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Moomintroll, Ludwig the Fourteenth, and Completely Others. Signed by the illustrator.

Moomintroll, Ludwig the Fourteenth, and Completely Others. Signed by the illustrator.

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[Ekholm, Jan-Olof; Egner, Thorbjørn; Jansson, Tove] [ Moomintroll, Ludwig the Fourteenth, and Completely Others. Three Tales]. Mumi-Troll', Lyudvig Chetyrnadtsatyi i Sovsem Drugie. Tri Skazki.

Translation by E. Grishchenko, A. Maksimova, T. Velichko, Yu. Vronskiy, V. Smirnov.
Illustrations by B. Diodorov and Tove Jansson.

Moskva, Detskaya literatura, 1974.
8vo, 237, [3] pp., ill.

In publisher’s pictorial hardback. Illustrated endpapers.
In good condition, stained to cover, water-stained to some page margins.

Signed and inscribed by the illustrator: 'To dear Anna / From Boris Diodorov / s lyubov'yu / i nezhnost'yu / i s tem / chto eta knizhka tebe / nravitsya / BD / 22.II.74' [To dear Anna From Boris Diodorov with love and tenderness and with the hope that you like this book. BD 22.II.74]. First Russian translation of these stories. First edition of these illustrations.

The collection includes three fairy tales: 'Tutta Carlson First and Only, Ludwig the Fourteenth, etc.' (Hurra för Ludvig Lurifax) by the Swedish writer Jan-Olof Ekholm; 'When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town' (Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by) by the Norwegian writer Thorbjørn Egner, and 'The Magician's Hat' (Trollkarlens hatt) by Tove Jansson.
The illustrations for the first two stories were created by the artist Boris Diodorov (b. 1934). He studied at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V. I. Surikov. For a long time, Diodorov was the art director at the Children's Literature publishing house. In 1977, he created the filmstrip 'The Magician's Hat', based on Jansson's story. In 2001, he received the Grand Prix of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and became a special Ambassador of Hans Christian Andersen in Russia in 2005.

OCLC locates one copy of this edition only: in the National Library of Sweden.

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