GURO, ELENA, VELIMER KHLEBNIKOV, AND ALEKSEI ELISEEVICH KRUCHENIKH. Troe. [Threesome.] St. Petersburg: "Zhuravl," 1913. Square 8vo. 96 pp. With 4 lithographs by Malevich. Original front and back lithographed wrappers designed by Malevich. Verso of wrappers foxed; expected soiling.
FIRST EDITION. One of 500 copies. A memorial volume to the Futurist poet and artist Guro (who had recently died from leukemia) prepared by her fellow Futurists. Kruchenykh supplied an essay on the influence of Futurism on language, "New Ways of the Word." Malevich's cover combines the new with the old: a mechanical Cubist figure beneath Old Church Slavic lettering. Hellyer 516.
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