Item #1837 [TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]. G. Geronskii.
[TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]
[TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]
[TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]
[TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]
[TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]
[TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]

[TELINGATER] Politiki vraga : Vozhdi kapitalisticheskoi i soglashatel’skoi Evropy : (ocherki i portrety) [i.e. Politicians of Enemies : Leaders of Capitalist and Opportunistic Europe : (Sketches and Portraits]

Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo, 1930. Item #1837

200 pp.: ill. 20x14 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Spine chipped, creases and tears of cover edges, with minor fragments of edges lost, some foxing occasionally, stamp of private library on t.p., otherwise very good.

One of 5000 copies. Foreword written by Hungarian Communist revolutionary Béla Kun, executed in Moscow in 1938.
Cover design was created by Solomon Telingater. According to a caption, the back cover “shows that world pushball play where social-democrats spend all their energy to prevent the capitalist ball from falling. Thomas, Vandervelde, MacDonald are playing. Rockefeller, Morgan, Mond are on their shoulders. Papa Pius is blessing the game while the army and police are guarding the shaky balance of the capitalist cylinder hat”.
The internal design, most likely, was also made by Telingater. The book contains two dozens of portraits of ‘class enemies’, partly produced in the photomontage technique. Some of them were made with satirical characteristics, for example, ‘Nightingales of the French Socialism’ depicted politicians Thomas, Paul Boncour and Blum with bird bodies. The last chapter opens with a photomontage presenting Mussolini next to a huge living skull with a caption above: ‘Italian dictator Mussolini's mask’.
The book included 11 essays about the world’s leaders of the 1920s denouncing their 'peaceful' politics. The author of the book, Jewish journalist Gennady Ianov-Geronskii (1900-?) was arrested in 1946 and survived two sentences of 10 and 5 years in GULAG camps.

The only copy is located in Princeton University.

Price: $750.00

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