Al’-barrak. Poemy.

Berlin, “Skify”, 1922.

8vo, pp. 36, some light browning; original printed wrappers.

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First edition, containing five poems on Islamic themes: ‘Al-Barrak’, ‘Al-Kadr’, ‘Julfikar’, ‘Iskandar Namah’ (1921), and ‘Ko-gospel-ran’.

Tarasenkov p. 203; not in Kilgour.

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