Leningrad: Izd-vo detskoi lit-ry, 1934. Third edition. Softcover. Large Octavo. Unpaginated, 16pp. Original illustrated tan, stapled wraps with red and black lettering on cover. Illustrated title page. Children's book about the fights between wild, exotic animals. Illustrated by Lebedev with b/w drawings throughout. Text in Russian. Wraps and block age-toned. Wraps with four inch clip at right top cutting through last letter of title and small clip at lower right corner. Wraps in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #39624
Vladimir Vasilyevich Lebedev (1891-1967) is know for his exceptional illustrations of the poems of Samuil Marshak, e.g. Circus, Ice Cream, etc. Lebedev worked for the children's magazines "Jackdaw," "Blue Journal," "Everyone's Journal," and "Argus." Lebedev was a Soviet painter and graphic artist considered the "King of the Children's Book" in the 1920s. He also designed propaganda posters for the Russian Telegraph Agency (ROSTA), the Department of Agitation (Agitprop) and was friends with Vladimir Tatlin, Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Mayakovsky.