За Веру, Царя и Отечество: Отечественная война 1812 в картинах. [For the Faith, Tsar and Motherland: Patriotic War 1812 ...
За Веру, Царя и Отечество: Отечественная война 1812 в картинах. [For the Faith, Tsar and Motherland: Patriotic War 1812 in Illustrations]. Publication: Lapin, Paris, 1912. Fresh copy of the publication compiled by Maksheev (1855 - 1932), which was dedicated to the celebration of 100 years since the Patriotic War. The work presents an overview of the war and its heroes, with the text being accompanied by reproductions of the famous masterpieces among others by Vereshchagin, Gess, Tropinin and Prianishnikov. Having taken part in Russo-Turkish War in 1877-78, Maksheev had a further successful military career rising to Major General. He later worked as a professor in Nikolaevskaya Academy and was an editor of “Voennyy Sbornik” and “Russkiy Invalid”. Description and Bibliographical references : Folio (42 x 32.5 cm). Title, text , IV, 40 pp., 9 maps on 4 pp., 56 plates, most in colour, all with tissue guard with printed description, 1 full page colour portrait of Nicholas II with tissue guard. Red pictorial cloth portfolio, upper cover richly gilt; extremities slightly rubbed, the Tsar’s portrait in centre in facsimile.