DMITRY DUBENSKIY (1858-1923) Ego imperatorskoye velichestvo gosudar' imperator Nikolay Aleksandrovich v deystvuyushchey armii [His Imperial Majesty Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich in the Active Army]. St. Petersburg: Ministry of the Imperial Court, 1915-1916.

Lot 739
Vol. 1: September-October 1914 - 1915. - XVIII, 66 pp.: ill., 1 leaf of portrait, 1 leaf of map on cover; Vol. 2: November-December 1914 - 1915. - 190 pp.: ill., 2 leaves of illustrations, 1 leaf of map on cover; Vol. 3: January-June 1915 - 1915. - [4], 196 pp.: ill., 2 leaves of portraits, 1 leaf of map on cover; Vol. 4: July 1915 - February 1916 - 1916. - [4], 230, [6] pp.: ill., 3 leaves of illustrations; 27.4x19.5 cm. The illustrations on separate sheets are reproduced using autotype technique. Four volumes in a 'blind' solid knee leather owner's binding. Illustrated publisher's covers preserved. In good condition. Rubbing on the spine, small tear on the front cover along the spine (Vol. 1), stain, traces of moisture on the front cover and first pages of the block (Vol. 1), traces of moisture on the top margin of the last pages of the block (Vol. 4), foxing on the covers, label of a print publication store in Kowloon (Hong Kong) on the back cover. The edition contains a rich illustrative material: photographs by the court photographer Yagelskiy (Gan and Co.), maps and battle plans, pictures of troop reviews, photographs from the front lines, portraits of members of the imperial family, Emperor Nicholas II, representatives of the General Staff. It is a valuable source for the history of the First World War. Dmitry Nikolaevich Dubensky (1857-1923) - Russian major general, military writer, and publisher. During the First World War, he published the illustrated journal 'Chronicle of the War 1914-1917.' The complete set is rare.