AKHMATOVA, ANNA (ANNA ANDREYEVNA GORENKO). 1889-1966.
U samogo morii a. [At the Very Edge of the Sea.] Petersburg: Alkonost, 1921.
12mo. 32, [3 ad] pp. Original decorative wrappers. Wrappers edge-worn, backstrip splitting.
FIRST EDITION, one of 3000 copies printed. This long poem first appeared in the magazine Apollon in 1915, and represents a summing-up of Akhmatova's early manner. By the time this separate issue appeared, Akhmatova had endured further war, revolution and blighted love.