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ZHUKOVSKY, Vasiliy Andreevich; MITROKHIN, Dmitry (illustrator).

Kubok. Ballada. [The Chalice. A Ballad].

Stock Code
104071
Moscow, Knebel', 1913
£950

A wonderful example of a Knebel publication from his famous 'gift series'.
This fairy tale from the renowned publisher of children's books is richly illustrated by Mitrokhin. Knebel wanted to employ the best graphic designers to work with him and his two favorites were Narbut and Mitrokhin, so much so that they were known simply as the 'Knebelists'. Much like Bilibin, Mitrokhin was influenced by Japanese prints and Russian lubki but also Aubrey Beardsley. He carefully considered the design of every aspect of the book. In the spirit of the World of Art's philosophy that a printed publication should be a work of art, the typography, wrappers, endpapers and vignettes were all intended to be in harmony together.

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Description

First edition; 4to; 12pp., three full page chromolithographs and head and tail pieces throughout after Mitrokhin; original printed colour wrappers, slight age toning to margins, very small indistinct stamp to lower cover, a very good copy.

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