(Zdanevich, Il'ia). Terent'ev, Igor.
[Tiflis: 41 degrees, 1919-20]. Octavo, 21.8x16.9cm, 15 pages. First edition, one of approximately 250 copies. Designed throughout by Zdanevitch, as were all publications of 41 degrees. Zdanevitch had returned to the Caucasus in 1916 from Petrograd, and there, along with the poets Kruchenykh and Terent'ev, founded 41 degrees and published 21 issues of the magazine by the same name. Zdanevitch began issuing books under the imprint in 1919. He also founded a nightclub while in Tiflis, called the Fantastic Tavern, where poetry readings and events were held. Publisher's original brown printed wrappers with letterpress design by Illiazd, and with letterpress designs throughout. This copy inscribed by Terent'ev on the front wrapper. A very good or better copy with only the lightest penny-size water stain to the front wrapper, and some professional and discreet paper restoration to the edges of the front cover. (Rowell & Wye #255; Centre Georges Pompidou 1978, page 110. also see Isselbacher, pages 23-24).
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Traktat o sploshnom neprilichii (Treatise on Total Obscenity).