ZABOLOTSKY, NIKOLAI A. ("YASHA MILLER.") 1903-1958.
1. Grazhdanskaya voina. [Civil War.] Leningrad: GIZ, 1930. 8vo. 12 pp. Color lithographs after Alissa Ivanovna Poret. Original pictorial wrappers. Splitting at backstrip. FIRST EDITION. Zabolotsky belonged to the group of Russian absurdists, OBERIU. When the Soviet officials banned their work, Zobolotsky and the other Oberiuti started writing children's books. The artist who most profoundly influenced A. Poret was her teacher Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov. "Form is made by persistent line," he insisted. "Painting is the colored conclusion of drawing." Grazhdanskaya voina recalls the conflict between the Whites and the Reds with special reference to the Anglo-American invasion of 1920
2. Maslozavod. [The Creamery.] Leningrad: GIZ, 1931. 8vo. 12 pp. Color lithographs after P. Basmanov. Original pictorial wrappers. FIRST EDITION. A more conventional book on the production of cream, with bright, loose, colorful lithographs.