Item #1916 [WEST UKRAINIANS DURING WWI] Kalendarik “Samokhotnika” na zvychainyi rik 1918. Ukrainskym sichovym stril’tsiam i vsii sobornii Ukraini na pozhytok i na vtikhu ta rozradu [i.e. Volunteer’s Calendar for 1918. To Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and Entire Ukraine for the Benefit, Comfort and Consolation]
[WEST UKRAINIANS DURING WWI] Kalendarik “Samokhotnika” na zvychainyi rik 1918. Ukrainskym sichovym stril’tsiam i vsii sobornii Ukraini na pozhytok i na vtikhu ta rozradu [i.e. Volunteer’s Calendar for 1918. To Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and Entire Ukraine for the Benefit, Comfort and Consolation]
[WEST UKRAINIANS DURING WWI] Kalendarik “Samokhotnika” na zvychainyi rik 1918. Ukrainskym sichovym stril’tsiam i vsii sobornii Ukraini na pozhytok i na vtikhu ta rozradu [i.e. Volunteer’s Calendar for 1918. To Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and Entire Ukraine for the Benefit, Comfort and Consolation]
[WEST UKRAINIANS DURING WWI] Kalendarik “Samokhotnika” na zvychainyi rik 1918. Ukrainskym sichovym stril’tsiam i vsii sobornii Ukraini na pozhytok i na vtikhu ta rozradu [i.e. Volunteer’s Calendar for 1918. To Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and Entire Ukraine for the Benefit, Comfort and Consolation]
[WEST UKRAINIANS DURING WWI] Kalendarik “Samokhotnika” na zvychainyi rik 1918. Ukrainskym sichovym stril’tsiam i vsii sobornii Ukraini na pozhytok i na vtikhu ta rozradu [i.e. Volunteer’s Calendar for 1918. To Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and Entire Ukraine for the Benefit, Comfort and Consolation]
[WEST UKRAINIANS DURING WWI] Kalendarik “Samokhotnika” na zvychainyi rik 1918. Ukrainskym sichovym stril’tsiam i vsii sobornii Ukraini na pozhytok i na vtikhu ta rozradu [i.e. Volunteer’s Calendar for 1918. To Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and Entire Ukraine for the Benefit, Comfort and Consolation]

[WEST UKRAINIANS DURING WWI] Kalendarik “Samokhotnika” na zvychainyi rik 1918. Ukrainskym sichovym stril’tsiam i vsii sobornii Ukraini na pozhytok i na vtikhu ta rozradu [i.e. Volunteer’s Calendar for 1918. To Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and Entire Ukraine for the Benefit, Comfort and Consolation]

Lviv: Z drukarni A. Hol’dmana, 1917. Item #1916

66 pp.: ill. + 14 pp. of ads. 12x8,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Spine slightly restored, some foxing on covers, otherwise mint.
Very rare.

This pocket edition was published by the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen Legion during the First World War. The legion was a unit within the Austro-Hungarian Army.
“Samokhotnyk” was the name given to a soldiervolunteer.
Under this title, a satirical magazine was published in 1915-1918. It was created by hand and then a few hundred copies were made by a hectograph for each issue. Publications were of wide diversity: jokes, anecdotes on military and general-Ukrainian topics, household advice, poetry, etc.
This particular calendar contains selected texts and illustrations, previously printed in the magazine. Among them are 12 full-page illustrations. Drawings for front cover and page designs were created by artist Osip Kurilas (1870-1951). From 1886 to 1890, Kurilas studied at the Lviv Art and Industrial School. Due to the lack of funds to continue his studies at the Academy of Arts, Kurilas worked part-time, creating icons and portraits of city residents. In 1898-1900, he completed a painting course at the Kraków Academy of Arts. During World War I, Kurilas served in the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen Legion. At that period, he made many sketches, postcards, portraits and genre paintings. In the early 1920s, he worked in Oleksa Novakovsky’s art school in Lviv. In 1935, after the death of Novakovsky, Kurilas headed the school. In all, the artist was engaged in illustrating newspapers, magazines, primers and school textbooks, and created paintings on religious topics.

The calendar became a valuable source listing periodicals released by the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen. It also contains numerous advertisements for them.

Worldcat doesn’t track this edition.

Price: $1,600.00

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