First edition limited to 500 copies of this collection of articles about Alexander Pushkin written by the Russian philosopher Semyon Frank (1877 – 1950). A copy with a presentation inscription from the author’s widow.
Eleven articles about Pushkin are known to have been written by Frank during his long career. In his will the philosopher listed five of the previously published pieces suggesting that his family issued a compilation of these articles posthumously.
Thus, the “Studies” that came out seven years after the Frank’s death included «Религиозность Пушкина» [The Religiosity of Pushkin] (Put’, 1933. № 40); «Пушкин как политический мыслитель» [Pushkin as a Political Thinker](Belgrade, 1937); «О Задачах Познания Пушкина» [On Objectives of Understanding Pushkin] (Belgrade, 1937) «Пушкин об Отношениях между Россией и Европой» [Pushkin on the Relations between Russia and Europe] (Vozrozhdenie, January, 1949); «Светлая Печаль» [The Light Sorrow](Vozrozhdenie, May, 1949).
Octavo (20.5 cm). 127 pp. Publisher’s wrappers.
Provenance: Sofia Alekseevna Brey (presentation inscription from the author’s widow: «Дорогой Софье Алексеевне Брей. Лондон / декабрь 1957. / Т.Франк»).
In Savin (“Rare”. A copy with an autograph of T. Frank priced by Savin at 850 francs).
Stock ID: 93239