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Sobstvennye Razkazy i Risunki Detei. (Actual Stories and Drawings by Children)

Kruchenykh, Aleksei

St. Petersburg. EUY. 1914
First edition.

Compiled by Aleksei Kruchenykh, the work features poems, stories and tales by children aged between 7 and 11 years. Kruchenykh was fascinated by the ability of children to find inspiration and by the spontaneity and purity of their vision, facets of art that were primary concerns of the Russian avant-garde of the period.

[Rowell & Wye 96].
[24 leaves: 16 leaves of orange paper, 8 leaves of green paper; pp. (32), 33 - 48]. Small 4to. (234 x 182 mm). Monochrome lithograph illustration and text on 16 leaves of thin orange paper by various children (including P. Bakharev, Marianna Erlikh and Nina Kul'bina) and 8 leaves of thick green paper with letterpress text in Russian. (Several leaves unopened, some small spots to first leaf of letterpress text). Original publisher's paper wrappers with titles in black to front and rear covers.

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