Prague: Plamia, 1926. Small quarto (26 × 21 cm). Original printed wrappers with a portrait of Pushkin; , 102,  pp. Very good, uncut and unopened copy; wrappers lightly dust soiled.
Scarce collection of biographical sketches for key representatives of Russian literature, arts, sciences, government and other areas, issued on the occasion of the Czechoslovak Russian Culture Day in 1926, a large-scale celebration of Russian culture and history held in many centers of the emigration. With the exception of Pushkin, who served as the patron of the yearly "Russian Culture Day," the editors here avoided the more well-known figures (such as Tolstoy or Dostoevsky), focusing their attention on less-known acteurs instead. Among the authors were key members of the Prague emigre intelligentsia, such as S. V. Zavadsky, V. A. Rozenberg, E. F. Shmurlo, and A. A. Kizevetter, and their contributions cover such figures as Lobachevskii, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Speranskii, Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as an introductory article explaining the phenomenon of "Russian Culture Day" in the diaspora community. Not in Savine. Scarce in the trade.
Book ID: P002999