Hetmanska bulava: istorychna kazka [Hetman’s mace: historic tale]. Mykola Pohidnyi, Mykola Uhorchak.

Hetmanska bulava: istorychna kazka [Hetman’s mace: historic tale]

Regensburg: Nashym Ditiam, 1947. Tsymbal, Viktor [Illustrator]. Third edition. Original pictorial wrappers. Fair condition. Item #146

Octavo (15 x 21 cm). 23 pages; illustrations. Third edition. Text in Ukrainian. Wear to wrappers; foxing; internally good.

The first edition of the book was published in 1937 and had three later editions. The past is shown through the image of the historical native land (Ukraine Rus and Cossack Ukraine). The writer uses the genre of fairy tale to reflect the historical heroic content and tell about the Cossacks, Ukrainian guards. The idea of the book is the unification against the enemy, and the unification of lands under the one flag.

Mikola Pohidnyi is a Ukrainian children's writer, was born in Galychyna (Ivano-Frankivsk region) in 1901. Was also a priest in several churches in Ukraine. In 1944 emigrated to Europe, where he spent four years in a German camp for the displaced persons (DP) and in 1948 – to the U.S., where he played a leading role among the Ukrainian community. He died in Millville, New Jersey in 1982.

OCLC shows seven copies as on August 2019.

Price: $150.00