(BILIBIN,IVAN)illus. THE VOLGA [by P. Golike and A. Vilborg]. St. Petersburg, 1904. Folio, pictorisl wraps, some edge fraying and slight creasing inside else VG+. First edition, illustrated by Bilibin with 5 magnificent full page and several smaller color lithographs. A Russian folk tale: "The motifs of Old Russia and exotic India are whimsically interwoven here: the capital city of the fairy-land is surrounded by walls similar to those round the Solovetsky monastery in the White Sea." (Golynets p.10). Due to its large format and delicate binding, this is extremely difficult to find in such nice condition.