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Taina Kazbeka: gruzinskaia legenda v stikhakh 16-17 veka: v trekh chastiakh [The secret of Kazbek: a Georgian legend in verse of the 16-17th century, three parts in one volume].

Paris: self-published, 1947. Octavo (19 × 14 cm). Original illustrated wrappers; 63, [1] pp. Very good, with light soil to rear wrapper and a bit of creasing to overlapping wrapper edges. Text toned.

A Georgian legend, ostensibly based on the tales of an old Georgian woman, researched and written by Smirnova-Maksheeva. In the preface, the author emphasizes her infatuation with the Georgian countryside since childhood. Wrapper illustration by an unidentified artist (initialled LD). According to the colophon, one of 2000 copies (200 numbered copies on coated paper were also produced).

Book ID: P002080

Price: $125.00