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Pushkin is toast of Russian lots

Selection of items relates to works by the drinking and gambling but much-revered poet

Books and works on paper

A fine Pushkin collection, running to a dozen lots in all, was a major attraction in the Russian section of at a Christie’s (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) sale.

Things began well when a rare first issue copy in original wrappers of Ruslan i Lyudmila, the poem that marked the beginning of the great Russian writer’s literary career, sold at a record £75,000 on December 13.

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