[KRYLOV, Ivan Andreevich (1768-1844)]. Dramaticheskii vestnik. [The Dramatic Herald]. St Petersburg: Imperial Theatre Press, 1808.

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. Established and published in six parts (93 issues) in 1808, it boasted among its editors and contributors I.A. Krylov, G.R. Derzhavin and K.N. Batiushkov. As often happens with Russian theatre periodicals, it is a bibliographic rarity – ‘complete and in good condition, it is of great value’ (Smirnov-Sokol’skii). RBH records no other complete copies having been offered at auction. Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Moia biblioteka , 2007 (treats parts 5 and 6 as a single section). Six parts in two volumes, octavo (205 x 120mm). (Minimal marginal spotting, few lower edges uncut, upper blank margin of couple of leaves soiled, 2: small paper flaw to outer blank margin of one leaf). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt (oxidised), gilt-lettered morocco label (boards somewhat rubbed).