29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir. Voina i Mir. [War and the World]. St. Petersburg: Parus, 1917.
8° (210 x 137mm). Musical notation. (Occasional light soiling.) Original printed wrappers (spine ends chipped and with small neat repairs, light soiling). Provenance: Russian bookseller's small stamp dated 1918 -- contemporary ownership signature on title and front cover.
FIRST EDITION of one of Maiakovskii's favourite of his own poems -- a response to the ongoing world conflict and exhortation to revolution which he frequently liked to recite to friends. MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 161.
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