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Zilov, Lev

Chocolate. Rare children's production book.

Chocolate. Rare children's production book.

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Zilov, Lev [Chocolate]. Shokolad.

Illustrations by V. Ivanova.

Moskva, GIZ, 1928.
Oblong 12mo, 30 pp., ill. in red and black.

In original pictorial wrappers and modern clamshell box.
In good condition, many owner notes in ink to margins, still about good copy.

Rare first and only edition. One of 20 000 copies published. 

This book delves into the world of chocolate: tracing its origins from the Native Americans to the Russian confectionery 'Red October'.
The illustrator, Vera Ivanova (1896-1948), studied at VKhUTEMAS and collaborated on several books with Lev Zilov (as mentioned in 'The Century of Russian Book Art', p. 114).
The author, Lev Zilov (1883-1937), was a poet and writer known for his works for children.

OCLC traces one copy in USA only, in Princeton University (Cotsen Children's Library).

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