12mo, pp. 320, photographic portrait of Akhmatova; old ownership note on half-title, French bookseller’s stamp to rear end-leaf; a very good copy in the original publisher’s cloth.
US $328 €279
First edition: a severely censored selection of poems, taken both from the early books Evening (1912), Rosary (1914), White Flock (1917), and Plantain (1921), and also from Akhmatova’s later collections Reed and Seventh Book. Some of these latter poems are published here for the first time.
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