8vo, pp. 32, a few spots and stains; in the original blue-grey wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover, worn, booksellers’ stamps on lower wrapper.
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Sady Dofina [The Gardens of the Dauphin].
First (and only?) edition. The poems are divided into two sections: ‘The Gardens of the Dauphin’ and ‘Sacred Spring’. Aside from these restful, often religious lyrics, Korolevich evidently had an interest in the cinema; he later published works on director Erich von Stroheim and silent-film actress Leatrice Joy.
OCLC locates copies at Harvard, Stanford, and Bayerische Staatsbibliothek only. Tarasenkov p. 188 (1000 copies); not in Kilgour.
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