Moscow: Academia, 1934. hardcover. 10 mounted glossy color plates by the Master of Palekh, Ivan Golikov, ornamental borders, tissue guards. Original cloth overlaid with Palekh style illustration. "Slovo o Polku Igoreve (Host of Igor's 2019s Lay), one of the greatest literary masterpieces not only of Russia, but the world." The cover is designed like a ceiling fresco seen from below. Illustrated title page and endpapers. 49 pages, pictorial boards, brown cloth spine, slim folio. Moscow: Academia, 1934. Near fine (pages slightly wavy). near fine.
A tale of the armament of Igor. Ancient text edited by V. Ozhigoi and S. Shambinago. Title and text in church Slavonic. Beautiful edition of this anonymous epic poem originally written in the Old East Slavic language.