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A set of 10 detective novels by ‘Jim Dollar’, offered for £5750 on AntikBar's new website.

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Offered for £5750, it is one of the items on a new website by vintage poster specialist AntikBar.

Dubbed AntikBar Books, the site features book design and ephemera from the 1920s-30s, including examples from the major movements of the age such as Bauhaus, Art Deco or, in this case, Constructivism.

Titled Mess Mend or Yankee in Petrograd (Mess Mend ili Ianki v Petrograde), it was printed by The State Publishing House in Moscow in 1924.

Issued originally as individual brochures, the stories unite detective fiction with revolutionary ideology. Each volume in the book features a photo-montage cover and constructivist typographic design by Russian avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956).

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