Sorochyns'kyi iarmarok. Opovidannia z "Vechoriv na khutori bilia Dykan'ky" [Sorochintsi Fair. A tale from "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka"].

Munich-Regensburg: Vydannia Iuriia Iudym-Levkovycha, 1945. Octavo (20.4 × 14.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 27, [1] pp. With one full-page illustration by Konstantin Kuznetsov. Publisher's ads announcing further publications of Gogol's works. Wrappers brittle; front wrapper detached; small nicks to spine extremities. Item #3605

An early publication by Ukrainian Displaced Persons (DPs) in the Munich area, which reproduces part of Nikolai Gogol's collection of short stories about life in a Ukrainian peasant village. Although written in Russian, they were translated into Ukrainian early on. Most likely this is the translation by M. Staryts'kyi (1840-1904), which had already been published by R. Herroze in Gräfenheinichen, a publisher who produced books for Russian and Ukrainian forced laborers in Germany. With the printed notice "Approved by UNRRA Team 108, Oktober 1945." Of the present title, KVK, OCLC show copies at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Munich), Göttingen, Cambridge, Harvard, Columbia, Ohio, Urbana Champaign and Minnesota Universities.

Price: €200.00