[LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iur’evich].
FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT
[LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iur’evich]. Vesna. [In:] Atenei. Zhurnal … Izdavaemyi Mikhailom Pavlovym. Chast’ chetvertaia. 1830.
Moskva. V Tipografii Reshetnikova.  1830.
8vo (186 × 123 mm), pp. [3], 112–126, plus final blank; crease to title; facsimile wrappers.
Containing the first appearance of Lermontov in print, the poem ‘Spring’ (p. [113]), signed ‘L.’ (in roman letter, not Cyrillic). It was written at the beginning of 1830, in the album of his cousin, Ekaterina Sushkova (at the time, the object of his affection; ‘Vesna’ is one of a number of poems he dedicated to her). She was 18, Lermontov 16.
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