Elephant folio. 49, pp. Uncut. Original cloth overlaid with Palekh style illustration. The cover is designed like a ceiling fresco seen from below. Illustrated endpapers. Publisher's note laid in explaining that this volume contains the old Russian text of "Slovo o Polku Igoreve (Host of Igor's Lay), one of the greatest literary masterpieces not only of Russia, but the world." It explains that the illustrator, Ivan Golikov, works "in the old artistic manner of the Palekh School*." The note continues to promise a second volume (never published) containing Modern Russian parallel text translations in prose and verse. Frontispiece. Chromolithographed title page. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Ribbon marker. Magnificent edition of this anonymous epic poem originally written in the Old East Slavic language. The title is occasionally translated as The Song of Igor's Campaign, The Lay of Igor's Campaign, and The Lay of the Host of Igor. The poem gives an account of a failed raid of Igor Svyatoslavich (1202) against the Polovtsians of the Don River region. While some have disputed the authenticity of the poem, the current scholarly consensus is that the poem is authentic and dates to the medieval period (late 12th century). The Tale of Igor's Campaign was adapted by Alexander Borodin and became one of the great classics of Russian opera. This edition is lavishly illustrated with 10 mounted Palekh illustrations by Golikov, each within a chromolithographed border. Some rubbing on covers with slight abrasion on front cover, and heavy abrasion on back cover. Text in old Russian. Binding in overall good, interior in near fine to fine condition. *The Palekh school works are painted in an ornate style that usually utilized bright primary colors (especially red) against a shiny black background to decorate lacquer boxes with fairy tale motifs. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Slovo o polku Igoreve (The Tale of Igor's ...
Publication Date: 1934
Book Condition: vg
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Moskva [Moscow], Nauk 1955, 1955. 148pp. + 16 plates, 20cm., 2nd edition, softcover, G, [essay in Russian in Cyrillic script on the anonymous Old East Slavic epic poem "The tale of Igor's campaign"], OCLC 82979567, T76152. Bookseller Inventory # T76152
Book Description Nauka, Leningrad, 1972. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 95pp. Very good softcover. Illustrated. Clean, tight, bright. Bookseller Inventory # 008461
Book Description Moscow: Detgiz, 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Third edition; 8vo; pp. , 5-227, ; original embossed brick-red boards; elaborate gilt and white decorations; illustrated with engravings; head and tail of spine slightly rubbed; 1" vertical crease line to bottom margin of front cover; hinges cracked; original old East Slavic and contemporary Russian texts on facing pages; good- condition. An epic poem from the late 12th century. It is based on the unsuccessful attack of Kniaz Igor Svyatoslavich, Prince of Novgorod-Seversk, against the Cumans in the southern part of the Don region in 1185. Studies point to it being an anonymous oral composition - put into written form sometime in the 13th century. An interesting fact about the work is that it was first translated into English in 1960 by none other than Lolita's creator Vladimir Nabokov. Bookseller Inventory # 000288
Book Description Moscow: Gos. Literaturnyi Muzei., 1947. Book Condition: Good. 8vo. 191 pp., illus., maps, port. Text in Russian. Good in wraps, spine worn, previous owner's name on f.e.p. Bookseller Inventory # 13-0538
Book Description Paris: Rapide C.-T. and 1951., 1950. Book Condition: Good. 4to. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 only. Pages 5-98, 99-223 and 225-378. Text in Russian. Volume 1: very good in wraps, cover lightly soiled. Occasional markings inside. Offset discoloration to covers. Volume 2: good, covers detached but present; occasional markings inside. Volume 3: good, covers detached but present; occasional markings inside. Offset discoloration to covers. Bookseller Inventory # 65-3522
Book Description Moscow: Izobrazitel'noe Iskusstvo., 1972. Book Condition: Good. 18mo. 15 Cards Placed Loosely in Folder. Very Good. Scarce copy. Light creasing. Text in Russian. Bookseller Inventory # 19-2695
Book Description Gosudarstvennoe izdatel stvo hudožestvennoj literatury, Moscow, 1959. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 9 x 11 1/2 inches. 100 pages. Text in Russiam, cyrillic alphabet. Condition is Very Good, previous owner's name and bookseller's stamp on ffep, endpapers lightly toned, text and illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. STK. Bookseller Inventory # 34102
Book Description Izd-vo "Nauka", Moskva, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 618pp. Good hardcover cloth. Clean, tight, and sound. Bookseller Inventory # 008456
Book Description Khudozhnik RSFSR, Leningrad, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Vladimir Semenov (illustrator). Text is in Russian. This beautiful edition of one of Russia's folkore masterpieces is in both Old and Modern Russian, on facing pages. Illustrations by the artist Vladimir Semenov represent still another attempt to interpret this monument of Russian culture by means of painting. Hinge cracked but still fully attached at p. 112. Otherwise fine with unmarked throughout the text. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size and weight. Bookseller Inventory # 206094
Book Description 0, Petersburg. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description (computer translated from Russian into English): The Tale of Igor's Campaign: Phototype reproduction of the 1st edition of 1800. - St. Petersburg: A.S. Suvorin, 1904. - , VIII, , 46 p.,  schemes; 28.5x22.5 cm.Numbered copy - No. 39. The generational painting of Russian great and specific princes, mentioned in the Word, is shown on a separate folding sheet at the end of the book. In the publisher's cover. The invitation card was pasted to the ceremonial meeting in honor of the 750th anniversary of the Lay of Igor's Campaign (1938) and the postage stamp of 1975, dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the first edition. Very good condition. SKUAN7/139 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # AN7/139