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Mes Vingt-Six Prisons et Mon Evasion de Solovki (My twenty-six 26 prisons and my escape from Solovetski) - Traduit du Russe par E. Semenoff avec 9 illustrations hors texte et 4 Cartes French language 1st Edition

Mes Vingt-Six Prisons et Mon Evasion de Solovki (My twenty-six 26 prisons and my escape from Solovetski) - Traduit du Russe par E. Semenoff avec 9 illustrations hors texte et 4 Cartes French language 1st Edition

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Mes Vingt-Six Prisons et Mon Evasion de Solovki (My twenty-six 26 prisons and my escape from Solovetski) - Traduit du Russe par E. Semenoff avec 9 illustrations hors texte et 4 Cartes French language 1st Edition

by Youri BEZSONOV / Yuri BESSONOV / E. SEMENOFF (Translator)

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French language 1st Edition (precedes the English language translation of 1929). 282pp + 8 photographic plates (containing 9 illustrations) + 4 maps - all collated and present. Good+ condition - light foxing, slant to the text block and minor edge wear / corner curl. No inscriptions. Better than this description sounds. A superior survival of a rare book.

One time Captain in the Caucasian Divisional Cavalry, "The Savage Division". Charged for anti-revolutionary activities in the Russian revolution. Established in 1923 on a stunning archipelago close to the Arctic Circle, which had hosted one of the most prestigious monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church since the Fifteenth century, the camp of the Solovki was created in order to solve one of the many problems for the newborn Soviet state. Prisoners, arrested in an ever increasing number since 1917, were being kept in improvised prisons. The Sovnarkom decided to create a Special Purpose Camp on the Solovki islands, on the model of already existing Special Purpose Prisons in the North of Russia. The aim was to isolate certain categories of prisoners and, as a second goal, to use them as forced labour. The first book by an escapee of the SLON published in the West was Soserko Malsagov's "An Island Hell", which came out in London (and in English) in 1926. Soon after that (1928), Yuri Bessonov's "My 26 prisons" (in French) and Anton Klinger's "Solovetskaia katorga" (in Russian, but published in Berlin) managed to raise a scandal in Western public opinion about the conditions of prisoners in the Soviet camps.

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Title
Mes Vingt-Six Prisons et Mon Evasion de Solovki (My twenty-six 26 prisons and my escape from Solovetski) - Traduit du Russe par E. Semenoff avec 9 illustrations hors texte et 4 Cartes French language 1st Edition
Author
Youri BEZSONOV / Yuri BESSONOV / E. SEMENOFF (Translator)
Format/Binding
Original printed wrappers.
Book Condition
Used - Good+
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Payot
Place of Publication
Paris
Date Published
1928
Pages
288
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Russia ; Russian ; Savage Division ; Russian Revolution ; Solovki Prison Camp ; Prisoner ; Escape ; Escapee ; Inmate ; SLON ; Gulag ; 26 ; Stalin ; Stlinism ;

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