[Kharkiv]: Рух (Ruch), 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 105pp. . B/w photo-illustrated dust jacket with black lettering on red, on the front cover. Yellow cloth boards with red lettering, and a cut/out from a b/w photograph mounted on the front cover. Red endpapers. This scarce work is a comprehensive monograph on the life and early career of acclaimed Ukrainian stage and film actor Amvrosi Buchma (1891-1957). Buchma's most notable film roles are perhaps in Aleksandr Dovzhenko's "Arsenal" (1929, pictured in this book) and Sergei Eisenstien's "Ivan the Terrible, Pt. I & II" (1944 and 1958). He was a prominent member of the Berezil theater from 1922-1936. Issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his entry to the stage as a professional actor, the publication is illustrated throughout with countless b/w photographic reproductions, and covers the actor's work on both stage and screen. Index of images and table of contents at the back.
Biographic text, captions throughout, and index in both Ukrainian and German.
Dust jacket with some tears, and reinforced with Japan tissue. Binding lightly sunned with some minor rubbing and bumping to extremities. Interior front cover with name of a previous owner in ink. Minor smudging throughout. Dj in fair, binding in very good, interior in very good+ condition overall. Extremely scarce. Protected by modern mylar. fair to vg+. Item #45815
English text on the bottom of the last page: "Life and Work of the Ucranian [sic] actor Amvrosi Buchma by Kost Burovi."