Багаж [Baggage].

Leningrad, Lendetgiz, 1935.

4to., pp. [12], with chromolithographic illustrations throughout (in black, red and green); a very good copy in the original colour-printed paper wrappers (slightly soiled, three very small portions torn away), ‘Printed in Soviet Union’ export stamp.

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Ninth edition (first published 1927) of one of Marshak’s best-known children’s stories, with striking illustrations by Lebedev. A train carriage, assorted luggage, and a dog make for an adventure to be remembered.

The story was first published by Raduga in 1926 with a different cover and substantially different (and fewer) illustrations; editions appeared to follow the present scheme from around the fourth.

Of this edition, OCLC shows: New York Public Library, Princeton, Notre Dame, and Chicago.

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