CHUKOVSKY, KORNEI IVANOVICH. 1882-1969.
1. Skok-poskok. [Hippity-Hop.] Leningrad: Gosizdat, 1929. Oblong 12mo. Illustrated by Dmitrii Isidorovich Mitrokhin. Binding slightly rubbed. Second printing. Kornei Chukovsky was the father of modern Russian children's literature. Best-known for his nonsense verse Krokodil [Crocodile] (1917) and his study Ot dvukh do pyati [From Two to Five] (1933), he profoundly influenced Samuil Marshak among many other Soviet poets. He was especially fond of nursery rhymes. Dmitrii Mitrokin [1883-1973] was one of the few artists associated with Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] who remained in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution.
2. Moidodyr. [Wash-Em-Clean.] Moscow: Detizdat, 1936. 8vo. Illustrated by Iurii Pavlovich Annenkov. Later printing. This nonsense poem about a little boy who refuses to wash was one of Chukovsky's most popular works. Even Lenin, according to Nadezhda Krupskaya, smiled when he read it to his nephews. It did have its problems with the Soviet censors who objected to the line "shame on the dirty chimney sweeps" as being anti-proletariat.
Both in original printed wrappers.
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