Moscow: Izdatel'stvo, 1924. Octavo (19.4 × 13.3 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 150 pp. About very good; Soviet bookstore stamp to rear wrapper; text toned. Item #5292
Second (but only recorded) edition of this volume of proletarian poetry. Doronin was a member of the "Workers' Spring" [Rabochaia vesna] and "October" [Oktiabr'] group of proletarian writers. Born in the Tula region, he began publishing locally in 1919 and went on to become a typical poet of the transformations of village life by Soviet construction, a contrast depicted on the appealing wrappers for this edition, presumably designed by Boris Titov. Titov (1897-1951) was one of the most prolific and idiosyncratic Soviet graphic artists and book designers, who eventually transitioned from a constructivist style to a more conservative, art-deco-inspired manner in the mid-1930s.
One of 3000 copies. Not in Getty. KVK, OCLC show copies at Staatbibliothek zu Berlin, UNC Chapel Hil, and Ohio State.