Item #1535 [SOCIALIST ROUTINE FOR CHILDREN] Utro v sele i utro v gorode [i.e. Morning in Countryside and City]. S. Voetsa.
[SOCIALIST ROUTINE FOR CHILDREN] Utro v sele i utro v gorode [i.e. Morning in Countryside and City]
[SOCIALIST ROUTINE FOR CHILDREN] Utro v sele i utro v gorode [i.e. Morning in Countryside and City]

[SOCIALIST ROUTINE FOR CHILDREN] Utro v sele i utro v gorode [i.e. Morning in Countryside and City]

Kyiv: Kul’tura, [1927]. Item #1535

12 pp.: 17,5x17,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Good. Spine strengthened with paper, water stains, some creases and marks.

First and only edition. Very rare in condition.
An excellent example of Ukrainian lithographic children’s books published in the late 1920s. Through pictures and verses, the author explained what was the difference between urban and provincial Soviet life at that time, and showed what was similar for these worlds.
In the countryside, mornings started with cows going out to a shepherd and peasants leaving their dwellings for field work. An artist added only one tractor on the horizon. In 1927, the Soviet Union produced not enough tractors to supply them to all regions. Nevertheless, an operated Machine Works with smoking pipes was pictured in a city.
Workers rushed to get there at seven a.m., so they went by tram. Little later, groups of little Octobrists went outside. The cover design features two boys from village and city who differ in clothes and toys, but have similar appearance of neat socialist children. Illustrations are fairly simplified and form wide spaces of color.
The book was published in a series ‘My Favorite Tales’, no. 157. The back cover advertises some other books issued, with artists indicated.

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