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cover of Talergofskii al'manakh: propamiatnaia kniga avstriiskikh zhestokostei, izuverstv i nasilii nad karpato-russkim narodom vo vremia vsemirnoii voiny 1914-1917 g.g. [Thalerhof almanac: a memorial book of Austrian cruelties, barbarity and violence against the Carpatho-Russian people during the World War of 1914-1917]

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L'viv: Izdanie "Talergofskogo komiteta," 1930-1932. Large octavo (23.7 × 18.3 cm). Later red cloth over boards with the original wrapper illustration affixed to front board; 156 and 158, [2] pp. Light foxing and toning to text due to stock; annotation in marker to first leaf; one leaf detached; occasional small pencil marks to upper margins; good or better. Rare… Read more
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cover of Shcho nese z soboiu komunizm: dokumenty pro rosiis'ko-komunistychnyi teror v Ukraini [What communism brings with it: documents about the Russian communist terror in Ukraine]

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Munich-Toronto: Spilka Vyzvolennia Ukrainy, 1953. Octavo (20.6 × 15 cm). Original printed wrappers on red stock; 112, [2], [28] leaves of plates, [1] pp. Very good. This volume discusses the Great Famine, or Holodomor, in the Krynychansky region in central Ukraine, based on original government documents saved and smuggled to the West by the author, which are reproduced within.… Read more
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cover of Materialy ekspeditsii Sredne-Aziatskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta po obsledovaniiu zhivotnovodstva v Dzhetysuiskoi gubernii i karakulevodstva v Kara-Kalpatskoi avtonomnoi oblasti v 1927 godu: sbornik statei [Materials from the expedition of the Central Asian State University to survey animal husbandry in the Dzhetysu province and karakul breeding in the Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in 1927]

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Tashkent: Izd. Narodnogo Kommisariata Zemledelii︠a︡ Kazakhskoi Respubliki i Sredne-Aziatskogo gos. universiteta, 1930. Octavo (25 × 18 cm). Original printed wrappers; 203, [1] pp. Eleven leaves of plates with two photographs each. Small tear to lower spine extremity; light chipping to spine; stamp of the Société asiatique in Paris and inventory label to front wrapper; still good or better. A… Read more
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cover of Répertoire Photographique d'Individus Recherchés

Répertoire Photographique d'Individus Recherchés

by Paris.- Ministère de l'Intérieur

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Paris: Ministère de l'Intérieur, Direction Générale de la Sureté Nationale, Préfecture de Police, [1962]. 12mo. (15.7 x 11 cm). Original stapled printed paper wrappers; unpaginated (31 leaves printed recto only). Extremely minor foxing to first three pages, some sunning to front cover, overall very good condition. Together with an OAS embroidered cloth patch representing the movement's emblem. A small… Read more
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cover of Estampas de La Guerra. No. 1 through No. 6 (all published)

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A complete series of 6 albums documenting the Spanish Civil War in great detail, each album with 30-50 pp. of text detailing the daily activities and events of the war followed by many pages in photoessay form depicting troops, civilians, forms of military transport, propaganda, and the destruction of war, each album approx. 60-80 pages total. 4to. (17 x… Read more
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cover of Collection of 1930's German Communist Propaganda Pamphlets

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Small archive of 14 Communist propaganda pamphlets and single journal issues from the Weimar Republic, dating to the early 1930s, discussing controversial or divisive topics such as abortion, socialism, Marxism, and Adolf Hitler, ranging from 16 to 56 pages, not illustrated. 8vo., most approximately 21.5 x 15.2 cm. Original printed wrpps., some with illustrations. Scattered wear, minor toning, some… Read more
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cover of Moia missiia v Londone, 1912-1914 g.g. Vospominaniia kniazia Likhnovskago, byvshogo germanskogo posla v Londone. Razoblacheniia kniazia Likhnovskago [My Mission to London 1912-1914. Memoirs of Count Lichnowsky, the former German ambassador in London. Lichnowsky's unmaskings]

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[London or Stockholm?], 1918. Octavo (21.5 × 13.8 cm). Original printed wrappers; [8], iii, 40 pp. Wrappers somewhat creased and worn to upper edge; still about very good. Russian translation of "Meine Londoner Mission, 1912-1914," prepared and with a preface by N. Nordmann, as well as with a short biographical sketch of the author. Karl Max, Prince Lichnowsky (1860-1828)… Read more
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cover of K chemu idet Velikobritaniia? Strategicheskoe izsledovanie [What is Great Britain preparing for? A strategic inquiry]

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Riga: Izdevnieciba "Mir", [1935]. Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 228, [4] pp. With maps and diagrams throughout. Wrappers professionally restored; somewhat spotted and toned; insect damage to rear wrapper and final twenty leaves, not affecting text; still good or better. First edition of this by Nikolai Golovin (1875-1944), the Russian military commander and historian, who taught… Read more
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cover of Pri dvore dvukh imperatorov. Vospominaniia, dnevnik, 1853-1855, 1855-1882 [At the court of two emperors: memoirs, diaries, 1853-1855]. Two volumes (all published)

Pri dvore dvukh imperatorov. Vospominaniia, dnevnik, 1853-1855, 1855-1882 [At the court of two emperors: memoirs, diaries, 1853-1855]. Two volumes (all published)

by Tiutcheva, A[nna] F. and E. V. Ger'e, translator, with a preface and comments by S. V. Bakhrushin

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Moscow: Izdanie M. S. Sabashnikovykh, 1928. Octavos (23.8 × 15.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with an illustration by A. Kravchenko; 220, [3] and 259, [1] pp. Wrappers rubbed and with partial insect damage to spine of volume II; still about good. First Russian publication of the memoirs and diaries of Anna Tiutcheva (1829-1889), the maid of honour of empress… Read more
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cover of Naghash Hovnatʻan ashughě ew Hovnatʻan Hovnatʻanean nkarichʻě (Նաղաշ Յովնաթան աշուքը եւ Յովնաթան Յովնաթանեան նկարիչը) [Nagash Hovnatan the ashug, and Hovnatan Hovnatanian, the painter]

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Paris: Hratarakutʻiwn Tigran Khan K'elekeani, 1910. Large octavo (25.5 × 16.8 cm). Original printed wrappers; 128 pp. Illustrations. Rebacked with green card stock; front and rear wrappers affixed, with chipping to edges; lacking spine strip; internally very good. First edition of this monograph on two members of the Hovnatanian artist family, which included five generations of painters. The present… Read more
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cover of Mokle istoria Sakhart'velosi [A small history of Georgia]

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Tbilisi: Elektronis St. Tavartkhiladebisa", 1903. Octavo (18 × 13 cm). Original printed wrappers; 72 pp. With six full-page portraits of Georgian statesmen. About very good; light wear and soil to wrappers. We are unable to find information about the author of this short history of Georgia. As of October 2021, KVK and OCLC only show the copy… Read more
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$125.00
cover of A wide-ranging collection of materials connected with the scandalous personality of the nineteenth-century dancer, courtesan, political advisor, author and lecturer Lola Montez (1821-1861)

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Born two-hundred years ago, Lola Montez (1821-1861) was one of the most mystifying figures of her age: a proto-feminist figure, one of the most 'liberated' women of her day, and a skilled performer and self-promoter with a taste for fraud, and with the remarkable ability to continually reinvent herself. An Irish woman who presented herself as a Spanish dancer,… Read more
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cover of Opyt istorii Evrazii s poloviny VI veka do nastoiashchego vremeni [An essay on the history of Eurasia from the 6th century to our time]

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Berlin: Izdanie Evraziitsev (Petropolis-Verlag), 1934. Octavo (24 × 16 cm). Original pictorial wrappers and publisher's mark to rear wrapper by Svetlana Kartsevskaia; 187, [2] pp. Light wear to spine extremities; wrappers somewhat dust-soiled; else about very good. Scarce historical work by one of the leading figures of the Russian Eurasianist movement. With an attractive wrapper design in orange and… Read more
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cover of Tiuremnye "volynki" [Prison "bagpipes" (strikes)]. Along the head of the title: Deshevaia biblioteka. Zhurnal "Katorga i ssylka" no. 36 [Inexpensive library. "Hard labor and exile" journal, no. 36]

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Moscow: Izdatel'stvo vsesoiuznogo obshchestva Politkatorzhan i SS.-Poselentsev, 1928. Octavo (18 × 13 cm). Original illustrated staple-stitched wrappers; 24 pp. Light soil to wrappers; slight wear to wrapper edges else very good. A brief history of political prisoner protests staged in Czarist Russia in the lead up to the 1905 Revolution. Published by the Society of Former Political Prisoners and… Read more
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cover of To, o chem zabyt' nel'zia: iz nedavnego proshlogo [That which we must not forget: scenes from the recent past]

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Riga: Kniga dlia vsekh, 1931. Octavo (19 × 12.5 cm). Original illustrated wrappers (unattributed); [4], 237 pp. Frontispiece portrait. Good or better; light wear to bottom of spine and light soil to front wrapper; internally very good. A rare autobiographical account by a Russian prisoner of war in Germany after 1918, absorbingly and emotionally told, with detailed sketches of… Read more
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cover of Les Châteaux des Croisés en Terre-Sainte. I. Le Crac des Chevaliers: Etude Historique et Archéologique. II. La Défense du Royaume de Jérusalem: Etude Historique, Geographique et Monumentale. III. La Défense du Comté de Tripoli et de la Principauté d'Antioche: Etude Historique, Geographique, Toponymique et Monumentale

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Three volumes in six comprising a rare complete collection of the monumental work on the Crusader Castles in the Holy Lands, the first volume covering the history, architecture, and construction of the Syrian Crusader castle Crac des Chavaliers, the second volume on the history of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the construction of its fortresses and castles including Kerak,… Read more
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[Moscow]: A. Rerikh, ca. 1900-1903. Oblong folio (25.5 × 35 cm). Original embossed green cloth with gilt title to front board and 25 leaves of photographic plates. Inscription to marbled boards reads: "Presented to F. Lambert by acting Abbot of Solovetsky Monatery, Sept. 20, 1918." Boards and corners lightly scuffed; discoloration to cloth edges; small ink stain to front… Read more
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cover of Précis du Droit Public Grand-Duché de Finlande Par L. Mechelin [Summary of the Public Law of Finland by L. Mechelin]

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Helsinki: J.C. Frenckell, 1886. Octavo (22 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappers; 127 pp. Wrappers lighly toned due to stock; small chips along wrapper edges. Internally very good. Second edition. An important work on Constitutional law of Finland, commenting specifically on Russo-Finish political relations, written by the law professor and statesman, Leonard Mechelin (1839-1914). Published in French for political… Read more
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cover of L'oeuvre Demi-Séculaire de la Societé de Littérature Finnoise et Le Mouvement National en Finlande de 1831 a 1881 [The Semi-Secular Work of the Finnish Literature Society and the Finnish National Movement 1831-1881]

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Helsinki: Société de literature finnoise, 1882. Octavo (22 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappers; 127 pp. Small tape repair to head of spine; else about very good. A history of the Finnish nationalist movement during the relatively liberal reign of Alexander II over the Grand Duchy of Finland, written by the historian Ernst Gustaf Palmén (1849-1919). While officially a… Read more
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cover of Zaklad pravoslavnago khrama v Zheneve [The founding of the Orthodox Church in Geneva]. WITH: Russkaia Krestovozdvizhenskaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov' v Zheneve [Russian Orthodox Church of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva]

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Moscow: Tip. V. Gotie, 1863. Octavo (23 × 15 cm). Original printed self-wrappers; 5 pp. Binding reinforced with paper; foxing throughout. About good. Geneva: Russkaia tipografiia, 1939. Octavo (20.5 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 16, [1] pp. Five leaves of illustrations. Light soil to wrappers, else very good. Two brochures on the history of the Russian… Read more
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$150.00