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DIRCKS, W. H. (Ed.) S Stepniak (Intro.), E L Voynich (Trans.)

Title The Humour of Russia: (International Humour. Edited by W. H. Dircks). Translated by E. L. Voynich, with an introduction by Stepniak. Illustrations by Paul Frénzeny.
Illustrator Frénzeny, Paul
Publisher London Walter Scott Ltd.
Date 1895
Book ID 37887
First Edition  

Description

Original gilt lettered and decorated maroon cloth, xvi+349 pp., 18 pp. illustrated ‘Library of Humour’ Prospectus bound in back. A very nice, bright clean and crisp copy. Barely used. Spine tail bruised. Серге́й Миха́йлович Степня́к-Кравчи́нский. Of particular interest for its introduction by the revolutionary Sergei Stepniak (Sergey Stepnyak-Kravchinsky 1851 - 1895). The translator Ethel Lilian Voynich née Boole, partner of Polish revolutionary and prominent London bibliophile and bookseller Wilfrid Voynich, was involved in pro-revolutionary activity in London and indeed learnt Russian from Stepniak. This selection comprises writings from Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Gorbunov, Ostrovsky, Shchedrin, Slyeptzov, Uspensky and Stepniak himself.
Price: £50.00

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