BOWRING, John.
BOWRING, John. [In Cyrillic:] Rossiiskaia antologiia. Specimens of the Russian Poets … With preliminary Remarks and biographical Notices. Second Edition, with Additions.
London: Printed for the Author: sold by R. Hunter … and A. Constable and Co., Edinburgh.  1821.
12mo (165 × 97 mm), pp. xxxv, [1], 239, [1]; a few spots to the title, else a very good, clean copy in contemporary half calf, rubbed.
Second edition; a second part followed in 1823. Bowring’s anthology, the first collection of Russian poetry in English, was first published earlier in the year; Alexander I was so pleased with the book that he sent Bowring a diamond ring in congratulation. This second edition is revised, with a new poem by Krylov and three more ‘national songs’.
Lewanski Rus 15; Line, p. 11.
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