London: Oxford University Press, 1959. William Stobbs. First Oxford Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated paper boards with green quarter cloth spine, slim 8vo (9-3/4 inches tall), pp. 48, (49), illustrated throughout in colour and B&W. Volume with a touch of edge wear and gift inscription dated 1959 at top of ffep. Unclipped DJ with light rubs and edge wear, 1-1/2 inch closed tear and crease at top of front panel, tiny chips to spine ends and one 1/2 inch closed tear at bottom of rear panel. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #1263
Chekhov is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history and also practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Originally published in Russia in 1887, Kashtanka was the third book to win the coveted Kate Greenaway Medal in 1959 and not published in the US until 1961 by H.Z. Walck. Ref. Wikipedia; not in Baumgarten, (American edition on p.43); not in Zielinski (American edition on p. 430).
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