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Chasy [Clocks]

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Chasy [Clocks]

by Polonskaia Elizaveta

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  • paperback
near to good condition, small tears to spine, losses of color layer on spine, marks by pen inside
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About This Item

Second edition [of this design].
Poems about clocks from Russian poetess Elizaveta Polonskaia (1890-1969) - member of The Serapion Brothers group (look Leslie Dorfman Davis, Serapion Sister: The Poetry of Elizaveta Polonskaja. Evanston, IL, 2001). Wolfgang Kasack wrote that her poetry is 'clear and beautiful'. In 20s she worked as a translator into Russian, f.e. works of Shakespeare.
The illustrations made by Nikolai Lapshin (1888-1942) one of the main artist of Leningrad school who started as futurist and rayonist. He was a member of Unblood murder group (with Vera Ermolaeva, Mikhaïl Le Dentu and Iliazd) and Union of the Youth (together with Olga Rozanova, Kazimir Malevitch, Pavel Filonov, Vladimir Tatlin etc.). Lapshin was one of the few Russian artists who worked for Limited Edition Club. He prepared watercolor illustrations for Marco Polo edition published in 1934. He died in besieged Leningrad.
The first edition of the poem Chasy published in 1925 with different illustrations and cover. In edition 1927 appeared new cover and illustrations.
The century of Russian book art, p.128.
We couldn't trace any copy of editions 1927 or 1929 in USA. Three libraries keep edition 1925


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Chasy [Clocks]
Polonskaia Elizaveta
Lapshin N
In original illustrated wrappers
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Used - near to good condition, small tears to spine, losses of color layer on spine, marks by pen inside
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16 pp., ill.
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