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Chelkash and other stories

Maxim Gorky [pseud of Aleksei Maxsimovich Peshkov]

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

Maxim Gorky was a Russian writer and political activist. This is a book of short stories, one of which is called Chelkash (1895), the name of the person in the story.

  First edition, thus

Bibliography code: HOD-15.7

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: Great Russian Fiction

Year: 1915

Format: 8vo

Pages: ix, 244

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, title, author, Imperial crest, publisher

Size: 195 x 134 mm

Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, lower centre left

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 2 shillings 6 pence

Printing history: other book in series states Printed in 1915

Printed by: not known

Image of dust jacket

Image of dust jacket (click to enlarge)