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GRIBOEDOV, Aleksandr Griboyedov A S (Illus. by Kardovsky)

Title Gore ot Uma (Woe from Wit). [De Luxe Edition] with variants and facsimiles bound-in back. Illustrated by Professor D. N. Kardovsky.
Illustrator Kardovskii Kardovsky, D. N.
Publisher St Petersburg Peterburg T-vo R. Golike A. Vilborg
Date 1913
Book ID 37066


Celebrated De Luxe Edition. Quarto, 34 x 29 cm., original red morocco, ornately lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Patterned end-papers. 160+14 pp.. Patterned protective tissue to the 28 plates (13 colour including 2 frontispieces) by Dmitry Kardovsky and 10 facsimile pages. Text in Russian. Heavy, large item: may attract extra charges for postage overseas. Very tight, complete clean copy. Two inch tear to spine head, edges just a little rubbed in place. Altogether a lovely copy. "Griboiedov, A. S., (1795–1829). This great comedy was first published in 1825. The drawing of characters in it, and the setting of a very elaborate dialogue of conversational Russian (the best spoken Russian of that time) into verse, are achievements perhaps unsurpassed in Russian literature. This edition of the comedy may be considered a masterpiece of the illustrating, printing, and binding arts. Prof. D. N. Kardovskii's illustrations, reproduced mostly in colors, show the highest technique and the perfect understanding of the characters and the epoch presented in the comedy" (Rodionoff, 1931)
Price: £300.00

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