ILIAZD [i.e. Il'ia ZDANEVICH] (1894-1975). Lidantiu faram. [Lidantiu as a Beacon]. Paris: Éditions 41°, 1923. 4° (190 x 140mm). Typography by Iliazd. Original grey wrappers with printed design and collage of onlaid gold and silver paper, cork and synthetic material by Naum Granovskii(a few scattered spots on the endpapers).
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ILIAZD [i.e. Il'ia ZDANEVICH] (1894-1975). Lidantiu faram. [Lidantiu as a Beacon]. Paris: Éditions 41°, 1923. 4° (190 x 140mm). Typography by Iliazd. Original grey wrappers with printed design and collage of onlaid gold and silver paper, cork and synthetic material by Naum Granovskii(a few scattered spots on the endpapers).

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ILIAZD [i.e. Il'ia ZDANEVICH] (1894-1975). Lidantiu faram. [Lidantiu as a Beacon]. Paris: Éditions 41°, 1923. 4° (190 x 140mm). Typography by Iliazd. Original grey wrappers with printed design and collage of onlaid gold and silver paper, cork and synthetic material by Naum Granovskii(a few scattered spots on the endpapers).

ILIAZD. Ledentu le Phare: poème dramatique en zaoum. Paris: Éditions 41°, 1923. 16° (185 x 135mm). Stapled, as issued (short shallow creases in top margin of first two leaves). Together 2 volumes, the second inserted in the first. Provenance: 'a mon ami Flores, que j'aime beaucoup' (gift inscription dated June 1943).

FIRST EDITION OF ILIAZD'S SCARCE MASTERPIECE, complete with the pamphlet laid-in. A 'masterpiece of the Russian poetic avant-garde' (Johnson, p.25). Iliazd's Lidantiu faram is the last and most fully-realised of his five dramatic works. The text, its remarkable typography, and the stunning collage cover by Granovskii mark 'a moment of synthesis and a culminating point in his formal experiments' (Isselbacher, p.37). Number 224 of 500 copies on papier Rubel. Although the edition is stated to be of 530 copies (including 30 on japon impérial), each with a cover collage created by hand, it is thought that only a little more than one hundred copies were bound up, and the remaining sets of the sheets were destroyed. Isselbacher and Le Gris-Bergmann Iliazd and the Illustrated Book, p. 37; Johnson Artists' Books in the Modern Era 37; Paris-Moscou 1900-1930, p. 440, no. 277; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 458, 459; Stein Libri cubisti 30.
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