CHILDREN'S UNDERGROUND MAGAZINE: Novi rod. List za šolsko mladino. štev. 1, leto 1. Oktober 1944 [New Generation. Paper for Schooling Children. Number 1, Year 1, October 1944].
A first and only edition of a rare underground Partisan children’s magazine.
Place and Year: [Goteniški Snežnik, Slovenia: Triglav] October 1944.
Technique: 8°, 18 pp. with illustrations within text, illustrated cover printed in black and red (Good, slightly stained, soft folds in margins).
This is the first and only edition of a rare Slovenian Partisan children’s magazine Novi rod (New Generation). It was made as a magazine for first classes of schools. It includes short stories and songs, mostly of and by the Partisans, as well as Vladimir Nazor’s poem about Tito and a linocut portrait of Tito by the artist Ive Šubic (1922-1989), a Partisan artist and a famous Yugoslavian painter, who was active at art departments in the various underground presses.
One will immediately notice that the printing quality of the present work is exceptionally high for an underground publication. It is due the fact that it was printed by the Triglav Tiskarna (Press), which was one of only two Partisans publishing operations that possessed (two) large, professional printing presses, as it was hidden in a secret location deep in the forests of south-western Slovenia. Its location was known only to the high command of the Slovene Partisans and the printers themselves, as well as a small number of trusted couriers.
We could only trace two examples in institutions worldwide (Nova Gorica and Trieste).
References: OCLC 439964422; Bibliografija, no. 8719.