PASTERNAK, BORIS. 1890-1960.
1. Lirika. [Lyrics.] Moscow: Lirika, 1913.
12mo. 97 pp. Decorated wrappers. Rebacked and back wrapper replaced. Back wrapper replaced; former owner's name on front wrapper and title page.
Provenance: A. Terasenkov (signatures on front wrapper and title page).
FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT OF THE NOBLE PRIZE WINNER. Also with contributions by Iu. ANISIMOV, N. ASEEV, S. BOBROV, A. RAEVSKII, S. RUBANOVICH, A. SIDOROV and V. STANEVICH. Lirika referred to not only a small short lived writers' group to whom Pasternak belonged but also their publishing company. All eight members published five poems each in this anthology. It was not only this group's "first almanac" but their last: it was the only book they issued. Pasternak's first collection of just his own poetry came out the following year. Tarasenkov was a famous collector of 20th-century Russian poetry first editions and author of the catalog Russie poety XX-go veka (Russian Poetry of the Twentieth Century), Moscow, 1966.
2. Okhrannaya gramota. [Safe Conduct.] Leningrad: Pisatelei, 1931. 12mo. 128 pp. Cloth-backed decorated boards designed by M. Kirnarskii. Covers rubbed, overall discoloring; first leaf with publisher's device partially detached.
FIRST EDITION OF THE POET'S EARLY MEMOIR.