8vo (182 x 130mm.), one full-page illustration and graphs, contemporary calf-backed boards, upper wrapper from another copy pasted on upper board, presentation inscription trimmed at fore-edge, occasional light staining or spotting
Garrison & Morton 1022; Grolier, Science, 83; PMM 385
first edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Pavlov to Bistrov on the title-page, "To friend and comrade... from the author".
Sold with this lot is a gold cross in a brass box, engraved inside the lid as follows, "To Academician Pavlov I.P. from Academician Lunacharskii A.V. Accept this cross as a sign of friendship and success in the the New Year 1933". Anatoli Lunacharskii (1875-1933) was the first People's Commissar of Enlightenment and Education from 1917 until 1929. He was also in charge of the first Soviet system of censorship.
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