Vladimir Lebedev     (1891 - 1967)

2961

 

 

Elka

The fir tree

Petrograd: Parus, s.a. [1918]

291 x 223 mm. 56 pages

Edition: unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The very first children's book to be printed under Soviet rule. A collection of tales, verses and puns published in Petrograd in 1918 but put together before the October revolution. Cover and title page by V. Lebedev; frontispiece by A. Benois; iIllustrations by Lebedev, Annenkov, Zamirailo, Khodasevich, Radakov, Popov, Chekhonin, Repin, Dobujinsky and Pougny.

 

References:

Petrov 1972, p. 288

Berlin 1993, p. 40

Leveque 1997, p. 11

Moscow 1997, no. 62

Steiner 1999, pp. 51-52

Blinov 2005, p. 78

Semenikhin 2009, pp. 246-247

Palma 2012, nr. 74

 

 

11296

 

Elka

The fir tree

Moscow: Gorizont 1994

294 x 215 mm. 56 pages

Edition: 50,000.

 

  Reprint of the 1918 edition