May 09, 2013 - Sale 2313

Sale 2313 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 840
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Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
INCLUDES THE BANNED, AND THE FINAL ISSUE (AVANT-GARDE. HUNGARIAN.) Kassák, Lajos. A Tett. Issues 12, 16, and 17. Together, 3 volumes (of 17). 3 illustrations. Thin 8vo, original rose paper wrappers with woodcut vignette and lettering, some fading, staples worn, scattered wear, Volume 16 has dampstained covers and some staining to a few internal pages. (IO). Budapest, 1916

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the scarce precursor to MA, published by Kassák, the leading figure in the Hungarian avant-garde movement and publisher of poetry, graphics, and politics. The first issue of A Tett was published in 1915 in an edition of 500 copies; the second issue was confiscated by the censors for insulting religious authorities. As such, the cover (as well as complete design and binding materials) changed with issue #13. Issue 16 (included here), ... the scarce precursor to MA, published by Kassák, the leading figure in the Hungarian avant-garde movement and publisher of poetry, graphics, and politics. The first issue of A Tett was published in 1915 in an edition of 500 copies; the second issue was confiscated by the censors for insulting religious authorities. As such, the cover (as well as complete design and binding materials) changed with issue #13. Issue 16 (included here), subtitled "International" contains contributions from countries that were at war with Austria-Hungary, and was thus seized by the authorities; after issue #17 the journal was completely banned. Kassák wasted no time and within a month was publishing his new magazine, MA. Gonzalez, page 11.