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Blok, Aleksandr.
VOZMEZDIE [RETRIBUTION]. ST PETERSBURG: ALKONOST, 1922, 8VO, HALF-TITLE, ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS, PARTLY UNOPENED, [KILGOUR 134], PAPER BROWNED, TEAR IN FIRST LEAF REPAIRED WITHOUT LOSS, WRAPPERS SLIGHTLY SOILED AND CHIPPED
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Blok, Aleksandr.
VOZMEZDIE [RETRIBUTION]. ST PETERSBURG: ALKONOST, 1922, 8VO, HALF-TITLE, ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS, PARTLY UNOPENED, [KILGOUR 134], PAPER BROWNED, TEAR IN FIRST LEAF REPAIRED WITHOUT LOSS, WRAPPERS SLIGHTLY SOILED AND CHIPPED
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Blok, Aleksandr.
VOZMEZDIE [RETRIBUTION]. ST PETERSBURG: ALKONOST, 1922, 8VO, HALF-TITLE, ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS, PARTLY UNOPENED, [KILGOUR 134], PAPER BROWNED, TEAR IN FIRST LEAF REPAIRED WITHOUT LOSS, WRAPPERS SLIGHTLY SOILED AND CHIPPED

Ibid. Dnevik Al. Bloka 1911-1913 [Diary of A. Blok 1911-1913]. St Petersburg, 1928, 8vo, original paper boards, blue dust-jacket with photographic portrait on upper cover, occasional pencil markings in margins, stamp at foot of title-page, dust-jacket frayed at edges and slightly rubbed

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first editions, both posthumous. Aleksandr Blok (1880-1921), poet and playwright, married L.D. Mendeleeva, the daughter of the famous chemist (see lots 171-173), in 1903. His famous epic poem Vozmezdie was inspired by a visit Blok made to Warsaw in 1909 following the death of his father. According to Blok himself, it was full of "revolutionary premonitions". Composed between 1910 and Blok's death in 1921, it remained unfinished at the time of its posthumous publication.

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