CHORNY SASHA (1880-1932) & GRIGORIEV BORIS (1886-1939) The publisher’s original fair copy of Chorny’s Children’s Island [Detsky Ostrov], with Grigoriev’s original drawings for the illustrations. N.P. [Berlin], CA. 1920-21.
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172 pages (size varies, sheets approximately 279 x 216 mm), comprising autograph fair copy of Chrony’s poems in black and blue ink, 117 pages with a few manuscript corrections, and 22 full-page and 14 other (half-page and smaller) original drawings (ink) by Grigoriev; minor wear and fraying at the right edges of a few leaves. Bound up in half cloth, patterned boards, with the lithographed cover illustration of the first edition affixed to the front cover; worn at edges, lithograph with some dampstaining and browning. The book using it was actually published: Berlin: Slovo, 1921. The published book itself is also attached. Authenticity of the object is confirmed by Dr. Tamara Galeeva - author of the monograph on Boris Grigoriev creations: Grigoriev Boris: Text by Tamara Galeeva, Galart 1995. Provenance: Sotheby’s sale Fine Books & Manuscripts, lot 201. New York, 14 Jun 2016. (+) This lot is under temporary importation and is subject to import tax (EU).