Baba-Yaga. Nadezhda Alexandrovna Teffi, Nathalie Parain (illustrator). Paris: YMCA Press, 1932. 23 pages. Emigre printing. Folio softcover, illustrations throughout. Bound in publisher's stiff lithographed wrappers. Scarce first edition. Internally bright copy with sound binding. Covers show toning and some soil, "133." written top left in marker together with label, white mark top right, titles have been filled in with ink indicating book was in a child's library at one time. Original bookseller's lable on the back cover. IN RUSSIAN. 1 copy only. Sold AS IS.
Nathalie Parain (1897-1958) was born in Kiev. She was one of the most inventive picture book artists working in Paris during the 1930's. She studied at Vkhutemas and her avant-garde style was influenced by Constructivism.
Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Lokhvitskaya (1872-1952) wrote under the pen name "Teffi". She chronicled emigre life during the 1930's through early 1950's.