REMIZOV, ALEKSEI. 1877-1957.
Posolon. [Sunward.] Moscow: "Zolotoe Runo," 1907.
Tall 8vo. 82 pp. Decorations by the author. Original decorated wrappers designed by Remizov. Wrappers thumbsoiled, rebacked with repairs to upper margin of back wrapper.
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Remizov wrote these skazki or fairy tales for his little daughter Natasha and dedicated the book to the Symbolist poet Vyacheslav Ivanov. Blok, Voloshin, Bely and other Symbolists all praised this collection of haunting tales that freely used folk motifs in a modern manner. It was even nominated for the Pushkin Prize. Posolon was the author's favorite of all his many books.