Tbilisi: Xelovneba, 1972.
First printing. (104) pp., 9 x 11.75 inches. Gilt-stamped cloth over boards in printed dust-jacket. With 121 illustrations in color and black-and-white. Introduction by Andrei Konstantinovich Lebedev. Text in Georgian and Russian. Inscribed by the artist.
Small tear near gutter of title-page spread, and slight age-toning of page edges, otherwise very good internally; cloth mottled and slightly musty with small stain along bottom edge, in a chipped and torn jacket with several losses at edges. Item #4602
Paintings, drawings, illustrations, and book designs, many of which showcase Georgian lettering and font designs. The artist’s husband Lado Grigolia is a well-known authority on Georgian fonts, and was an esteemed teacher at the Tbilisi Academy of Art.
Inscribed in 1979 (in Russian): “To Alexander Petrovich Mezhirov, with endless gratitude and admiration.” Mezhirov (1923?-2009) was a Soviet poet of the WWII Generation, and translator from Georgian and Lithuanian, who emigrated to the United States in 1992, living first in New York and then in Portland, Oregon.