Miscellaneous Avant Garde Books and Journals
[1] (Lissitzky, El) Erste Russische Kunstausstellung, Berlin, 1922. First Russian Art Exhibition, Berlin, 1922. Galerie Van Diemen & Co. (Berlin) and Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam in 1923, with Dutch translation insert). 5 ¾ x 9”. German and Dutch versions of these seminal exhibitions in the West of Russian avant-garde art.

Lissitzky cover designs with illustrated works of Kustodiev, Burliuk, Falk, Filonov,Konchalovsky, Chagall, Pevsner, Popova, Exter, Malevich, Rodchenko, Kandinsky, Sterenberg, Altman, Lissitzky, Puni, Tatlin and Gabo. Moderate foxing on German covers and small paper loss at Stedelijk label on Dutch cover. $8,500 for the pair.

 [2] ( 2 Stenberg 2 ) Veverlei (1814). Waverly. Novel by Sir Walter Scott. Cover designed by the Stenberg Brothers. ZIF. Moscow-Leningrad. 1928. 8-1/4 x 5-1/2”. $1,750.

[3] (Malevich, K., Punin, N.). Pervyi tsikl lektsii [Premier cycle de conférences]. Petrograd: Sovremennoe Iskusstvo, 1920. Unusually nice copy of this title. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2”. $7,500.

[4] (Deineka, A.) V nedrakh zemli. In the Bowels of the Earth. Drawings by Alexsandr Deineka. Story (abbreviated) by A. I. Kuprin. 2nd ed. Gosizdat. Moscow-Leningrad. 1929. 6-3/4 x 5-1/8”. Scarce Deineka title. $2,250.

[5] (Pinus, N.) Ptushko, A. Mul’tiplikatsionnye fil’my. Animated films. Photomontage covers designed by Pinus. GIKhL. Moscow-Leningrad. 1931. 7 x 5”. Faded owner’s stamp on title page. $1,200.
[6] (Titov, B.) Khudozhestvennyi trud. “Artistic Work”. Journal of the People’s Commissariat of Education. Complete in 4 issues. Edited by A. Lunacharsky. Cover designs by Boris Titov. Bi-weekly journal covering art, film, and literary matters, which included poetry and prose by Annenkov, Aseev, Erofeev, Ginzburg, Gollerbakh and Gorodetskii. 1923-#1 has 2 samples of an original Oriental textile design. A total of 4 issues published. Moscow-Petrograd. 1923. 10 x 7". $2,500. 2,500.

[7] (Izenberg, V.) Blokha. The Flea. A play in 4 acts written by Yevgenii Zamiatin. Cover design by V. Izenberg. Mysl'. Leningrad-Moscow. 1926. Spine restoration, some light water staining. Tight copy. 7-3/4 x 5-1/2". $450.

[8] Stalin tear-off calendar. 1936. Paper, ink. 6-3/4 x 4-1/2”. Unknown artist. $350.
This copy was recently featured in “Revolution Every Day” at Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago.
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[9] (S. Telingater). Khudozhestvennaia literatura. Memuarnaia literatura. Katalog knig. Fiction and 
Memoirs: Catalogue of Books published by Gosizdat. Covers (and innovative layout design) by Telingater. Gosizdat. Moscow. 1929. Unsigned. 5-1/4 x 7-3/4". $900. A lovely copy.

[10] (Malevich, K.) Ot Sezanna do suprematizma: kriticheskiy ocherk. From Cezanne to Suprematism: a Critical Essay. Moscow. 1920. 16 pp. 4 ½ x 7”. Stains on front cover. $1,200.

[11] Klutsis wall calendar. 1934. Chromolithograph on paper and cardboard. Design by Gustav Klutsis. 12 x 5". $2,750.

Recently featured in “Revolution Every Day” at Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago.

 [12] (Eisenstein, S.) R. Iurenev. Bronenosets Potemkin. Battleship Potemkin. Comprehensive exploration of the famous director Sergei Eisenstein, the film and its history with heavy text and dozens of film stills. Nauka. Moscow. 1965. 7-7/8 x 5-1/2”. $250.
[13] (Goncharova, N). Original ticket for the Bal Banal organized by l’Union des Artistes Russes à Paris, Friday March 14, 1924. Original art by Goncharova (wood print or linocut) in 2 colors. $450.

[14] (Larionov, M.) Original ticket for the Ball Travesti Transmental organized by l’Union des Artistes Russes à Paris., Friday February 23, 1923. Original art by Larionov (wood print or linocut) in 2 colors. $650.

[15] (Rodchenko, A.) Sifilis . Poem by Mayakovsky. Cover design and internal photomontage by Rodchenko. Zakkiniga. Tiflis. 1926. 5 ⅛ x 6 ¾”. Excellent copy. $1,500.

[16] Mayakovsky katalog khudozhnik.   1963.   Vystavka - zhivopis', grafika, risunkei.   State Library-Museum V.V. Mayakovsky. Moscow. 1963. 7-7/8 x 5-1/8". A modern rarity. $400.

[17] (Telingater, S.)  Lenin 1870-1970.  Lenin 1870-1970. Telingater’s last album. Deluxe edition with acetate super-oblozhka (shown) and embossed portrait of Lenin on hardcover, with numerous illustrations. Moscow. 1970. 10 ¼ x 11”. $950.
[18] Kniga o vkysnoy i zrorovoy pishche. Book of Tasty and Healthy Food. Moscow, 1939. 7 x 10-14". First edition of the well-known
Soviet cookbook with many illustrations. This book was reprinted for decades. $950.
[19] (2 Stenberg 2). Original stenciled (block) prints (2 sheets) for the cover of the December, 1924 issue of 7 dnei MKT (7 Days of the Moscow Kamerny Theater). Not signed. Listed in the book as the illustrators are: V. Stenberg, K. Medunetskii and G. Stenberg. Anikst, M. Soviet Commercial Design of the Twenties , page 125, item #264. 14-1/2 x 9”. $1,800.


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