Mirsky, Prince D.S. CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN LITERATURE, 1881-1925
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1926. First edition, first printing. 372 pages, including index, plus colophon. Hardcover. Owner's discreetly penned name to endsheet, else fine, fresh, virtually as-new, in green cloth with gilt lettering, pale green top-edge tint; in a lightly worn, age-darkened, very good plus dust jacket, with vertical crease to spine panel.
Follow-up to the Russian political and literary historian's landmark and still standard study, A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE: From its Beginnings to 1900. Mirsky's view of Chekhov as "lowbrow" is seen by some critics as a peculiar blind spot.