THE BEDBUG and Selected Poetry.
Edition: First US printing.
Cleveland, Ohio & New York: The World Publishing Company, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the most significant works of this Russian Revolution's tragic poet, from his earliest pre-revolutionary lyrics to a poem found in a notebook after his death. A bilingual edition, selected, edited, and introduced by Patricia Blake with the original Russian on the verso, the English translation by Max Hayward and George Reavey on the recto. The title poem is a long dramatic extravaganza in nine scenes, a satire of the Soviet system. Notes. 318 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in orange cloth with gilt titles on spine and title in Russian blind-stamped on front in a near fine dustjacket. (few spots of foxing to edges of textblock, light crease to front cover of dj)