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The Malachite Casket

£19.99

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When it first appeared in the U.S.S.R., this book caused a literary sensation, and was an immediate best-seller. The author became a popular figure, particularly in the Red Army, where he gave public readings of his work to the men. The stories are very original in character, being folk-tales with a difference, presented by the author as tales told him by an old-time prospector in the Urals. The stories form an integral cycle, are full of mythological characters, colour and folk fantasy, and many are almost poetic in form.

Pavel Petrovich Bazhov (1879–1950) was a Russian writer, best known for his collection of fairy tales based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. In 1944, the translation of the collection into English was published in New York City and London. Sergei Prokofiev created the ballet 'The Tale of the Stone Flower' based on one of the tales. Bazhov also twrote several books on the Russian Revolution and the Civil War.

Our copy is in good condition for its age, but the (unclipped) dust jacket has suffered some loss, particularly on the spine, all its angles are worn, and the edges somewhat torn. The book itself, bound in blue cloth with publisher's name in gilt script at the bottom R/H/ corner of the front cover, and slightly dulled gilt title etc on the spine, is in good condition, however, with only some bumping of the top R/H corner and a fairly noticeable lean. Inside, the binding is generally firm, with weakness at the front endpaper, but no loose pages. The pages are all clean, and lightly browned throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Bazhov, P. [trans. Williams, A. M.]
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1944 (presumed)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd
Title:
The Malachite Casket

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When it first appeared in the U.S.S.R., this book caused a literary sensation, and was an immediate best-seller. The author became a popular figure, particularly in the Red Army, where he gave public readings of his work to the men. The stories are very original in character, being folk-tales with a difference, presented by the author as tales told him by an old-time prospector in the Urals. The stories form an integral cycle, are full of mythological characters, colour and folk fantasy, and many are almost poetic in form.

Pavel Petrovich Bazhov (1879–1950) was a Russian writer, best known for his collection of fairy tales based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. In 1944, the translation of the collection into English was published in New York City and London. Sergei Prokofiev created the ballet 'The Tale of the Stone Flower' based on one of the tales. Bazhov also twrote several books on the Russian Revolution and the Civil War.

Our copy is in good condition for its age, but the (unclipped) dust jacket has suffered some loss, particularly on the spine, all its angles are worn, and the edges somewhat torn. The book itself, bound in blue cloth with publisher's name in gilt script at the bottom R/H/ corner of the front cover, and slightly dulled gilt title etc on the spine, is in good condition, however, with only some bumping of the top R/H corner and a fairly noticeable lean. Inside, the binding is generally firm, with weakness at the front endpaper, but no loose pages. The pages are all clean, and lightly browned throughout.

Author(s):
Bazhov, P. [trans. Williams, A. M.]
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1944 (presumed)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd
Title:
The Malachite Casket

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