Wednesday, December 13, 2006
St Petersburg Boys
by Rev Edwin Emmanuel Bradford
This booklet contains two stories about boys by the Edwardian Anglican priest and Uranian poet, E. E. Bradford. Both stories are set in St Petersburg where Bradford served for a time as an assistant priest.
'Boris Orloff' is a tender tale of romantic affection between three schoolboys. And 'The Fete at Peterhof' is a short moral tale for boys about the dangers of selfishness. To my knowledge, this is the first publication of the latter since its original publication in 1906.
It should be noted that, the first publication by callum James Books was an edition of 'Boris Orloff' in 2005. Technical issues prevented the completion of this edition and only a few were ever produced. This is therefore a new edition with the added story.
Includes a brief checklist of Bradford's books as well as a short biographical note.
20pp. sewn into card covers. Protected in glassine wrappers. Edition limited to 50 numbered copies.