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Latvian Avant-Garde

Rable fabrika: romans. Translated by M. Silmans.

Moscow: Gramatizdevneeciba "Prometejs", 1931. Octavo (22 × 15 cm). Original decorative wrappers; [2], 237 pp. Very good.

Rare example of Latvian modernist publishing in Moscow, Russia. The design of the Latvian first edition resembles the Russian original (Fabrika Rable, 1928), which also features a vertical red rectangle abutted by two horizontal bars at the end, but the execution is more subtle and reminiscent of Latvian constructivist design. Chumandrin (1905-1940) was a Soviet prose writer and editor who was later accused of depicting leftist communist heros in his early work. One of 2000 copies printed. This edition not found in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: P003169

Price: $125.00