Small 8vo, pp. [viii], 80,  list of subscribers; a very good copy in the original red decorated cloth, spine lettered gilt, all edges gilt.
US $443 €378
Added to your basket:
Characteristic Features of Russian and Slavic Poetry, with Specimens, translated by English Authors …
Only edition. This little book contains what must be some of the earliest translations of Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Slovak, and Sorb verse into English. It certainly offers an early example of comparative Slavonic studies. Most of the specimens, however, are Russian, among them Delvig’s famous ‘Solovei moi, solovei’ (here ‘Nightingale, O Nightingale’).
We can find nothing about the author, who describes himself as ‘a Native of Volhynia, Southern Russia’ (one of the oldest Slav settlements in Europe, now western Ukraine). He wrote a handful of books, the most popular being an Abridged History of Christianity, which saw three editions.
You may also be interested in...
SCHLÖZER, August Ludwig.
Öffentliches und privat= Leben, von ihm selbst beschrieben. Erstes Fragment. Aufenthalt und Dienste in Russland, vom J. 1761 bis 1765, Litterar Nachrichten von Russland in jenen Jaren.
Scarce first edition of Schlözer’s auto-biography, which covers the period he spent in St. Petersburg as a private teacher and as scientific assistant to Gerhard Friedrich Müller, and subsequently as professor of Russian history at the Academy. A second part was intended, but was never published. In 1828 Schlözer’s son Christian undertook a more complete biography of his father, which was issued in two volumes.
ALEKSANDROVA, Zinaida and Dmitry GORLOV.
Мишкины соседи [Little Bear’s neighbours].
First edition. A very nice copy of this collection of verses for young children, composed by one of the most prolific Soviet children’s poets, and illustrated by one of the most prolific of Soviet children’s artists. The tales tell of the lives of a selection of farm and wild animals, including a calf, a foal, a fox, a wolf-cub and the little bear of the title.