Budapest: Müvelt Nép Könyvkiado, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Unpaginated, 63 leaves. Original spiral-bound block glued to back board of red half cloth over illustrated boards with black and white lettering on cover, as issued. Title page printed in red and black. Luxury edition of this Soviet cold war propaganda publication with introduction by Joseph Stalin.
Strong, provocative propaganda drawings portraying the Western Alliance as war mongers who are directing their aggressions towards the Soviet Union and other countries, often employing Nazi imagery to demonize the Alliance. The Democratic principles of the West often are depicted as being overwhelmed and held captive by capitalistic greed. The full page drawings by Boris Yefimov (1899 or 1900 – 2008), a Jewish Ukrainian political cartoonist and chief illustrator of the newspapers "Izvestia," are basic offset reproductions of his drawings with meticulous red and black "overprinting." Text in Hungarian.
Light wear along edges of binding and slight sunning and rubbing. Two leaves with drawings loose but present. Block generally with light age-toning along edges not affecting images. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #40408