Dvenadtsat [The Twelve]


Published by Alkonost, St. Petersburg, 1918
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 1,200.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Dvenadtsat [The Twelve]

Publisher: Alkonost, St. Petersburg

Publication Date: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Edition: 1st Edition


Small folio. Original decorative paper over boards, cloth spine, printed in red and black. Some modest wear; overall, a very good copy. Third edition of this extremely important, enigmatic Russian poem pertaining to the revolution, a work which resulted in Blok being ostracized by many of his contemporaries. The first edition consisted of 300 copies only, and the second edition is also rare (not in MOMA). MoMA 171. The long poem describes the march of twelve Bolshevik soldiers (likened to the Twelve Apostles of Christ) through the streets of revolutionary Petrograd, with a fierce winter blizzard raging around them. It exhibits "mood-creating sounds, polyphonic rhythms, and harsh, slangy language" (Encyclopedia Britannica). Bookseller Inventory # D11304

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.
Address: New York, NY, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 15, 2002
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Terms of Sale:

Please reserve books by email or by phone. All items subject to prior
sale. NYS residents must include 8.875% sales tax. We accept checks,
money orders, online payment through paypal. Full refund within 15 days
provided book is returned in same condition as sent.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.