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Fire-Proof Architecture for Soviet Villages

Glinosolomennaia krovlia [Thatched roofs].

Moscow: Gosudarstennoe sel’skokhoziaistvennoe izdatel’stvo “Novaia derevnia”, 1929. Small octavo (17.5 × 13 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; 31, [1] pp. Illustrated with sixteen drawings and photographs. About very good.

First and only edition of this pamphlet, not found in KVK or OCLC, which introduces the method of constructing fire-proof roofing for Soviet villages invented by Anton Grigor’evich Adamov, a farmer from a village near Novgorod. By soaking straw in mud prior to use, Adamov achieved cost-effective protection from fires, which often ravaged entire villages, as housing was built in close proximity and from wood and other combustible substances. With numerous drawings, the booklet illustrates the construction process and provides details on budgeting. The booklet was issued by the newly-founded Commissariat of Agriculture (later the Ministry of Agriculture and Food), specifically its office for Fire-Resistant Village Construction. As of May 2020, not traced in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: 50740

Price: $400.00