Berlin: “Slovo,” 1922. Octavo (19.5 × 14 cm). Original quarter cloth with pictorial paper over boards; 345,  pp. Cover illustration by N.D. Millioti. Very good.
An émigré publication of collected lyrics of the symbolist poet Aleksandr Blok (1880-1921), published shortly after his death. The second volume of a three-volume set, the book contains Blok’s cycles “Gorod” (City), “Snezhnaia Maska” (Snow mask), as well as the poems from his second poetry collection originally published in 1907. The illustration on the wrapper was done by Nikolai D. Millioti (1874–1962), a symbolist painter who lived in emigration in Berlin in 1921–1922. A prominent artist, Millioti was one of the organizers of the “Blue Rose,” a symbolist art exhibition. Later he was also founding member of “World of Art” (Mir iskusstva) group.
Book ID: P003482