8vo, pp. 191, , with frontispiece and 3 full-page illustrations; a very good copy in the original publisher’s cloth, upper board lettered in gilt and blind, spine lettered gilt, a little rubbed.
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First edition. Goethe was Shaginian’s idol, as attested by Puteshestvie v Veimar (Journey to Weimar). Here she presents a scholarly work on the great German writer, which particularly examines Russian (and Soviet) appreciations.
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