BANNED FROM PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Ocherki istorii russkoi tsenzury (1700-1863 g.) [Sketches on the history of Russian censorship (1700-1863)].

St Petersburg, F. Pavlenkov, 1892.

8vo, pp. [viii], 495; cancelled library stamps to title recto and verso, private ownership inscription dated 1905, otherwise a good copy; old black cloth, Russian binder’s ticket (A. Sher, Nizhny Novgorod) to spine.

£500

Approximately:
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First edition of the critic and journalist Aleksandr Skabichevsky’s (1838-1910) essays on the history of Russian censorship, which had great success among the progressive reading public. Its popularity caused the censorship authorities to ban it from public libraries.

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