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AKSAKOV, Sergei.

Title A Russian Schoolboy: Translated by J. D. Duff. Illustrated by Kirill Sokolov.
Illustrator Sokolov, Kirill
Publisher Oxford Oxford University Press
Date 1978
Book ID 37894

Description

8vo., in original decorated price-clipped dust-wrapper. Attractive illustrations in b/w by Kirill Sokolov thoughout. Owner’s name (V. Besicovitch) neatly to title page. In very good condition. Tight and clean. First published in Russia in 1856 and in English translation by the OUP in 1926. Sergei Aksakov Серге́й Тимофе́евич Акса́ков (1791-1859) “...captured the essence of Russian life in his trilogy of reminiscences...”. He also wrote literary sketches, and appreciations of hunting and fishing. Nikolai Gogol, a friend and correspondent, once wrote to Aksakov: "Your birds and fishes are more real than my men and women." The highly original engraver and illustrator, Kirill Sokolov, celebrated in Russia, moved to the U.K. in 1974 and became internationally recognised.
Price: £12.00

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