St. Petersburg: типо-литография А.Е. Ландау (Printed by A.E. Laudau)/ Восходъ (Voskhod), 1892. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 568pp. Burgundy cloth over decorative tan and grey paper boards. White paper label on the tail of the spine. Blue speckled right edge of the book block. Pages uncut. The work is a fascinating and comprehensive bibliography of Jewish-related publications in Russian, from the introduction of the Civil typeface* in 1708, through 1889. The book contains an astounding list of 9,579 individual works, and has sporadic additional printed notes in the margins. The final 47pages consist of an extensive index, organized alphabetically first by author name, then by subject. Text in Russian.
Binding with sunning to the spine. Light bumping and rubbing to corners. Interior with sporadic foxing and/or damp staining throughout the text. Title page minor period notes in ink and an ink stamp in Hebrew, from a library in Tel-Aviv, Israel. addition ink stamp at the bottom of p.239. Book block tight. Binding in very good, interior in good+ condition overall. g+ to vg. Item #44119
*In 1708 a reform was initiated in Russia by Peter the Great to replace the old printed typeface for books of the civil press with a new typeface called the "Civil Font". The new typeface was based on the new Moscow handwriting of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Roman antique type, and the new typefaces of metal engravings. This new style corresponded with a simultaneous changes in composition and simplification of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
Адольф Ефимович Ландау (Adolf Efimovich Landau, 1842-1902) was a Russian-Jewish publisher, translator and journalist. From 1881-1899 he served as founder and editor-in-chief of the St. Petersburg-based Jewish monthly journal "Voskhod".
Alternative title: Особое приложеніе къ журналу "Восходъ"