An interesting Russian Wizard of Oz book by Alexander Volkov –I believe this is the 1st title of the “Magic Land” series on which Russian children were raised. Wizard of the Emerald City, based on Baum’s Wizard of Oz book. I can’t read the Russian but based on the illustrations, it looks to be the first book in the series. A hard to find edition published in Minsk (Belarus) with copyright 1971, 1974 date on title page. Color illustrations not by Vladimirsky, who did the earliest books, but another talented artist. 165 page hardcover.
Attractive but with a fair amount of wear–corners bumped to boards, binding a little loose, pages with finger soiling. Still a must for the collector of international Oz.