PASTERNAK, BORIS. 1890-1960.
Spektorskii. Moscow: GIHL, 1931. 12mo. 62, [2 ad] pp. Original cloth-backed boards, printed cover label.
FIRST EDITION of this "novel in verse" which Pasternak first began in 1919 and did not finish until 1931. It is the only novel he wrote apart from Doctor Zhivago. It is a study of the revolutionary temperament, named after its semi-autobiographical hero, Sergei Spektorsky.