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ILIN, M. (Ilya Marshak)

Title Moscow has a Plan. A Soviet Primer. Translated from the Russian of M Ilin. By G S Counts & N P Lodge with illustrations drawn by William Kermode.
Illustrator Kermode, William
Publisher London Jonathan Cape
Date 1931
Book ID 36370


In distinctive rough-woven cloth, 218pp.. Striking two-tone design to upper cover and b/w illustrations inside. Publisher's list bound in back (all on Russia). Used; Very Good Il’ia Marshak (1896-1953), elder brother of the celebrated Russian children's author Samuil, wrote under the pseudonym Mikhail Il’in and specialized in presenting complex scientific topics to a young audience. The present volume with covers and illustrations superbly illustrated by William Kermode in the 'Soviet' style. Kermode was particularly acclaimed for his lino-cuts, an unusual medium at the time. His designs show influence from Russian book-illustration of the 1930s.
Price: £80.00