Moscow; Leningrad: GIZ, 1924. 19x13 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. All wrappers and the title page designed by Alexander Rodchenko.
'Mess Mend' series were written by Soviet poet and writer Marietta Shaginyan (1880-1982). The series about an American in Russia were created for the public in attempt to show ‘Red Nat Pinkerton’ to the masses. The series were very popular and indeed became the peak of Soviet pulp fiction. Lunacharsky wrote that it’s important to propagandize revolutionary ideas through the popular literature
of this kind.
#3. Vyzov broshen [I.e. The call]. Good condition. Foxing of the wrappers and first pages.
#4. Trup v trume [i.e. The body in the hold]. Near fine condition. Minor tears.
#5. Radio-gorod [i.e. The radio city]. Fine condition.
#6. Za I protiv [pros and cons]. Near fine condition.
#7. Chernaia ruka [i.e. Black hand]. Near fine condition. Minor tears
#8. Geniy syska [i.e. The genius of the pursuit]. Near fine condition. Minor tears
#9. Yanki idut [i.e. The yanks are coming]. Near fine condition. Minor tears.
#10. Vzvyv soveta [i.e. The bombing of the sovet]. Very good condition. Tears.
$1,350 per issue (except #3 which is $1,000).