Gore ot Uma (Woe from Wit). [De Luxe Edition] with variants and facsimiles bound-in back.

GRIBOEDOV, Aleksandr Griboyedov A S (Illus. by Kardovsky, Kardovskii)
Celebrated De Luxe Edition. Quarto, original red morocco, ornately lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. Patterned protective tissue to the 28 plates (13 colour including 2 frontispieces) by Dmitry Kardovsky and 10 facsimile pages . 160+14 pp. Text in Russian. Very tight, complete clean copy. Two inch tear to spine head, edges just a little rubbed in place. Altogether a lovely copy. May attract extra charges for postage overseas. ; "Griboiedov, A. S., (1795–1829). Gore ot Uma (Woe from Wit). Illustrated by professor D. N. Kardovskii. St. Petersburg, 1913. The 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)
Book ID 37066
Pages Edition First Edition Thus
Date 1913 Cover Type Hardback
Condition Very Good
Publisher St Petersburg Peterburg T-vo R. Golike A. Vilborg
Price: £600.00
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