Artistic Monuments of Vologda. Art Museums of Ancient Russian Towns (Художественные памятники Вологды). Alexander Alexandrovich Rybakov (Рыбаков Александр Александрович). Leningrad: Художник РСФСР, 1980. Large 4to hardcover, decorated gray cloth with silver embossing in a pictorial slipcase. 315 pages with numerous illustrations and notes section. IN RUSSIAN with English introduction. Clean and tight, no inscriptions, gold label on inside of back cover. Slipcase has some edge rubbing, otherwise sound. 1 copy only.
The city of Vologda came into being in the mists of deep antiquity on the high right bank of the self-named river. The artistic treasures of ancient Vologda are concentrated mainly in the collections of the Vologda Regional Museum. They reflect the work of local artists, although there were also imported works. Many valuable monuments of artistic culture from the Vologda Region are also in museums located in Moscow and St. Petersburg.