London: T Fisher Unwin / James Pott, 1905.
Illustrated by 84 illustrations. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #13497
Spine fade/stain, light tone, owner's signature, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; American edition from English sheets, with J Pott on tail of spine. "Italian correspondent journeys from St Petersburg to the Crimea in 1904 and describes his impressions of the people and land." - Harry W Nerhood (compiled by); To Russia and Return : An Annotated Bibliography of Travelers' English-Language Accounts of Russia from the Ninth Century to the Present; 499. "... the unbroken series of defeats, the astounding exhibition of unpreparedness and of military inefficiency have shaken the nation's confidence in autocracy, and caused a widespread feeling of discontent among all classes, a feeling so deep and so general that it seems impossible that the bureaucracy can now hold out against it." Contents: Preface.--Sights and sounds of St. Petersburg.--Moscow.--All the Russia's at Nijni Novgorod.--The greatest river in Europe.--Provincial Russia.--Kharoff, Ekaterinoslav, Yuzovo.--The Black sea ports.--In the Crimea.--A Russian monastic city [Kiev]--On a country estate.--The industrial development of Russia.--The Russian working classes.--The effects of the war on the economic situation.--Poland.--The effect of the war on Russian public opinion. ; 330 pages.
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