New York: New York Graphic Society, 1935. Hardcover. First Edition. Printed in the Soviet Union. Beige folio case with yellow paper label on cover board. Light fraying to corners, spotting from age. Thirty five color reproductions. Major text in Russian, minor captions in French. Plate 23 has light tears around the edges. Very Good.
Soviet Union: 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. 134 pp. 4to. Burgundy cloth spine has copper lettering and decorations. Front cover has an illustration of two fighting warriors on horseback. Rear cover has an illustration of a shield, battle axe, sword and three arrows. Covers are slightly aged, shelf- and edge-worn. Corners are bumped and worn to the boards. Full-page, full-color frontis illustration of a warrior on horseback. Text, in Russian, is augmented by numerous, often full-page, b/w illustrations of heroes locked in mortal combat with dragons, giants, mythical creatures, the Mongol hordes and each other. There are also illustrations of beautiful damsels watching from their tower as the Vikings sail into view or being rescued after capture by the Mongol hordes. Interior is almost as new...
Soviet Union: 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. 76 pp. 4to. Illustrations by the Stalin Prize Laureate, Academiaean, Painting and Art. Front cover has blind-stamped border rules and a blue leather, pasted-on, title block, in Russian, with decorative borders. Spine has blind-stamped, bright gilt decorations. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and/or stained. Spine ends and corners are bumped. Illustrated endpapers. Full-page, full-color frontis illustration of a man hunting with his dog. Judging by the illustrations and layout, this volume may contain three short stories, possibly written in verse. Text augmented by several full-page, full-color illustrations of scenes from peasant life. Interior is very slightly aged, but clean, crisp and tight. All text in Russian. Very Good.
Soviet Union: 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. 82 pp. Cream-colored cloth spine and off-white, paper over boards. Front cover has an illustration of a rooftop scene, which is repeated as an illustration to the text. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and/or stained. Spine ends and corners are bumped and worn through. Preliminaries are slightly soiled. Judging by the layout, these "Tales" may be written in verse.Text is augmented by several full-color, occasionally full-page, imaginative illustrations. Interior is almost as new. Very Good.