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Book Catalog on Soviet Youth

Dvadtsat’ pervyi MIuD. Katalog knig [The Twenty First International Day of Youth: a catalog of books].

Moscow: Redizdatbiuro Mogiza, 1935. Octavo (16 × 12 cm). Original illustrated staple-stitched wrappers; 11, [1] pp. Bookstore stamp to rear wrapper. Light foxing to wrappers, still very good.

This catalog lists books published on the occasion of the 21st celebration of the International Day of Youth, a Soviet holiday celebrated annually on September 1st. The holiday was part of a Socialist pacifist project, established during WWI in Bern, and first celebrated in 1915 in Switzerland, Netherlands, US, Italy and a number of other nations, with the first celebration in Soviet Russia in 1917. The Komsomol (Communist Socialist Youth) organization, founded in 1918, presided over the holiday in the Soviet Union until its final celebration in 1945. The books are divided into sections under the headings: Leaders about the Komsomol, About international Komsomol (in Poland, Japan, Latvia, Spain, Germany), Komsomol building the city, Komsomol building the countryside, Cultural work of Komsomol, About leaders and heroes (Stalin writings on Lenin), “Conquering the sky”, “On the history of Komsomol”. The attractive wrapper design showing young people marching across the globe is unattributed. As of February 2020, not located in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: 50617

Price: $350.00