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TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich.
Five political brochures of the series Golos Tolstogo (one incomplete), published by Tolstoy's friend and editor Chertkov.
Moscow, Tipografiia Izdatelskoi Komissii Moskovskago Soveta Soldaskikh Deputatov, 1917. FIRST OFFICIAL PRINTINGS IN RUSSIA AFTER THE REVOLUTION. After the February Revolution it was safe for Tolstoy's friend and editor Chertkov to return to Russia and openly publish Tolstoy's political writings for mass distribution. Vladimir Grigoryevich Chertkov (1854-1936) had been exiled by the Tsarist regime in the 1890s for publishing revolutionary and Tolstoyan material, continued publishing in England and returned immediately after the February Revolution to Russia, when this series of Tolstoy's political essays was published. Soon the Tolstoyans were to be prosecuted, forced underground or into exile by the Bolshevic authorities; and Chertkov found himself again in exile. The brochures - all in small 8vo - are as follows: 1. "ODUMAITES'!" Stat'ia povodu Russko-IAponskoi voiny. Izdanie "Edinenie" pod redaktsiei V. G. Chertkova. No7. - Pp. 69, vignette of a Moscow soldiers' Soviet on title verso; a little spotted and evenly browned due to paper stock; uncut and unopened in the orginal printed wrappers. - This is Tolstoy's analysis of the Russo-Japanese war, written in May 1904. 2. "EDINOE NA POTREBU". O gosudarstvennoi vlasti. Izdanie "Edinenie" pod redaktsiei V. G. Chertkova. No10. - Pp. 52 (lacking pp. 15-18); in the original printed wrappers. 3. K POLITICHESKIM DEIATELIAM. Izdanie "Edinenie" pod redaktsiei V. G. Chertkova. No11. - Pp. 29, [3]; loose as issued, self-wrappers; a little spotted and browned due to paper stock. - First published in Christchurch in 1903, this essays exa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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