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Rus'. Sbornik statei po russkoi istorii [Rus'. A collection of essays on Russian history.; Den' Russkoi Kul'tury. Russkomu Iunoshestvu.

Riga: Izdanie Akts. Obshch. "Salamandra", 1927. Large octavo (29.5 × 22 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; [3], 111, [1] pp. Publisher's ads for the emigre journal "Perezvony" inside rear wrapper. Numerous illustrations in the text; four tipped-in color plates on card stock. Wrappers very lightly creased from use; else very good, with tipped-in color plates fully intact.

The second volume of this rare almanac of literary and historical sources on the topic of Russia's national identity and history, published with the aim of helping parents educate their children in the emigration, far from home (a similar volume, entitled "Rodina: sbornik dlia detei i iunoshestva" was published in 1926). This volume gathers historical sources and articles on Russian history, arranged into the following sections: Introduction, Kiev, Moscow, Petrograd, by authors such as Karamzin, Solov'ev, Kliuchevskii, as well as the editor (Burnashev). Also contains reproductions of works by Vasnetsov, Kuindzhi, Shishkin, Nesterov, Roerich, Bool', Novooskol'tsev, Prianishnikov and others. Evidently published in connection with the 1927 Day of Russian Culture in Latvia, a festival to commemorate the achievements of Russian culture throughout the Russian diaspora, which became particularly wide-spread in Europe after 1926. KVK, OCLC show copies at Stanford, Chicago, and Urbana-Champaign; not at the Russian State or National Library.

Book ID: P002790

Price: $200.00