St. Petersburg: Izdanie A. A. Zhukova, 1914. Quarto (25.8 × 20 cm). Original printed wrappers; 57,  pp.  leaves of plates on thick card stock; numerous full-page illustrations and many tipped-in smaller photographic illustrations. Very light wear and toning to wrappers; private bookplate to front wrapper verso; very good. Item #4761
Nikolai Makarenko (1877-1938) was a renowned Russian scholar, art connoisseur, and archeologist. He had worked in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and fell victim to the Stalinist Repressions of the late 1930s (he was shot in 1938). Together with A. A. Zhukov, Makarenko travelled throughout the Russian Empire to document historical documents and monuments, such as old Russian churches, monasteries, and icons. This volume is devoted to the Russian art and architecture of the Belozersk region in Vologda Oblast, such as the village Krokhino, the Goritsky Monastery, and the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. With numerous tipped-in reproductions under protective calques, showing diverse monuments and artworks. One of 1200 copies. Scarce in such excellent condition.