The collection includes photographs illustrating the immense variety of peoples and types that the empire contained, showing St. Petersburg as a city designed to display an Emperor in the most resplendent fashion, and revealing Moscow as a city with an unshakable hold on the minds of the Russian people. There are photographs of nobles, of peasants, and the Russian landscape; pictures of the Imperial Army and its campaigns. The story is brought to a close with photographs taken during the Revolution and the civil war which marked the end of Imperial Russia. The book faithfully reflects some of the many facets of the unique society of Imperial Russia under its last Tsars, and as such constitutes a volume of immense historical interest.
First Edition; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Gilt & black titles spine, blind-stamped titles front; Dust Jacket un-clipped; illustrated by 199 b/w. photo's.; red end-papers; titles, contents & introduction to front; includes list of picture sources to rear; Dust Jacket has some browning & light wear to top edge.
Author Lyons, Marvin & Andrew Wheatcroft (editor)
Binding Hardcover (Black Faux Leather)
Publisher Routledge & Kegan Paul; London
Condition Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket
Pages xii + 212