ZOSHCHENKO, MIKHAIL. 1895-1958.
Rasskazi o Lenine. [Stories about Lenin.] Moscow: Detizdat, 1930.
Tall 8vo. 54,  pp. Illustrated with duotone lithographs by NIKOLAI TYRSA. Original cloth stamped in blue, red and yellow. Light staining and rubbing to cloth, still very good.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper (in translation): "To dear Volodya Troitsky with fond memories. 26.XI.41. Mih. Zoshchenko."
Zoshchenko was a great Soviet satirist, here sadly reduced to singing the exploits of Lenin in a children's book. The illustrator, Nikolai Tyrsa, was a pupil of Leon Bakst.