Pasternak, Boris - Kupreyanov, Nikolai - Book "Zverinets" 1929
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Pasternak, Boris - Kupreyanov, Nikolai - Book "Zverinets" 1929

Item #: H1595-L


Original children´s book by Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) with illustrations by Nikolai Kupreyanov (1894-1933), published in Moscow, 1929, 16 pages, original color lithographed wrappers, 7 x 8.5 inches.

Very rare children´s book by the author of "Doctor Zhivago", long before he wrote his Nobel Prize winning novel. Pasternak was already known as one of Russia´s greatest poets, and wrote only 2 books for children, both after the birth of his first child. "Zverinets" is a long and little-known poem about the animals of the zoo. Although poet Marina Tsvetaeva called it "a brilliant bestiary", the book was not successful and Pasternak admitted that he really couldn´t write for children. Nikolai Nikolaevich Kupreyanov was an important Soviet graphic artist whose short career came to a sudden tragic end when he drowned in a river near Moscow in 1933. Very rare!

See scans of cover and central pages. 


$8,450.00 USD


Original children´s book by Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) with illustrations by Nikolai Kupreyanov (1894-1933), published in Moscow, 1929, 16 pages, original color lithographed wrappers, 7 x 8.5 inches.

Very rare children´s book by the author of "Doctor Zhivago", long before he wrote his Nobel Prize winning novel. Pasternak was already known as one of Russia´s greatest poets, and wrote only 2 books for children, both after the birth of his first child. "Zverinets" is a long and little-known poem about the animals of the zoo. Although poet Marina Tsvetaeva called it "a brilliant bestiary", the book was not successful and Pasternak admitted that he really couldn´t write for children. Nikolai Nikolaevich Kupreyanov was an important Soviet graphic artist whose short career came to a sudden tragic end when he drowned in a river near Moscow in 1933. Very rare!

See scans of cover and central pages. 

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