[MOSCOW-VOLGA CANAL] Kanal Moskva-Volga. Spravochnye dannye [i.e. Moscow-Volga Canal. Reference Data]
[MOSCOW-VOLGA CANAL] Kanal Moskva-Volga. Spravochnye dannye [i.e. Moscow-Volga Canal. Reference Data]
[MOSCOW-VOLGA CANAL] Kanal Moskva-Volga. Spravochnye dannye [i.e. Moscow-Volga Canal. Reference Data]
[MOSCOW-VOLGA CANAL] Kanal Moskva-Volga. Spravochnye dannye [i.e. Moscow-Volga Canal. Reference Data]
[MOSCOW-VOLGA CANAL] Kanal Moskva-Volga. Spravochnye dannye [i.e. Moscow-Volga Canal. Reference Data]

[MOSCOW-VOLGA CANAL] Kanal Moskva-Volga. Spravochnye dannye [i.e. Moscow-Volga Canal. Reference Data]

Dmitrov: N.p., 1934. Item #984

[10], 75, [3] pp., 15 charts. 8x11,5 cm. In original full cloth with embossed blind lettering on silver strip. Very good. Slightly rubbed, few pencil signatures and pale spots, ink inscription on back endpaper. Ink corrections on p.74.

One of 1000 copies. Complete with 15 lithographed charts, their list and index.
The book related to Moscow-Volga Canal, one of the most ambitious and gigantic industrial transformations undertaken in the 1930s in the USSR. The book was published in Dmitlag (Dmitrov camp) included over a million prisoners who built the canal. The edition contains tables of data on hydroelectric plants, artificial lakes, dams, locks and other structures that gathered together into the whole system. One chapter gives information on Andreevsky water bypass canal that was supposed to be to the south of Gorky Park but this piece of the plan was never implemented. Among charts are three general views and twelve detailed pictures of canal parts with water engineering structures indicated on them.
The book was edited by Alexander Komarovskii (1906-1973) who first contributed to separate parts of the process and then was appointed chief engineer of the final stage of the construction in 1937.
Overall a rare and valuable source.

Only copy is located in State Library of Berlin.

Status: On Hold
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