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Fire-Proof Architecture for Soviet Villages

Deshevye nesgoraemye postroiki [Affordable fire resistant housing].

Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo, 1926. Small octavo (17.5 × 13 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers (signed L.D.?); 47, [1] pp. Illustrated with twenty drawings. Title page with clipped header (presumably to remove private ownership marks); else very good.

Second edition of this pamphlet, not found in KVK or OCLC, which introduces various methods of constructing fire-proof buildings in Soviet rural regions and villages. The author discusses various forms of composite construction using woven lattice, straw, wood, wet soil, clay, and sand, illustrated with drawings throughout. The booklet was one of several issued to counteract the problem of fires and conflagrations destroying entire villages, which were largely built of wood and other easily combustible substances. Attractive drawn wrappers, signed A. D. or L. D. As of May 2020, not traced in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: 50741

Price: $400.00