Rare 1st editon of Ehrmann’s avant-garde poetry, with Jaaska’s striking constructivist cover design, 1927
Karl EHRMANN; J. JAASKA [Illustr.]: SÖNA, SAJAND, LINN JA PÜSS [The World, The Century, The City and the Weapon]. Cover linocut by J. Jaaska. Tartu: 1927.
Karl EHRMANN; J. JAASKA [Illustr.]: SÖNA, SAJAND, LINN JA PÜSS [The World, The Century, The City and the Weapon]. Cover linocut by J. Jaaska. Tartu: Laakmann 1927.
8to. 63  pages. Letterpress, in red and black pictorial linocut cover on cream stock.
First edition of a 2nd collection of poems by Estonian expressionist poet and theatre critic Karl Ehrmann (also Eerme, 1905-75).
Illustration: J. Jaaska's striking red and black constructivist linocut depicts a female nude incorporated by iconographic elements of modern age: the skylines of a factory and/or a metropolis as well as machine parts.
Condition: Cover with some very small faults at margins, in parts with some wear and traces of use. Cover at margins also with some tears, otherwise fine indeed.
Rarity: OCLC and KVK quote only one copy in library holdings worldwide outside Estonia (Munich, BSB).