TELINGATER, Solomon. Podshipniki: sharikovye: rolikovye. [Bearings: Roller Ball]. 239 pp. Profusely illustrated. 8vo, 245 x 170 mm., publisher's green cloth binding with silver embossed cover. Moscow: Soiuzpodshipniktrest, n.d. [1930s].
Perhaps nothing demonstrates the surreal nature of books published in Russia between the Wars than this stunning trade catalogue of the Soyuzpodshipniksbyt (State Ball Bearings Distribution Trust), the audience for which is somewhat mysterious. It is definitely one of the most extraordinary books produced in Soviet Russia between the Wars. From the embossed binding to the stunning foil-like pages, it is a great example of Telingater's genius as a book designer. The photographs were taken by Alexander Khlebnikov who was a friend of Rodchenko and Stepanova.
An exceptionally fresh copy of an extremely fragile book. Of the greatest rarity, with OCLC listing only the Princeton copy worldwide.
Item nr. 170434