PASTERNAK, Boris Leonidovich (1890-1960). Sestra moia zhizn. Leto 1917 goda . Posviashchaetsia Lermontovu. [My Sister Life. Summer 1917. Dedicated to Lermontov.] Moscow: Z.I. Grzhebin, 1922.
, inscribed by the author to Osaf Semeznovich Litovsky. This important poetic cycle circulated widely before its publication in 1922 and earned Pasternak acclaim as a major modern poet (Terras). The poems were inspired by a love affair intensified by revolutionary fervor in the summer of 1917, they had a profound impact on many of his contemporaries, including Mandelshtam and Tsvetaeva. Rare. Not in Kilgour. Terras, p.332. Octavo (198 x 140mm). (Occasional spotting). Original wrappers (edges frayed, spine defective, one or wo repairs), in a quarter leather box. Provenance: Boris Pasternak (inscription dated 1 June 1922, Moscow, to: ) - Osaf Semeznovich Litovsky (1892-1971).