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Velimir Chlebnikov (1885 - 1922)

Lot 85: KHLEBNIKOV, VELIMIR.

Sotheby's

June 9, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Izbornik stikhov s poslesloviem recharia, 1907-1914 [Selected poems with an afterword by a wordsmith, 1907-1914]. [St Petersburg]: EUY, [1914]

Condition Note: 2 parts in one volume, 8vo (205 x 150mm.), one of 1000 copies, the first part with typeset poems and a reproduction of a drawing by K. Malevich, the second part lithographed throughout with 11 illustrations and decorated text by P. Filonov, original printed wrappers, with portrait on upper wrapper, slightly worn and frayed, spine defective, text-block split

CATALOGUE NOTE

first edition. Pavel Filonov's handwritten supplement is characterised by a special interplay between the text and illustration. He separates small figurative elements from his illustrations and integrates them into the handwritten letters, creating an absurd twist to the traditional illuminated initials of old liturgical manuscripts.

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