[KABARDINO-CIRCASSIAN LANGUAGE] Doktor Aibolit [i.e. Dr. Aibolit]. Korney Chukovsky.

[KABARDINO-CIRCASSIAN LANGUAGE] Doktor Aibolit [i.e. Dr. Aibolit]

Item #547

Nalchik: Kabardinobalkarskoe GIZ, 1940. 110, [2] pp.: ill. 26x19 cm. Original illustrated cardboards. Bleak stains on the title page, remains of a label on the spine, tears and small losses of boards extremities.

One of 3000 copies. First translation to Kabardino-Circassian language.

The book originally published in 1936 became immensely popular right away. The illustrations by Elena Safonova (1902-1980) featured in the first Russian edition as well and became classic. As often the case with the North Caucasian languages Arabic characters were being used in Kabardino-Circassian script before 1917, then latin in 1924-1936 and after all-Union decision to transform everything to Cyrillic it was changed again. This is one of the early examples of the use of Cyrillic letters for Kabardino-Circassian language.

Price: $700.00

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