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Acmeism in the Caucasus

Ars: ezhemesiachnik iskusstva i literatury [Ars: a monthly of art and literature], vol. I, nos. 1 and vol. II, no. 1 (of three published).

Tbilisi: T-vo Sogomonian i Siutch’ian, 1918–1919. Octavos (22.5 × 18 to 26.5 × 18 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 76 and 92 pp. Very good.

Two issues (of three published) of the short-lived Georgian literary and arts journal, loosely affiliated with Tbilisi acmeists as well as visual artists. Edited by Anna A. Antonovskaia (1885–1967), it contains contributions by Sergei Gorodetskii, G. A. Khazarov, V. P. Kushitashvili, Sergei Rafalovich, T. Tabidze, A. Chachikov, Iurii Degen, N. Bel-Kon-Liubomirskaia, Ovanes Tumanian, Niko Baratashvili, Akber Sadykov, Aleksandr Petrokovskii, Grigorii Robakidze, and others. With illustrations and vignettes by B. I. Riabov, A. S. Petrokovskii, Lado Gudiashvili, L. Azarapetian, A. A. Zal’tsman, S. Gruzenberg, and others. Wrappers and frontis designed by M. G. Kalashnikova. With a review of Russian futurism by D. G. and articles on Anna Akhmatova. Also features necrologues, reviews of newly published books and journals, as well as art exhibitions. As of February 2020, KVK and OCLC only show a copy of the first issue in Germany.

Book ID: 50571

Price: $1,800.00