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The Captain's Daughter

Alexander [Sergeevich] Poushkin

This is one of five known, and two possible, books in Hodder & Stoughton's Great Russian Fiction Series. They are listed on the rear cover of the jacket, below. Two of these novels have not been seen with a jacket, so the design by Blampied is assumed. The novel The Abyss was actually issued as The Precipice. The jackets of four of the novels have drawings in black pen and ink by Blampied and were printed on thick orange paper, like the jacket shown below.

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was a Russian playwright, poet and novelist. The Captain's Daughter was first published in 1836. It is a romanticised account of a rebellion in 1773. It was translated from the Russian by T. Keane.

  First edition, thus

Bibliography code: HOD-15.12

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: Great Russian Fiction

Year: 1915

Format: 8vo

Pages: x, 466

Binding: Red decorated cloth with large black Imperial Russian eagle impressed in black with small shield of St. George and Dragon within; title above and author below in black. Spine in black from top: Great Russian Fiction, two bars, title, author, Imperial crest, two bars, publisher

Size: 195 x 134 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blampied, left, by candle holder; printed on thick, linen paper

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 2 shillings 6 pence

Printing history: Printed in 1915

Printed by: Morrison & Gibb Limited, Edinburgh

Notes: The copy in the Britsh Library states that there are viii pages of prelims, but there are in fact x pages before the page numbering begins, but the last two pages of prelims are not lettered. A small point, I know.

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