very rare first edition of Akhmatova’s second collection of poems
The publication of Chetki in March of 1914 was a great success for Akhmatova and cemented her position as one of the leading writers of the time. Her poems were lauded to such an extent, many women started to write poetry ‘in honour of Akhmatova’. Her aristocratic background and striking looks propelled her into the public sphere and after the tragic events later in her life, the poet would reflect upon these years as a joyful time.
First edition; 8vo (20.7 x 15 cm); original printed wrappers; stamp to corner of back cover ‘Mag 38 P.S.K.’; slight wear to spine and edges but otherwise in excellent condition.
Stock ID: 99386