New York : Harper & Row, Publishers 1972
First edition of this powerful Nobel lecture by the author of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Small octavo, original cloth. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed and dated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn on the title page all in his hand. Translated by Thomas P. Whitney.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1972
Early printing of the Solzhenitsyn’s epic novel of Russian history. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design Guy Fleming. Translated by Michael Glenny.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1976
First edition of Solzhenitsyn’s account of Russian revolutionary history. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page in his entire hand, “To Lewis Arnold Alexander Solzhenitsyn March 1995.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Translated from the Russian by H.T. Willetts.
“THERE WASN’T MUCH FISH, JUST A FEW STRAY BITS OF BARE BACKBONE”: FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF SOLZHENITSYN’S ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH; INSCRIBED BY HIM
New York : E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc 1963
First edition in English, preceding the first British edition, of the Nobel Prize-winner’s first published work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Mr. Jon Fox A. Solzhenitsyn June 8, 1991.” Accompanied by a photograph of the author signing this book with a business card on which Solzhenitsyn practiced spelling the recipient’s name (completely in his hand), which is also visible in the photograph. Introduction by CBS newsman Marvin Kalb with a special forward by Alexander Tvardovsky, Editor-in-Chief of Novy Mir, the leading dissident literary journal during the late years of the Soviet Union. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by the Duquesnes. Jacket photograph by Sovfoto. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example, rare and desirable signed and inscribed and with noted provenance.
"Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul": First Russian Editions of The Gulag Archipelago; Each volume Inscribed by Solzhenitsyn
Paris : YMCA Press 1973-1975
First Russian editions of each volume of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s masterwork, preceding the English translation. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. All three volumes are inscribed and dated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Each are near fine in wrappers. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed and inscribed.