[RUSSIA]. LEMMENS, Albert and Serge STOMMELS (authors). Russian Artists And The Children's Book 1890-1992. [Netherlands]; Nijmegen. 2009.
Thick 4to. Original dark red linson boards decorated and lettered in gilt, double-page photographic endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; [viii], 9-511 + [i]; beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout in colour to almost every page; a fine copy in a similarly fine dustwrapper.
First edition; one of a limited edition of only 525 copies, issued complete with the accompanying original CD of images. A comprehensive survey of Russian illustrative art for the children's picture book market from before the Revolution to Perestroika. This sumptuous book, which is a visual feast, includes chapters on "Building the Soviet Union" and "Artists in Exile" and others given over entirely to specific artists including Nathan Altman; Ivan Bilibin; Aleksandr Deineka; Elisabeth Ivanovsky; Vladimir Lebedev; El Lissitzky, and Natalie Parain.