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Tokmakova, Irina

The ABC City. Rare ABC book.

The ABC City. Rare ABC book.

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Tokmakova, Irina [The ABC City]. Bukvarinsk.

Illustrations by M. Miturich.

Moskva, Izdatel'stvo Detskiy mir, 1962. 
8vo, 1 leaf folded in [8] pp., ill.

In original illustrated wrappers.
In good condition, light wear to wrappers, carefully repaired.

This book features an ABC verse in which each letter represents a different profession. Accompanying the verse is an illustration depicting an ABC city, where each profession from the verse has a corresponding pair in the illustration. Notably, the illustration was created in the Wimmelbook style.
The author of the verse, Irina Tokmakova (1929-2018), was a talented writer of children's books, poet, and playwright. She was also the wife of the illustrator Lev Tokmakov and a member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, having served on the IBBY Executive Committee.
The book was illustrated 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 teacher. In 2005, he was honored with the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun for his contributions to the arts.

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