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Belyi A., Esenin S., Kamensky V., Pasternak B., et al.
IAV' (Reality). Poetry.
Moscow: Iav', 1919.
First edition. Text in Russian. SC. 10-1/2 x 7 in. 69 pp. (thick paper). Illustrated cover by A. Lentulov.

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Sheet Music CHANG (Fox-trot).
Rostov: Muzpred, c. 1922.
Repertoire of Valentin Parnakh: Jazz-Band. SC. 14 x 10 in., 3 pp. Illustrated cover (cubism). ].

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Miliutin, Yuri.
Sheet Music GARRY V BARE (Foxtrot No. 1: Harry in the Bar.)
Moscow: Published by the author, 1924.
Eccentric dances: choreography by K. Goleizovskii. SC, 13 x 10 in, 4 pp. Constructivist cover by [Boris Erdman].

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KNIZHKA SPRAVOK (Handbook of the Citizen of the Soviet Village).
Moscow: Moskovsky Rabochii, 1923.
First edition. Text in Russian. Hard cover. 8vo. 339 pp. Illustrated and illustrated cover in a style reminding folk 'luboks' and depicting peasants reading this book at their leisure. Information for all occasions, from pigs to sending a parcel.

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VSESOIUZNAIA SEL'CKOKHOZIAISTVENNAIA VYSTAVKA (All-Union Agriculture Exhibition 1941. Guide.)
Moscow: OGIZ-Sel'khozGIZ, 1941.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo, 160 pp, hundreds of photographs, folded map. Pictorial cover. Book design by Nikolai Troshin.

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VSESOIUZNYI PARAD FIZKULTURNIKOV (Gymnastics Parade on the Red Square on August 12, 1945).
[Moscow, 1945].
Text (almost none) in Russian. Hard cover. 11-1/4 x 9-1/2 in. 60 unnumbered pages, all color photographs. Color photograph albums were pretty novelty for Russia at that time.

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Mayakovsky, Vladimir.
MAYAKOVSKY IZDEVAETSIA (Mayakovsky is Mocking). 1st Book of Satire. M.A.F.:Moscow (in the future: International) Association of Futurists. Book 3.
Moscow: VKhUTEMAS, 1922.
Text in Russian. 2nd edition. SC. 6-3/4 x 4-1/4 in, 48 pp. Constructivist cover.

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Tchaikovsky P.
Sheet Music PESENKA SHKOL'NOGO UCHITEL'A (School Teacher's Song from Cherevychki').
Moscow: Muzsektor Gosizdata, 1930.
Text in Russian. SC. 7 x 5 in, 4 pp. Bright constructivist cover with the composer's portrait.

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Charentz, Egishe.
STRANA NAIRI (The Country Nairi).
Moscow: Sovetskaia Literatura, 1933.
First edition. Text in Russian. Hard cover in DJ. 8 x 5-1/2 in. 228 pp. Illustrations and DJ by Martiros Saryan.

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Exter, Alexandra) Aksenov, Innokenty.
PIKASSO I OKRESTNOSTI (Picasso and Neighborhoods).
Moscow: Tsentrifuga, 1917.
First edition. Text in Russian. SC, 10-1/2 x 8 in. 64, VIII pp. Plates, illustrations (12 mezzotints). Cover by Alexandra Exter. [Futurist author, artist and publishing house. Probably, the first Russian book about Picasso. [Exter, Alexandra (1882-1949): the famous Ukrainian émigré avant-garde artist. Lived in Kiev, Moscow and Paris.]

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Playbill: IMPERATORSKII MALYI TEATR (The Imperial Malyi Theater. I. Surguchev. 'Business House').
Moscow: Levenson, 1914.
Text in Russian. SC. 7 x 5 in, 3 pp. Cover by Piotr Afanas'ev. [P. Afanas'ev (1866-1960): well-known Russian and Soviet painter, graphic artist. Posters, theater (including Bolshoi and Malyi). Studied from Korovin. Exhibited from 1895.]

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Movie play-bill: SINEMA-TEATR (Movie Theater 'Parisiana'.) 'The King of Night'.
Petrograd: Rodnik, 1915.
Text in Russian. SC. 8 x 6 in, 4, 4 pp. AD illustrations, pictorial cover (name illegible).

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Kropotkin, Piotr.
Leaflet (Mini-Poster): K RUSSKIM GRAZHDANAM! (To Russian Citizens!).
Moscow: Svobodnaia Sovest', [1917].
Text in Russian. 11 x 8-1/2 in. Appeal to defend Petrograd (former Sankt-Petersburg) from Germans.

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Grigoriev, Boris, et al.
RASEIA (Russia).
St-Petersburg: Yasnyi, 1918.
First edition. Text in Russian. 750 copies (700 + L). This is copy No. V. 13 x 10 in. 43 pp., 16 b/w double-sided and one color plates.

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Musorgsky, Modest.Sheet Music; Golenishchev-Kutuzov.
Sheet Music POLKOVODETZ (The Military Leader). Edited by N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Arrangement for mixed choir by L. Shokhin. Score.
Moscow: G.I.M.S., 1929.
Text in Russian. SC, 10-1/2 x 7 in. 11, I pp. Constructivist cover by G. B[ondarenko]. [Musorgsky, Modest (1839-1881): the famous Russian composer. One of the greatest composers of 19th Century. Golenishchev-Kutuzov, Arsenii (1848-1913): Prince, Russian poet. Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (1844-1908): One of the greatest Russian composers. Grigory Bondarenko (1892-1969): one of four major designers for Russian (Soviet) sheet music. Studied in VKhUTEIN (Leningrad) from Petrov-Vodkin. Lived in Ukraine. Exhibited from 1929 (Kharkov) with Ermilov, Narbut, etc.]

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Davidenko, A.
Sheet Music DVE PESNI RABOCHIKH ZAPADA (Two Songs of the Western Workers. For one-voice choir or voice and piano.) 1. March of Unemployed (Text by A. Hidas). 2. March of Rebellions [Spanish War] (Text by A. Surkov).
Moscow: G.M.I., 1933.
Text in Russian. SC. 10-3/4 x 7 in.10 pp. [Davidenko, Alexandr (1899-1934): well-known Soviet composer. Civil War participant. Studied under Glier. Author of many popular patriotic songs, especially about Revolution and Civil War. Hidas Antal (1899-19??): Hungarian writer and revolutionary. Surkov, Alexei (1899-19??): Russian Soviet poet. Wrote also texts for patriotic songs, WWII songs in particular.]

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Tchaikovsky, Piotr
Sheet Music SOLOVUSHKO (The Nightingale. For mixed choir and piano. Score).
Leningrad, Muzgiz, 1937.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo. 5 pp. Illustrated cover.

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Engel', Iulii.
DVA ROMANSA (Two Romances. Op. 6 No. 1 & 2. Text by F. Sollogub and V. Briusov.)
Moscow: Yurgenson, 1910's.
Text in Russian. SC. 13 x 10 in. 5, I pp. Ornamental cover.

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Stalin.
ITOGI PERVOI PIATILETKI (Results of the Fist 5-Year Plan).
Moscow, Partizdat, 1933.
First edition. Text in Russian. Cloth, slipcase. 14 x 10-1/2 in. 117 pp. thick paper. Many full-size well-done illustrations in the style of Soviet 1920's - 1930's. Illustrations and design by B. Titov. Gorgeous volume in scarlet cloth. Pompous edition.

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Bilibin, Bilibine) Metner N.
Sheet Music CHETYRE SKAZKI (Four Fairy Tales. Op. 26 No. 3.) For piano.
Berlin-Moscow-St. Petersburg: R.M.I., 1909(?).
SC. 13-1/4 x 10-1/2 in. 5 pp. Cover by I. Bilibin. [Metner, Nikolai (1879-1951): well-known Russian composer. Studied under Arensky and Taneev. Lived mostly abroad. Bilibin, Ivan (1876-1942): the famous Russian artist. Graphics and Theater, book illustrations. Studed under Repin. Member of 'World of Art' with Dobuzhinsky, Bakst, Somov, Benois. Frequently used traditional Russian folk motifs. Participated in many exhibitions.]

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SLOVAR' RUSSKO-LAMUTSKY I RUSSKO-KORIAKSKY (Russian-Lamut and Russian-Koriak Dictionary).
Petropavlovsk-on- Kamchatka: K.I.K., 1926.
First edition. SC. 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 in. 57 pp.

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Zybkovetz, V.
POCHEMU ESHCHE VERIAT V BOGA (Why They Still Trust in God).
(Moscow)-Leningrad: Molodaia Gvardiia, 1930.
First edition. Text in Russian. SC. 5-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. 32 pp. Pictorial cover with constructivist elements. [Anti-religious propaganda].

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Novikov G. (editor).
SPRAVOCHNIK SLEDOVATELIA (Handbook of the [Criminal] Investigator). First Edition.
Moscow: Gosiurizdat, 1957.
Text in Russian. Hard cover. 6-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. 260 pp, Plenty of illustrations (b/w). Such books were hardly obtainable. [Novikov G.: Deputy Attorney General.]

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Kulish M.
97. Play.
D.V.U., printed in Odessa, 1925.
1st edition. Text in Ukrainian. SC. 9 x 6-3/4 in. 72 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Constructivist cover by N. Sokolov.

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Tychina Pavlo.
POEZII (Poetry).
Kharkov: D.V.U., 1929.
Text in Ukrainian. 7-1/2 x 5 in. SC. 170 pp. Pictorial cover and Illustrations (woodcuts) by O. Dovgal'. Signed for M. Sokol'nikov.

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Kudreiko, Anatoly.
OSADA (The Siege). Poetry.
Molodaia Gvardiia (Nizhpoligraf), 1929.
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 7 x 5-1/4 in. 96 pp. Constructivist cover [by N. Il'in]. [Il'in, Nikolai (1894-1954): Soviet artist. Polygraphy, book design. Chief artist of Nizhpoligraf publishing house (Nizhny Novgorod). Constructivist, follower of Lissitzky. Exhibited in 1925 (Paris) with Vesnin, Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Stenberg, Exter; in 1927 (Leipzig) with Lissitzky, Chekhonin; in 1929 (Switzerland) with Klutsis, Telingater; in 1931 (Paris) with Al'tman, Popova (p/h); in 1932 (Konigsberg) with Rodchenko, Stepanova, etc.]

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RABOTY ARKHITEKTURNO-PROEKTIROVOCHNYKH MASTERSKIKH (Works of the Architectural Projects' Workshops 1934). Vol. 1 & 2 (complete set).
Moscow: [Mossovet], 1936.
Text in Russian and partly in French (explanations to pictures, Indexes). Two 12' x 9' HB folders containing 12 SC books, including introductory book and Indexes. Mostly illustrations, some in color. Near 700 pp. of glossy paper, containing, probably, 1000 illustrations (if not more than that). In this set were presented 10 major architectural workshops from constructivist Mel'nikov to 'classicist' Zholtovsky. Invaluable reference book on Soviet architecture of the period of transition from constructivist to 'Stalinist' styles.

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Kruchenykh, A. Music by M. Matiushin.
POBEDA NAD SOLNTSEM (Victory Over the Sun.). Opera.
St-Petersburg: EUY, [1913].
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 10 x 7 in. 24 pp. of thick paper. On the front cover: lithograph by K. Malevich. Rear cover missing. One of the most important books in its field.

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Magazine: STROITEL'STVO MOSKVY (Construction of Moscow). 1929 no. 5.
Moscow: Mossovet, 1929.
Text in Russian. SC. 12 x 9 in. 40 pp. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Constructivist cover design: L. Lissitzky. This copy was exhibited at the exhibition 'The Great Utopia' in Guggenheim Museum in 1992 (Catalog No. 518).

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Khashchevats'ky M.
VIRSHI (Poetry). First edition.
Kharkov: Tsentrvydav, 1929.
Text in Yiddish, imprint in Ukrainian. Card cover. 7 x 5 in, 158 pp. Cover by G. Inger. 3000 copies only. [Khashchevatsky, Moisei (1897-1943) Soviet Jewish poet and translator. Published from 1918. - Inger, Grigory (b. 1910): Soviet Jewish graphic artist. Book illustrations, portraits]

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Kozlovsky S., Kolin N.
KHUDOZHNIK-ARKHITEKTOR V KINO (Artist-Architect in the Cinema).
Moscow: Teakinopechat', 1930.
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 8vo, 112 pp. Profusely illustrated (photographs and drawings). Constructivist cover by V. Stepanova. First Russian theoretical book on this subject. Besides other material, the book provides short biographies of cinema artists.

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Nikolaev V. (arr.).
Sheet Music ONAM! ONAMO! Serbian-Montenegro Hymn.
Petrograd: 'Muzyka', [1915].
Text in Serbian. SC. 9 x 6-1/2 in. [4] pp. Illustrated cover.

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Koval' M.; Jasienski, B.
Sheet Music PESNIA RABOCHIKH (The Song of Workers Schneider-Kreusot. For voice or choir and piano).
Moscow: GIZ, 1932.
Text in Russian and German. SC. 10 x 7 in. 4 pp. [Koval' {Kovalev}, Marian (1907-1971): Russian Soviet composer. Studied under Gnesin and Miaskovsky. Mostly known for his popular songs of 1920's and 1930's, and for songs about Lenin. Jasienski, Bruno (1901-1941): Polish and Russian writer. Poet-Futurist. Professional revolutionary. From 1927 lived in France and U.S.S.R.]

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Yakovlev S; Shvartzberg.
Sheet Music YABLOCHKO (The Apple). Burning topics. Odessa's ways.
Odessa: Svobodnaia Pesn', [1917].
Text in Russian. SC. 10 x 6-3/4 in. 3 pp. Pictorial cover. Song about a danger to be robbed at that turbulent time.

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Shevchenko A.
NEO-PRIMITIVISM.
Moscow, 1913.
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 9 x 7 in. 35 pp, 13 plates illustrations. On the cover: work by the author (cubism). This important theoretical book of Russian futurism belonged to Vasily Kandinsky and bears his stamp on the front cover (see another picture). This is the address of the famous Kandinsky's apartment in Moscow in penthouse under a round dome at Dolgy pereulok. After Kandinsky this apartment was occupied by Vera Favorsky, then by Vladimir Stenberg. [Shevchenko, Alexandr (1883-1948): Well-known Russian and Soviet avant-garde artist. Studied in Paris and Moscow under Korovin and Serov. Participated at the futurist exhibitions: 'Donkey's Tail', 'Target', 'World of Art', etc. Member of many associations. Professor of VKhUTEMAS, the famous school of Russian avant-garde. Kandinsky Vasily: (1866-1944): probably, the most famous Russian (as well as German) avant-garde artist.]

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Terentiev I.]
TRAKTAT O SPLOSHNOM NEPRILICHII (Treatise on Utter Indecency).
41 Degree, [Tiflis, 1920.]
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 8-3/4 x 6 in. 15 pp. Typographical design and cover by I. Terentiev.

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Futuristov, M. (Ill. Goncharova N.).
MARSH (The March).
Moscow: Yambor, 1910's.
Text (cover) in Russian. SC. 8 x 5-1/2 in. 4 pp. On the cover: reproduction of N. Goncharova's work. Parody on futurists. [Goncharova, Natalia (1881-1962): one of the most famous artists of Russian Avant-Garde. Painter, graphic and theater artist. Wife of M. Larionov, worked in collaboration with him: theorists of 'Rayonism'. Participated in the most famous exhibitions: 'Knave of Diamonds', 'Union of Youth', 'Donkey's Tail', 'Target', etc. Lived in Paris from 1915.]

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Mayakovsky, V; Rodchenko, A.
Magazine: NOVYI LEF 1927 No. 8-9 (Double issue).
Moscow: Gosizdat, 1927.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo. 88 pp. 14 illustrations on 4 plates: Photos from the movies. Cover: constructivist design by A. Rodchenko. Editor-in-chief: V. Mayakovsky. Disbound (trimmed, rear cover missing). [Mayakovsky, Vladimir (1893-1930): No. 1 Soviet poet, one of the founders of Russian Futurism. Rodchenko, Alexander (1891-1956): the famous artist of Russian Avant-garde. Graphic artist, designer, painter, theater artist. Posters, books, photography, etc. Constructivist. Member of OBMOKhU, 'October' with Lissitzky, et al.]

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Mayakovsky, V; Rodchenko, A.
Magazine: NOVYI LEF 1927 No. 2.
Moscow: Gosizdat, 1927.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo. 48 pp. 7 illustrations on 2 plates: Photos from the movies. Cover: constructivist design by A. Rodchenko. Editor-in-chief: V. Mayakovsky. Disbound (trimmed, rear cover missing).

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Mayakovsky, V; Rodchenko, A.
Magazine: NOVYI LEF 1928 No. 2.
Moscow: Gosizdat, 1928.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo. 48 pp. Text illustrations, 8 illustrations on 2 plates: photos from the movies, Rodchenko, etc. Cover: constructivist design by A. Rodchenko. Editor-in-chief: V. Mayakovsky. Rear cover missing.]

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Mayakovsky, V; Rodchenko, A.
Magazine: NOVYI LEF 1927 No. 4.
Moscow: Gosizdat, 1927.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo. 48 pp. 8 illustrations on 2 plates: Photos from the movies, Rodchenko, etc. Cover: constructivist design by A. Rodchenko. Editor-in-chief: V. Mayakovsky. Rear cover missing.

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Mayakovsky, V; Rodchenko, A.
Magazine: NOVYI LEF 1928 No. 12.
Moscow: Gosizdat, 1928.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo. 48 pp. 4 illustrations on 2 plates: photographs by Rodchenko. Cover: constructivist design by A. Rodchenko. Organized by V. Mayakovsky. Editor-in-chief: S. Tretiakov. The last issue. Contains a table of contents of the whole run. [Mayakovsky, Vladimir (1893-1930): No. 1 Soviet poet, one of the founders of Russian Futurism. Tretiakov, Sergei (1892-1939): Russian Soviet writer, play-writer and literature critic. Futurist. One of the founders of the futurist group 'Tvorchestvo' on the Soviet Far East (c. 1919). Worked with V. Meyerhold and S. Eisenstein. Rodchenko, Alexander (1891-1956): the famous artist of Russian Avant-garde. Graphic artist, designer, painter, theater artist. Posters, books, photography, etc. Constructivist. Member of OBMOKhU, 'October' with Lissitzky, et al.]

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Mayakovsky, V; Rodchenko, A.
Magazine: NOVYI LEF 1927 No. 11-12 (Double issue).
Moscow: Gosizdat, 1927.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo. 72 pp. 6 illustrations on 4 plates: Photos from the movies and by S. Tretiakov. Cover: constructivist design by A. Rodchenko. Editor-in-chief: V. Mayakovsky. Disbound (trimmed, rear cover missing). [Mayakovsky, Vladimir (1893-1930): No. 1 Soviet poet, one of the founders of Russian Futurism. Tretiakov, Sergei (1892-1939): Russian Soviet writer, play-writer and literature critic. Futurist. One of the founders of the futurist group 'Tvorchestvo' on the Soviet Far East (c. 1919). Worked with V. Meyerhold and S. Eisenstein. Rodchenko, Alexander (1891-1956): the famous artist of Russian Avant-garde. Graphic artist, designer, painter, theater artist. Posters, books, photography, etc. Constructivist. Member of OBMOKhU, 'October' with Lissitzky, et al.]

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Bem E.
VSEGO PONEMNOZHKU (A Little of Everything).
Paris: I. S. Lapin, n/d [1900's - 1910's].
1st edition. Text (almost none) in Russian. SC folder 13-1/2 x 10-1/4 in. 20 plates of illustrations. Photo on the cover. Children's album.

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Various authors.
OBVALY SERDTSA (The Heart's Crumbling. Futurist collection).
Sevastopol': Taran, 1920.
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 12 x 9-1/4 in. 16 pp. Pictorial cover. Participated Vadim Baian and other futurists, also O. Mandel'shtam. [Baian, Vadim (real name Sidorov, Vladimir): Poet-futurist. Lived in the City of Sevastopol' (Crimea, Ukraine). Participated in several Futurist collections published by 'Taran' ('Ram') publishing house. Mandel'shtam, Osip (1891-1938): a famous Russian and Soviet poet].

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Babel' I.
ISTORIIA MOEI GOLUBIATNI (The History of My Dovecote).
Moscow -(Leningrad); Z.I.F., 1926.
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 7-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. 78 pp. Constructivist cover by N. Al'tman.

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Altman, Nathan.
Proof (sample print) of the cover for the book ISTORIIA MOEI GOLUBIATNI (The History of My Dovecote) by I. Babel'.
c. 1926.
Text in Russian. Thick paper, 9 x 6 in. Constructivist design.

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Varnovitskaya, A.
Original Artwork: Constructivist design (original) for the cover of 'Hart' or 'Gart': Ukrainian literary almanac.
[Kiev]: 1930.
Text in Ukrainian. Gouache, thick paper on cardboard. 12 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. Work was executed when the artist was in the third year of Kiev Art Institute. [Varnovitskaya, Ada (b. 1910): Soviet graphic artist. Lived in Ukraine and Moscow. Studied under Favorsky. Book illustrations, portraits. On relation of Hart to Ukrainian avant-garde see: O. Ilnytzkyj. 'Ukrainian Futurism'].

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Ioffe, Mark.
PLAKAT I SATIRA (Poster and Satire. [Moscow artists for 40 years]. Exhibition catalog).
Moscow: M.S.S.Kh., 1958.
Text in Russian. SC. 1000 copies only. 8-1/2 x 6-3/4 in. 40 pp. Illustrated by portraits of the artists. Cover by K. Ivanov. Important poster exhibition. Mayakovsky, Klutsis, Deni, Moor, etc.

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Beskin O.
FORMALIZM V ZHIVOPISI (Formalism in Paintings).
Moscow: Vsekokhudozhnik, 1933.
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 8vo, 87 pp., 24 plates. Critical analysis: Tyshler, Filonov, Malevich, Suetin, Kliun, etc. Important book for the purpose of understanding of the Soviet policy in art in early 1930's. [Beskin, Osip (1892-1969): Soviet art critic and journalist. Editor-in-chief of the magazine Sovetskoie Foto ('Soviet Photo'). Participated in LEF ('Left Front'): the most important association of Soviet mid-1920's avant-garde writers (Mayakovsky, Brik), artists and photographers (Rodchenko) and others.]

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