Item #17 [THE CHERRY ORCHARD: FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT] Vishnevyi sad [i.e. The Cherry Orchard] // Sbornik tovarishchestva ''Znanie'' za 1903 god. Kniga vtoraya [Collection of the Association ''Znanie'' ('Knowledge') for the year 1903. Vol. II]. A. P Chekhov.
[THE CHERRY ORCHARD: FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT] Vishnevyi sad [i.e. The Cherry Orchard] // Sbornik tovarishchestva ''Znanie'' za 1903 god. Kniga vtoraya [Collection of the Association ''Znanie'' ('Knowledge') for the year 1903. Vol. II]

[THE CHERRY ORCHARD: FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT] Vishnevyi sad [i.e. The Cherry Orchard] // Sbornik tovarishchestva ''Znanie'' za 1903 god. Kniga vtoraya [Collection of the Association ''Znanie'' ('Knowledge') for the year 1903. Vol. II]

St. Petersburg: Znanie, 1904. Item #17

[4], 318, [2] pp. 8vo. Original publisher's wrappers. Spine is carefully restored.

First printing of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Rare in original wrappers.

The complete version is included here in the second volume of the ''Znanie'' almanac for 1903, on pp. 29–105, together with pieces by Kuprin, Skitalets, Chirikov, and Yushkevich. This was the last play written by Chekhov and it became his magnum opus and one of the best-known Russian plays ever. The author died later the same year. This is the earliest version of the text. Its first appearance as a discreet volume followed later the same year (St. Petersburg: Marx, 1904) and introduced some minor changes and corrections.

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