Vozmezdie [Retribution].

St Petersburg, “Alkonost”, 1922.

8vo, pp. 111, browned; in modern cloth, the original illustrated wrappers bound in.

£350

Approximately:
US $478€407

Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Vozmezdie [Retribution].

Checkout now

First edition of Blok’s verse epic, on which he worked from 1910 until his death in 1921. Fragments were published during his lifetime, but the poem did not appear in its entirety until this posthumous edition.

Ashukin p. 38; Kilgour 134; Tarasenkov p. 63.

You may also be interested in...

[ERENBBURG, BAL’MONT, BLOK, LERMONTOV, PUSHKIN, TOLSTOY, TURGENEV, et al.]

Izbrannye stikhi russkikh poetov. Seriia sbornikov po temam. Rossiia [Selections of verse by Russian poets. A series of collections by theme. Russia].

First edition of a patriotic anthology of poems on the theme of ‘Russia’, organised chronologically from Odoevsky to Kliuev. The theme is religiously adhered to, with contributions from both dead and living authors, including, as well as those listed above, Aksakov, Bely, Soloviev, Fofanov, Sologub, Briusov, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Sasha Cherny, etc. Ehrenburg was then in exile in Paris, and the two poems by him here (written 1912-3) appear for the first time in Russia.

Read more

THE BRAVE KNIGHT, ‘WIZARDS AND EVIL POWERS’ GONZAGA, Curzio.

Il Fido amante, poema eroico.

First edition of an Italian Renaissance heroic poem in thirty-six cantos, much appreciated by Tasso and published the year after the first authorized edition of the Gerusalemme liberata.

Read more