[Dmitry Hilkoff/Kilkoff, Tolstoyan, etc] Autograph Letter Signed D Hilkoff to John Bellows | Dear Friend [Bellows, polymath, printer and lexicographer] about a Russian translation of Barclay's Apology. In English.

Dmitry Hilkoff [Kilkoff] [Prince Dmitry Aleksandrovich Khilkoff (Khilkov, or Hilkov or Hilkoff) (1858–1914), sometime officer in Czar's Army, & Tolstoyan (Pacifism) & a Socialist Revolutionary].
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Address given in text, 181 Grand-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland; 17 Aug.1901.
SKU: 23533

Two pages 8vo, bifolium, blank second leaf laid down on former album page, 22 x 14cm, good condition. Text: The last time I saw you I spoke to you about the necessity of translating and printing in russian [sic] 'Barclay's Apology'. I think that the sooner it will be printed the better, and ought to be printed in russian without any abriviations [sic]. But I have not the means of paying the translation and printing. | Do you think the Society of Friends would give the necessary money for the translation and printing? | If the S[ociety] of Fr[iends] cannot pay the money then I think of making extracts from the book and will print them at my own expense, but as the work is much the same I would like to earn the money for the printing of extracts by translating the whole book. There would be then two editions. 1/ The whole book and 2/ extracts. | What do you think of my idea? Some time ago I wrote about all this to Aylmer Maude, and asked him to write to you about this affair, but not receiving any answer from him, I now write directly to you and hope you will soon give me a reply [address given and plan for the winter for his family]. Autograph Material by Hilkoff is scarce.