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USSR

USSR

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[El Lissitzky (contributing artist)]. USSR. An Album Illustrating the State Organization and National Economy of the U. S. S. R. [Moscow]: Scientific Publishing Institute of Pictorial Statistics, [1939]. First edition. Oblong folio (9.5625 x 13.6875 inches; 242 x 347 mm). 140, [12] pages, printed in red and black. Illustrated throughout with photographs, full-color maps and diagrams. Publisher's limp red cloth, hammer and sickle stamped in gilt on the front wrapper. Backstrip and most of the craft paper perished from the spine with staples and mull cloth exposed; light chipping to the front wrapper along the joint; wrappers unevenly soiled; gilt somewhat tarnished. Bottom corner of text block bumped; occasional over-opening. Good, but still sound and presentable. Produced for the 1939 New York World's Fair. Experience in Totality, p. 191; not in Lissitsky-Kuppers.  (#10004).