KASSIL, LEV ABRAMOVICH. 1905-1970.
Planetarii. [Planetarium.] Moscow: Molodaya Gvardiya, 1931.
8vo. 32 pp. Original two-color photomontage wrappers designed by V. LANTSETTI. Backstrip restored. Provenance: Oleg Bushmarin (ownership stamp on title).
Schooled in aerodynamics, Kassil was a prolific Jewish Soviet children's book writer and contributed to Mayakovsky's LEF and Novyi LEF. He was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1950. Planetarii comments on history, astronomy geography, space travel and modern architecture.