A fine copy of the first edition of Mandelstam’s second book of poems
Written between 1915 and 1922, Tristia established him as one of the most important Russian voices of his generation. Mandelshtam (1891 – 1938) opposed the increasingly totalitarian Stalin’s regime, criticising authorities in his poems. He was arrested twice for ‘counter-revolutionary’ activities and died in the Gulag Archipelago. He is revered today as one of the best modern Russian poets and a martyr to Stalin’s oppression.
First edition; 8vo (16 x 12 cm); slight foxing throughout, original printed wrappers designed by Mstislav Dobuzhinsky and dated 1921, age-toning to wrapper and wear to top of back cover, otherwise a very good copy, modern brown cloth box with red morocco label to spine; 75pp..
Stock ID: 99774