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Ukrainian Modernism

Usmishky. Tom tretyi [Smiles. Volume three].

Kharkov: Derzhavne Vydavnytstvo Ukrainy, 1930. Octavo (18.7 × 13.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by V. A. Hol'man; 254, [6] pp. About very good; some creasing to overlapping wrapper edges; fraying and partial loss to lower spine extremity.

First edition thus of this volume of humorous short stories by the popular Ukrainian Jewish writer Ostap Vyshnia (or Vishnia, real name Pavlo Hubenko, 1889-1956), whose feuilletons and short stories earned him the reputation of the father of modern Ukrainian satire. From 1933 to 1943 he was imprisoned as an "enemy of the people". Wrappers with an appealing illustration by V. A. Hol'man, about whom we were unable to find further information.

As of May 2022, KVK, OCLC show a single copy, at Harvard.

Book ID: 52087

Price: $450.00