St. Petersburg: 1849. Item #51
IV, 109,  pp. 1 portrait (of Sumarokov). 20x16 cm.
In contemporary binding, original wrapper is preserved. Good condition.
According to Smirnov-Sokolsky who lists this book in his library (#744) this is ''a small but very useful work on the history of Russian theatre. The author used the archives of the Corpus for the first time. That filled the book with important content, it can be used as the primary source. The personality of the author Apollon Karabanov is unknown and I couldn’t find anything about him''.
One of the earliest works on the subject.