ZOSHCHENKO M.M. (1894-1958) Stories [Riga, 1927]. Narratives and stories ]New York, 1952].
1) Stories. Riga: Gramatu Draugs, 1927. - 224 pp.; 20.5x14.5 cm. - (Library of Contemporary Literature; Vol. 3). In a owner’s cardboard binding, reproducing the publisher’s cover. Publisher’s cover and spine preserved in binding. Good preservation. A rare Latvian edition. 2) Narratives and stories. New York: iz-vo im. Chekhov, 1952. - 426 pp; 21x14 cm. Publisher’s cover. Rubbing, creasing of the cover corners, a stamp of Sialsky bookshop in Paris. Stamp exlibris A. Kravchenko (indicating the date of the purchase of the book in 1953). The collection was published in the darkest years of the writer, who was completely out of print in his homeland. Provenance: Kravchenko Alexander Aleksandrovich (1896-1981), lieutenant at the Admiralty; participated in the Civil War in the Russian Army in the Black Sea Fleet.