[ Russian art and theatre in the Silver Age. ] Autograph 'Russian diary' of Sir John Pollock, giving a vivid account of a cultural tour (Moscow, St Petersburg), meeting luminaries (Stanislavski, Danchenko, Andreyev, Ginzburg, Repin, Korsh, Nordman).

Sir John Pollock [ Sir Frederick John Pollock, 4th Baronet ] (1878-1963), author [ Prince Bariatinsky; Stanislavski; Danchenko; Andreyev,; Ginzburg; Repin; Korsh; Nordman; Moscow Arts Theatre ]
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St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia; Kuokkala, Finland. 3 August to 4 September 1911.

36pp., 4to. Neatly and closely written, with each page on a separate leaf of ruled paper. 24 lines to the page. In fair condition, lightly aged. First page headed 'Diary.' On reverse of last page: 'Russian diary | 1911'. The author is not named, but this unpublished item is from the papers of Sir John Pollock, and is in his hand.

[Tommaso Salvini, Italian actor.] Autograph Letter Signed ('To Salvini'), in Italian, to an 'Amabile Signora', regarding 'quattro versi' which came to him spontaneously.

Tommaso Salvini (1829-1915), Italian actor, much admired by Constantin Stanislavski
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Without place or date.

1p., 16mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased, with slight rust spotting at head and trimmed margins. Concerning 'quattro versi di numero, i quali dicono soltanto un idea che mi venne spontanea'.

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