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Zhigankov, P.

Stars. Rare picture book about the Planetarium.

Stars. Rare picture book about the Planetarium.

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Zhigankov, P. [Stars]. Zvezdy. 

Illustrations by D. Mel'nikov.

Moskva, OGIZ, Molodaia gvardiia, 1932.
12mo, 16 pp., ill.

In original pictorial wrappers and modern clamshell box.
Near very good condition, some sunning to cover, light wear to spine, some rust to staple.

Rare in such condition.

This picture book coincides with the opening of the first Planetarium in Russia in 1929. The Planetarium was described as 'looking like a church', but its purpose was to reveal the truth about the Universe, dispelling myths about the creation of the world and educating the public with factual knowledge.
The book was created by Dmitrii Mel'nikov (1889-1966), who had extensive experience in Russian satirical series and later produced political posters, including for TASS Windows.

ソビエトの絵本 1920-1930, p. 30.

OCLC locates two copies of this edition: in the University of Chicago and the Princeton University Library. 

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