PASTERNAK BORIS (1890-1960) Gruzinskie liriki [Georgian Lyrics]. Moscow: Sovetskii pisatel', 1935.

Lot 795
137 p.: ill., [1] p.; 22 cm. Edition of 10,200 copies. In a publisher's full buckram binding and publisher's dust jacket. The dust jacket, binding, endpapers, title page, decorative title, vignettes, and tailpieces are by artist Lado Gudiashvili. The vignette for the poem 'Mitsishvili' is by artist Alexander Silin. In good condition. Tears and losses of small fragments along the edges of the dust jacket. This edition was banned. The collection, issued as Pasternak's author's book, was confiscated due to the inclusion of translations by Paolo Iashvili and Titsian Tabidze. Tabidze was repressed in 1937, and Iashvili committed suicide at the same time, anticipating his arrest. Bibliography: Turchinskii. P. 416; Lesman. No. 1746; Blum. No. 362.