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Edition: First printing.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third volume of poetry by this Nobel Laureate to appear in English. Combining two books of verse that were first published in his native Russian, this was published in 1988, the year after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Includes poems translated by Brodsky himself, this collection features many pieces translated by the poet himself as well as Alan Myers, George Kline, Jane Ann Miller and others. Notes. 174 pp. ISBN: 0374172536.
Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering in a very dustjacket (short tear to upper edge of dj) .Book ID: 86897More details Price: $30.00
Edition: First printing.
Chicago: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc., (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 21 poems written while Daniel was in prison and on trial in Moscow (the trial of Daniel and fellow writer Andrei Synavsky is considered by some as the birth of the modern Soviet dissident movement.). Bilingual edition with the original Russian and English translations by David Burg and Arthur Boyars. 75 pp. ISBN: 0-879555017.
Condition: Very near fine in very good minus dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)Book ID: 54619More details Price: $18.00
DOSTOYEVSKY, DREAMER AND PROPHET.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
Oxford: Lion Publishing, (1990). First edition - A study which "explores Dostoyevsky's rich inner life, full of fascinating contradictions that give his work tension and dynamism." Notes at end of each chapter, bibliography, index. 175 pp. ISBN: 0-745915752.
Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 86900More details Price: $15.00
THE LAY OF TSAR IVAN VASSILYEVICH, HIS YOUNG OPRICHNIK AND THE STOUTHEARTED MERCHANT KALASHNIKOV.
Edition: First English language edition.
Moscow: Raduga Publishers (Progress Publishers). (1983.). Hardcover first edition - A lovely edition of this long narrative poem by nineteenth-century Russian poet Lermontov , translated from Russian into English by Irina Zheleznova and designed by Irina Kiselevskaya. Illustrated with eight drawings, some full page, and an decorated title-page by Ivan Bilibin and decorated with elaborate head pieces and small tail pieces printed in red. Large format. 25 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated beige boards, in the original clear acetate cover (tears to acetate cover.)Book ID: 43429More details Price: $25.00
THE BEDBUG and Selected Poetry.
Edition: First US printing.
Cleveland, Ohio & New York: The World Publishing Company, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the most significant works of this Russian Revolution's tragic poet, from his earliest pre-revolutionary lyrics to a poem found in a notebook after his death. A bilingual edition, selected, edited, and introduced by Patricia Blake with the original Russian on the verso, the English translation by Max Hayward and George Reavey on the recto. The title poem is a long dramatic extravaganza in nine scenes, a satire of the Soviet system. Notes. 318 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in orange cloth with gilt titles on spine and title in Russian blind-stamped on front in a near fine dustjacket. (few spots of foxing to edges of textblock, light crease to front cover of dj)Book ID: 86266More details Price: $40.00
Edition: First printing.
New York: Putnam, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A children's story well known in Russia, originally published in 1889. Separated from her master, Kashenka (Little Chestnut), half dachsund and half mutt, is taken in by a stranger who introduces her to life in a traveling circus. The human world, as seen through the eyes of a little dog, is fill of complexity and she finds herself torn between the excitement of her new life and her yearning for the one left behind. Beautifully illustrated with full-page watercolors by Barry Moser. SIGNED by Moser on the title page. Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear. Large format. 47 pp. ISBN: 0-399219056.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small bookplate on front pastedown, sunning to the spine of the dj.)Book ID: 86823More details Price: $30.00
Praha (Prague): Albatros, (1985). Hardcover - Illustrated doublepage spreads with vocabulary words in Czech, Russian, German and English (with the pronunciation shown for the English). Index. Oversized oblong format. 200 pp.
Condition: Very good in glossy white illustrated boards.Book ID: 78033More details Price: $35.00
TOLSTOY'S TALES OF COURAGE AND CONFLICT.
Edition: First edition.
Garden City, NY: Hanover House, 1958. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first major one-volume collection of Tolstoy's stories, edited and with an introduction by Charles Neider. Includes 46 stories from all stages of his life, ranging in length from short stories to novellas. Most were translated by Nathan Haskell Dole; the three Sevastapol stories were translated by Isabel F. Hapgood. 574 pp.
Condition: Near fine in a fair only dust jacket (chipping, tears and discoloration to the dust jacket, now protected by an archival cover.)Book ID: 54972More details Price: $24.00