Moscow: Commission for Improving Life of Children, 1923. Item #180
150 pp.: ill. 17x13 cm. 150 illustrations in text by Fyodor Kriger. Mint condition.
1 of 6000 copies.
The first edition of the propaganda fables by Demian Bedny – the genre he invented and excelled at in 1920s. Fyodor Kriger was a self-taught artist. He started in politics as he was a deputy of the Council of Soldiers Deputies. Kriger’s illustrations for this book are the great and early example of classic propaganda art.
The only copy found in the Worldcat is in The British Library.