MALEVICH, KAZIMIR SEVERINOVICH, AND OLGA VLADIMIROVNA ROZANOVA, illustrators.
KRUCHENYKH, ALEKSEI. 1886-1968. Igra v adu. [Game in Hell.] St. Petersburg: Svet, 1914.
4to. 39 pp. With 26 lithographs (23 by Rozanova and 3 by Malevich). Original lithographed tan wrappers designed by Malevich. Wrappers stained; spine replaced; thumb marks.
SECOND EDITION WITH NEW GRAPHICS. One of 800 copies. In their unusual and rare publications, so unlike the generally opulent livres d'artistes, Futurist books combined poets with painters using the cheapest materials for the oddest combinations and startling effects in both text and art. This poem about a card game in Hell appropriately resembles a missal with its Old Church Slavonic lettering and irregularly cut pages. The first edition had lithographs by Goncharova, but the second with Rozanova's and Malevich's art is the more desirable of the two. Getty 399, MoMA 79.