Title: Seti [Nets. Poems]. Volume 1 of Sobranie ...
Publisher: Semenov c. 1915
Publication Date: 1915
Book Condition: Very Good+
Volume 1 only of his "Sobranie sochinenii" [Collected Works], advertised as 6 volumes on verso of title-page. Later marbled boards, cloth backstrip, with the original front wrapper (illustrated by Bozherianov) bound in; pp. 224 (old orthography). Boards a bit scuffed along the edges; scattered foxing throughout. Of considerable interest in this copy: one or more lines expurgated and replaced with dots on pp. 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 35, 36, 40, 41, 45, 46, 47, 57, 61, 103, 104,114, 128, 131, 132; then 162-163 (20 lines expuragated, but filled in by hand) 166 (11 lines replaced by hand), 203 (16 lines expurgated, replaced by hand), 205 (3 lines expurgated and replaced), 206 (8 expurgated and replaced). To sum up, some 185 lines censored in the printing, and the words replaced by dots, of which 58 lines are restored by holograph, an early hand. The replaced lines all appear in the "Alexandrian" section. Kuzmin was an important contributor to Russian poetry, prose, and theater, but was condemned for being openly gay. Bookseller Inventory # R5114
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