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Izbrannye razskazy s biograficheskim ocherkom i portretom avtora [Selected stories with a biographical sketch and portrait of the author]
S.-Peterburg 1895 - First edition, apparently, of anything by Kipling in Russian, translated by Lyudmila Shelgunova: ‘The Phantom Rickshaw’, ‘The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes’, ‘My own true Ghost Story’ (from The Phantom Rickshaw and other Eerie Tales, 1888), ‘Wee Willie Winkie’, ‘His Majesty the King’, ‘The Drums of the Fore and Aft’ (from Wee Willie Winkie and other Child Stories, 1888), ‘Miss Youghal’s Sais’, ‘Lispeth’ (from Plain Tales from the Hills, 1888), ‘Without Benefit of Clergy’ (from The Courting of Dinah Shadd and other Stories, 1890), ‘Moti Guj, Mutineer’, ‘The Return of Imray’ (from Life’s Handicap, 1891), ‘In the Rukh’, and ‘The Lost Legion’ (from Many Inventions, 1893). It was published as a supplement to the journal Zhivopisnoe obozrenie (‘Pictorial Review’). Extremely rare: not in COPAC or OCLC. Small 8vo (167 × 113 mm), pp. vii, [1], 237, [3] publisher’s advertisements; with a frontispiece portrait; marginal chips to title-page and pp. 137, 141–3, 147–9, and 229 (no loss), tear to p. iii repaired (loss of a couple of letters only, sense fully recoverable), short tear to p. 55; leaves toned due to paper stock, but still a very good copy in the original publisher’s cloth, blocked in blind and lettered gilt, lightly rubbed, small stain to upper board, spine a little sunned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Simon Beattie ABA ILAB]
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