Paris: J. Povolozky, ca. 1922. Octavo (19 × 14.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Vasiliev; 8 pp. With nine drawn small illustrations in the text. Very good or better. Item #4265
Russian fairy tale printed for children of Russian émigrés in France, with illustrations by the eleven-year-old Zhenya Kovarskaya, the daughter of Ilya Kovarskii and Lidiia Kovarskaia, an editor-and-publisher duo which had left Soviet Russia in 1919 and organized numerous literary events in Paris. The publisher, J. Povolozky, ran a gallery in Paris in the 1920s and was known for his collaboration with Russian avant-garde artists Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova. KVK, OCLC show the copies at UNC Chapel Hill and Missouri.