A lovely, fragile edition of this love story, illustrated by the artist and member of Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] Vladimir Konashevich (1888 — 1963). For this publication the artist opted for pocket format and added small vignettes to help convey the particularly lyrical mood of the novel. Konashevich is one of the most famous Soviet book illustrators and was a member of literary and artistic group between 1922-1924.
16mo (14.7 x 10 cm). 130 pp. including half-title and title, with multiple illustrations including 4 full page, publisher’s wrappers; small closed tear to spine.
Stock ID: 90355