Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).
Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).
Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).
Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).
Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).
Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).
Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).
Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).

Bich/Buzoter [ / ] (Scourge/Troublemaker). Buzoter No. 1 (November 1924) through Bich No. 16 (April 1928).

66 issues total, each issue approx. 12 pp., of the two rare satirical leftist Russian journals notable for their caricature art and photomontage illustrations, published under the name Buzoter from 1924 through 1927, Bich/Buzoter for a few issues in 1927, and Bich from 1927 through 1928, including contributions from Vladimir Koslinsky, Nikolai Denisovsky, Mikhail Cheremnykh, David Shterenberg, Vladimir Lebedev, Boris Antonovsky, Alexei Radakov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Mikhail Bulgakov, and many others. Illustrated profusely throughout, primarily with cartoons, caricatures, and photomontages. Some scattered soiling, small tears, pencil notations, rubber stamps, and foxing, paper delicate. Small folio. Orig. illustrated wrpps., housed in custom fitted box, contents loose as issued. One illustrated cover (Bich 1928 No. 1) removed from prior mounting to board. Moscow (Trud) 1924-1928.

Bich/Buzoter was the main rival at the time to the well-known illustrated satirical journal, Krokodil, which had contributions from the Soviet Union's best artists and writers. Some of the various notable works in Bich/Buzoter include caricatures of Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, opposition members, Rasputin, David Riazanov, Vsevolod Meyerhold, and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, a comic strip about the end of the Romanov dynasty, photomontages of Bolshevik leaders and revolutionaries, anti-bureaucratic poems, and satirical plays.

Issues in this collection include:
Buzoter: 1924 (1); 1925 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28); 1926 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 20, 21, 22); 1927 (1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 13x2, 14, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 38)
Bich/Buzoter: 1927 (39, 40, 41, 42x2)
Bich: 1927 (43x2, 44, 45x2, 46x2, 47, 48); 1928 (1, 2, 5, 8x2, 15, 16).
Book ID: 48765

Price: $19,500.00