Specimens of the Russian Poets with Preliminary Remarks and Biographical Notices: Bowring, John (... Specimens of the Russian Poets with Preliminary Remarks and Biographical Notices: Bowring, John (... Specimens of the Russian Poets with Preliminary Remarks and Biographical Notices: Bowring, John (...

Specimens of the Russian Poets with Preliminary Remarks and Biographical Notices

Bowring, John (translator)

Published by Self Published, London, 1821
Condition: fair Hardcover

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8vo. xxii,240 pp. Brown paper-covered boards protected by modern plastic, which is attached to endpapers. Age wear to boards. Heavy chipping to spine, most of backstrip missing. Hinges starting. Page edges uncut, as issued. Minor age toning to outer edges of interior pages, staining to margins of few pages. The author, Sir John Bowring (1792 - 1872) was an English political economist, traveler & polyglot who spoke French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Serbian, Polish, Arabic, Magyar, Chinese, Bohemian, Swedish as well as other languages. He was also the fourth Governor of Hong Kong. This Russian anthology was the first in a series of ambitious undertakings by the author where he had originally planned to cover all of European poetry. Though he never completed the entire task, this volume was one of the more famous and endearing of his works, for which Czar Alexander actually gave him a special diamond ring in reward. Translated from the Russian into English by John Bowring. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 19101

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Title: Specimens of the Russian Poets with ...

Publisher: Self Published, London

Publication Date: 1821

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Edition: First edition.

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