Zga [Darkness].

Berlin: L. D. Frenkel', 1923. Small octavo (15.2 × 12 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Kseniia Boguslavskaia; 30, [2] pp. Text toned due to stock; else very good. Item #6555

Early volume of poems published in exile by Sergei L'vovich Rafalovich (1875-1943), a Russian poet and translator, who lived in Paris after 1909. During the Russian Civil War he also lived in various cities in the Caucasus, in Tbilisi, Baku, and Batumi, and published the journal "Orion" in Tbilisi together with Sergei Gorodetskii. In a contemporary review, Vladimir Nabokov was critical of Rafalovich's choise of metaphors and themes, while conceding him occasional spots of poetic talent. Wrappers designed by the painter Kseniya Boguslavskaya, a Russian Futurist and Suprematist, and the wife of Ivan Puni from 1913. Not in Getty. Scarce in the trade.

Price: €450.00