Paris: 1975. Octavo (23 × 17 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 69 pp. One of 300 copies (distributed as a manuscript, “na pravakh rukopisi”). Photoreproduction of typescript. Light wear and sun-staining to wrappers, else very good. Item #1894
Panin (1911-1987) was a Russian engineer, activist, writer and thinker who was arrested in 1940 for supposed anti-Soviet conspiracy and spent thirteen years in a Soviet GULAG. He served as the prototype for Sologdin, a character from Solzhenitsyn's 1968 novel In the First Circle. After being rehabilitated in 1956, Panin emigrated in 1972 and became famous for his works in Paris. Very rare, according to Andrei Savine's annotation. Savine 02513.