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Armenian Avant-Garde in Georgia

Karmil ts'iler: mankakan amsagir [Red sprouts: a children's magazine], vol. IX, no. 3–4.

Tbilisi, 1931. Large octavo (25.6 × 17.4 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 66 pp. Text block somewhat curved; still very good.

Single issue of the scarce Armenian communist children's journal, published in Tbilisi, Georgia from 1923 to 1941. A bibliography of the journal, as well as the books published by the eponymous publisher, appeared in 1983 (Kh. H. Barseghyan, "Karmir tsiler" handesi matenagitutʻyun, 1923-1941, Erevan). Cover appears to be signed "Nalband 31" but we have been unable to determine the artist of the striking photo-montage design, printed in red and blue.

We cannot trace any copies of this periodical in KVK or OCLC, nor in Russian libraries. The only holdings are at the Armenian National Library, although they, too, are incomplete.

Book ID: 50077

Price: $950.00