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Telingater, Sedelnikov, Freiberg) Mekhlis, et al. (Editors)
GEROICHESKAYA EPOPEYA ("Heroic Epic"). Album of Photo Documents. First Edition
Moscow: "Pravda"/Partizdat, 1935


Editors: Lev Mekhlis, et al. Design by Paula Freiberg, Solomon Telingater and Nikolay Sedel'nikov.

Text in Russian. Folio (13-1/2" x 10") hard cover (with soft cloth, imitation suede?), decorated and titled to front and spine. Monochrome and color photographs, illustrations and maps throughout, some folding, many mounted. Original slipcase. 5000 copies only. Some pages may be loose but complete and clean. Getty Cat. No. 120.

Reproduced in Book on photography (see p. 164). "AMONGST THE GRANDEST SOVIET PHOTOBOOKS, the monumental Heroic Epic celebrates one of the most glorified events in 1930s Stalinist Russia -- the epic Arctic voyage of the icebreaking ship Chelyuskin. This tale of exploration was mythologized as much as the British expeditions of Shackleton and Scott".
Reproduced also in Karasik (see pp. 107, 108, 109, 110, 111).

Rare. Not in MOMA, not in British Library, not in NYPL.

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Auction records: Christie's April 2008 sold for $12,500

Item ID: 03975R

Price: Upon Request

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