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Campaign 'Malygin': Participant's Notes. From Mindlin's archive

Campaign 'Malygin': Participant's Notes. From Mindlin's archive

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[Campaign 'Malygin': Participant's Notes]. Pokhod 'Malygina': Zapiski Uchastnikov.

Edited by A. Yakovlev.
Cover by M. Evstafev.

Moskva-Leningrad, ZiF, 1929.
8vo, 198, [1] pp., ill.

In original pictorial wrappers.
In good condition, small losses to spine and wrapper edges, tears and cracks to cover. With the errata slip.

One of 6 000 copies published.

In 1928, Soviet icebreakers 'Malygin' and 'Krassin' participated in the rescue operation of Umberto Nobile's dirigible expedition.
This book comprises essays by various crew members, including expedition leaders Vladimir Wiese and Alexey Lavrov, polar aviator Mikhail Babushkin, meteorologist Mikhail Loris-Melikov (who was arrested in 1934 and died in prison), cameraman Ignatiy Valentei, captain Dmitriy Chertkov, and more. The book is enriched with numerous photographs documenting the expedition.

Provenance: Emiliy Mindlin (1900-1981), poet and journalist.

OCLC locates two copies of this edition in the USA: in the Yale University Library and the Stanford University Library. The Bavarian State Library has one more copy.

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