29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 2,000
KUL'BIN, Nikolai Ivanovich (1868-1917). Studiia Impressionistov. [Impressionists' Studio]. St. Petersburg: N.I. Butkovskaia, 1910.
8° (285 x 100mm). 5 chromolithographs mounted on card and tipped-in, as issued, illustrations. (Light wear on the title.) Original illustrated wrappers (laid-down on card, re-backed and repaired in the margins).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS RARE, EARLY AVANT-GARDE PUBLICATION, which includes Khlebnikov's most famous trans-rational poem 'Zakliatie Smekhom', Nikolai Kul'bin's important essays 'Free Art as the Basis of Life' and 'Free Music: Results of the Application of the Theory of Artistic Creation', Nikolai Evreinov's 'The Presentation of Love', and with contributions from David and Nikolai Burliuk and others. Illustrations after Aleksandr Andreev, Nikolai Kul'bin, Evgenii Vashchenko, Liudmila Shmit-Ryzhova, and A.A. Nikolaev, MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 4.
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