Item #222 Zaporozhskyi klad: kazka [Zaporizhzhia Treasure: A Fairy Tale]. Vasyl Korniienko.
Zaporozhskyi klad: kazka [Zaporizhzhia Treasure: A Fairy Tale]

Zaporozhskyi klad: kazka [Zaporizhzhia Treasure: A Fairy Tale]

Vienna: Ukrainske vydavnytstvo, 1919. Stetsenko, I. (illustrator). Second edition. Publisher's pictorial wrappers. Good. Item #222

Duodecimo (12.6 x 17.1 cm). 32 pages: illustrations. Text in Ukrainian. Light wear to wrappers; folds to several illustrations; still good copy.

Vasyl Korniienko (1867-1904) - a painter and a graphic artist. His black-and-white illustrations were included in a 1903-4 a juvenile edition of the Aeneid and became a permanent treasure of Ukrainian art. Unfortunately, the young, full of creative ideas and unrealized hopes, the author prematurely left his life in 1904, leaving behind a number of unpublished poetic works and including the tale about life, faith, and military courage of the Ukrainian Cossacks "Zaporizhzhia treasure." The tale was forbidden because it was considered as "bourgeois-nationalist work," glorifying the freedom-loving Ukrainians and their struggles.

As of April 2020, OCLC shows two copies of this edition in Harvard College Library and University of Illinois.

Price: $350.00

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