LUNACHARSKII, Anatolii Vasilevich, E. M. BRAUDO, VS. V. VOINOV and D. M. ARANOVICH. Oktiabr v iskusstve i literature 1917-1927. Leningrad, Izdanie "Krasnoi Gazety", .
Small 4to. Original wrappers, printed in red and black with SSSR cypher embossed in gold; pp. 85, , half-title in red and black, title in blue and black, full-page Lenin portrait within red frame, illustrated in black and white, light spotting and rubbing to wrappers; internally, apart from vey light spotting internally, a very good copy.
Scarce first edition. Lunacharskii, apart from Trotsky, the only true intellectual amongs the Bolsheviks, art connaisseur and writer on the arts directed this beautiful and rare publication celebrating the October Revolution in the arts, and opened this volume with an essay on the performing arts, especially theatre and cinema. The vignettes and book design is by Sergey Chekhonin (1878-1936), industrial designer, graphic artist and ceramicist, who was the artistic director of the State Porcelain Factory in Leningrad. In 1928 he emigrated and worked in both Germany and France. - The work had, by Soviet standards, a rather small print run: 10,000 copies.