MANDEL’SHTAM, Osip Emilievich (1891-1938). Tristia. St Petersburg and Berlin: Petropolis, 1922.

First edition of the author’s second collection of poetry. These important poems, written after the publication of the second, enlarged edition of Kamen in 1916, address the great war and the Revolution. The striking cover design, with a classical portal drawn in a modernist style, is by Mstitslav Dobuzhinskii (1875-1957). Kilgour 698; MoMA 377.

Octavo (150 x 110mm). (Slight toning, few scattered ink marks, minor spotting to first three leaves). In the original wrappers, in modern folding box (few small tears to edges). Provenance: pencilled and inked inscription (rear wrapper).
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