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Lot 93: A SOVIET PROPOGANDA PHOTO BOOK WITH COVER DESIGN BY CHECKHONIN, 1927
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VLAST' SOVETOV ZA DESYAT' LET (Soviet Power for 10 Years 1917-1927). First Edition. Leningrad: Krasnaya Gazeta, 1927. One of first Soviet propaganda photo books. Cover by Sergey Chekhonin. Illustrations, decorations and portraits by Boris Kustodiev, Isaac Brodsky. Miron Sherling, Nathan Altman, Naum Aronson, Sergey Chekhonin. Text in Russian, small folio (300 x 230 mm), softcover, 185, (2) pp. Profusely illustrated, mostly with photographs. Ex-library copy with expected imperfections; 2 illustrations missing.
Margit Rowell, Deborah Wye The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934, (New York: MoMA, 2002), Peter Hellyer A Catalogue of Russian Avante-Garde Books 1912-1934, (London: British Library, 1994)