TATAR POLITICAL-HUMUORESQUE MAGAZINE: Cajan.
An extremely rare magazine, issued in Tatar language in Ottoman script in Kazan, at the time in Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (today Russia), with highly decortative illustrations, printed in offset lithography by popular Tatarstan artists in Art Deco style.
Place and Year: Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia 1929.
Technique: Large 4°, 16 pp. with illustrations within text and with four full-page off-set lithographs (Very Good, uncut pages joined at the top, folds slightly fragile with tiny tears, small tears in margins).
This rare magazine was published in 1929 in Kazan in the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (today a part of Russia), founded in 1920. The first magazine with this title was issued in 1923.
The magazine makes fun of the contemporary politics and lifestyle, with highly decorative art-deco drawings by famous contemporary artists. Tha language is Tatar, written in Ottoman Turkish, accompanied with details in modern Turkish and Cyrillic.
The survival rate of the early editions of the magazine is very low. We could only trace later examples in the institutions.