29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 900 - GBP 1,200
KHLEBNIKOV, Velemir. Oshibka Smerti. [Death's Mistake]. Moscow: Liren, 1917.
8° (205 x 160mm). (Marginal dampstain.) Original printed wrappers (light wear to the extremities, spotting on lower cover). Provenance: Georgii Adamovich (signature on upper cover) -- Russian bookseller's small stamp on the inside lower cover.
FIRST EDITION of Khlebnikov's folk play. The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg holds sketches by Lev Bruni for a production of this play. Not in MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book.
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