24,7x16 cm (cardboard - 30x20 cm).
Inscribed by Shostakovich under the photo in Russian: «To dear Vladimir Petrovich Nemeshaev for a good memory. D. Shostakovich. 29 VIII 1969 Moscow». Autograph addressed to V.P. Nemeshaev, the director of copyright department and employee of the Moscow Society of Dramatic Writers and Composers.
Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (1906-1975), famous Soviet composer, renowned particularly for his 15 symphonies, numerous chamber works, and concerti, many of them written under the pressures of government-imposed standards of Soviet art.