CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro.
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CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro. Dramaticheskie proizvedeniia: Poklonenie Krestu. Chas ot chasu ne legche. Al’kad v Salamse [Dramatic works: Devotion to the Cross. No easier hour by hour. Alcade in Salamsa (sic, i.e. The Alcalde of Salamea)].
S.-Peterburg. Tipografiia gazety „Novosti“ …  1884.
8vo (199 × 138 mm), pp. [4], 204; a very good copy in the original printed wrappers, a few marks, spine creased, but in remarkable condition overall.
First edition in Russian of three plays by the great Spanish dramatist: La devoción de la cruz, Peor está que estaba, and El alcalde de Zalamea, published in the series Biblioteka evropeiskikh pisatelei i myslitelei (‘Library of European Writers and Thinkers’), edited by Vladimir Chuiko (1839–1899), a socialist revolutionary—he was imprisoned in 1866 for links with Karakozov, after the latter’s attempt on the Tsar’s life—who was also well known as a critic and translator (Heine, Balzac, Stendhal, etc.). His Shekspir, ego zhizn’ i proizvedeniia (‘Shakespeare, his life and work’, 1889) is one of the most extensive works on Shakespeare to be written in Russian.
Not found in COPAC or OCLC.
£950   
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