29 November 2007
KRUCHENYKH, Aleksei Eliseevich, Ol'ga Vladimirovna ROZANOVA (illustrator) and Kazimir Severinovich MALEVICH (illustrator). Vozropshchem. [Let's grumble]. [St Petersburg:] Svet [for EUY?, 1913].
8° (190 x 145mm). 2 lithographs by Malevich, one lithograph and one illustration by Rozanova. Original printed wrappers (short tears, including some to the spine, extremities very lightly browned). Provenance: illegible stamp on the front cover and first lithograph.
FIRST EDITION. KRUCHENYKH'S FIRST TYPESET BOOK. With early lithographs by Malevich, and a poem, a polemical essay and a short play celebrating Futurism and zaum poetry. Although printing with conventional types, Kruchenykh experiments here with capital letters, punctuation and justification. MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, p.75; Hellyer 255.
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