Tolstoy's answer to Chekhov - unopened

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich [TOLSTOI]

Zhivoi trup. Drama v 6 deistviyakh i 12 kartinakh
£1,000

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich [TOLSTOI], Zhivoi trup. Drama v 6 deistviyakh i 12 kartinakh, , 1912.
First separate edition of Tolstoy's play, a large-format quality production, with illustrations. A lovely example, unopened in the charming art-nouveau wrappers.

Tolstoy wrote in his diary, "that in A Living Corpse there are notes inspired by Chekhov's work. Such is the secret of artistic creativeness". Read More

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Diaghilev collecting debts

DIAGHILEV, Serge

Autograph letter, signed, to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot]
£3,950

DIAGHILEV, Serge, Autograph letter, signed, to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot], , 24-Jun-24.
Very good autograph letter by Diaghilev, the celebrated founder of the Ballets Russes. With his bold signature, which is rarely found. Read More

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OPTICAL THEATRE IN 1830s MOSCOW

MISHO, Genrikh

Mekhanicheskii Teatr Sveta. Obiavlenie

MISHO, Genrikh, Mekhanicheskii Teatr Sveta. Obiavlenie, , 1833.
Rare broadside for series of entertainments in Moscow, including an optical theatre of animated figures by a versatile performer and craftsman. Read More

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OPTICAL THEATRE IN 1830s MOSCOW

KUPARENKO, Iordakii

Kinetozograficheskie vidy. Obiavlenie

KUPARENKO, Iordakii, Kinetozograficheskie vidy. Obiavlenie, , 1834.
Rare broadside for an impressive Russian kinetozographic theatre of 400 animated figures in Pushkin's Moscow, by a hot-air balloon enthusiast now in the Guinness World Records. Read More

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Now extinct dogs fighting in 1830s Moscow

[BAITING DOGS]

Obiavlenie

[BAITING DOGS], Obiavlenie, , 1833.
Two consecutive illustrated Russia broadsides announcing different rounds of large wild animal baiting in Pushkin's 1830s Moscow, involving the now-extinct Medelyan dogs. Read More

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