London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
H2S04 GROUP -- GAMREKELI, Irakli, Simon CHIKOVANI, and others. H2S04. Tbilisi: H2S04, 1924. 4° (290 x 208mm). 48 leaves with printed typographic designs. (Some soiling in the first and last leaf, a few short tears or creases, last leaf with small loss in the inside margin.) Disbound and laid in a 20th-century portfolio preserving most of the original front and rear covers (printed covers worn at edges with loss and repaired tears). Provenance: a Georgian reader (some marginalia in coloured pencils).
FIRST EDITION OF THE STRIKINGLY-DESIGNED SOLE PUBLICATION OF THIS BOLD AVANT-GARDE GROUP, which aimed to create a distinctive Georgian school from the ashes of the pre-Revolutionary Romantic Movement. MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, pp.128-129.
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