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Max und Moritz (Maks i Morits). With illustrations by the author.

Berlin: Izdatel'stvo A. S. Zaksa, [1931]. Octavo (19.5 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 65, [1] pp. Illustrations. Publisher’s ads. Wrappers very lightly soiled; sturdy pages toned due to paper stock; one page with small closed tear; a very good copy.

Rare translation of one of the most famous works of German children's literature, Wilhelm Busch's dark illustrated story in rhymed verse about two mischievous boys and their rather malicious tricks. Printed for children of the Russian emigre community on sturdy paper, reproducing the iconic original drawings by the author. The translator is not identified, but a textual search reveals no matches (one other edition of Busch's tale was published by Russian emigres in Berlin, a translation by Viacheslav Kulikovsky that appeared with Ol'ga Diakova in 1922). KVK, OCLC show three copies of this edition, all in German libraries (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Nationalbibliothek Leipzig). No records in the trade. Not held by the Russian State or National Libraries.

Book ID: P003516

Price: $275.00