KRUCHENYKH, ALEKSEI. 1886-1968.
KLIUN, IVAN VASILEVICH, illustrator. Zhivoi Mayakovsky. [The Living Mayakovsky.] Moscow: Gruppy Druzei Mayakovskogo, 1930.
Volume 2. 8vo. 18 pp. Original decorated wrappers designed by I. Kliun incorporating a portrait of Mayakovsky by DAVID BURLIUK. Wrappers heavily restored; one internal tear closed.
RARE. One of 300 copies. In this collection of conversations about the great recently deceased Russian poet privately published for the Friends of Mayakovsky, Kruchenykh seems to enjoy repeating Mayakovsky's attacks on fellow Futurist writers. The second of three volumes in this series, each printed by lithography on glass. Burliuk's portrait comes from Trebnik troikh (Missal of the Three), published 1913 but drawn in 1912, facing p 34. Hellyer 360; MoMA 856; Getty 554.