15 pp. booklet for children describing how magnets work and how they can be utilized in different industries and applications. Color illustrations throughout. 16mo. Original color illustrated side-stapled wrpps. Some pages separated from lower staple, small tear along lower portion of spine, overall very good and clean. Moscow (Ogiz - Molodaia gvardiia) 1931.
Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, authors and artists sought to instill the values of a new society in the country's youth. Using poetry, prose, drawings, paintings, photomontages, and interesting typography, avant-garde writers and artists created books and other works aimed at children. Magnit is among this group of works, featuring a graphically interesting cover and dynamic illustrations to convey industrial concepts to a different and younger audience. Very scarce; as of March 2019, WorldCat locates only two holdings in the United States of this booklet. Book ID: 49047