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Sverchok na pechi [The Cricket on the Hearth]

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Sverchok na pechi [The Cricket on the Hearth]

by Dickens Charles

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Moskva-Leningrad, Gosudarstvennoe izdatelʹstvo, 1925.
Fine illustrated edition of The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) in Russian.
For the first time this translation appeared in Dickens's Collected works (St. Petersburg, vol. 7, 1894). Our edition doesn't contain the translator's name. Cover, headpieces, endpieces and five full-page woodcuts by graphic artist Aleksey Kravchenko (1889–1940). He is considered a master of woodcut. He studied at Simon Hollosy's art school in Munich and at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under Konstantin Korovin and Valentin Serov. He was a member of the Four Arts Society of Artists. For the first time Russian artists illustrated Dickens' works in the end of the XIX century. In the 20s of the XX century new generation of the Russian graphic artists, avant-garde minds, came back to Dickens and prepared illustrated editions of Great expectations (Mitrokhin and Budogoskii, 1929 and 1935), Hard times (Favorsky, 1933), The posthumous papers of the Pickwick club (Milashevsky 1933). A. Kravchenko was among the first of them.
Limited to 4 000 copies.


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Sverchok na pechi [The Cricket on the Hearth]
Dickens Charles
A. Kravchenko
In publisher’s illustrated wrappers
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Used - Near very good condition
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143,[1] pp., ill.
Gosudarstvennoe izdatelʹstvo
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