ASEEV, Nikolai; GURO, Elena; MAYAKOVSKIY, Vladimir; PASTERNAK, Boris; PETNIKOV, Grigory; KHLEBNIKOV, Velimir.


Liren’. [Lilac].
Moscow, Liren’, 1920.

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First edition of a rare futurist work
Poetry and essays from prominent Russian writers of the early 20th Century, brought together in the name of Futurist literary group, Liren. The wrappers were designed by Maria Sinyakova (1890 – 1984), a Ukrainian artist from Kharkov who was a notable avant-garde artist and collaborator of the futurist group. She was expelled from the Artists’ Union for ‘bowing to Western art’. Its believed that Velimir Khlebnikov was in love with Sinyakova and dedicated many poems to her.


First edition; 8vo (16 x 12 cm); original printed wrappers designed by Maria Sinyakova; small ink stain to upper cover, slight age-toning, later sleeve printed with matching design; a fine copy.


Hellyer 281


Stock ID: 99561