Somerville, MA: Zephyr Press, 1990. Hemschemeyer, Judith. Second Printing. Hardcover. FINE. Bilingual editions. Gilt lettering debossed to spines and front boards, textured deep mulberry cloth-covered boards. Lovely mauve DJs with black lettering and portraits of Akhmatova at two ages, respective to volumes. Very clean, tight, bright. Volume I has 57 pages of illustrations, both photographs and artwork. 650 pp with notes to the poems and index of proper names. Volume II has 24 pages of illustrations. 871 pp with notes to poems, index of first lines, appendix, and bibliography. FINE. Item #68220
Translated by Judith Hemschemeyer, edited and introduced by Roberta Reeder. This two volume set includes more than 700 side-by-side poems (in Russian with English Translation opposite) and comprehensive notes in both languages as well. Also, more than 100 photographs, many never before available outside of Russian publication, a scholarly introduction with numerous excerpts from Akhmatova's autobiographical writings, a bilingual index of first lines, and an extensive bibliography. Volume I includes the first five collections (1912-1921): Evening, Rosary, White Flock, Plantain, and Anno Domini MCMXXI, as well as the translator's preface "Mirror and Masks: The Life and Poetic Works of Anna Akhmatova." Volume II includes the collections Reed and Seventh Book (1924-1964); long poems like Requiem, Poem Without a Hero, and the Northern Elegies; more than 200 uncollected lyrics from as early as 1904 and late as 1965; and Memoirs and a poet's introduction by Sir Isaiah Berlin and Akhmatova protege Anatoly Naiman.