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The Peasants: Summer

By REYMONT, Ladislas

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First American Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's black decorative cloth stamped in blue, green, purple, and yellow, green topstain; [6],287pp.; title and series pages printed within green decorative border. Faint dampstaining to fore-edge of both covers not bleeding into textblock, though with some subsequent minor bowing of bords, corners bumped, contemporary ex libris to front pastedown, else Very Good, internally fine. The third of four novels in the Polish Nobel laureate's series "The Peasants," first published as "Ch opi" between 1904 and 1909, describing the lives of the peasant class by the seasons.

$50.00

Where is Yonkela
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Where is Yonkela

By HIRSH, Marilyn

New York: Crown, 1969. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (28.5cm); yellow pictorial publisher's cloth boards with blue print, matte pictorial dust jacket with artwork by Hirsch; [30pp]. A charming, simple story about a mother's search in a Hungarian village. Gift inscription on front fly title page. Light foxing throughout the text block; pages otherwise secure and clean, Very Good+. Dust jacket has some toning and foxing, with the latter especially evident on inner panels and end papers; front and rear panels also lightly soiled, worn about the edges and spine. Inner jacket panel is price clipped. Small open tear along tail end of spine, with more closed tears along panel extremities, else Very Good.

$30.00

Ivan Bilibin
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Ivan Bilibin

By [BILIBIN, Ivan] GOLYNETS, Sergei; Glenys Ann Kozlov, translation

London: Pan Books, 1981. First English Language Edition. First English language printing, originally published in Russian (1981). Quarto (29cm.); pictorial paper wrapper in full color, with image of Bilibin's "Volgá With His Troops" (1902) on front, a detail from "The Town of Ledenets" (1936) on back; 225pp., 98 color plates, 97 b/w reproductions. Text block has some yellowing along extremities, with light surface wear and bumping to cover and spine; shallow closed tear on bottom of spine, small sticker on front panel, else Near Fine.

$35.00

Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union
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Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union

By SJEKLOCHA, Paul and Igor Mead

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (26cm.); grey publisher's cloth boards in a white dust jacket with color print of Oskar Rabin's "Four Windows and Alarm Clock" (1965); xv,213pp. Features illustrations and photographs in black and white and color, and is Fine. Dust jacket is price clipped, with light shelf wear and small closed tears along the bottom edges of the front and rear panels, plus some rubbing and discoloration on the spine, else Near Fine.

$40.00

The Ukraine and the Ukrainians
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The Ukraine and the Ukrainians

By RUDNITSKY, Stefan; Jacob Wittmer Hartmann, trans

Jersey City, NJ: Ukrainian National Council, 1915. First American Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's drab printed staplebound card wrappers; 36,ivpp.; three folding map plates bound in rear, one printed in color. Rear wrapper separated but present, contemporary ownership rubberstamp to upper cover, light toning to wrapper extremities, else Good or better, contents fine.

$40.00

An Evening for Solidarity - Saturday, February 6, 7:00 PM at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St
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An Evening for Solidarity - Saturday, February 6, 7:00 PM at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St

By [SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT]

Princeton: American Workers & Artists for Solidarity, [1980]. Ephemera. Announcement of a New York fundraising event to support Solidarity, ca 1980. Featured participants included Joseph Brodsky, E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Nat Henthoff, Susan Sontag, Kurt Vonnegut and a host of others, with musical performances by Pete Seeger and the "Solidarnosc singers," Ryszard & Krzysztof. Undated, but from context appears to be from the first or second year of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement., ca 1980-81. Single sheet folded to make 4pp. Mild creasing and soil; Very Good.

$30.00

[Petition] Free all Leaders and Members of Solidarity
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[Petition] Free all Leaders and Members of Solidarity

By [SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT] COMMITTEE IN SOLIDARITY WITH SOLIDARITY

Los Angeles: Committee in Solidarity with Solidarity, N.d. [ca 1980]. Ephemera. Broadside, 14" x 8.5", printed recto only. Horizontal fold; mild toning; Very Good. 22 lines of text above blank portions (unused) for signatures. Petition calling on Polish officials to immediately release all imprisoned Solidarity leaders; an end to martial law, and the legalizaion of Solidarity and related pro-Democracy movements. Issued under the auspices of the "Committee in Solidarity with Solidarity," apparently a project of California Trotskyist Earl Gilman.

$30.00

The "Polish Corridor" - The Facts. A letter to the members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs
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The "Polish Corridor" - The Facts. A letter to the members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs

By "AUGUR" (pseud Vladimir Poliakoff)

London: Privately Printed, 1934. Pamphlet. Octavo (22cm). Printed red card wrappers; 32pp; maps; diagrams. Mild cover soil and wear; Very Good. On post-WW1 Polish-German relations and the Polish Corridor dispute.

$30.00

Three Amateur Photographs of an Anti-Soviet Street Protest, New York, 1952
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Three Amateur Photographs of an Anti-Soviet Street Protest, New York, 1952

By [ANONYMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER]

[New York: 1952]. Three snapshots by an unknown amateur photographer depicting a 1952 street protest against Soviet occupation of the Baltic States. The protesters can be seen carrying placards in front of a large Horn & Hardart warehouse, possibly in lower Manhattan. Signs read "Soviets Out of Lithuania;" "USSR is NOT Russia!;" "Stalin's Gang is not the Russian People;" "Stop Genocide in the Baltic States," etc. The protest would have coincided with the final throttling of the organized resistance movement in Lithuania, following a series of mass deportations to Siberia of Lithuanians and other Baltic dissidents that began immediately following the Second World War and lasted until Stalin's death in 1953. Presumably a localized protest, as we have been able to find no published record of it in contemporary newspaper reports; but an evocative glimpse into Cold War-era sentiments among Americans of Easter-European descent. Three original black-and-white photographs, 4" x 6". Captioned in pencil on versos, "10/15/1952". Fine condition.

$90.00

Banje I Ljecilista - Bosne I Hercegovine [The Spas and Sanatoria of Bosnia-Herzegovina]

By [GRAPHICS - BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA] Anonymous artist

Np:nd [Sarajevo?, ca 1940s]. Ephemera. Original machine-lithographed poster in colors, 38" x 27". Horizontal fold at center. On thin paper, toned and slightly weak a centerfold and margins; B. A dramatic and handsome post-war Bosnian poster promoting the health-resorts of the newly-formed state, along with the treatments associated with each. Among the place-names listed are some that would become infamous during the Bosnian conflict of the 1990s, such as Srebenice and Sarajevo.

$750.00

Umêní Radosti i Boje [Inscribed and Signed]

By ŠOLTA, Vladimír

Praha: Odeon, [1976]. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 287pp.; color illus. throughout. Light wear and a hint of dust-soil, else Near Fine. Lengthily inscribed and signed in Russian by the author on half title. Catalog of Czech socialist realist art.

$125.00

Their Silver Wedding Journey
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Their Silver Wedding Journey

By HOWELLS, W[illiam] D[ean]

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. The third and last novel in Howell's March Family Trilogy, preceded by "Their Wedding Journey" and "A Hazard of New Fortune." The work is one of the author's last in the "travel novel" genre, based in part on his own trip through Germany and Carlsbad. BAL 7926 (not mentioning the jackets); WRIGHT III 2832. Two volumes; octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in original silver oil cloth dust jackets; v,[1],400; v,[1],463pp.; frontispieces, full-page illus. throughout. Light wear to jacket extremities, which have caused some offsetting to endpapers, else a Near Fine, quite bright set in the rare jackets.

$250.00

Sestra Carrie: Román [Sister Carrie]

By [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] DREISER, Theodore; Jaroslav and Karel Krausové, trans

Praha: in, 1931. First Czech Edition. Hardcover. Quite a lovely example of Czech avant-garde photomontage design. Unfortunately, the publisher in would not provide artist attribution in its colophons, though the style is reminiscent of the surrealist book designer "Toyen" (Marie ermínová). OCLC locates one copy of this edition in North America as of February, 2019, at U. Penn. Two volumes (18.5cm.); publisher's cloth in white photo-montaged dust jackets printed in green and brown, black topstains, original card slipcase; 309, 301pp. Tiny chip mid-spine of second volume, a hint of shelf wear, else a Fine, exceptionally fresh set.

$450.00

Finan ník: Román [The Financier]

By [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] DREISER, Theodore; Marta Trojanová, trans

Praha: in, 1932. First Czech Edition. Hardcover. Quite a lovely example of Czech avant-garde photomontage design. Unfortunately, the publisher in would not provide artist attribution in its colophons, though the style is reminiscent of the surrealist book designer "Toyen" (Marie ermínová). No copies in North America according to OCLC as of February, 2019. Two volumes; octavos (18.5cm.); publisher's cloth in white photo-montaged dust jackets printed in red and black, dark blue topstains, in original card slipcase; 311, 319pp. Light shelf wear at top jacket extremities, else a Near Fine, exceptionally fresh set.

$450.00

[Poster] Slavic American Festival

By [SLAVIC AMERICANA] AVRAMENKO, Vasyli [Vasili]

[Chicago]: Bill Posters' Union, [1941]. First Edition. Quite attractive and elaborate poster announcing a Slavic music and dance festival held at the Civic Opera house in Chicago on March 16, 1941. Vasyli Avramenko, who conceived of the event, arrived in Canada from his native Ukraine in 1925 to tour North America with a traditional Ukrainian dance troupe before settling in Manhattan where he ran a popular dance school. The present Slavic American Festival appears to be the second of its kind in Chicago, preceded by similar productions at the Metropolian Opera and Carnegie Hall in New York in the 1930s; this performance directed by chorus conductor Margarita Slaviansky and managed by Ivan Baran. Poster printed both offset and silkscreen, adorned at head with two young women in traditional Slavic headgear and attire; the Statue of Liberty stands in the middle of the poster; and at the bottom edge is a group photograph of members of the dancing troupe. Date and location of performance based on contemporary newspaper reviews. Though not organized with overtly political intentions, the performance may well have also been used to raise interest and stave off American antipathy towards the fate of the Slovenia, whose division among the Axis powers took place in 1941 after the rapid defeat of the Yugoslav army. Most Slavic Americans opposed the Axis regime, organizing the Yugoslav Relief Committee by the end of the year. (See Matjaž Klemen i , "Slovenes and Slovene Americans, 1940-Present," in "Immigrants in American History," Elliot Robert Barkan, ed. (2013).). Original large illustrated poster (110x71cm.) printed offset and silkscreen in red, pink, and blue on white stock; shallow crease at top left-hand corner, Union label rubberstamped towards center of image, else a Very Good, fresh copy.

$850.00

Ro enka Kruhu Solistu 1933 Ro ník X. Mestskych Divadel Pražskych
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Ro enka Kruhu Solistu 1933 Ro ník X. Mestskych Divadel Pražskych

By [GRAPHICS] [PRAGUE CITY THEATRE]

[Prague, 1933]. First Edition. Hardcover. Tenth annual yearbook issued by the Prague City Theatre, featuring twenty-four photomontaged portraits of cast members, the portraits often incorporating elements from the short poems about each member. 12mo (14.5cm.); publisher's orange cloth-backed pictorial boards printed in darker orange and black; 115pp.; 24 leaves of photomontaged plates, illustrated ads throughout. Light shelf wear, faint dampstaining along fore-edge of rear cover, else Very Good and sound, internally fine.

$250.00

[Text in Russian] David Shterenberg (1881 - 1948): Zhivopis' Grafika. Katalog Vystavki
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[Text in Russian] David Shterenberg (1881 - 1948): Zhivopis' Grafika. Katalog Vystavki

By [SHTERENBERG, David] LAZAREV, M.P.

Moskva: Sovetskii Khudozhnik, 1991. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (29cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; unpaginated; illus. throughout, many in color. Light shelf wear to extremities, small paper flaw to rear cover, else Very Good and sound. Exhibition cataog of works by the Ukrainian-born Russian artist.

$50.00

Kdo Je Premysl Samal
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Kdo Je Premysl Samal

By [CZECHOSLOVAKIA] HAJSMAN, Jan

Prague: Orbis, 1946. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Pictorial staple-bound wrappers; 30pp. Wrappers and text slightly toned; Very Good. Biography of the Czech nationalist politician Premysl Samal (1867-1941), who was imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately killed by Gestapo interrogators in 1941. Text entirely in Czech.

$40.00

Training for Democracy: the Story of the Czechoslovak Sokol
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Training for Democracy: the Story of the Czechoslovak Sokol

By [CZECHOSLOVAKIA] BARDENS, Dennis and Ruda Lukastik

London: Trinity Press, 1945. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial paper wrappers; 35pp; illus. Slight soil to lighter portions of cover; internally clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good or better overall. Discussion of the contemporary (post-War) Sokol Movement in Czechoslovakia, a gymnastics and physical fitness movement with nationalist roots. Numerous photographic illustrations.

$40.00

[Text in Russian] Ordena Sovetskikh Respublik / Orders of Soviet Republics
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[Text in Russian] Ordena Sovetskikh Respublik / Orders of Soviet Republics

By KUTSENKO, A.N. and Iu. D. Smirnov

[Donetsk]: Aspekt, [1996]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24.5cm.); publisher's pictorial paper-covered boards; 399pp.; illus. throughout, many in color. Corners a bit bumped, some finger-soil to textblock, else Very Good and sound. Detailed reference to Soviet decorations of honor, bilingual text in English and Russian. OCLC locates one copy in North America as of June, 2019, at the Hoover Institute.

$75.00

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