27 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
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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