Loshadka [wrapper title, transliterated from Cyrillic]. Yiddish Poets, Leib Kvitko.

Loshadka [wrapper title, transliterated from Cyrillic].

(Moscow): Detizdat TSK VLKSM, 1938. First edition. Self-wrappered pamphlet, scant 3 x 2.13 inches, [12] pages. Color illus. Self-wrappers a little dust soiled and just a trifle worn; a very good copy. Item #18210

Charming children’s book in Russian (verses on a toy horse) from the Yiddish poet Leib Kvitko (1890-1952), the Ukrainian-born Jewish anti-fascist poet and children’s author, popular both as a Yiddish poet and a Soviet children’s poet; resident in Moscow from 1936, arrested in 1948, and executed along with 12 other members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in August, 1952 on “the night of the Murdered Poets.” This title issued in the Soviet children’s series, Knizhka-malyshka. OCLC notes four locations. Small faint ink stamp, “Printed in Soviet Union” to the front wrapper.

Price: $225.00