LISSITSKY, EL (LAZAR LISSITSKII), illustrator.
ERENBURG, ILYA GREGOREVICH. 1891-1967. Shest povesti o legkikh kontsakh. [Six Tales with Easy Endings.] Moscow and Berlin: Gelikon, 1922.
8vo. 164 pp. With 6 illustrations by Lissitsky. Original two-color Constructivist wrappers designed by Lissitzky. Slightly rubbed and soiled. Within modern white cloth clamshell box with onlaid Constructivist design reflecting Lissitsky's front wrapper.
A brilliant collaboration between the witty Soviet writer and the great avant-garde painter. The bold wrappers are a clever interplay of minimal color and startling variance in unserifed typefaces. The uncharacteristically delicate interior pictures are among Lissitzky's finest book illustrations.