Stuart Little
Moscow, [Russian publisher], 1964. An English-language Russian school edition of White's first children's classic. Inscribed to White on behalf of students in School No. 1, Leningrad, Russia: "To Mr E B White from the pupils of School No. 1, Leningrad, who read your book with great interest and pleasure!" Dated January 21, 1975, and with the calling card of the Director of the school laid in, who is also identified as a Member of the Leningrad Peace Committee. On a separate sheet laid into the book is a note in White's hand: "This was brought back from Russia by Scott Nearing and Helen Nearing. They gave it to me. Discovered that it was being used in schools in Leningrad, to teach English." The Nearings, authors of the 1954 back-to-the-land book Living the Good Life, lived about ten miles from White; they had been on a tour of schools, factories, and farms of the USSR and China. Russian stamp on title page; pages acidifying; very good in wrappers. An unusual edition, with highly interesting provenance. From the author's library, via his descendants. [#033508] SOLD

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