Kharkiv: Derzhvydav Ukraïni, 1930. Item #1060
100 pp.: ill. 18x13 cm. In original printed wrappers. Tears of the spine, foxing and soiling occasionally, otherwise very good.
First and only edition. One of 6000 copies. In Ukrainian.
An interesting survey of book publishing in Ukraine written by bibliographer and book historian Anton Kozachenko (1900-1962) who served in the statistical department of the Ukrainian Book Chamber since 1925. Starting from the 15th century, he went up to the 19th-century national development and then reported data on 10-year printing of books and periodicals in 1917-1929. The table shows Ukrainization of publishing business: in 1929 the number of books in Ukrainian was rising and accounted for 70% of the total books. In the meantime, the number of books in Russian was decreased to 26%. Besides, books in languages of national minorities came out: Jewish, German, Polish, Bulgarian, etc. Most books were printed by state publishing houses, but 5% of printed materials belonged to private presses. Among them were enterprises ‘Siaivo’ and ‘Chas’ publishing books only in the Ukrainian language. Text is also supplemented with a chart of printing dynamics and some photographs of Ukrainian editions.
The only paper copy is located in the Library of Congress.
Price: $500.00Status: On Hold