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Mitskevich, S. I.
1905-1906 [Albom revolutiionnoj Satiri 1905-1906] [CARICATURES]
Gosudarstvennoe Publishing (State Publishing), Moscow, 1926. Folio. 127 (2)pp. Original illustrated tan wraps with black, red and tan lettering on cover and spine. Publisher's device on half-title. Extraordinary collection of caricatures depicting the events of the Revolution of 1905 with widespread workers strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. As a result of the revolution a legislative assembly of the late Russian Empire, the State Duma or Imperial Duma was established to address a number of national problems: the agrarian land reform, the Russification of the multiethnic population, including the Jewish problem, the labor and educational problems. The arresting, explicit illustrations in this publication are rendered by S. Chechotin, N. Pirogov, V. Serov (premier portrait artist of his era), Y. Y. Lansere (associated with Mir iskusstva, the Russian avant-garde magazine), M. Dobuzhinski (Russian-Lithuanian artist noted for his city scapes and their early 20th Century decay), B. Kustodiev (painter and stage designer, associated with Mir iskusstva), Grzhebina, and A. J. Bajan, and are reproduced in mostly full-page color and b/w lithographs. All illustrations are presented with captions in Russian and blank versos. Text in Russian. Wraps with wear along edges, light soiling, small chips, tears and creasing, 2 inch closed tear at foredge underlaid with library tape on verso, and rubbed. Little more than half of spine missing, including some lettering. Table of content page at rear frayed and crease along edges, not affecting text. Finger prints at lower right corne … [Click Below for Full Description]
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