Podorozhnik [Plantain].

Petrograd, “Petropolis”, 1921.

12mo, pp. 61, with frontispiece; a very good copy in the original illustrated wrappers, frontispiece and wrappers designed by Mstislav Dobuzhinskii; book-ticket of O. Bisonta with a profile portrait of Akhmatova; booksellers’ stamps to inside of back cover.

£600

Approximately:
US $755€667

Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Podorozhnik [Plantain].

Checkout now

First edition: a collection of 38 poems written between 1917 and 1919, and later included in the larger collection Anno Domini MCMXXI published in early 1922. These were Akhmatova’s first poems about the civil war.

Kilgour 7; Rowell & Wye 334; Tarasenkov p. 24.

You may also be interested in...

PRINTED BY THE TRANSLATOR [ALTOLAGUIRRE, Manuel, translator.] PUSHKIN, Aleksandr.

Teatro (El Convidado de piedra. Festin durante la Peste). Traducción de O. Savich y Manuel Altolaguirre.

First edition: Altolaguirre’s translation of two of Pushkin’s Little Tragedies, ‘The Stone Guest’ and ‘A Feast During the Plague’ produced for the Russian poet’s centenary; apparently printed on Altolaguirre’s own press.

Read more

GORKY, Maksim, pseud. [i.e. Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov].

V Amerike. Ocherki [In America. Sketches].

Second edition (first, 1906): Gorky’s impressions of America after his visit there in 1906 to collect funds for the Party.

Read more