Ozornye skazki [Contes drolatiques]…

Petersburg, “Poliarnaia Zvezda”, 1922.

8vo, pp. 56, with woodcut head- and tailpieces by Favorskii; pale stain to head of title-page, slightly toned throughout, but a very good copy in the original illustrated paper wrappers by Favorskii, spine with a few horizontal splits, small bookseller’s stamp to rear cover.

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First edition, very rare, of Sologub’s translation of two of Balzac’s satirical Contes drolatiques, ‘The fair Imperia’ and ‘The fair Imperia married’.

OCLC records a single copy, at the British Library.

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