David McKay Company, 1947. Item #1641
ALEKSANDER, Irina, THIS IS RUSSIA. Illustrated by Andrei Hudiakoff. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, . Small quarto, red cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. A history of Russia for young readers, from the earliest days of the Viking and Tartar invasions to the rule of Joseph Stalin. Aleksander also wrote under the pen name "Irina Kunina." Hudiakoff was the youngest child of a Russian peasant family and became an illustrator and set designer once he came to America. Signed presentation from the artist, Andrei Hudiakoff on the copyright page: [In Russian and not translated, but dated Aug. 15, 1945. N.Y.C." Very Good (little spotting text); wear (extensive internal repairs to the spine with old tape, chipping) d/j. Books signed by Hudiakoff are uncommon. $150.00.