Belaia staia: Stikhotvoreniia [The White Flock: Poems]. Kniga Vtoraia [Second book].

[Peterburg]: [Alkonost], 1922.

Price: $375.00

About the item

Third edition, published in 1922. 118 [10] pp.; includes catalogue at rear. 12mo. Contemporary paper-covered boards with original printed wrappers bound-in, wrappers lightly soiled and moderately creased, with few small abrasions, front wrapper has been archivally reinforced, rear wrapper has early soiling, text is evenly tanned (printed on acidic paper), else a very good copy. OCLC unclear on the matter, but apparently at 8 libraries internationally.

Item #339644

First published in 1917, it was Akhmatova’s third book, written during the disintegration of her marriage and as a world war raged on, it is a deeply Christian engagement with the manifold grief of human history. Uncommon edition.