Sochineniia A. S. Pushkina. Tom pervyi [- shestoi + Prilozheniia]… Izdanie Ia. A. Isakova [The works of Pushkin. Vol. 1 [- 6 + Supplement]… Edited by Ia. A. Isakov].

St Petersburg, Eduard Prats, 1859-60.

7 vols., 8vo, engraved portrait and 1 folding plate (facsimile of a manuscript) in vol. 1; some light spotting and staining (slightly heavier at beginning of vol. 2), but a very good copy in a later 19th century ?Belgian binding of half morocco, marbled boards, marbled edges, spines lettered in French; some minor wear to extremities; from the collection of the 19th century Belgian book collector and translator of Pushkin, Alphonse Claeys de Thielt, with his booklabel; later signature ‘Daniel Warmotte, Brussels 1899'.

£8000

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Third collected edition of the works of Pushkin, complete with the supplement volume compiled by Grigorii Gennadi; this is the first edition to be edited by Isakov. Very rare.

In 1872 the owner of this copy, Alphonse Claeys, published a French translation of Pushkin’s story ‘Demoiselle Paysanne’ (‘Baryshnia krest’ianka’ from the Tales of Belkin, 1831) in Brussels, together with a translation of Aleksandr Druzhinin’s ‘Polinka Saxe’; these translations are still in print.

Kilgour 893 (Supplement volume only).

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