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Vladimir Evgrafovic Tatlin (1885 - 1953)

Lot 305: KHARMS, Daniil Ivanovich (1905-1942; author) and TATLIN, Vladimir (1885-1953; illustrator). Vo pervykh i vo vtorykh . [Firstly and Secondly.] Moscow and St. Petersburg: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo, 1929. Small 2° (266 x 200mm). Illustrated

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November 30, 2010
London, United Kingdom

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KHARMS, Daniil Ivanovich (1905-1942; author) and TATLIN, Vladimir (1885-1953; illustrator). Vo pervykh i vo vtorykh. [Firstly and Secondly.] Moscow and St. Petersburg: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo, 1929. Small 2° (266 x 200mm). Illustrated throughout. (Margins lightly yellowed.) Original illustrated wrappers (extremities lightly rubbed, front cover slightly darkened near the edges).

FIRST EDITION. A very good copy. One of few books wholly illustrated by Tatlin -- one of the key figures of the Russian avant-garde. All of Kharms's books are rare. ABPC records no copy selling at auction in over 35 years. WorldCat locates two copies: one at the Getty Research Institute, and one at the University of Pennsylvania; another is in New York's MoMA. Copac locates no copy in the UK. MoMA, The Russian Avant-Garde Book 837; Rats Collection 299 & pl.165.

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