PUSHKIN ALEXANDER (1799-1837) Yevgeny Onegin: Roman v stikhakh [Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse]. 3rd edition. St. Petersburg: In the Printing House of the Expedition for Procuring State Papers, 1837

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[6], 310 p. Edition of 5,000 copies. Bound in full leather, with colored paper endpapers and gilt edges. The book is enclosed in a cloth-covered case. Inscription in gall nut ink: "To Princess Vera Vasilyevna Meshcherskaya in memory from L.G., March 13, 1842." on the half-title page The last lifetime edition of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), published shortly before the poet's duel. The idea to publish the miniature Onegin was suggested to Pushkin by Vasily Polyakov, a clerk at the bookshop of I. I. Glazunov. I. I. Glazunov himself bought the right to publish it from Pushkin. Although the book was sold for 5 rubles, the circulation was instantly sold out. Bibliography: See: 1021; See. Pushkin. No. 36; Rozanov No. 1382; Ostroglazov. no.70; Gubar.no.12-13; Markov. no. 13; Rozanov. No. 1382; Berezin-Shiryaev. VII, NO. 65.