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Exhibition of English Posters of the Great War at the Imperial Academy of Arts, Opened on May 1st, 1916.

Exhibition of English Posters of the Great War at the Imperial Academy of Arts, Opened on May 1st, 1916.

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[Exhibition of English Posters of the Great War at the Imperial Academy of Arts, Opened on May 1st, 1916]. Vystavka Angliyskikh Plakatov Velikoy Voiny v Imperatorskoy Akademii Khudozhestv, Otkrytaya 1-go Maya 1916 g.

Petrograd, [Tip. Aktc. O-va Izd. Dela "Kopeyka"], 1916.
8vo, 93 pp., [11] plates.

In owner’s binding, original wrappers preserved. The copy contains press cutting. Exhibition ticket is glued to p. 3.
In good condition, lightly warped book binding, small tear and stains to cover, owner's mark to first page, lightly water-stained to page margins.

Rare.

The exhibition showcased a captivating assortment of English propaganda posters, along with the British Army uniforms and a collection of military-themed postcards.
The comprehensive version of the exhibition catalogue comprises detailed descriptions of 217 English posters. However, our copy goes beyond that, featuring an additional 32 sections dedicated to thematic postcards, accompanied by original propaganda poster postcards printed on black thin paper without captions.
Moreover, the catalogue includes three insightful articles. The first, England and Military Posters, was penned by Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski (1876-1945), a Polish writer and staunch anti-communist. The second article, First Contacts and Acquaintances between Englishmen and Russia, was written by Ivan Bozheryanov (1852-1919), a renowned writer and journalist. Lastly, the catalogue contains A Brief History of the English Army Organization by Vladimir Khristoforovich Kazin.
The proceeds from the exhibition's admission fees were generously donated to the Army Medical Services, under the leadership of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1854-1920), who served as the president of the Academy of Fine Arts, where the exhibition took place.
These remarkable posters, distinguished by their exceptional design, sparked a newfound trend of collecting and exhibiting them, creating a historical first.

We couldn't trace any copy of this edition (small or enlarged version) in USA or UK via OCLC. National Library of Czech Republic has one copy.

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