LISITSKII, Lazar Markovich, 'El' (1890-1941) -- INGULOV, S.B. (ed.). Pishchevaiia Industriia [The Food Industry]. Moscow: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1936.

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LISITSKII, Lazar Markovich, 'El' (1890-1941) -- INGULOV, S.B. (ed.). Pishchevaiia Industriia [The Food Industry]. Moscow: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1936.

4° (370 x 247mm). Photographic reproductions throughout, some in colour and mounted on thicker paper with printed captions, folding maps printed in colour, portrait frontispiece of Lenin and Stalin with the original printed tissue guard. (Occasional negligible wear.) Publisher's original blue cloth spine and white cloth covers, spine lettered in white, upper side blocked in blind and lettered in blue, photo-illustrated endpapers (minor soiling), publisher's original slipcase, edged in cloth and with paper-covered sides, printed paper label on upper side (light wear, light spotting and soiling).

FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY IN THE RARE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE. 'Thanks to the prominent part played by Küppers, The Food Industry is a fascinating instance of German modernist ideas threatening the careful iconography of Soviet propaganda' (The Photobook). RARE: ABPC records no copy sold at auction in over 30 years. Harvard and Busch-Reisinger, El Lissitzky, 1936/3 ('unfortunately unlocated album'); The Photobook, vol. I, p.166.