Paul Boyer and N. Speranski. Russian Reader, Accented Texts, Grammatical and Explanatory Notes, Vocabulary. IL (Chicago): University of Chicago Press, 1906. 386 pages. Extensive appendices with their own index, table of contents. Written before the post-Russian revolution orthography reforms. Accented text. Introduction by Samuel Northrup Harper (1882-1943), professor of Russian Language and Institutions at the University of Chicago, who was the first American to devote an academic career to the study of Russia. (Harper was the son of the University's first president William Rainey Harper.) Green cloth binding with faded gilt stamped lettering. Corners worn, paint marks on back cover, rusty paper clip marks on 4-6 pages of vocabulariy section, purple name stamp first page and seventh page, otherwise good condition. Scarce.
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