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Japanese Children's Books in the Soviet Union

Vystavka detskoi knigi i detskogo tvorchestva Iaponii [An exhibition of Japanese children's books and art work].

Moscow: VOKS and GAKhN, 1928. Octavo (21.5 × 15.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 17 pp. of text and [20] pp. of illustrations. Very good.

A joint publication of the All-Union Society of Cultural Relations Abroad (VOKS) and the State Academy of Arts Sciences (GAKhN), meant to accompany an exhibition of Japanese children's books and illustrations held in October 1928. The introduction praises the achievements of Soviet children's book design, but stresses the importance of international collaboration and influence. This exhibition followed an earlier one showcasing German children's books. With numerous plates reproducing illustrations in contemporary Japanese books for children.

As of June 2020, KVK, OCLC show four copies in North America, at Amherst, Harvard, Princeton, and Tulsa City County Library.

Book ID: 50790

Price: $300.00