Proza v stikhakh [Prose in verse]. With a preface by F. Lebedev. Illustrated by the author.

Munich: Izdanie M. Bibikova, 1952. Small octavo (16.5 × 12 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by N. Olin; 58, [6] pp. With decorative head pieces and small illustrations by the author throughout. A very good copy. Item #3392

Rare collection of light humorous and satirical poems, often on political subjects, by this important illustrator of the Russian Displaced Persons (DP) world, active in Germany 1945-1951. Issued after the DP era came to an end, but most likely before Olin relocated to South America, where he eventually settled. The publisher, M. Bibikov, was known as a sponsor of the Russian DP press, who had privately subsidized numerous publications. With an interesting preface gathering Olin's contemporaries' views on his peculiar verse. KVK, OCLC show copies in the United States only.

Price: €100.00