Lot 285:

Gore ot uma [Woe from Wit]. Publication: Golike & Vilborg, Skt. Peterburg, 1913. A celebrated illustrated edition of thi...

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Gore ot uma [Woe from Wit]. Publication: Golike & Vilborg, Skt. Peterburg, 1913. A celebrated illustrated edition of this famous play, here in the very rare publisher’s silk binding. Usually found in cloth, sometimes in leather, but only ex- ceptionally bound in silk. Description and Bibliographical references: Folio (34.2 x 28 cm), illustrated title page, 13 mounted colour plates incl. 2 frontispieces, 15 mounted plates in b/w, all with decorative tissue guards; 158pp., [2], 14 pp., 1 leaf facsimile playbill of premiere 26 January 1831 at St. Petersburg’s Bolshoi Theatre, [18] pp facsimile manuscript. Publisher’s green silk, large gilt borders to covers, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to one, all edges gilt; stained and worn, hinges splitting. Gubar 1278.
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