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GAUGUIN, Paul (1848-1903); TUGENDHOLD, Yakov (editor)

[GAUGUIN] Noa-Noa : Puteshestvie na Taiti

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Moscow : D. IA. Makovskii, 1914. First Russian edition of Noa Noa : voyage à Tahiti. Quarto, original pictorial yellow wrappers, title with vignette illustration, frontispiece plate of Gauguin’s self-portrait, 125 pp, 10 full-page black and white plates, one tipped-in illustration and vignette head- and tail-pieces; a fine copy. Text in Russian.

The Paris-based Russian art historian and critic Yakov Tugendhold was a champion of Gauguin’s work. The rare first Russian edition of the artist’s now-famous Tahiti journal was the product of Tugendhold’s own initiative, and it includes his essay on Gauguin’s life and work. A second edition, more common than the first, was published in 1918.