Byliny (Былины). V.I. Chicherov. Illustrations by the celebrated graphic artist Ivan Dmitrievich Arkhipov. A collection of heroic poems that includes such works of folklore as "Sadko", "Avdotya Ryazanochka", "Vavila and the buffoons", as well as epics about Russian heroes endowed with high moral qualities and selfless devotion - "Ilya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber", "Dobrynya and the Serpent", "Alyosha Popovich and Tugarin Zmeevich "and many others.
Moscow: Детская литература, 1969. IN RUSSIAN. 304 pages. With an index, list of sources and short dictionary of old words and expressions.
Hardcover, printed on typical Soviet cheap paper with cardboard covers (due to the quality of paper, ink, and binding, Soviet book publishing steadily deteriorated from 1950’s to perestroika). Used book in good condition. Former owner's name and address repeated twice - inside front cover and on first page. 1 copy only.