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    Sale 7551

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    27 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    BLOK, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich. Stikhi o prekrasnom dame. [Poems about a beautiful Woman.] Moscow: Grif, 1905.

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    BLOK, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich. Stikhi o prekrasnom dame. [Poems about a beautiful Woman.] Moscow: Grif, 1905.

    Square 8° (180 x 154mm). With the last 5 pages of advertisements. Contemporary green calf-backed boards, original buff printed wrapper with design by V.V. bound-in, flat spine with gilt lettering (slightly faded). Provenance: M.S. (Cyrillic initials at foot of spine).

    FIRST EDITION of the collection of poems that brought the author fame, dedicated to his wife, Liubov Dmitrievna, the daughter of the great chemist Mendeleev. One of only 1200 copies printed. Kilgour 120; Tarasenkov p.64.


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