Strelets (The Archer): First Collection; Second Collection; and Third Collection, A. Belenson, St. Petersburg, 1915-22


The Hylaea Group and others

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Offset lithographs and reproductions (some printed in colours), the set of three volumes, the first published in 1915, 216 pages of text and ten offset lithographs on blue wove paper after David Burliuk, Kulbin, Rozanova, Wyndham Lewis and others, in very good condition, in pink wove paper cover with dark blue and red cover design by Kulbin on front a few nicks at the edges and spine, the second published in 1916, 143 pages of text and one reproduction in colours after Kulbin tipped in as a frontispiece, some faint spotting, in buff wove paper cover with title design in scarlet and gold on front, some spotting, the third numbered 161 from the edition of 300 on the justification, 176 pages of text including fourteen full page reproductions after Annenkov, Kulbin, Lebedev, Puni and others, in very good condition, in buff wove paper wrapper with title on front, minor defects, the set of three generally in very good condition. These three volumes of Strelets make up one of the greatest anthologies of Russian modern literature. Contributors include every member of Hylaea, countless Symbolists and an extraordinary number of avant-garde poets, writers and critics of the period. The present copies survive in remarkably good condition.