Category: Book Illustration

First edition cover of Samuil Marshak’s “Yesterday and Today”,…

First edition cover of Samuil Marshak’s “Yesterday and Today”, illustrated by Vladimir Lebedev (1925)

The Golden Key illustration, postcard by Leonid Vladimirsky,…

The Golden Key illustration, postcard by Leonid Vladimirsky, 1957 (buy)

Child Nutrition, vintage cookbook 1963 (buy here) I love all the…

Child Nutrition, vintage cookbook 1963 (buy here)

I love all the little illustrations! (I posted some of them here, including the infamous eggs with jam.)

“Tea”, vintage book designed by D. Shterenberg (1931)

“Tea”, vintage book designed by D. Shterenberg (1931)

Here’s something great for you. A very rare first edition of…

Here’s something great for you. A very rare first edition of Eduard Uspensky’s book “Gena the Crocodile and His Friends” illustrated by V. Alfeyevsky (published in 1966). It’s the very first presentation of Cheburashka and he looks very different to how we know him now.

In the book Cheburashka was originally described as an “animal unknown to science”, with a body resembling that of a cub, puppy, rabbit or even “the Australian kangaroo”. 

More pictures here.

“March in the Forest” by Ivan Sokolov-Mikitov, illustrated by P….

“March in the Forest” by Ivan Sokolov-Mikitov, illustrated by P. Bagin, 1988 (buy)

Kolobok illustration by Yevgeny Rachyov, postcard from 1955…

Kolobok illustration by Yevgeny Rachyov, postcard from 1955 (buy)

The Wooden Eagle, vintage book illustrated by Leonid…

The Wooden Eagle, vintage book illustrated by

Leonid Vladimirsky. Published in 1987 (buy here)

Chink by Ernest Thompson Seton. Illustrated by N. Ustinov, 1985…

Chink by Ernest Thompson Seton. Illustrated by N. Ustinov, 1985 (buy)

Vitaly Statsinsky, illustrations for a book called “Dad…

Vitaly Statsinsky, illustrations for a book called “Dad And I Go To School Now” (1964)