Unusual post-revolutionary guide. Most of this guide is actually based on the pre-revolutionary guides to Russia. The Soviet Union wanted to use this guide to promote itself abroad and establish cultural links with other countries.
There were several editions in other languages published later. This first edition is scarce.
First edition. Small 8vo (16 x 11 cm), pp. lxxxvi, 367, [1 (list of illustrations)], 51 pp. advertisements at front, 63 at rear, maps and plans printed in text, 7 folding maps and plans (of which 6 in colour); advertisements toned, one map repaired with adhesive tape; publisher’s red printed cloth, ribbon page-marker; spine slightly sunned, extremities a little bumped, nonetheless a good copy.
Stock ID: 97497