Lot 438:

ISHIMOVA, Alexandra3 (1804-1881), History of Russia in stories for the youth. 3 vol.

1 000 1 200
Saint-Petersburg, Jakob Trey, 1856. in-8o, red buckram bindings, marbled edges. Fourth edition, corrected and augmented. Ishimova was the last correspondent of Alexandre Pushkin. He wrote her a letter with an enthusiastic response to her book in the morning of the day of his last fatal duel on January, 27th, 1837: «Today I inadvertently opened up your «History in stories...» and got absorbed into reading it. That’s the way one should write a book!»
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