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.
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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.
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