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Akhmatova, Anna
IZ SHESTI KNIG: STIKHOTVORENIYA [FROM SIX BOOKS: VERSES]. LENINGRAD: SOVETSKII PISATEL, 1940
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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75
Akhmatova, Anna
IZ SHESTI KNIG: STIKHOTVORENIYA [FROM SIX BOOKS: VERSES]. LENINGRAD: SOVETSKII PISATEL, 1940
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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Akhmatova, Anna
IZ SHESTI KNIG: STIKHOTVORENIYA [FROM SIX BOOKS: VERSES]. LENINGRAD: SOVETSKII PISATEL, 1940
square 8vo (143 x 115mm.), INSCRIBED BY AKHMATOVA on contents page, photographic portrait frontispiece, original printed white wrappers, somewhat worn, backstrip defective
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Provenance

"To dear Mariya Nikolaevna Vitashevskaya... Akhmatova Moscow, 16 February 1956", inscription on contents leaf. Vitashevskaya seems to have been a postal historian.

Literature

Kilgour 8

Catalogue Note

This compilation includes verses from early in Akhmatova's career along with a new work, "Iva" [Willow]. Ten thousand copies were printed by the publisher ("Soviet Writer"), but it was then recalled and withdrawn from sale.

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