Item #1399 [A SOVIET CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHED DURING WORLD WAR II] S utra do vechera [i.e. From Morning to Evening]. Z. Aleksandrova.
[A SOVIET CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHED DURING WORLD WAR II] S utra do vechera [i.e. From Morning to Evening]
[A SOVIET CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHED DURING WORLD WAR II] S utra do vechera [i.e. From Morning to Evening]

[A SOVIET CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHED DURING WORLD WAR II] S utra do vechera [i.e. From Morning to Evening]

Moscow: F-ka Poligraf-karton. i det. igrushki Frunz. R.P.T., 1945. Item #1399

1 folded sheet in 12 compartments: 12 configurational drawings filled in with black. 12,5x11,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers made of two compartments. Tears of few creases and two small tears on the front page, otherwise very good.

First edition. Scarce. Edited by N. A. Ryazanova.
A folding children’s book published at the end of World War II and written by the Soviet poet and translator Zinaida Aleksandrova (1907-1983). At 12, Zinaida was left an orphan and sent to an orphanage in 1919. After finishing her studies at the Leningrad College of Printing, she started working for the editorial offices of different Soviet newspapers and magazines. Zinaida began writing poems while still in an orphanage. Her friends sent her works to the magazine Rabotnitsa i krest’yanka [i.e. A Worker and a Peasant Woman] without the knowledge of the author, and soon Aleksandrova’s name appeared on the pages of the periodical. In 1930, Zinaida wrote the popular children’s song Veter na rechke [i.e. The Wind on the River] and became actively engaged in children’s literature.
The edition features 12 configurational drawings by the Soviet artist Evgeniya Endrikson (1907-1994). Evgeniya began to draw in 1922 in the art circle of the K. Marx orphanage (Moscow) where she was sent after the death of her father. From 1924 to 1930, she studied at the lithographic department of VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN under N. Kupreyanov and V. Favorsky. In 1929, the Krest’yanskaya Gazeta publishing house printed 3 children’s books with Evgeniya’s illustrations. During the war years, Endrikson collaborated with the magazines Murzilka (1941-1942) and Pioneer (1945-1946) and extensively produced agitational posters (1943-1946).

Worldcat shows 1 copy of the edition at the University of Chicago Library.

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