A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch his young bodyguard and the valiant merchant Kalashnikov.



Kensington: the Aquila Press, 1929.

By Mikhail Yurievitch Lermontov. Translated by John Cournos. Binding and format designed by Paul Nash. Number 76 of 750 copies printed in red and black on grey Maillol hand-made paper. Set and printed by hand. Tall 8vo. 10.75 X 7 ins. 28, v pp. Full scarlet morocco inlaid with black and ivory inlays and blind tooling. Top edge black. 4 abstract woodcuts by Paul Nash priunted in red and black. The second of eight books produced by the Press. Discreet bookplate on frton paste-down otherwise an especially fine copy of this unusual example of Nash’s work.

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