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This beautiful 72 page hardcover book presents seven Russian fairy tales compiled by A. Afanasiev, and most importantly, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin.
Paying great attention to folk detail, Bilibin paints not only scenes from these classic tales, but also captures Old Russia to such a degree that his illustrations have been held up as the golden standard for a century now.
Bilibin's original story titles are given in the original Russian script,
with English translation below. We offer several nesting dolls that
illustrate the same stories found in this book; consider gifting the dolls together with the book!
Printed in Moscow in 2000 by Literatura Publishers. Grab hold of this rare find and treasure it.