Kiev: Kul’tura, 1930. Item #166
 pp.: ill. 25x17,5 cm. Original illustrated lithographed wrappers. Some soiling, foxing. Overall a near fine condition.
First and only edition. Very rare.
Text in Ukrainian. Seven illustrations in text and two more on the covers made by Boris Kryukov (1895-1967), Ukrainian artist
and designer. In 1930s he cooperated with Kiev publishers very productively and illustrated many books. One of this publishing houses, Kul’tura (i.e. Culture), became a center of a new formation of young talented illustrators with Kryukov among them. They created a new radical illustration style for children’s books based on avant-garde and constructivism. The most distinctive influence traced to works by famous OST artists (Society of Easel Painters). Kryukov used to work in that style as well. He appealed to the theme of industrial work and life of the teenagers like in this edition. This edition is one of the best examples of that short-term formation.
One copy in USA according to WorldCat (Houghton Library, Harvard).