Vladimir Lebedev     (1891 - 1967)


Vladimir Maiakovskii

Chto ni stranistsa - to slon, to lvitsa

The page does not matter, there is an elephant and a lion on it

Leningrad: Detgiz, 1954

280 x 221 mm. 12 pages

Edition: 200,000.


A collection of humorous poems about zoo animals, some of which are Soviet inflected. Fourth edition of the book originally published in 1938. First edition with illustrations by Lebedev.



Tarasenkov 1966, p. 287

Petrov 1972, p. 229