Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1979. Three volumes, approximately 2 1/4 x 2 3/4" each. Cardboard slipcase, worn at edges in very good condition. Black cloth over boards, author's initials stamped in gilt on front cover and title gilt-stamped on spine, text in English and Russian, unpaginated, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout, in fine condition.
This beautiful three volume set displays the works of three Soviet-era woodcut artist/illustrators. Each volume has an introduction to the artist, many black and white illustrations, and a listing of those works. Vladimir Favorsky (1886-1964) has long been familiar in his country and abroad and was a People's Artist of the USSR and was best known for his book illustrations. Fiodor Konstantinov (1910 - 1997) was a member of the USSR Academy of Fine Arts and was also well know for his book illustrations. Henrietta (1939 - 1984) and Nikolai Burmagin (1932 - 1974) were members of the Union of artists of the USSR and illustrated their homeland of Volgoda in Northern European Russia. Difficult to find all three volumes and in the original slipcase.