Lot 282:

[DUBENSKIY, D.N. (EDITOR)]. Летопись войны с Японией. 1904-1905. [The Chronicle of the War with Japan]. Publication: Golike & Vilborg, Skt.Peterburg, 1904-1905.

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COMPLETE SET of the most important periodical on the Russo-Japanese War published in war times. SCARCE IN FULL. 84 weekly issues have been published during 1904- 1905 providing the latest information from the front. Publication is richly illustrated with photos and pictures after Samokish and Ezuchevsky. In addition, there are the maps, governmental edicts regarding the war, descriptions of the daily soldiers' life, and dif- ferent statistic information. Starting from January 1906 the ma- gazine changed its name to 'Khudozhstvennaya letopis sobytiy' ('Artistic Chronicle of Events'). It is a valuable source for those who is interested in Russian-Japanese War as the magazine is one of the most informative publication on this subject. Description and Bibliographical references: Two volumes. Dimensions: 34 x 26 cm. Vol.1 (No.1-40): 1-692, [4], 693-772 pp., illustrations in text; text block offset, detached from binding; Vol.2 (No.41-84): 773-1200, [4], 1201-1428, [4], 1429-1630, 20 pp., 2 chromoli- thographed plates after Samokish, illustrations throughout; text block offset, detached from binding, tear to last leaf, occasional marginalia. Contemporary green cloth designed by Bilibin, upper cover lettered in gilt and decorated, showing St.George slaying the dragon, patterned endpapers; slightly rubbed at extremities.
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