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Stikhi. Literaturnaia kazach'ia sem'ia [Poems. The literary Cossack family].

Prague: self-published (Ivan Kolesov), 1937. Octavo (19.5 × 13.4 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 143 pp. Hand-written inscription in Russian by one V. Bondarenko. Very good.

First edition fo this volume of poems dedicated to the author's grandfather and the Don Region: "It was written without any political tendencies, only to reflect the idiosyncratic ways of the Cossacks, of the Cossack region and the Cossack soul." A second volume appeared in 1939. A variant of the first volume in blue wrappers is also known.

Kelin (1896-1970) was a doctor and writer of the First Wave of the Russian Emigration, as well as a veteran of World War I and the Civil War, who fled abroad in 1920 and lived in Czechoslovakia.

Scarce. As of July 2021, KVK and OCLC only show four copies in North America.

Book ID: 51374

Price: $200.00