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Children's books: Catalogue. Issued by the export agency International Books.

Children's books: Catalogue. Issued by the export agency International Books.

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Detskaia Literatura: Katalog knig = Children's books: Catalogue.

Moskva, Mezhdunarodnaia kniga, 1940.
8vo, 31, [1] pp.

In original wrappers.
In good condition, lightly rubbed, rust to staples, slightly marked by bibliographers for ease of searching and potential ordering.

The catalog was issued by the export agency 'Mezhdunarodnaia kniga' (or International Books), the Soviet company officially authorized to promote Soviet books. This agency operated from the early 1920s until the conclusion of the USSR in 1991. These catalogs were primarily created for foreign bibliographers, facilitating their search and potential ordering process.
The catalog comprises children’s books printed between 1936 and 1939. The books are organized into sections including 'preschool age', 'younger age', 'early adulthood', 'For Skillful Hands' series, 'Historical Library', 'Stories by Foreign Writers', and 'in print'. Each book description contains details such as author, title, translator/illustrator, publishing house, year of publication, page count, and weight.
On the back cover, addresses of bookshops that collaborated with 'Mezhdunarodnaia kniga' are listed. These addresses span across various countries, including Great Britain, Switzerland, Belgium, Romania, Sweden, Estonia, Australia, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Bulgaria, Palestine, and China.

OCLC locates one copy of this edition in the USA only: in the University of Texas Library. There is one more copy in the United Nations Library & Archives (Geneva).  

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