Beautiful picture book by this famous Russian illustrator.
S. Marshak; Vladimir Vasil’evich Lebedev - De reis door Rusland - Den Haag : Uitgegeven door „De Baanbreker” bij Servire,  - 12 pp. (including covers) - stapled.
Condition: fine. Some spots on the cover, otherwise in fine condition.
“Baggage” tells the story of a lady who checks her baggage and her little dog at the train. After the dog becomes lost during the course of the voyage, the train employees substitute an enormous dog for her tiny one, and then respond to her outrage with the suggestion that her dog might have grown during the journey. Frequent repetitions, single-word lines, and abundant rhymes accentuate the humorous, absurdist tone.
With lithographed plates throughout by Lebedev. First edition thus, translated from the original Russian into Dutch. The first edition was published by Raduga in Moscow in 1926 as “Bagazh” or “Luggage”. Lebedev assumed the title ‘King of the Children's Book’ in the 1920s and became a pioneer in the field of juvenile book illustration largely due to his work with the prominent poet and translator Samuil Marshak with whom he collaborated on titles such as “Ice Cream”, “Circus”, “Moustached and Striped” and “Tale About A Foolish Mouse”. The author Nikolai Punin, who wrote the first monograph on Lebedev, described him as one of the most important illustrators of the era, suggesting that he set a new standard and style in artwork for books for the young. Like many of his contemporary creatives and artists he eventually came up against official state censorship under Stalin. This book, together with “Het Vroolije Onweer”; “De Gouden Blaren”; “Dieren In Den Winter”; “Ben Ik 'T Nou, Of Ben Ik 'T Niet?” and “Volksrijmpjes” were issued to coincide with a large exhibition in The Hague organised to introduce their work to the Dutch public.
- Nombre de livres
- Livres pour enfants
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- C. Marschak; W. Lebedew [ills.]
- Titre du livre
- De reis door Rusland
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Couverture souple
- Nombre de pages
- 22×19 cm