PRESENTATION COPY

Izbrannye rasskazy i povesti 1923-1956 [Collected stories and tales 1923-1956].

Leningrad, ‘Soviet Writer’, 1956.

8vo, pp. 582, [2], title-page printed in blue and black; a good copy in the original blue quarter cloth, lettered gilt, rubbed; presentation inscription from the author to Muza Pavlova, dated 23 November 1956.

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First complete edition of Zoshchenko’s shorter prose fiction, including his stories for children; a presentation copy to his friend the dramatist, translator and poet Muza Konstantinovna Pavlova (1917-2006).

Previous collections had been published in 1935 (Stories … 1923-1934) and 1940 ( ... 1923-1938); the present collection includes 23 new short stories, and the set of tales for children ‘Stories about Lenin’ (1940-1).

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