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Velimir Chlebnikov (1885 - 1922)

Lot 1020: KHLEBNIKOV, VELIMIR VLADIMIROVICH. 1885-1922.- Otryvok iz dosok sudby [A Fragment from the Boards of Fate]. [Moscow : "SVOBDO"], 1922.

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December 11, 2013
New York, NY, US

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Otryvok iz dosok sudby [A Fragment from the Boards of Fate]. [Moscow : "SVOBDO"], 1922. 3 vols. 8vo. 18 pp. Original decorated wrappers designed by Anatolii Borisov. Some internal soiling. SCARCE TRILOGY by the great Russian Futurist poet, one of 500 copies. Pasternak and Mandelshtam, among others, spoke of Khlebnikov in the highest terms. Mayakovsky called him "a Columbus of new poetical continents." Khlebnikov was fascinated with numerology and argued in Otryvok iz dosok sudby that all things could e reduced to just two numbers—2 and 3. A. Borisov, who also designed the book's layout, provided a dynamic example of Constructivist type design for the cover. Hellyer 189.

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December 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US