Tiflis: Stroitelniy tekhnikum, 1937.  pp. 11,5x7,5 cm. Near fine condition. Illustrated throughout in color. 1 copy created.
The bright example of students’ folklore, created in Georgian Building Academy as a token for graduation, for the class of 1933-1937.
The whole class is pictured as animals from Tiflis zoo, with mocking and lively comments on all of the characters. From the book we learn that the wild cow Marina is inhabiting the Plekhanov avenue and able to play piano, while the seal Solomon is good at math and sports. The deer Tolik boasts its unique friendship with the little piggy Manya (someone wrote in pencil next to her that she is ‘the parasite with the soul of the snake’), that is unheard of in the zoos anywhere.
The author of these characteristics is the ‘true poet, architect and artist’ giraffe Zhorik.
Overall a unique evidence of the student zest, done in the year of 1937, that is regarded in Soviet history as one of the most brutal years of Stalin era.
Price: $1,400.00Status: On Hold