LEBEDEV, VLADIMIR VASILEVICH and SAMUIL YAKOLOVICH MARSHAK.
Vchera i segodnya. [Yesterday and Tomorrow.] Leningrad: OGIZ-DETGIZ, 1935.
4to. Verse by S. Marshak. Color lithographs. Color lithographed wrappers. Some toning to wrappers.
Sixth printing. Lebedev altered the illustrations for this famous Agitprop children's book. For example, the color scheme of this printing is slightly different from that of the first; and the picture of the bourgeois couple on p 3 was simpler and more Cubist than in the initial edition. This printing appeared the year Lebedev was denounced in Pravda as a "Formalist" so few copies likely survive. The artist capitulated to the political pressure and gave up his Cubist work for a softer, sweeter manner that he himself later denounced.