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Lidantiu faram (Lidantiu as a Beacon)
Iliazd (Ilya Zdanevich)

Paris 41 1923 Within original illustrated wrappers with a collage by Granovskii of onlaid gold and silver paper, cork and synthetic material. Text includes letterpress typographic designs by Iliazd. Iliazd published the play shortly after he moved to Paris from Russia. "The play, which combines slapstick with the solution of aesthetic problems...is unquestionably a masterpiece of the Russian poetic avant-garde." (Markov) While the colophon states that 530 copies were made, only about 150 are said to have been printed.

Rowell/Wye 458, 459, illus. pp. 126, 127; Markov pp. 354-357; Hellyer 144; ex-libris 84; Isselbacher p. 37