Gore-okhotniki [The bad hunters].

Harbin: Izdatel’stvo M. V. Zaitseva, [1936?]. Octavo (21.8 × 15.5 cm). Original pictorial card boards; 11 pp. Numerous illustrations, including two full-page color plates. Card wrappers and pages somewhat creased, but still about very good.

Rare illustrated children's book about the adventures of three dogs who go hunting, published for children of the Russian émigré colony in the Far East (Harbin, Shanghai, and Tiantsin). Due to the development of the Russian Far-Eastern Railroad, Russia had a strong presence in Northern China in the early twentieth-century, especially in Manchuria. After the October Revolution, both Harbin and Shanghai became home to thousands more who fled the Bolshevik regime and who quickly established a series of Russian-language publishing ventures throughout the region. Bakich 1138. Polansky 1125. Not held by the Russian State Library (Moscow). Not in KVK, OCLC. Book ID: 50261

Price: $350.00