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Strantz, Viktor Von."
Illustrirte Kriegs-Chronik. Gedenkbuch an den Russisch-Turkischen Feldzug [Feldzugs] von 1876-1878. Gezeichnet von den Artistischen Mitarbeitern der Illustrirten Zeitung. Neueste Folge der Illustrirten Kriegs-Chronik von 1864, 1866 und 1870/71."
Leipzig, Weber, 1878. 20 parts in one volume. Folio. Paginated consecutively. Pp. x, 344, (ii). Title printed in red and black; second general title; half-title; individual title to each part. Plus large folding plate with 2 panoramic views. Profusely illustrated throughout with numerous wood engravings, many of which are full- or double-page, and full- and double-page engraved maps, in colour or relief. Chronology of events, indices. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth extra, richly decorated, silken endpapers and red cloth hinges, top edge gilt; broken spine neatly reattached, spine chipped at head and foot, back cover darkened, edges rubbed. In good external condition, near fine interior. ¶ ~ First edition. The Russo-Turkish Wars were a series of 10 wars, the result of Russian attempts to find an outlet on the Black Sea. It was one of the longest conflicts in European history, spanning 241 years. This book covers the events of last Russo-Turkish War. The series was published in 20 installments, from 1876 to 1878, in which year publisher Weber of Leipzig bound the installments and offered them now in a book form. It contains a fantastic array of dramatic sketches of the battlefields and horrifying images of life under fire, views and landscapes, the war at sea, topography, military architecture and engineering, weaponry, individual and group portraits. It is the most sought after of all the 'Illustrirte Kriegs-Chronik' memorial books published by Weber. [Descriptive text Copyright © Librarium, The Hague]"
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