8vo, ll. , including the original printed paper wrappers, wire-sewn as issued, wrappers a little dusty, else fine, ‘printed in Russia’ inkstamp to the upper wrapper.
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На Крылышах [On little wings].
First edition of this collection of verses for children on birds and butterflies, deftly illustrated by Kulikov.
Worldcat finds 6 copies.
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