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La Russie Illustree / Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia. No. 31 (Illustrated Russia. No. 31)

by [Edited by] Mironov, M. P

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Paris: s. n., 1925. Softcover. First edition; 31 1/2 x 24 cm; pp. 24; illustrated off-white wraps; several small nicks and cuts to fore-edge and lower back corner; a few spots, mostly to margins; illustrated with photographs, drawings, and cartoons; very good. An iconic Russian art and literature emigre journal, Illustrated Russia was published in Paris from 1924 to 1939 for a total of 748 issues. In 1924-1925 it was issued bi-weekly and for the rest of its existence - once a week. The impressive list of contributors and editors represented every revered Russian intellectual living in exile including poets and authors Ivan Bunin, Zinaida Gippius, Dmitrii Merezhkovskii (Merezhkovsky), Konstantin Balmont, and many others, as well as artists Ivan Bilibin, Aleksandr Benua (Alexandre Benois), and Konstantin Korovin. A monumental record of life of the Russian immigrants, the journal published major works of emigre writers, as well as writings from within Russia, historical studies and memoirs, art exhibitions and paintings, and even a children's corner. The current issue, among other things, focused on the crowing of the "Queen of the Russian Colony in Paris" and on a wonderful set of cartoons titled: "What Do You Think about Russia? (Our Conversations with Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps in Paris)" by prolific emigre artist and caricaturist Mikhail A. Drizo (1887-1953), who signed his works with the pseudonym MAD. Quite uncommon, with mostly incomplete runs in institutions, and none presently in the trade (as of July, 2015).
  • Bookseller: ZH BOOKS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001465
  • Title: La Russie Illustree / Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia. No. 31 (Illustrated Russia. No. 31)
  • Author: [Edited by] Mironov, M. P
  • Format/binding: Softcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Paris: s. n.
  • Date published: 1925
  • Bookseller catalogs: Books:Slavic Literature:Emigre;


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