Book Description

STORIES FROM THE FOLK-LORE OF RUSSIA [ALEKSANDER N. AFANASYEV]. Done into English by the translator of The Book of Exposition in the Science of Coition, The Old Man Young Again, and other charming works ejusdem farinae. Studies in European Storiology. First edition, limited to 500 copies on Van Gelder paper, this being number 305. Charles Carrington. Paris. 1897. Octavo. Original cover, half title, title, xix, 265pp. Coloured frontispiece and six further coloured plates by J. Wely. Further monochrome illustrations throughout. Red half morocco, marbled boards. Spine in six compartments with gilt floral motifs and lettering. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Shelf wear and rubbing. Stands askew. Stitching strained at original cover, 64/5 and at 81. One plate loose. Some spotting and marks throughout. Historic yellowed sellotape repair to tear at p17/18 - text still readable though. Original cover darkened. A scarce volume of bawdy erotica.
Author Carrington, Charles (transl.) [ALEKSANDER N. AFANASYEV]
Date 1897
Binding Half red morocco, marbled boards
Publisher Charles Carrington. Paris
Illustrator J. Wely
Pages xix, 265pp

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