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Snegirev, Gennadii

About Reindeer. Signed by the artist.

About Reindeer. Signed by the artist.

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Snegirev, G. [About Reindeer]. Pro Oleney.

Illustrations by M. Miturich.

Moskva, Izdatelstvo "Detskaya Literatura", 1967. 
8vo, 18, [2] pp., ill.

In original pictorial wrappers.
In good condition, light wear to spine and wrapper edges, small stain to front cover, small loss to back cover. 

Signed and inscribed by the illustrator: 'Inne Shmelevoy na dobruy pamyat' / ot Maya. / 67'. [To Inna Shmeleva to remember from May 67.]. May Miturich's autographs are quite rare. He reserved the act of signing his books for close friends only. Second edition of these illustrations. 

This book explores a journey to Tuva, a region located in southern Siberia, delving into the everyday life of the Tuvan people and the wildlife found in the area.
The illustrations for this book were crafted by May Miturich (Miturich-Khlebnikov, 1925–2008), an artist who was the nephew of futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov and the son of avant-garde artist Vera Khlebnikova. Miturich studied at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute, where he later became a professor. In recognition of his contributions, Miturich was honored with the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun in 2005.
The author of the book, Gennadiy Snegirev, shared a close friendship with Miturich and together they embarked on journeys to the Commander Islands, Tuva, and Central Asia.
The book was signed for Inna Shmeleva (1929-2020), an artist and a dear friend of Miturich. Shmeleva studied under Ely Bielutin, the founder of The New Reality artistic academy. In 1962, Shmeleva participated in the 30th-anniversary exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists at the Central Exhibition Hall (Manège), an event that faced severe criticism from Nikita Khrushchev. This event marked the end of the period known as the Khrushchev Thaw.

We couldn't locate any copy of any edition of this book in the US libraries via OCLC. OCLC locates one copy of this edition only: in the Roma National Central Library. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin has one copy of the first edition.

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