Since Thornton’s appeared to be advertising vol 3 of Gasparov’s Izbrannye trudy, I emailed them as follows:
Do you still have the following book:
GASPAROV, M.L. Izbrannye Trudi. Volume 3. order no. R71517 Price: GBP 16.50 ?
It appears in some third-party databases, but not in your catalogues as far as I can see…
and got the following (seemingly positive) reply:
Thank you, our catalogues only contain part of our stock. All books
should be ordered vai ILAB or antiqbook
the order link is
So I ordered it, as one would, and got the following reply:
We now find that this has been sold, apologies for earlier reply.
If you like we could try and find anaother copy in Russia
[presumably they’d not bothered looking the first time!] I knew there was some reason I’d spent 25 years not buying anything from them…
So then I tried ordering vols 1 & 2 from MIPP as listed on their site and a few days later:
Unfortunately we are not able to supply volume 2.
Volume 1 is ready for delivery and can be sent shortly:
Izbrannye trudy: T.1: O poetakh.
Volume 1: M.: IAzyki russkoi kul’tury, 1997. 664+504 pp.. Hard. 3000 copies. In Russian.
$20.00 (Item no. M81712)
Do you agree to get volume 1 without volume 2?
This is not meant be be a criticism of MIPP–getting hold of Russian books is not an easy business. But I wasn’t that interested in vol 1…As to other possibilities, www.panrus.com claim to have vols 1 & 2 for an extortionate $75.
I can for the moment only dream about Veroyatnostnaya model’ stikha…