Moscow: Rabotnik prosveshcheniia, 1929. Item #1537
64 pp.: ill. 18x13,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Small tear of spine, red pencil note on back cover and ink number on front cover, otherwise very good and clean internally.
First and only edition. One of 10 000 copies produced. Rare.
Cover design was produced by artist Alexei Romanov (1904-1988) who contributed to all books in a series “Reading Room of Soviet School”. Juvenile propaganda story about changes in daily life of Soviet people. It covered simultaneously two socialist campaigns against kulaks and illiteracy. Its author Boris Evgen’ev (1903-1984) published a row of educative and fascinating books about Soviet country and socialist life: “An Arrow Over an Ocean”, “Five-Year Plan”, “We Live in Moscow”, “Running with Milk”, etc. In this story, a girl Katia goes to a village on summer vacation and teaches some people ABC while “a relic of the bourgeois past” tries to block her initiative.
The only copy is located in Princeton University.
Price: $450.00Status: On Hold