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GEROICHESKAIA EPOPEIA (HEROIC EPIC) by  EDITOR  LEV ZAKHAROVICH - 1935 - from Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books (SKU: 2021)

GEROICHESKAIA EPOPEIA (HEROIC EPIC)

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GEROICHESKAIA EPOPEIA (HEROIC EPIC)

by MEKLIS, LEV ZAKHAROVICH, EDITOR

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Sueded cream cloth with ship and plane motif in silver and black, lettered in silver. In original slipcase, which is worn. Edition of 500 copies. Darkened patch at bottom of top joint; a few spots, including two at spine and more on rear cover. The book has its original stapled binding; some staple holes have been reinforced with Japan paper, reinforcing the text block. Spine expertly relined with archival paper. Excellent sturdy copy, internally fresh, of the variant binding.

An account of the rescue operation by Soviet aviators of the ship Cheliuskin which had become trapped in the ice and sank in the Arctic Ocean off Eastern Siberia. Design by Paula Freiberg, Nikolai Sedel'nikov, and Solomon Telingater. Profusely illustrated with monochrome and color photographs, montages, and illustrations, some folded, many mounted; one plate with clear acetate overlay; two small pennants attached; folding color lithograph map.

Parr and Badger, The Photobook, A History, Volume 1, page 164: "Amongst the grandest Soviet photobooks, the monumental Heroic Epic celebrates one of the most glorified events in 1930s Stalinist Russia- the epic Arctic voyage of the icebreaking ship Chelyuskin. This tale of exploration was mythologized as much as the British expeditions of Shackleton and Scott...The photographs are for the most part splendid...thick, luxuriously produced volume...The overall effect is that of an enormous album: photographs and paintings are mixed together with memorabilia from the journey".Karasik, Great Stalinist Photographic Books (title translated from the Russian). Moscow 2007, pages 107-111. Getty, Modernism 120. WorldCat lists only the copy at the University of Toronto, but there is another at the Getty.

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book dealer
Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2021
Title
GEROICHESKAIA EPOPEIA (HEROIC EPIC)
Author
MEKLIS, LEV ZAKHAROVICH, EDITOR
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Izd redaktsii “Pravdy”
Place of Publication
Moscow
Date Published
1935
Keywords
travel, voyages, illustrated books, geography and world history, photography, Russian Avant-garde, Russian photo book, Arctic (nICOLE - THIS IS THE ONE THAT GETS "BOOSTED"
Bookseller catalogs
Photography; Travel & Exploration; Illustrated;
Size
Large Heavy 4to

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