Lviv: Ukraine’ka presa, 1934-1937. 23x16 cm. In contemporary covers with handwritten title; most original illustrated wrappers preserved. Spots and water stains occasionally, some images hand-colored, no covers of 1932 issue.
Bound set of original interwar children’s monthly ‘Dzvinochok’ published in Lviv in 1931-1939. The periodical was regenerated in small town Rogatyn in 1993.
Some cover designs are attributed to well-known graphic artist and caricaturist Edvard Kozak (1902–1992). In 1927-1944, the artist designed hundreds of books and periodicals. He worked under pseudonyms: Eko, Mamai, Hryts Zozulia, Maik Chichka, Avenir Lushniak, Kosy. In particular, at that time he collaborated with the concern “Ukrainska presa” [Ukrainian Press], also known as Ivan Tyktor Concern, by the name of its owner. The enterprise founded several periodicals and book series targeting different audiences – ‘Dzvinochok’ was among them. This edition was announced as an all-Ukrainian educational, historical, cultural and entertainment magazine for preschool and school-aged children. Its editor-in-chief and publisher was the wellknown Ukrainian writer Yura Shkrumelyak (1895-1965).
Issues feature lots of group photographs of West Ukrainian children, including stage performers and kindergarten groups. Also, a picture of Canadian Ukrainian children was shown in one issue. The magazine published fiction stories, poems, lyrics of songs and music scores, educational riddles, plays for performances. Occasionally, a small section of studying English and German languages was added. In September 1939, Soviet forces entered Lviv and destroyed the editorial office of the magazine. ‘The Little Bell’ was closed.
Not found in Worldcat.