DICKENS, Charles.
DICKENS, Charles. Zhizn’ i prikliucheniia Martina Chëzl’vita … Illiustrirovannyi roman. V perevode A. V. Arkhangel’skoi [The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit … An illustrated novel. Translated by A. V. Arkhangelskaya] …
V S.-Peterburge i v Moskve i u izdatelia-knigoprodavtsa Klavdiia Kuz’micha Shamova …  1894.
Large 8vo (249 × 170 mm), pp. [4], cols. 968; text printed in double columns, wood-engraved illustrations in the text; light marginal browning due to paper stock; short tear to 15.5 and 20.6; contemporary polished half roan, cloth sides, rubbed, old bookseller’s marks to rear endpapers.
First edition of this translation, published as part of Shamov’s series of Dickens’ works (not a collected edition). Martin Chuzzlewit first appeared in Russian in 1844, via a French translation, in the journal Otechestvennye zapiski. The first separate edition, in a translation by Lazareva, was published in Moscow in 1890–1.
Fridlender & Katarskii 485. Not listed in WorldCat.
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