29 November 2007,
Price realised GBP 1,125
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.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Five experts discuss the key figures in Russian art over the past century and more — Malevich, Fabergé, Ovchinnikov, Deineka, Vrubel and others
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Our dedicated online sale of prints by the Chinese-born French artist reveals how his styles and themes evolved across five decades
Discover how we’ve brought to life the mysterious world of this important, early Surrealist work from 1926 — offered in London on 27 February