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ILF AND PETROV [ILF, Ilya & PETROV, Evgeny].

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[New Adventures of Ostap Bender: Second part of the novel 'The Golden Calf'].

Stock Code
95028
Zhizn i kultura, Riga, 1931
£1,500

Rare first edition of the second part of the Ilf and Petrov's beloved masterpiece of Soviet satire, The Golden Calf, published by an émigré publishing house in Riga.

The first part of the novel was published the same year by another émigré publisher based in Berlin. When this Riga edition came out the authors were still working on the concluding chapters of the novel. The text here leaves the reader unaware that the final meeting of Ostap Bender and the 'clandestine millionaire' Koreiko would lead to 'The Great Combinator' finally acquiring a long-desired million rubbles before losing everything in his failed attempt to flee the Soviet State via the Romanian border.

In the Soviet Union the novel was first published in a book version only in 1933.

Along with Zamiatin's 'My' and Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita,' 'The Golden Calf' (and its prequel, 'The Twelve Chairs') stand among the most important --

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Description

First edition; 8vo (20.5 x 14.6 cm); original pictorial wrappers; soiling, small marginal tears, lower spine chipped.

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Stock ID:95028

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