Yiddish Avant-Garde for children

EPSTEIN, Mark (artist) and David ROIKHEL

Mayselakh [Tales]
£4,250

EPSTEIN, Mark (artist) and David ROIKHEL, Mayselakh

One of the great productions of the Russo-Jewish avant-garde group 'Kultur Liga', in its early Kyiv's days. Rare children book in Yiddish with many cubist illustrations.

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China-printed children book

ZAITSEV, M. V. [publisher]

Liagushka-Tsarevna [The Frog Princess]
£295

ZAITSEV, M. V. [publisher], Liagushka-Tsarevna

Lovely children book produced in Harbin/Kharbin.

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Famous Russian children book

CHERNYI, Sasha (pseud. for Aleksandr Mikhailovich GLIKBERG) and Boris GRIGORIEV (artist)

Detskii ostrov [The Children's Island]
£1,950

CHERNYI, Sasha (pseud. for Aleksandr Mikhailovich GLIKBERG) and Boris GRIGORIEV (artist), Detskii ostrov

Grigoriev's famous children book, in the original publisher's binding; a very good example.

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Early talent

KOVARSKAIA, Evgeniia (artist)

Pro Lisu i Kolobok. Russkaia skazka [The Fox and the Little Brown Bun. Russian Fairy tale]
£175

KOVARSKAIA, Evgeniia (artist), Pro Lisu i Kolobok. Russkaia skazka

Lovely small fragile book for children drawn by a child. In fine condition in the publisher's wrappers.

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Working in Tsarist Russia

OSTROGORSKII, Aleksei Nikolaevich

U rabochikh liudei: sbornik rasskazov [Among Working People: Collection of Stories]
£225

OSTROGORSKII, Aleksei Nikolaevich, U rabochikh liudei: sbornik rasskazov

Life among 'working people' for young readers - a fresh example.

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Unopened Yiddish Avant-Garde

TCHAIKOV, Joseph (artist) and Mendele MOCHER-SFORIM

Dos Kelbl [The Calf]
£3,950

TCHAIKOV, Joseph (artist) and Mendele MOCHER-SFORIM, Dos Kelbl

A fine illustrated production of the Kultur Lige, published in Kiyv in 1919. A scarce Yiddish children book, especially unopened without significant restoration.

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Important early book for Russian children - with a sewn translation label

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator]

Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. *** [Children's library [ie. Kleine Kinderbibliothek], published in German by Mr. Campe, and translated by M. ***].
£3,950

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator], Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. ***

More than a translation, an original adaptation, dedicated to Princess Dahskova, the first woman head of an Academy of Sciences and first female member of the American Philosophical Society. A very rare early edition of this important book for Russian children - and a lovely example with a sewn translation label!

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In publisher's wrappers

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich

Detstvo i Otrochestvo [Childhood and Adolescence]
£3,950

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich, Detstvo i Otrochestvo

Tolstoy's own editing of his first novel: a lovely example, rare in original wrappers, of this second edition, specially adapted for children's reading and showing for the first time a different version from the standard text.

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Ukrainian in the USA

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist)

Ukrainska abetka [Ukrainian ABC]

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist), Ukrainska abetka

Very attractive and remarkably rare ABC, created by a son of the Ukrainian Minister of Education. A fine example.

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All in One

Ivan BILIBIN, Viktor VASNETSOV (artists) and Alexander PUSHKIN

Skazki, bound with Pesn o Veshchem Olege [Folk Tales] and [The Song of the Wise Oleg]

Ivan BILIBIN, Viktor VASNETSOV (artists) and Alexander PUSHKIN, Skazki, bound with Pesn o Veshchem Olege

All of Bilibin's famous portrait illustrations for Pushkin's tales bound in one single volume - very unusual, and in lovely condition.

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Children of all countries...

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist)

Bratishki [Little Brothers]

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist), Bratishki

A fine, fresh example of this great internationalist children book.

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One of his famous children books

LISSITZKY, El [Eliezer Lazar Markovich] (artist) and Peter Ben Zion RASKIN

Der Ber [The Bear]

LISSITZKY, El [Eliezer Lazar Markovich] (artist) and Peter Ben Zion RASKIN, Der Ber

A scarce Yiddish children's book by a major figure of the Russian and Jewish avant-garde: an early Kiev production of the important Kultur Lige, illustrated on every page by Lissitzky.

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Poems for children

CHEKHONIN, S. (artist) and M. MORAVSKAIA

Apelsinnye korki. Stikhi dlia detei [Orange Peels. Poems for Children].

CHEKHONIN, S. (artist) and M. MORAVSKAIA, Apelsinnye korki. Stikhi dlia detei

Scarce émigré edition illustrated by one of the most famous Russian book illustrators and designers of the early 20th century. With an attractive cover design.

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Kiev printing in 6 languages, on blue paper

[RUMOVSKII-KRASNOPEVKOV, Veniamin]

Sviashchennaia istoriia dlia maloletnikh detei… Sacra historia in gratinam puerorum… L'histoire sacrée composée en langue russe a l'usage des jeunes gens…

[RUMOVSKII-KRASNOPEVKOV, Veniamin], Sviashchennaia istoriia dlia maloletnikh detei… Sacra historia in gratinam puerorum… L'histoire sacrée composée en langue russe a l'usage des jeunes gens…

Six languages with 5 different fonts: a rare introduction to biblical story for children, printed on blue paper a lovely copy.

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Very rare ABC by an artist of the Moscow Darwin Museum

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich

Azbuka v kartinkakh [ABC in Pictures]

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich, Azbuka v kartinkakh

Charming early Soviet ABC by a noted artist of natural history, in excellent condition and very rare: we could trace only one copy at auction (in Russia) and one in a public library (in Russia too).

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