Prague: Svaz přátel SSSR (Tisk Václav Palán), 1936. Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappers; 61,  pp. A very good, uncut and unopened copy.
Scarce anthology of Soviet poetry, divided into four sections: "Spring," "Work," "The third shift," and "Fire and snow." According to the translator and editor's preface, it is not intended as a representative selection of Soviet poetry, but as a "jovial Soviet handshake" and to convey "that atmosphere of new people and new relations, that lyricism, which charms everyone who visits Soviet ground." Among the poets included are A. Zharov, A. Kuleshov, A. Gitovich, M. Golodnyi, I. Stroganov, J. Kupala, A. Kostrov, Pavlo Tychyna, Nikolai Aseev, Il'ia Sel'vinskii, Vera Inber, S. Marshak, E. Bagritskii, and others. Interestingly, the volume also includes poems from Ukraine and Belarus. Design and typography by Karel Poličanský, an architect and book designer who used the pseudonym Jiří Friml. Not in Běhounek-Riess. As of June 2020, we cannot trace any copies outside the Czech Republic via KVK, OCLC.
Book ID: P6873