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Livshits', Benedikt'.

VOLCH'E SOLNTSE. KNIGA STIKHOV' VTORAYA [WOLF SUN. SECOND BOOK OF POEMS] (CHETYRE ZHENSHCHINY [FOUR WOMEN, DRAWINGS BY DAVID BURLIUK]). MOSCOW: HYLAEA, 1914
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 1,320 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Livshits', Benedikt'.

VOLCH'E SOLNTSE. KNIGA STIKHOV' VTORAYA [WOLF SUN. SECOND BOOK OF POEMS] (CHETYRE ZHENSHCHINY [FOUR WOMEN, DRAWINGS BY DAVID BURLIUK]). MOSCOW: HYLAEA, 1914
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,320 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Livshits', Benedikt'.

VOLCH'E SOLNTSE. KNIGA STIKHOV' VTORAYA [WOLF SUN. SECOND BOOK OF POEMS] (CHETYRE ZHENSHCHINY [FOUR WOMEN, DRAWINGS BY DAVID BURLIUK]). MOSCOW: HYLAEA, 1914

8vo (180 x 115mm.), [limited to 480 copies], 6 plates (one colour, 4 in blue), pp.60-64 containing a catalogue of Futurist publications from 1908 to 1914, original printed wrappers, uncut, extremities slightly rubbed, covers reattached


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Literature

Hellyer 291; The Russian Avant-Garde Book 67

Catalogue Note

The Hylaeans were one of the main Futurist groups in Russia. The name came from the area of the Black Sea settled by the forebears of the Greeks, signifying that they looked back to pre-Classical primitive culture.

Livshits' published his first collection of poetry in 1907 (Fleita Marsiya [The Flute of Marsyas]). He also published translations of French poetry and wrote memoirs of the Futurist years, but he later fell foul of the Communist regime and he died in a prison camp in 1937.

The section title for the Burliuk illustrations has a printed dedication: "Ben, I dedicate the drawings to you; don't get cross about the misprint".

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