BELYI, ANDREI (BORIS NIKOLAEVICH BUGALEV). 1880-1934.
1. Posle razluki. [After the Separation.] Petrograd: Epokha, 1922. 8vo. 128 pp. Original wrappers, designed by L. E. Chirikova. Wrappers rubbed, inkstamps to lower wrapper, faint red mark to upper wrapper. FIRST EDITION. This "Berlin Song Book" was based upon Belyi's "theory of the origin of the universe based on sound." After publishing these experimental lyrics, he concentrated more on prose. Belyi was a major Russian Symbolist novelist, poet and critic, whose Petersburg (1913) Vladimir Nabokov considered one of the four greatest modern novels of the 20th century.
2. Kotik Letaev. Petrograd: "Epokha," 1922. 8vo. 294 pp. Original wrappers, unopened. Yapp edges chipped. FIRST EDITION. An experimental novel based in part on the author's own childhood between the ages of three and five.
3. Maski. [Masks.] Moscow: GIKHL, 1932. 8vo. 448 pp. Frontispiece by V. A. Milashevskii. Illustrated by N. V. Kuzmin. Original cloth. Binding faded. FIRST EDITION. Belyi's final novel.