Kyiv: Vernyhora, . Original illustrated wrappers. Fair condition. Item #244
Octodecimo (11.4 x 15.1 cm). 15 pages: illustrations. Text in Ukrainian. Illustrated by Olena Kulchytska. Inscription in pen to cover “Rare! A.A. Granovsky”, and to page 12; unknown inscription to page 3. Ex Libris of the Ukrainian professor A.A. Granovsky to back cover. Wear to wrappers; foxing and toning. Scarce; OCLC shows no copies of part 25 (this book); there are seven copies of parts 26 and 32, as of September 2020.
Antin Krushelnytskyi (1878-1937) - a Ukrainian writer, literary critic, and teacher, Minister of Education of the Ukrainian People's Republic (1919). A victim of Stalin’s regime. He and his family were killed, his literary heritage and his very name have been removed from Ukrainian culture for many years.
Olena Kulchytska (1877-1967) - a Ukrainian artist, teacher, and civil activist. During 1920-1930, Kulchytska made a major contribution to the Ukrainian book design. She illustrated various works by Ivan Franko, Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Vasyl Stefanyk, and Yuriy Fedkovych, as well as more than 70 books for children for the series «For Our Littlest Ones», which included Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Star-Child’ (1920). During World War I, Kulchytska depicted the sufferings of the civilian population and refugees. Her works were reproduced as postcards by the Ukrainian Women's Committee to Aid Wounded Soldiers in Vienna. She was part of the civil resistance movement under Stalinism and helped the families of those who were repressed and deported to Siberia. In 1955, Kulchytska began campaigned against the closure of the Lviv Art College. She financially supported the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine.