29 November 2007
ZDANEVICH, Kirill (illustrator) and Kolau CHERNIAVSKII (author). Pis'ma. Stikhi. [Letters. Poems]. Tbilisi: by Zaria Vostoka for the author, 1927.
8° (228 x 150mm). (Light browning in the margins.) Original stapled paper wrappers, cover after Kirill Zdanevich (short tears to the spine, small chips). Provenance: Mikhail Larionov (stamp on title and front cover).
FIRST EDITION, WITH A COVER ILLUSTRATION BY KIRILL ZDANEVICH. MIKHAIL LARIONOV'S COPY. 4 pages (pp.26-29) with manuscript corrections in purple ink in an unknown hand, though probably Cherniavskii's. Not in the Getty: in North America WorldCat lists copies only at Harvard and Stanford. MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 730.
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