MANDELSTAM OSIP (1891-1938) Second Book: [Poems]. Moscow; St. Petersburg: Krug, 1923.

Lot 766
86, [10] p.; 14.5x11.2 cm. Edition of 3,000 copies. Publisher's mark by Y. Annenkov. In the original publisher's cover. Cloth folder with gold stamping on the upper cover. In good condition. The third collection by O. Mandelstam, as the first two editions of 'Kamen' ['Stone'] differ significantly from each other in content. The book was dedicated to 'N. Kh.' — Nadezhda Yakovlevna Khazina, the poet's wife. She recalled: ''The Second Book' he compiled from memory: he remembered poems, dictated or wrote them down, looked at some, discarded others.' Rarely found on the antique market. Bibliography: Turchinsky. p. 322; Rozanov. No. 3299.