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127450
(TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY.)

Velikiy Put'. Vidy Sibiri I Velikoy Sibirskoy Zheleznoy dorogi [The Great Way. Views of Siberia and Great Siberian Railroad].

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Published: Krasnoyarsk M.B. Akselrod, 1899

Stock Code: 127450

£5,000
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first part, all published; decidedly uncommon, five locations only on OCLC, just Smithsonian and Harvard in North America. With the self-explanatory subtitle "From the river Ob to the River Yenisei and Tomsk branch. 124 views of the most important railroads, buildings, cities, villages, views of foreigners and scenic areas adjacent to the line. etc., with a description of them" this was the first part of a projected series building into a pictorial record of the full length of the line, which by 1898 had reached Khabarovsk on the Russian shore of the Pacific. An unusual provincial production, although printed in St. Petersburg it was published at Krasnoyarsk, an important junction on the line. An attractive promotional item for this remarkable transformative infrastructural project, the construction of the longest railway line in the world.

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Description

Landscape folio, original publisher's mid-blue pebble-grained cloth, bevelled boards, large and striking illustration in colours to the front board, panels in blind to the rear board, endpapers with sepia scrolled foliate design.

Illustrations

124 pages of full-page halftone illustrations from photographs by I.R.Tomashkevich

Condition

Cloth slightly rubbed, but the pictorial design still strong, title page a little spotted, some finger soiling to the lower fore-corner, last leaf creased and with some annotations in the lower margin in mauve copying pencil, overall very good.

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