ERMOLAEVA, E. 7 vols.
Lot 3052
ERMOLAEVA, VERA, illustrator. KRYLOV, IVAN. Basnya Krylova. [Krylov's Fables.] Moscow: GIZ, 1930.
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ERMOLAEVA, VERA, illustrator.
KRYLOV, IVAN. Basnya Krylova. [Krylov's Fables.] Moscow: GIZ, 1930.
7 volumes. 8vo (175 x 130mm). Illustrated. Original color pictorial wrappers. Usual toning and a few spots, but generally fine, sharp copies.

FIRST EDITIONS except Demyanova ukha which is a third printing. Comprising: Dve sobaki [The Two Dogs]; Kvartet [The Quartet]; Lzhets [The Liar]; Strekoza i muravei [The Dragonfly and the Ant]; Svinya pod dubom [The Pig under the Oak]; Vorona i lisitsa [The Raven and the Fox]; and Demyanova ukha [Demyan's Fish Soup].
Ermolaeva was one of the most remarkable and tragic figures in the St. Petersburg art community when women briefly held an equal footing with men. She was involved with almost every major Russian avant-garde art movement of the early 20th century. As director of the Vitebsk Institute from 1919 to 1923, she recruited fellow Suprematist Malevich. She belonged to UNIVOS, taught at GINKhUK and was associated with the OBERIUTI. She was also a gifted children's book illustrator who founded the short-lived avant-garde children's book publishing company "Segodnya" [Today]. She eventually fell out of favor as a "Formalist," was arrested and reportedly died in the Gulag.
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