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Moderní ruské divadlo [Modern Russian theatre].

Prague: Václav Petr, 1928, Octavo (19 × 14 cm). Original photomontage wrappers by Karel Teige. 93 pp. and [17] pp. of plates. Professionally restored spine and edges; still good or better, partly uncut and unopened, in protective mylar.

First edition. Contains leaves of plates showcasing stage and costume designs by Aleksandra Ekster, Aleksandr Vesnin, N. Al'tman, Stenberg, Shestakov, Popova, and others. Wrappers designed by Karel Teige. Honzl covers recent developments in Russian theatre, including the work of Meierkhold, Tairov, Vakhtangov, Granovskii and others. Vloemans 122. As of February 2020, KVK and OCLC show seven copies in North America.

Book ID: 50545

Price: $275.00