Odin den’ Ivana Denisovicha.
Item Number: 3351
Moscow: Novyi Mir, 1962.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, wrappers. Issue 11. Inscribed by Solzhenitsyn. In near fine condition.
Other Books by this Author
"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 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 by the author.
Moscow: Goslitizdat, 1963.
First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by the author, “To Dear János Rózsás, for his deep affection to Russian literature and to commemorate our friendship. A. Solzhenitsyn. 4. 2. 63.” The recipient János Rózsás was a Hungarian author, known as the “Hungarian-Solzhenitsyn.” As a young soldier was captured by the Red Army in 1944 and sentenced to ten years in the Gulag. During his imprisonment in the early 50’s, at the camp in the town of Ekibastuz in Kazakhstan, he met with Solzhenitsyn at the library of the camp and the two became lifelong friends. Solzhenitsyn’s experiences at Ekibastuz formed the basis for One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. In near fine condition. Contemporary Solzhenitsyn inscriptions are scarce, association copies are rare.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972.
First edition. 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. Rare signed and inscribed.
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.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
London: W. H. Allen, 1971.
First edition of the author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by Kadare on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Art and order, the relatives that refuse to relate”: First Edition of The Piano Teacher; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning author Elfriede Jelinek
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.
First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Jelinek on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.