Ot mamy na piat' minut [Away from mommy for five minutes].

Kholodno [e.g. Moscow]: [1920]. Octavo (22 × 17.8 cm). Original staple-stitched stiff dark maroon wrappers; 32 pp. With two original linocut prints by Boris Zemenkov, as well as another, but faded design to rear wrapper. Owner inscription of Ippolit Sokolov (struck through). The glossy wrappers faded; spine rubbed; else still about very good. Item #6549

Rare Russian avant-garde anthology with contributions and artwork by Boris Zemenkov, an Expressionist who later joined the "Nichevoki" group. In the Russian context, “expressionism” saw itself as a new synthesis of various avant-garde tendencies and wished to unite the work of various fractions of Russian Futurism. Also contains eight "imaginist" poems by Aleksandr Kraevskii and a longer poem by Vadim Shershenevich. With two large urbanist original linocut prints by Boris Zemenkov, titled "Screetch" and "A car's honk." The place of publication is "Kholodno" ("Cold") and the date given is "XX-yi vek" (20th century). All copies we have seen were similarly faded; a variant in orange wrappers, printed in gold, is also known. This copy apparently belonged to Ippolit Sokolov (1902-1974), the Russian expressionist writer, who published poetry and nine brochures on or relating to expressionism. Getty 860. Turchinskii, p. 208. KVK, OCLC show copies at BnF, the British Library, Houghton, Amherst, and Getty.

Price: €1,100.00