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SOLZHENITSYN, Solzhenitzyn Aleksandr (Alexander, Solschenizyn)

Title V pervom krugu [Flegon first edition]. [In the First Circle in the original Russian] [V kruge pervom]
Publisher London Flegon Press
Date 1968
Book ID 37000
First Edition  

Description

Original printed card covers, 644pp.. Used; Very Good 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.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.
Price: £200.00