Moscow: Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1951. Item #357
180 pp. 19,5x13 cm. In original wrappers. Very good, tears and loss of small fragments of the spine.
First and only edition. One of 850. Very rare. Classified as manuscript with mark on the cover and title page. This book was produced in a limited edition for distribution among a narrow circle of people with a view to preliminary acquaintance with its text.
The book follows the history of Soviet films starting in 1896 up to 1950. It was compiled by researchers of Institute of Art History of Academy of Sciences: N.A. Lebedev, G.P. Chakhirian, I.L. Dolinsky, R.N. Yurenev, V.R. Shcherbina, E.M. Smirnov, S.S. Ginzburg.
With a telegram from director of the Institute I.E. Grabar’ and deputy of the minister of cinematography of USSR V. Pereslavtsev. addressed to someone by the name Rodionov inviting him to participate in conference dedicated to discussion of this work program. The copy of this book was sent to him with the telegram.