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The Russians Said It First: A Heritage of Proverbs selected and translated by Simeon Aller by  illustrator  Simeon and Nikolai Remisoff - Hardcover - 1963 - from Penka Rare Books, ILAB and

The Russians Said It First: A Heritage of Proverbs selected and translated by Simeon Aller

by Aller, Simeon and Nikolai Remisoff, illustrator

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Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1963. Hardcover. Remisoff, Nicolai (Re-My). Octavo (20.5 × 14 cm). Original illustrated cloth, unclipped dustjacket in mylar sleeve; v-viii, [1], 137 pp. With a preface by Upton Sinclair and fourteen leaves of black-and-white illustrations by Re-My (Nicolai Remisoff). Signed and inscribed by the author on the front fly leaf: "To Selia and Frank with Best Wishes Simeon." Light foxing to top and side edge; else a very attractive copy. With a typically idiosyncratic preface by Upton Sinclair, which concludes: "There are seven hundred proverbs in this book, so you will wish to pick out those which seem most striking. Read, mark, and inwardly digest them; for the Russians are too human and have suffered and thought in the same mysterious world. The airplane has made us neighbors forever." Illustrated by Nikolai Remizov (Re-Mi, or Re-My) an important Russian graphic designer, illustrator, and painter (1887-1975). In the years before the Revolution, Re-Mi was one of the leading artists of the satirical journal "Satirikon" and "Novyi Satirikon." He is also well-known for his illustrations for Kornei Chukovsky's children's tale "Krokodil" ("The Crocodile"). After emigrating in 1918, he settled briefly in Paris before moving to the US, where he was active as a set designer in Hollywood for some time after 1939.

  • Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB DE (DE)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 117
  • Title: The Russians Said It First: A Heritage of Proverbs selected and translated by Simeon Aller
  • Author: Aller, Simeon and Nikolai Remisoff, illustrator
  • Illustrator: Remisoff, Nicolai (Re-My)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Ward Ritchie Press
  • Place: Los Angeles
  • Date published: 1963
  • Keywords: Russia, Russian, Illustrated, Sinclair, Aphorisms, emigre, emigration, caricature, satire, humor


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