Sestritsa Alenushka i Bratets Ivanushka, Belaya Utochka. [Sister Aloynushka and Brother Ivanushka; and The Little White Duck.]. Ivan Yankovlovich Bilibin, Aleksandr Niolaevich Afanasiev.
Sestritsa Alenushka i Bratets Ivanushka, Belaya Utochka. [Sister Aloynushka and Brother Ivanushka; and The Little White Duck.]

Sestritsa Alenushka i Bratets Ivanushka, Belaya Utochka. [Sister Aloynushka and Brother Ivanushka; and The Little White Duck.]

St. Petersburg: State Printing Company for Securities [Expeditsii Zagotovleny Gosudarstvennukh Bumag], 1903. First edition. Stiff Wraps. 12 pages. 32.5: 25.5 cm. Original cover chromolithograph, 8 chromolithographed illustrations (including 3 full-page), decorative borders printed in brown, all after Bilibin. Commissioned by the Tsarist government in 1899, this series of skazki [fairy tales] established Bilibin internationally as the foremost interpreter of Russian folk tales. Perforated library stamp lower front cover, small six digit number in blue lower front cover. Interior, bright, clean and fine. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers rebacked. Near fine. Item #22146

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