RODCHECNKO, ALEKSANDR, AND VARVARA STEPANOVA, designers. Pervaya konnaya. [First Cavalry.]  Moscow: OGIZ-OZOGIZ, 1938.<BR />
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RODCHECNKO, ALEKSANDR, AND VARVARA STEPANOVA, designers. Pervaya konnaya. [First Cavalry.] Moscow: OGIZ-OZOGIZ, 1938.
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RODCHECNKO, ALEKSANDR, AND VARVARA STEPANOVA, designers.
Pervaya konnaya. [First Cavalry.] Moscow: OGIZ-OZOGIZ, 1938.
Folio. 284 pp. Designed by A. Rodchenko and V. F. Stepanova. Original decorated pale green cloth stamped in red. Minor wear and soiling on covers.

RARE UNCENSORED FIRST EXPORT EDITION. An opulent volume dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the most famous cavalry of the Red Army, originally Cossacks who formed a guerrilla force when they joined the Bolsheviks. Rodchenko and Stepanova have filled the book with photomontages, fold-outs, maps and tipped-in facsimiles of important historical documents and other graphics. Because the book was issued during Stalin's Great Purge, the first edition was withdrawn and the second had to be censored to remove the comrades who had recently fallen from favor.
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