BRODSKY, JOSEPH. 1940-1996.
Ausgewählte Gedichte. Esslingen: Bechtle, 1966.
8vo. Translated by Heinrich Ost and Alexander Kaempfe. Original yellow cloth; dust jacket. Some light spots to fore-edge, chips to jacket at lower edge of upper panel and head of spine panel.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper for a fellow poet: "To Peter Viereck / From Russish / mit Liebe / Joseph Brodsky." A very early work for the future Nobel Laureate, who was only 25 or 26 at the time. Peter Viereck and Joseph Brodsky were friends for decades, and it was Viereck who brought him to Mount Holyoke.