Moscow: OGIZ, 1939. 104 pp. Frontispiece by A. Suvorov. Book design by Solomon Telingator.
First edition. Rare.
The first Russian biography of Mao is designed by Solomon Telingater (1903-1969), the student of El Lissitsky and the artist who set the golden standard for the Soviet typography design of the 1930s. VKHUTEMAS graduate, he became one of the most vocal theorists of constructivist book design.
The ties between Mao and USSR were at its strongest in the late 1930s.