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10 H. P. Kronika našeg vremena [10 Л.С. Хроника нашего времени / 0 H.P. A Chronicle of Our Times]. Zoom



10 H. P. Kronika našeg vremena [10 Л.С. Хроника нашего времени / 0 H.P. A Chronicle of Our Times].


Author: Ilya Grigoryevich EHRENBURG (1891-1967), author; Stjepan KRANJČEVIĆ, translator; ANONYMOUS cover designer.
Place and Year: Zagreb: Binoza [circa 1933].
Technique:
Code: 67820

8°: 225 pp., [7], original orange cloth binding with gilt lettering on the cover and on the spine, original illustrated dustjacket, patterned endpapers (Very Good, edges with light foxing, dust jacket with tiny, partly repaired tears in margins).


 
The first Croatian translation of  10 L.S. Khronika nashego vremeni (10 Л.С. Хроника нашего времени) by a Jewish Soviet writer and Bolshevik revolutionary, Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (1891-1967) was published in Zagreb in the early 1930s with a stunning dust jacket with a photomontage by an annonymous artist. The novel was written in Russian language in 1929 and first published in 1931. 

Binoza publishing house in Zagreb, was issuing in the early 1930s similar revolutionary modern original texts and translations, accompanied by striking modernist dustjackets, as Minerva in Zagreb, Croatia, and Nolit in Belgrade, Serbia. Unlike these two publishing houses, who were using the same artists for series of publications, Binoza was hiering designers and artists for individual publications and some of the covers, like this one, are not signed. This design was probably made by the same artist as Tvornica sanja (see the enxt item). 

The book is today very rare. The only example we could find outside Croatia is at the Bavarian State Library.
 


References: OCLC 162870269.

€320.00