Item #1929 [SVETOCH PUBLISHING HOUSE] Knizhka-podruzhka [i.e. Book Friend]. S. Zolotov.
[SVETOCH PUBLISHING HOUSE] Knizhka-podruzhka [i.e. Book Friend]
[SVETOCH PUBLISHING HOUSE] Knizhka-podruzhka [i.e. Book Friend]
[SVETOCH PUBLISHING HOUSE] Knizhka-podruzhka [i.e. Book Friend]

[SVETOCH PUBLISHING HOUSE] Knizhka-podruzhka [i.e. Book Friend]

Odesa: Svetoch, 1927. Item #1929

12 pp.: ill. 14x17,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Minor tears of spine, stamp of private library on back cover, otherwise mint.
First edition. One of 10 000 copies. Very rare.

A good example of early Soviet Ukrainian children’s books. It was illustrated throughout but was cheap in production. Each illustration is lithographed in two inks, red and green or red and blue. When overlaying inks, printers easily created the third (brown) color. Illustrations and poems were created by S. Zolotov. According to a common style, he printed several books at this publishing house. In all, “Svetoch” released a great diversity of books from children’s poetry to mass sex education.

The thin book contains three poems: “Ivan the Musician”, “Lullaby for Dolls”, “Educated Kittens”. As some other books by this publisher, the poems tell stories about animals and children compiled for the youngest readers.

Not in Worldcat.

Price: $750.00

Status: On Hold
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