Mech Mira [The War That Will End War]: [Preface and translation by G. Nazarov]
by Wells H.G
- Signed and inscribed by the translator. In good condition, cracks and small losses on the spine, owner’s mark on the spine, sl
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Petrograd, Tip. Imperatorskogo uchilishcha glukhonemykh, 1915.
One of two first editions of Wells's The War That Will End War (1914) published in 1915 in Russia. The only edition of this translation.
Signed and inscribed by the translator, an employee of the Petrograd Military Censorship Commission and staff captain Grigoriy Nazarov to colleague, lieutenant Medar: 'For lieutenant Medar, military censorship officer in the memory from the translator G. Nazarov 13/IX-16 Petrograd'. This inscript is the only one possibility to identify the translator who wasn't metioned in the edition.
It was the only translation prepared by G. Nazarov. During The Great War he served in a fortress artillery regiment and was awarded the Order of Saint Anna (2nd class) in 1916. Wells published a number of articles in London newspapers immediately after the outbreak of the War, which destroyed the old life and open way for new advances. The book edition was issued in the same year. Wells was very popular in Russia, but as a fiction writer. However, this collection of articles about the war became interesting for the military, so it was translated immediately after publishing. Unfortunately, the original text was cut and all unflattering thoughts about the role of Russia in the war disappeared. For example, the sentence about 'the reunite of the three fragments of Poland' published without offer to the Tsar of Russia to 'crowned King of Poland'.
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- VIII, 132,  pp.
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