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BEAUTIFUL GIFT EDITION FROM RUSSIA!!!
-This HARDCOVER BOOK in English WITH GREAT FULL COLOR
ILLUSTRATIONS WAS PUBLISHED IN RUSSIA, MOSCOW in 1998.

Russian ethnographer and storyteller Alexander Afanasiev
compiled and published the best known collection of Russian
Fairytales around the middle of the nineteenth century. The
numerous tales were slowly gathered, rewritten, then presented in
three separate volumes. This volume was published in Moscow. It is
titled "WORDS OF WISDOM" after one of the stories in this volume.
These popular folk and fairy tales are often used in miniature
lacquer art in all three famous Russian villages. This volume is
illustrated with wonderful prints of lacquer art by Alexander
Kurkin, a famous and well-established artist from Palekh. Each of
the stories begins with a close-up of a colorful painting at the
top of the page above the title of the tale. There is a full-size
print of a lacquer box by Kurkin to accompany each fairytale. There
are 175 pages with 42 stories!
Gift Edition. LONG OUT OF PRINT. BIG FORMAT - 8.5 X 11.3".
NEW CONDITION.
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