The Twelve [Limited Edition, Signed by the Illustrator]. Alexander BLOK, Babette Deutsch, trans Abraham Yarmolinsky, lithographs George Biddle, trans Abraham Yarmolinsky.

The Twelve [Limited Edition, Signed by the Illustrator]

New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1931. First Thus. Deluxe edition of Blok's epic poem of the October Revolution which sold over two million copies in Russia within a year of its publication. This is a revision of the original English translation, first published in The Freeman in 1920. The illustrator, a childhood friend of Frankin D. Roosevelt, would later play an important role in the realization of the WPA's Federal Art Project. Limited to 650 copies of which this is no. 10 of 100 illustrated with original lithographs by George Biddle. Folio (31cm.); original red maroon-backed papier-peint boards, gilt-lettered spine, top edge gilt, others uncut; unpaged; mounted frontispiece and four leaves of plates; 5 additional half-page plates mounted to leaves of text. Boards rubbed, else Fine. Frontispiece signed in pencil by Biddle in margin.

Price: $400.00

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