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Schepkhi Rezniki Zhest. (Wooden Chips, Rubber Bands and Tin-Plate)

Kuznetsov, Konstantin Vasilievich. Abramov, Al

Moscow. Molodaiia Gvardiia. 1931
An excellent copy of this scarce Constructivist childrens' book.

A beautifully illustrated instruction manual for children demonstrating how to create various toys (cars, trucks, tanks, a proto-skateboard cum go-cart and so on) from found wood, rubber bands and tin.
[16 leaves; pp. 32]. Small 8vo. (172 x 124 mm). Leaf with title recto and publication details verso and Abramov's text illustrated with 24 monochrome illustrations and diagrams by Kuznetsov, two full-page. Original publisher's printed wrappers stapled as issued by Kuznetsov, Constructivist typographic illustration to front cover in grey black and purple, publisher's vignette in purple to rear cover with illustration of a ruler.

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