First edition, limited issue. Number 1 of 250 copies, shakily inscribed by the author on the half-title, “From M.B, 1943.” A selection of poems from Russian authors, including Tolstoy and Pushkin, translated by Baring into English. From the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown; Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby’s and noted bibliophile.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Spine and board edges sunned, internally clean. An excellent copy.