SALTYKOV-SHCHEDRIN, MIKHAIL EVGRAFOVICH. 1826-1889.
Russkaya biblioteka VIII. [The Russian Library Vol. 8.] St. Petersburg: M. Stasiulevich, 1878.
8vo. 440 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Original burgundy cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Light spotting at ends, hinges weak, joints and edges worn.
PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed in French. Saltykon-Shchedrin was one of the greatest Russian satirists of the 19th century. His ridicule of corrupt bureaucrats and other government officials earned him such admirers as Karl Marx, Maxim Gorky and Lenin.