Finely bound illustrated edition of Pushkin’s Boris Godunov
Written by Pushkin in 1825 and published in 1831, it was not approved by the censor for performance until 1866. A historical drama written in blank verse and based on the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov from 1598 to 1605, it’s not only one of Pushkin’s most popular works but it is praised as one of the most important plays of the early 19th century.
Limited edition, one of 775 copies of velin rives; 4to, translated ; with 26 lithographic illustrations after Zworykine, of which 15 are full-page; original printed wrappers bound in later half red morocco, spine in five parts with gilt detail and floral inlays, top edge gilt a fine copy.
Lagadère: ex-libris to paste down
Stock ID: 99630