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Levin, M.

Eskimos. Rare first edition.

Eskimos. Rare first edition.

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Levin, M. [Eskimos]. Eskimosy.

Series Bibliotechka zhurnala Druzhnye rebiata.
Illustrations by P. Staronosov.

[Moscow], Izd-vo "Krestianskaia Gazeta", 1929.
Oblong 18mo, [16] pp. including wrappers, ill.

In original pictorial wrappers.
Near good condition, wrappers somewhat dust-soiled and foxed, small tears and minor losses to spine, with chipping to wrapper edges, rust to staple.

Rare first edition. An exceptionally unique lithographed children's book.

This children's book delves into the everyday life of the Eskimos, covering activities such as hunting, drinking seal blood, and fire making. 
The text was prepared by prominent anthropologist and ethnographer Maksim Levin (1904-1963), known for his studies in anthropology and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia and the Far East. 
Illustrations were created by graphic artist Petr Staronosov (1893-1942), who spent considerable time in Siberia studying the lives of indigenous peoples. In the mid-1930s, he was arrested and imprisoned.

We couldn't trace any copy of this edition via OCLC.

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