Rasskazy [Short stories]. Zapiski okhotnika [Notes of a Hunter]. Babushka [Grandmother]; Russkaia biblioteka [Russian library], 1-3.

Prague: Melantrich, 1946-47. Octavos (17.5 × 13 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Karel Teige; 208, [3]; 275, [I]; and 614, [6] pp. Light wear to wrappers, not affecting title text; one volume uncut and unopened; an attractive set. Item #3374

Complete set of these three Russian-language publications, featuring two Russian and one Czech literary classic. All three volumes were designed by Karel Teige (1900–1951), the outstanding Czech graphic designer, typographer and photographer. Teige was a formative member of the avant- garde movement “Devětsil” and served as a key conduit for West European avant-garde and surrealist tendencies to the Czech Republic in the interwar period, in addition to his own prolific work as an editor, graphic designer, and theoretician. Outside of the Czech Republic, KVK, OCLC only show volumes 1 and 2 at Oxford and a copy of volume 3 at Ljubljana.

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