1738 - 1823 RUSSIAN BOOKS. (AVANT GARDE) ART, LITERATURE and FINE PRINTING
- Without no.6.
= Lemmens/ Stommels, Russian Book Art 1904-2005, p.206f: "Due to the major quality of its content and helped by the growing interest in contemporary Russian art, the journal began to draw attention and, in the end, earned its well-deserved fame as the leading journal in contemporary Russian art". A total of 7 issues were published.
- Wr. sl. creased and foxed; foot of spine dam.
- Title-p. sl. yellowed. Binding trifle spotted.
= Contains chapters on i.a. Le Corbusier, Moholy-Nagy, J.J.P. Oud and Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Lower hinge weak; 3 plates w. marginal tear. Binding worn and stained; backstrip w. some dam. spots.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper. Rowell/ Wye 928 and p.227; Compton, Russian Avant-Garde Books 1917-34, p.142f: "(...) The verdict must surely be that Chernikhov's almost unlimited imagination for architectural forms provides a pattern book for modernist architecture, rather than a repertoire of viable designs". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXII.
- Binding worn along edges; upper joint w. some dam. spots.
= Rowell/ Wye 929; Compton, Russian Avant-Garde Books 1917-34, p.142f: "(...) The verdict must surely be that Chernikhov's almost unlimited imagination for architectural forms provides a pattern book for modernist architecture, rather than a repertoire of viable designs". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXII.
- Lacks backwrapper; frontwr. sl. creased and fingersoiled.
= Satirical verse under a collective pseudonym by A. Tolstoi and the brothers Aleksei, Vladimir and Alexandr Zhemchuzhnikov.
Voinov, Ya. Goryunova radost'. Tallinn, Bibliofil, 1922, 95,(1)p., ills. and orig. wr. by V. BELKIN.
- First quire loose. Frontwr. cut sl. short at fore edge margin.
= Russian émigré artist Vladimir Belkin (or Bièlkine) settled in Haarlem in 1924. Between 1927 and 1930 he worked as a designer for Philips.
- Wrappers loose(ning). = Notorious Soviet atheist periodical published between 1922 and 1941.
AND 1 other: INTERVENTSIA (Moscow, 1934, ills., orig. wr., 4to).
- Without the orig. col. paper wr.; uncut; sl. waterst. and -wrinkled; partly splitting on folds.
Livshitz, B. Gileya. Ibid., idem, 1931, 15,(1)p., ills. by i.a. V. and D. BURLYUK, folio.
- Without the orig. col. paper wr.; owner's entry and some scribbling in pen and ink on title.
= The Burlyuk family publishing house, run by David's wife Mary. Between 1931 and 1970 they published the periodical Color and Rhyme, devoted to the Russian avant-garde.
AND 3 others, i.a. COLOR AND RHYME, no.66 (final issue).
- Incl. duplicates; most issues in rather poor condition: brittle, dam./ loose(ning) etc. Not collated, the lot sold w.a.f.
= Lemmens/ Stommels, Russian Book Art 1904-2005 p.32: "Members of the Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] appeared frequently in the revolutionary and satirical journals that sprouted up after the 1905 resurgence in Russia (...). The most impressive was the weekly Satyricon and its successor New Satyricon (...). It was closed as an anti-soviet publication within one year after the October revolution".
= Nikolai Suetin (1897-1954) was a student of Malevich. From 1922 onwards he worked for the Imperial Porcelain Factory (then State Porcelain Factory) in Leningrad. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIII.
- Edges wrappers sl. frayed; backstrip trifle worn.
- Inkstain in upper corner throughout (backwr. sl. affected); front- and backwr. vaguely dampstained.
= Very rare first publication by the Leningrad architect and art theorist Jakov Chernikhov, in which he formulates his principle ideas of composition theory.
= Russian émigré periodical. With contributions by i.a. Rea Nikonova, Serge Segay, Nina Kovalenko and Vilen Barsky.
AND 27 others, incl. issues of the VYDAVY newspaper (Russian language "Brooklyn based group experiment") and sm. artist's books by ARTUR MOLEV.
- Later endpapers(?); fingersoiled and sl. creased. Covers sl. soiled and stained.
= Lévèque/ Plantureux p.34: "(...) un livre devenu classique et ayant connu des rééditions dès la première année"; Lemmens/ Stommels, Russian Artists and the Children's Book p.287f: "The illustrations for this book show the stylistic elements of the caricatures that Deineka had made for the magazines: exaggeration of the subject matter, the use of bright colours, the schematic handling of objects and persons, and their positioning within the picture". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIII.
- No.5 portion cut from 1st leaf; sl. fingersoiled. Spines worn.
Yozh (Hedgehog). Year 1930, no.2; year 1934, no.10; year 1935, no.4, 6 and 8; year 1938, no.7. Ibid., idem, 1930-1938, 6 vols., ills., orig. wr. i.a. by N. SVINENKO.
- Partly worn copies.
= Lemmens/ Stommels, Russian Artists and the Children's Book p.97 (and passim): "Despite censorship, prosecution (the grievous destiny of many writers and authors) the contents of the magazines [Chizh and Yozh] were unusual for those times: full of funny ideas and a huge sense of spiritual freedom".
AND 5 other issues of children's magazines: ISKORKA (1930-1932) and MALYATKO (1978-1980, in Ukrainian).
- Creased; bookblock loose. Spine strengthened w. scotch tape.
Bianki, V. Lesnye domishki (Little homes in the woods). Leningrad, Gos. Izd., 1935, 4th ed., (16)p. (incl. wr.), col. lithogr. ills. and orig. wr. by N. TYRSA, 4to.
- Sm. stamp and rubbed spot on frontwr. Otherwise fine.
AND 4 others, i.a. 3 vols. from the series of miniature booklets KNIZHKI-MALYSHKI (1937/ 1939).
- Title-p. w. some restorations in margins; sl. creased.
= Lévèque/ Plantureux p.33 ("un véritable livre d'avant garde"); Lemmens/ Stommels, Russian Artists and the Children's Book p.123f: "One of the senior figures in the renewal of the visual arts in post-revolutionary Russia was David Shterenberg, a painter and graphic artist (...). His illustrations for Kipling's 40 Nord, 50 Vest rank among the most famous of Russian children's books. The illustrations for this book are executed in black and white lithographs and show a completely unconventional way of depicting the story. The fame of these illustrations originates from the close connection they had with the paintings and collages that had gained Shterenberg international renown as an avant-garde artist." Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIII.
- Frontwr. w. some sm. surface dam. spots (silverfish?) and sl. dustsoiled along outer margin.
= Lévèque/ Plantureux p.161. Children's book by the prolific duo Marshak and Lebedev on woodworking. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIII.