Berlin: Izdanie Gugo Shteinitsa (Hugo Steinitz Verlag), [1903 or 1904]. Octavo (15.5 × 11.2 cm). Contemporary blue faux-leather binding, original wrappers perished; , 45 pp. Text lightly resized to binding, else about very good. Item #4086
A later companion volume to the publisher's collection of iconic "revolutionary" poems by Pushkin and Lermontov, the two key figures of the so-called Golden Age of Russian poetry. This second volume, also issued by long-established publisher of Russian titles in Germany, Hugo Steinitz, features more outrightly revolutionary verse and song lyrics by members of the Russian Social Democratic Party. Among the topics are student life, prison experiences, life in exile, demonstrations and protests; most texts are signed by pseudonyms, such as "A student" or "The Southerner." Among the texts are prison songs such as "Iz pesen butyrskikh" ("From Butyr prison songs," dated February 19, 1902) and "Iz Petropavlovskoi kreposti" ("From the Peter and Paul Fortress"). The final poem is by Nikolay Nekrasov (1821-1978). The poems are probably reprinted from various socialist revolutionary periodicals published abroad, such as in Geneva and Paris.
The first volume, issued in 1903, is held by Johns Hopkins only, according to KVK, OCLC. The present edition is held by UC Davis, the National Diet Library of Japan, and Waseda Library.