GRIBOEDOV, Alexander; KARDOVSKY, Dmitry (illustrator).
Gore ot Uma. [Woe from Wit].
Folio (34.5 x 28 cm); illustrated with 28 plates (13 colour including 2 frontispieces) by Dmitry Kardovsky with patterned guards, single leaf facsimile playbill of premiere 26 January 1831 at St. Petersburg's Bolshoi Theatre, 18pp. facsimile manuscript at the rear, patterned endpapers; publisher's red morocco, large gilt borders to covers, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to one, all edges gilt, red silk marker loose, rebacked preserving original spine with minimal loss, some very minor spotting but otherwise fresh, a good copy.