Fantastic, very rare book, published in Russia in 1914, full of photographs of singers - Book was published as a newspaper supplement, part of a series devoted to sculpture, architecture and fine arts. This book is dedicated to Russian opera, and has Fedor Chaliapin on the cover. Large size, 12 x 15.5 inches, 66 pages with many many photographs.
Singers depicted include Chaliapin (in Faust, Rusalka, Boris Godunov, Don Quixotte, Mefistofele, etc), Kuznetsova, Smirnoff, Sobinoff, Adreeev, Petrenko, Davidov, etc etc. Includes an essay, book is entirely in Russian language. Covers were restored to current very good condition, rare!.