ARMENIA / POETRY: Ակնաղբյուր [Aknaghbyur]
Author: Սուրեն Ռուբենի ԽՈՋԱՅԱՆ (Sowren Ṙowbeni Xoǰayan), author; Անուշավան Գասպարյան (Gasparyan Anushavan Vartanovich, 1914-1986), book design.
Place and Year: Yerevan: Հայաստան 1965.
Technique: Small 12°. 90 pp. with title page printed in blue and black, , original illustrated wrappers, old collector’s stamp on the inner side of the front wrappers (minor wear to the wrappers, otherwise a seemingly unread example).
A scarce first edition of Armenian poetry, Aknaghbyur, named after a town in the north-east part of Armenia.
The cover design was made by an Armenian – Soviet artist and caricaturist Անուշավան Գասպարյան (Gasparyan Anushavan Vartanovich).
The book comes from a library of an Armenian author and researcher Levon Mikirtitchian (Lewon Mkrtchʻean), active in Munich in the second half of the 20th century.
Armenian libraries list four examples of the book, we could not find any institutional copies outside Armenia.