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    Sale 7551

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    27 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    LISSTZKY, El, Aleksandr RODCHENKO, Varvara STEPANOVA, and others. USSR in Construction. [SSSR Na Stroike.] Moscow: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1931-1937.

    Price Realised  

    LISSTZKY, El, Aleksandr RODCHENKO, Varvara STEPANOVA, and others. USSR in Construction. [SSSR Na Stroike.] Moscow: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1931-1937.

    69 vols, 2° (425 x 300mm). Photographic reproductions in various tints throughout, some of these folding, the 'Parachute' issue complete with the origami-folded centrefold and parachute fold-out. (Occasional light wear and light browning, occasional tears.) Original wrappers printed in various colours, some of these photo-illustrated (occasional light wear including a few chips and tears, small sticker with year of publication on the front wrapper of many issues, a very few with the date added in pen).

    'ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED MAGAZINES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY' (The Photobook). An extensive run, in very good condition and all in English, of this influential publication, including the rare 'Parachute' issue, the 'Soviet Science', 'White Sea Canal', 'Soviet Arctic', 'Electrification' and 'Petroleum Industry' issues. The collection comprises full runs for 1933, 1935, and 1936, and nearly complete runs of the others, but without the following: 1931: 1 and 2; 1932: 6; 1934: 3, 5, 9; 1937: 8 through 12. Fotografia Publica, pp.211, and 226-27; The Photobook, vol. I, p.149; Rowell and Wye, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, pp.242-43. (69)


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