ERMOLAEVA, VERA. 1893-c. 1937.
Basni Krylova. [Krylov's Fables.] GIZ, 1930.
2 volumes. 8vo. Illustrated. Original color pictorial wrappers. Usual toning and minor rubbing along spines.
FIRST EDITIONS. Comprising: Lzhets (The Liar); and Svinya pod dubom (The Pig under the Oak). Ermolaeva was one of the most remarkable and tragic figures of the Russian Avant Garde. She was involved with almost every major Russian art movement of the early 20th century, but died in the Gulag. She was a prolific children's book illustrator and produced an exceptional series of picture books of Krylov's classic fables.