My Friend Yakub by Nicholas Kalashnikoff 1953 story of Siberian Peasants ~ Siberia Russia ~ First Edition ~ illus by Feodor Rojankovsky


Title: My Friend Yakub

Author: Nicholas Kalashnikoff
Illustrator: Feodor Rojankovsky

Description: First Edition (Scribner's ''A'' on copyright page). Salmon-colored cloth boards with black lettering. Some fading along top edge of front board. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has some light edge wear; minor chipping at spine ends; price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky (frontispiece and three spreads). 249 pages.

Nicholas Kalashnikoff (1888-1961) tells the true story of his peasant friend Yakub, an artist and storyteller, and also tells the story of a period in his own childhood in a Siberian village. His mother had told him all the joys of ''belonging to a piece of land and of having for companions all the creatures of the barnyard,'' which he comes to discover when they move to the village.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Place: New York
Year: 1953

Keywords: Feodor Rojankovsky, Siberia, Russia, way of life, customs, village, peasants,

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