New York: Richard Marek Publishers, Ltd., 1979. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches; 220 x 150 mm), [xiv], 193,  pages, black quarter cloth over gray boards, gilt titles to spine, in a price-clipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1932-2017) on the front free end paper: "To _____- / to the / most beautiful / statuette / of America. / I like you / much more than / the giant one. / Yevtushenko." Then again inscribed by Yevtushenko to another recipient on the half title: "To _____ / with my deep / gratitude / for hospitality / in your college. / Yevtushenko." A collection of poems, translated by Arthur Boyars and Simon Franklin. U.K. and U.S. editions of this book were published in 1979. Signed copies of the U.S. edition, such as this one, are far scarcer than the U.K. edition. It's also unusual to find a single volume inscribed to two different recipients. SCARCE SIGNED. Item #1974
CONDITION: Sunning to top and bottom edges of boards, ghost of old price sticker to front paste down, embossed ownership stamp to title page. Otherwise, pages are clean, bright, and unmarked. Dust jacket panels soiled (heavily on rear panel), closed tear to rear panel. A Very Good copy.