My Sister Life, 17/250, Signed, 1991. Limited Editions Club, New York: 1991.
Limited to 250 copies, signed by the illustrator Yuri Kuger, of which this is number 81. Beautifully illustrated with six original etchings. Half gray goatskin spine and the same leather used as strips on the fore-edge of each cover with treated handmade paper sides using the same paper as the text.Housed in a slipcase made of tough gray linen-rayon. Printed letterpress on paper made by hand to resemble the sort of stock produced in the 1920s in the Soviet Union. To attain this effect, Russian newspapers were cut into minute pieces and incorporated with rags and cotton pulp with individual Cyrillic letters floated onto the mixture before the process was completed. Illustrated with six etchings by Yuri Kuper printed in Paris on Hahnemuhle paper by Aldo Crommelynck, whose superlative techniques, inherited from the European crafts tradition, have been used by such artists as Picasso, Jasper Johns, and Jim Dine.
Near fine with publisher's prospectus laid in. In its slipcase, the book measures 16.5" wide x 19.5" high x 1.5 thick and weighs 7 pounds 3 ounces. " This work, "My Sister-Life" is his first published collection of poems and is considered one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language: "In Russian poetry, Boris Pasternak's My Sister-Life is the equivalent of The Waste Land, Spring and All, and Harmonium.But it is also accessible to the general reader, and belongs on a slender shelf of great love poems... ABOUT US: We specialize in rare and first edition books with over 20 years of experience. We have everything from Early Pop-Up Books to PMM, Fine Bindings and Fine Press, as well as Street and Pop Art among other scarcities. We are a combination of the new and the old, juxtaposed.
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Every item will be nicely packaged in a box. I do not want it damaged just as much as you do not want it damaged. The item "Boris Pasternak, My Sister Life, 81/250, Signed, Limited LEC, 1991" is in sale since Friday, December 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "girlbookseller75" and is located in North Hollywood, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.