The printing quality of this book is stunning - the colours are still as vibrant as they would have been the day it was printed. I reckon it was before WW2, looking at the style of the drawings. The Soviet Government of the time must have had a large budget for literature - and lots of cheap labour. Curiously, the text is in English (maybe it was produced for export - who knows). Here's a good link for the writer's biography: http://russiapedia.rt.com/prominent-russians/literature/nikolay-leskov/
A Site Advisory Committee meeting doodle (1977) - A Site Advisory Committee meeting doodle (1977) Published in *The Doodles and **Diaries of John Vernon Lord*, Camberwell Press, 1986.
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