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Iroic song about the march to the Polovtsy of the prince of Novagorod-Seversk, Igor Svyatoslavich, written in ancient Ru...

Iroic song about the march to the Polovtsy of the prince of Novagorod-Seversk, Igor Svyatoslavich, written in ancient Russian in the end of the 12th century; With an emphasis on the current adverb. M .: in the Senate printing house, 1800. - VIII, 46, [1] p., 1 l. tabl .; 17.5х21.5 cm. In the cardboard binding of the era. Faded edges of the covers, loss of the spine, the top cover is separated from the unit. Thick paper. The text is arranged in two columns: the Old Russian original and parallel translation. Two engraved vignettes. The first edition "The Tale of Igor's Campaign", released in 1800 by A.I. Musin-Pushkin, N.N. Bantysh Kamensky and A.F. Malinowski. The 1800 edition has a unique textual value: it was made with all possible philological thoroughness according to the original manuscript of the XVI century. In 1812, during the fire of Moscow, the manuscript of "The Tale of Igor's Campaign" was burned, and the first edition of this monument acquired the significance of the original source. According to information collected by L.A. Dmitriev, in public and private collections of the Soviet Union, there were only 60 copies of this publication. Today, this is a unique bibliographic rarity. "The Tale of Igor's Campaign" is the most famous monument of ancient Russian literature. Standing out with a deep patriotic meaning, imbued with the motives of Slavic folk poetry and pagan mythology, its artistic language stands out sharply against the backdrop of ancient Russian literature and is among the world's largest works of medieval epic. Provenance: Font bookplate "From the Library for reading A. Smirdin, №11634". Engraved bookplate "Bibliotheque du comte Keller". Keller Mikhail Pavlovich (1883-?) - Count, bibliophile, member of the Russian Bibliographic Society at Moscow University. He collected a very valuable library of several thousand volumes. Among them were many rare and valuable editions of the XVIII-XIX centuries. The library was sold in Moscow in 1918-1920. Engraved Exlibris by Alexander Melentyevich Kozhebatkin (1884-1942) - Russian publisher and bibliophile. He was the son of a steamboat owner from the Volga region. In 1910, he organized a publishing house in Moscow.
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