburg, A.F. Marx, 1899.

Folio, pp. 80, with over 100 black-and-white illustrations in the text; slightly dusty, 2iv loose, short tear to foot of 8iii; else a very good copy in commemorative red cloth, stamped in black and gilt, the original blue illustrated wrappers (a little soiled) bound in.

£1500

Approximately:
US $1947€1783

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First edition of an album in celebration of Pushkin, published as a supplement in the literary magazine Niva.

The contents comprise the eulogistic poem ‘Pushkin’s Muse’ by Semyon Frug, a long and well-illustrated ‘Life of Pushkin’ by V.A. Svetlov, a dissertation on Pushkin’s works, ordered chronologically and with numerous extracts and illustrations, and a short essay on ‘The significance of Pushkin’ by the critic Rostislav Sementkovsky.

OCLC lists only five copies (UC Berkeley, Harvard, North Carolina, Columbia and Wisconsin).

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