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ERENBURG, Il'ia (1891-1967). Ogon. [Fire.] [Gomel:] Veka i Dni, 1919. 8° (188 x 135mm). Original printed wrappers (some soiling and wear). Provenance: Il'ia Erenburg (presentation inscription to:) -- Varvara Alexeeva-Meskhieva (actress; b.1898).

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ERENBURG, Il'ia (1891-1967). Ogon. [Fire.] [Gomel:] Veka i Dni, 1919. 8° (188 x 135mm). Original printed wrappers (some soiling and wear). Provenance: Il'ia Erenburg (presentation inscription to:) -- Varvara Alexeeva-Meskhieva (actress; b.1898).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED WARMLY BY ERENBURG to the actress Varvara Alexeeva-Meskhieva with a line of verse opening 'Ia vizhu chas'. Together with a poster (worn and repaired) published by Gastroli ca. 1930s to promote Varvara Alexeeva-Meskhieva, reproducing 15 photographic portraits of the actress in various productions including 'Revizor' and 'Na Dne'; and an incomplete and worn copy of Vladimir Makkaveiskii's Stilos Aleksandrii (1918) inscribed by the author to Alexeeva-Meskhieva. (3)

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