27 November 2008
AKHMATOVA, Anna Andreeva [Gorlenko] (1888-1966). Podorozhnik. [The wayside Plant.] St. Petersburg: Petropolis, 1921.
Small 8° (120 x 80mm). First limitation leaf, frontispiece by M.V. Dobuzhinskii, final imprint and blank leaves. (Tears in fly-title to index.) Near-contemporary printed foliate linen, original upper wrapper with design in black and yellow by Dobuzhinskii bound-in.
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE. Number 80 of 100 copies only, of this collection of poetry by the most influential and talented poetess of the Russian Silver Age. This collection was published before her suppression -- Akhmatova's work was not allowed to be published again until 1940. Kilgour 7; Tarasenkov p.24.
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