MAYAKOVSKY, VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH, et al.
LUNACHARSKY, ANATOLY VASILEVICH, editor. Rzhanoe slovo. [The Rye Word.] Petrograd: IMO, 1918.
8vo. 58 pp. Color decorated wrappers. Wrappers professionally restored with missing pieces replaced.
FIRST EDITION. This "Futurist Revolutionary Reader," edited with an introduction by the People's Commissar of Enlightenment, pulled together many of the most important voices of Russian avant-garde poetry. Other contributions by N. ASEEV, D. BURLIUK, V. KAMENSKY, V. KHLEBNIKOV and B. KUSHNER. Although Lunacharsky did not care for Mayakovsky's poetry, he did reprint "Nash Marsh" (Our Marsh) and "Revolutsiya" from Gazeta futuristov and an excerpt from War and Peace. MoMA 190.