Peterburg: Alkonost, 1921. First edition. Original wrappers, 69 pp. A very good copy, hinges split. Contemporary inscription on title page. One of an edition of 3000 copies; a Berlin edition appeared the following year. Item #21056
"Of all this great writer's works, it remains the one whose artistic merit and value are unassailed. Some critics even place it among the finest achievements of twentieth-century Russian poetry...[it] can also be appreciated as a compendium of Bely's lifework in literature " Gerald Janacek, Introduction to his 1977 translation "The First Encounter"