Book Description

Bernard Shaw described the author of this book as 'an astonishing draughtsman ; perhaps the greatest of all the impressionists in black and white'. In August 1941 Topolski travelled to Russia as a member of the Polish Diplomatic Mission, and a representative of British War Artists and of a London newspaper. Given special privileged access he travelled extensively throughout Russia and this book is both a collection of works of art and a unique historical record. Sub-titles to this book are : RUSSIA IN WAR London - Summer 1941 ; Russia-Bound Convoy ; A British Cruiser ; Iceland
Author Feliks Topolski / Sir Stafford Cripps
Date 1942 (First Edition)
Binding Tan cloth over boards, with a pictorial unclipped dust wrapper featuring one of Topolski's drawings on front & part of reverse
Publisher Methuen
Illustrator Feliks Topolski - charcoal & pencil drawings throughout the book
Condition VG (slight scuffing on lower edges of boards) in a G/VG dust wrapper (v. small surface abrasion on front cover)
Pages 130

Price: £24.00

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