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Krest'ianskie Deti

By Nekrasov, Nikolai

Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1953. First edition in this format; 8 3/4" x 11"; pp. 3-16 including text to last page; original pictorial wraps; small closed cuts to head and tail of spine; faint age-toning to margins, else bright and clean; illustrated; very good or better. "Peasant Children" is a wonderful reflection on both the author and the illustrator's love for peasant Russia. Nekrasov was one of the foremost figures in Russia's liberal and radical circles of the Russian intelligentsia in the second half of the 19th century. Alexsei Pakhomov was one of the biggest names of Russian avant garde in the early to mid-1900s.

$35.00

Mamin Trolleibus

By Vysotskaia, O.

Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1954. First edition in this format; 8 3/4" x 11"; pp. 2-18 including text to first and last page; original pictorial wraps; closed cut to tail of spine; minor wear to covers; illustrated; good to very good. "Mother's Trolley" - a delightful book, written in rhymes, about a little boy and his mom, the driver of a trolley car. Beautiful full-page and in-line illustrations.

$25.00

Detki v Kletke

By Marshak, Samuil

Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1953. First edition in this format; 9" x 11 1/4"; pp. 3-23 including text to first and last page; original pictorial wraps; wear and rubbing to spine and corners; pages mostly very clean; illustrated; good. "Kids in a Cage" - an adorable book about baby animals in the zoo. Profusely illustrated by Evgenii Charushin - an acclaimed Russian artist and a prolific children's books illustrator. The author, Samuil Marshak, was proclaimed by Maxim Gorky to be "the founder of Russia's children's literature." He was also a talented translator among whose beautiful translations were those of Shakespeare, Robert Burns, and Rudyard Kipling.

$15.00

V Sadu Michurina

By Verzilin, N. and Korsunskaia, V.

Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 9" x 11"; pp. [2], 3-38, [2]; original pictorial boards; cloth spine; mild to moderate wear along edges and corners of covers; beautiful full-page and in-line color illustrations; front hinge slightly weak; very good. Ivan Michurin was a renowned Russian academician and scientist (1855-1935). He made major contributions in the fields of agricultural research and genetics and in 1923 his own fruit garden was recognized by Lenin and Council of People's Commissars as an institution of state importance.

$40.00

Puteshestviia Gullivera (Gulliver's Travels)

By Svift, Dzhonatan, [Retold for children by] Gabbe, T.

Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1955. Hardcover. 6†x 8 ¾†; pp. [4], 5-158, [2]; original pictorial boards; cloth spine; rubbing to edges of covers and corners; slight discoloration to fore-edge of back cover; pages uniformly tanned; profusely illustrated in b & w; small signature and a minor rubbed spot to first free page, else clean; very good.

$50.00

Kol'tso i Roza ili Istoriia Printsa Obaldu i Printsa Perekorilia

By Tekkerei, Uil'iam

Moskva: Detskaia Literatura, 1970. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition in this format; 5 3/4" x 8"; pp. [2], 3-143, [1]; original pictorial boards; cloth spine; some rubbing mostly to lower edge of covers; illustrated from original drawings by Thackeray; very good or better. A beautiful children's edition of William Thackeray's 'The Rose and the Ring,' in which he subtly criticizes the monarchy and the twisted views of beauty of the nobility.

$45.00

Sinee Oblachko (A Blue Cloud)

By Voronkova, L.

Moskva: Detgiz, 1954. Soft cover. First edition; staple-bound 8 ½†x 11’ pp. 1-15, [1] including text to first and last page; original pictorial wraps; wear along spine with small cuts to head and tail; slight curl to upper right corner; full-page and in-line color illustrations; good or better. The story of Russian peasant children and a beautiful blue cloud in the summer sky.

$25.00

Frantsuzskie Narodnye Skazki [Original illustrations by Dmitrii Mitrokhin]

By [compiled and edited by] Lopyrev, E. A.

Moskva/Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Khudozhestvennoi Literatury, 1959. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition in this format; 5 1/2" x 8"; pp. [4], iii-xxvi, [4], 3-357, [3]; original yellow pictorial boards, embossed in red and black; minor wear to edges; a few small pen marks to lower margin of front cover; very good. Full-page color frontis; full-page b & w illustrations throughout; lettrines at beginning of each chapter. A charming compilation of old tales, translated from the original French. What makes the book that much more interesting is the beautiful art in it by Dmitrii Isidorovich Mitrokhin - a brilliant and well-known Russian artist and illustrator.

$50.00

Bul'ka. Rasskazy Ofitsera

By Tolstoi, Lev N.

Stavropol': Stavropol'skoe Knizhnoe Izdatel'stvo, 1973. Soft cover. First edition thus; 7 3/4 x 10 1/4; unpaginated (pp. 21); some wear to spine; two small cuts to bottom edge of front cover; minor spot to upper margin of front cover; pages mostly very clean; illustrated with full-page and in-line color illustrations; very good. A charming edition of Tolstoy’s book about his beloved bulldog Bul’ka.

$34.00

Kto v Reke Zhivet (What Lives in the River)

By Arkhangel'skii, V.

Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1956. Soft cover. First edition; staple-bound 8 ¾†x 11; pp. 3-14, [2] including text to last page; original pictorial wraps; wear along spine with a small vertical cut to tail; crease line to tip of upper corner of front cover; b & w illustrations; very good. A charming story describing of the critters living in the river.

$25.00

Granitovo. Poema (Granitovo. A Poem)[Original illustrations by Olga Paskaleva]

By Elenkov, Luchezar

Sofiia: Narodna Mladezh, 1983. Hardcover. Fine. Second edition; 7" x 9"; pp. [9], 10-54, [2]; original brown boards with gilt title; pictorial DJ; illustrated; fine. Jacket with a few small nicks to head and tail of spine and corners, very good. What first grabs the attention in this book are the striking full-page sepia tone illustrations by Olga Paskaleva - an award winning Bulgarian artist. In a typical Communist propaganda way, the poem commemorates the heroism of 7 members of 'Georgi Benkovski' Partisan Squad during WWII. Surrounded and far outnumbered by the Germans In the winter of 1944, they run out of ammunition and instead of falling into the enemy's hands they save the last bomb for themselves.

$55.00

Sadu Michurina (In Michurin's Garden)

By Verzilin, N. and Korsunskaia, V.

Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 9" x 11"; pp. [2], 3-38, [2]; original pictorial boards; cloth spine; mild to moderate wear along edges and corners of covers; beautiful full-page and in-line color illustrations; very good. Ivan Michurin was a renowned Russian academician and scientist (1855-1935). He made major contributions in the fields of agricultural research and genetics and in 1923 his own fruit garden was recognized by Lenin and Council of People's Commissars as an institution of state importance.

$60.00

Stikhotvoreniia II

By Nekrasov, Nikolai A.

Moskva: Detskoi Literatury (TSK VLKSM), 1938. Soft cover. First edition, staple-bound 5 ½†x 7 ½†; pp. [2], 5-29, [3] including index to last page; original pictorial wraps; minor wear along edges, else near fine; portrait frontis; illustrated from paintings of notable Russian artists (full-page and in-line).

$50.00

Bembi (Bambi)

By Salten, Felix

Tula: Tulskoe Knizhnoe Izdatelstvo, 1961. Hardcover. Good. Second Russian edition; 8vo; pp. [2], 3-174, [2]; original pictorial boards in bright orange and yellow, depicting Bambi in mid-leap; cloth spine; b & W illustrations; relatively minor rubbing and fading to boards and edges, mostly to margins; slight uniform age-toning to text, else pages clean; good or better condition. Subtitled: "Lesnaia Skazka (Easy Reading)." Bambi was first published in Austria in 1923. Since then, the story of the little fawn has been translated into many languages and adapted into numerous films and theatrical productions.

$40.00

Garov i Negovi Priateli (Garov and His Friends)

By Krkletz, Gustav

Zagreb: Nasha Deca, 1984. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; board book; pp. 6; original pictorial boards; heavy stiff pages; cloth spine; minor wear along edges; very good or better. Garov the dog and his friends.

$15.00