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21905. (The Song of Wise Oleg.) Pesn o veschem Olege

(The Song of Wise Oleg.) Pesn o veschem Olege

On the centenary of his birth, Pushkin's  "small masterpiece" Oleg the Wise was illustrated by the Russian artist Vasnetsov, who had turned from genre and religious paintings to Russian myths and fairy tales.

The brave 10th c prince Oleg the Wise hears of his doom from a scornful wizard. Fearing the prophecy that his horse will bring about his death, Oleg sadly puts his beloved horse out to pasture, "Forget me not old friend. Farewell!" and he continues on with his brilliant career. Years later, he learns that his horse has died so that having followed the prophecy seems to have been useless. As he gently touches the horse's skull, a snake shoots out and poisons him. His companions sing the praise "of him whom death had brought to naught." A touching horse story in Pushkin's telling, as well as a philosophical hero tale, with a beautiful stocky white horse, long-maned with a knotted forelock.

Included is a 1988 full sized facsimile reproduction of the English translation booklet provided by Mme Pogosky's Depot for Russian Peasant Industries, and turned into English verse very early in his career by the poet Wilfred Wilson Gibson, with her title page and with a two page modern afterword by V. Golenishchev on Pushkin and on Vasnetsov's illustrations. (190th anniversary of Pushkin's birth)

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$1,200.00

 

Way to Sattin Shore by Philippa Pearce / Voake, ill. Kestrel, 1983, 1st printing

The Way to Sattin Shore.

Kate struggles with the mystery of her father's death, perhaps in a drowning on Sattin Shore, Both a mystery and a well-written story of family life, and of Kate's cat Syrup.

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$32.00

 

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