V pervom krugu (Flegon first edition) [In the First Circle in the original Russian] [V kruge pervom]

SOLZHENITSYN, Solzhenitzyn Aleksandr (Alexander, Solschenizyn)
A good, tight copy, usual 'lifting' of laminate to cover, discolouring to fore-edges, a little creasing to lower cover. Myles Burnyeat's attractive bookplate to half-title. ; First edition of Solzhenitsyn's The First Circle (K87 version) published in London by the controversial London based emigre publisher Alec Flegon. Alledgedly paying authors no royalties (claiming that publishing Samizdat was help enough), Flegon was eventually taken to court by Solzhenitsyn. This work was also published that year in Frankfurt and in New York under the title "V kruge pervom". Flegon always held "I was the first one in the world" that his was the true First Edition and that the Fischer edition of that same year was a 'mere' photocopy of the original samizdat.
Book ID 37000
Pages 644pp.. Edition First Edition
Date 1968 Cover Type Paperback
Condition Very Good-
Publisher London Flegon Press
Price: £300.00
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