Iz zhizni russkikh v severnoi Mana chuzhurii (Life of Russians in Northern Manchuria).
Folio. Unpaginated. Pictorial paper-covered boards. Age wear and some staining to binding. Bottom corners and small part near upper corner on fore-edge bumped. Corner bump affects pages throughout slightly. Minor splitting along spine on front board firmly holding. Silver endpapers. Rippling to half-title. Illustrated with 20 full-page photographs in b/w and sepia-tone by Japanese photographer T. Issiki, printed on photographic paper. Each photo is preceded by a leaf with text in Russian. Bookplate in Japanese on verso of rear free endpaper. Rare pictorial documenting Russian rural peasant life in occupied Manchuria in the late 1930's. Title translates to: Life of Russians in Northern Manchuria. Binding in fair, interior in good condition. Rare. No copies found in any of the electronic catalogs, including Hoover Institute and Harvard.
In September 1931, a section of the southern Manchurian railroad owned by Japan's Manchuria Railway was dynamited. The Imperial Japanese Army accused Chinese dissidents of the act, now known under "The Mukden Incident" or "Machurian Incident", thus providing a pretext for the invasion. However, a full-scale war would not start until 1937.
Edition: Numbered edition.
Book ID: 19877