Small 4to, pp. 56, ; in the original printed wrappers, spine repaired.
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Korabli. Vtoraia kniga stikhov [Ships. A Second Book of Poems].
First edition of the second collection of poems published by Anna Radlova (1891–1949), a poet well-known for her translations of Shakespeare. Radlova chose to be repatriated at the end of the war – she was immediately sent to a concentration camp, where she later died.
Getty 667; MoMA 320; Tarasenkov p. 313.
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