Tarass Boulba by Nicolas Gogol
Hardcover. Condition: Good/Good+. 1974. Jean de Bonnot. Luxury edition. French. Illustrated.
Illustrations by Serge Nikiforov.
A romanticized historical novella set in the first half of the 17th century, written by Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852). It features elderly Zaporozhian Cossack Taras Bulba and his sons Andriy and Ostap. The sons study at the Kiev Academy and then return home, whereupon the three men set out on a journey to the Zaporizhian Sich (the Zaporizhian Cossack headquarters, located in southern Ukraine) where they join other Cossacks and go to war against Poland.
Leather bound volume with decorative end-papers. Top gilt edge. Clean and well bound with gorgeous illustrations throughout.