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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 261

    TERENT'EV, Igor (author) and Il'ia and Kirill ZDANEVICH (designers). Iu. Rekord Nezhnosti zhitie Il'i Zdanevicha. [Iu. Record of Tenderness. Hagiography of Il'ia Zdanevich]. Tbilisi: 41°, 1919.

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    TERENT'EV, Igor (author) and Il'ia and Kirill ZDANEVICH (designers). Iu. Rekord Nezhnosti zhitie Il'i Zdanevicha. [Iu. Record of Tenderness. Hagiography of Il'ia Zdanevich]. Tbilisi: 41°, 1919.

    Small oblong 8° (140 x 150mm). Printed in blue and black. 10 illustrations by Kirill Zdanevich printed in blue. (Dampstain in the last few leaves, and the inside gutter of a few leaves.) Original paper wrappers printed in blue and black with a typographic design (dampstained and soiled, some wear).

    FIRST EDITION of this important collaboration, with illustrations by Kirill Zdanevich and typographic designs by Il'ia Zdanevich -- a theatrical zaum composition celebrating jubilant love and pleasure. 'The redundancy of rhymes in "yu" is especially evocative of the language of lovemaking and tenderness' (Modernism Inc., p.15). RARE: number 135 of 250 copies only. Not in the British Library. In the USA WorldCat adds only the copies at the Getty and Stanford to the copy in the MoMA. Modernism Inc., 41°, 49; MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, p.124.


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