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Sammelband of 9 Russian- and Ukrainian-language Revolutionary Imprints
V.p. 1905-1910. 1. Leone, Enriko [Enrico Leone]. Sindikalizm. [Moscow: Pechatnoe Delo, 1907.] viii,174pp. First Russian edition, published the same year as the first Italian edition, translated by G. Kirdetsoca. Leone, a journalist and economist, was one of the top Italian national syndicalists. His current work outlines the history and theories...
[Item #21691]
Price: $750.00
 
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Soviet Union Review. Vol. VIII, No. 4 (April, 1930)
Washington, D.C. Soviet Union Information Bureau, 1930. First Edition. Single issue of the official organ of the Soviet Union Information Bureau, which until official recognition in 1933 functioned as the de facto embassy of the Soviet Union in America. The current issue reprints an article by Joseph Stalin ("Dizziness From...
[Item #14352]
Price: $25.00
 
Soviet Union Review. Vol. VIII, No. 4 (April, 1930). AGRICULTURAL COLLECTIVES, Joseph STALIN.
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Frossia
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1944]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in green pictorial dust jacket by Kurt Werth; [6],358pp. Minor rubbing to jacket extremities, top textblock edge a bit dust-soiled, else Very Near Fine. "A Novel of Russia" (upper jacket panel), by a British author of...
[Item #26560]
Price: $30.00
 
Frossia. Edith Martha ALMEDINGEN.
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Capitalst [sic] America, Socalist [sic] Russia
N.p, n.d. [St. Petersburg: 1918-1919?]. Bolshevik propaganda leaflet addressed to American and British occupying forces during the Russian Revolution. The text encourages soldiers to stand in class solidarity with their Soviet comrades and to reject "the tyranny of your Tzars Morgan, Rothchild and Rockefeller." Soldiers are advised to break military...
[Item #19982]
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Capitalst [sic] America, Socalist [sic] Russia. "Amerikanskii", pseud.
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Sammelband of Four Russian-American Anarchist Imprints
V.p. 1892-1920. 1. Zaiats, Stenka (pseud.). Kak Muzhiki OStalis Bez Nachalstca. Skazka. [New York]: Izdatel'skoi Gruppy "Golos Truda," 1916. [2],18pp. Second printing of anarchist Zaitsev's (pseud. Zaiats) story about the life of Russian peasants. 2. Kropotkin, Petr. Ka Molodomu Pokoleniiu. [New York]: Izdanie Russkoi Rabochei Gruppy v Niu Iork, 1913. 30pp...
[Item #21363]
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America's Answer to the Russian Challenge. In Which Electric Power, as a common denominator, is requisitioned to throw light on the Russian enigma and the challenge it presents to Western Civilization
San Francisco: Farallon Press, 1931. First, Limited Edition. The author, a hydroelectric engineer, presents the results of his first-hand survey of Soviet electrification projects in 1930. He concludes that Individualism has and will continue to trump Collectivism on the path to progress. Well-illustrated with halftones and three mounted color plates...
[Item #12924]
Price: $95.00
 
America's Answer to the Russian Challenge. In Which Electric Power, as a common denominator, is requisitioned to throw light on the Russian enigma and the challenge it presents to Western Civilization. ANTI-SOVIET PROPAGANDA, ELECTRIFICATION, Robert SIBLEY.
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Post-Caviar: Barnstorming With The Russian Grand Opera
New York: Longmans, Green and Co. 1939. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Pictorial coth boards, stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 210pp; decorated endpapers; illus. Ownership signature in ink to front endpaper, else a tight, fine, unmarked copy. In an indifferent example of the pictorial dustwrapper, spine-toned, soiled...
[Item #20145]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Russian Revolution [...] A Narrative and a Guide for Reading
[London]: Labour Research Department, [1923]. Second Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original green staplebound wrappers; 35pp. Wrappers separated and exceedingly brittle with browning and shallow losses throughout extremities, interior fine. Good only overall. Syllabus Series No. 6. Brief overview of the Revolution from the communist standpoint with a new preface. See SMELE...
[Item #30091]
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The Russian Revolution [...] A Narrative and a Guide for Reading. R. Page ARNOT.
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Benya Krik the Gangster [Ben Shahn's Copy]
New York: Schocken Books, 1948. First American Edition. A nice association. Moishe [aka Morris] Bressler, a neighbor of the Shahns in Roosevelt, New Jersey, was a Jewish folksinger and storyteller, an occasional performer at the Newport Folk Festival and the subject of field recordings by Ralph Rinzler in the 1940s...
[Item #30820]
Price: $100.00
 
Benya Krik the Gangster [Ben Shahn's Copy]. Isaak BABEL.
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The Far-Away Bride
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in cream decorative price-clipped dust jacket printed in black and fuscia, top edge stained red; xiii,[5],445pp. Jacket spine toned with narrow 2-inch dampstain, spine ends a bit rubbed, else a Fine copy in Very Good jacket. Historical...
[Item #26547]
Price: $75.00
 
The Far-Away Bride. Stella BENSON.
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Pull Devil, Pull Baker
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1933. First American Edition. Octavo (21.25cm.); original cloth, spine label printed on orange stock; green pictorial dust jacket; xiv,[2],275pp. Extremities rather dust-soiled, especially to top textblock edge, jacket spine a hint faded and rather cockled from damp. Very Good in About Very Good jacket...
[Item #26548]
Price: $75.00
 
Pull Devil, Pull Baker. Stella BENSON, Count Nicolas de Toulouse Lautrec de Savine.
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The "Anti-Climax": the concluding chapter of my Russian Diary "The Bolshevik Myth"
Berlin: by the Author, 1925. First Edition. The "lost" final chapter of Berkman's 1925 Soviet memoir "The Bolshevik Myth," rejected from the book by publisher Horace Liveright for being insufficiently literary: Mr. Liveright rejected [the chapter] as an 'anti-climax' from a literary standpoint and insisted on leaving it out. Anxious...
[Item #30661]
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The "Anti-Climax": the concluding chapter of my Russian Diary "The Bolshevik Myth" Alexander BERKMAN.
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The Twelve [Limited Edition, Signed by the Illustrator]
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1931. First Thus. Deluxe edition of Blok's epic poem of the October Revolution which sold over two million copies in Russia within a year of its publication. This is a revision of the original English translation, first published in The Freeman in 1920. The illustrator...
[Item #27735]
Price: $400.00
 
The Twelve [Limited Edition, Signed by the Illustrator]. Alexander BLOK, lithographs George Biddle, Babette Deutsch, trans Abraham Yarmolinsky.
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The First President of the Republic of Labor: A Short Biographical Sketch of the Life and Work of Y.M. Sverdlov
New York: Workers Library Publishers, n.d. [ca. 1932]. First American Edition. 12mo (18.5cm.); original blue and red decorative staplebound wrappers; 32pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Fine. Forms part of the Brief Biography Series. Brief biography of the Bolshevik Party leader Yakov Sverdlov (1885-1919).
[Item #26294]
Price: $25.00
 
The First President of the Republic of Labor: A Short Biographical Sketch of the Life and Work of Y.M. Sverdlov. C. BOBROVSKAYA, Tstsiliia Samoilovna Zelikson-Bobrovskaia.
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Preparing for October: The Sixth Congress of the Bolshevik Party, August, 1917
New York: Workers Library Publishers, n.d. [1932]. First Thus. Octavo (19.25cm.); original cream pictorial wrappers printed in red and black; 71pp.; 4 leaves of plates. Fine. Publication commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Sixth Congress of the Bolshevik Party.
[Item #26522]
Price: $15.00
 
Preparing for October: The Sixth Congress of the Bolshevik Party, August, 1917. BOLSHEVIK PARTY.
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Allied Intervention in Russia 1917-1920
New York: Basic Books, 1968. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 251pp. Fine, unread copy in barely edge-rubbed jacket. A new-appearing copy.
[Item #20158]
Price: $25.00
 
Allied Intervention in Russia 1917-1920. John BRADLEY.
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ABC of Communism, Vol 1. Translated by Patrick Lavin
New York: Lyceum-Literature Department of the Workers Party of America, [1921]. First American Edition. 12mo. Printed buff wrappers; 136pp. Text slightly tanned; ownership markings; Very Good. Pencil inscription on rear wrapper: "For Com. Eva Bell - Will Call for." Ownership inscription of a "Jack Feis" to front wrapper, in ink.
[Item #25680]
Price: $25.00
 
ABC of Communism, Vol 1. Translated by Patrick Lavin. N. BUCHARIN, E. Preobraschensky.
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A Nemesis of Misgovernment
Philadelphia: Historical Publishing Company, 1900. First Edition. A massive study of Imperial Russian politics, with much on the Russo-Japanese War, the ascension of Nicholas II, and the growth of Russian nihilism. Illustrated throughout with halftones and relief engravings. A really stunning copy of a book which is typically found in...
[Item #18743]
Price: $85.00
 
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Eclipse
New York: Dial Press, 1933. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; vi,[2],308pp. Very light wear to jacket extremities, some rather heavy dust-soil to spine and rear panel, else a Very Good or better, quite tight copy. Quite uncommon novel of a White Russian who flees Soviet...
[Item #31703]
Price: $75.00
 
Eclipse. Alexander H. CARASSO.
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The Russian Enigma: An Interpretation
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. First Edition. "Dispassionate" interpretation of Soviet culture, by a long-time Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. Octavo. Tan cloth boards, lettered in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 321pp. Near fine, unmarked copy in the original dustwrapper, lightly worn at edges; Very...
[Item #20034]
Price: $25.00
 
The Russian Enigma: An Interpretation. William Henry CHAMBERLIN.
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The Deserted House
London: Barrie and Rockliff, [1967]. First U.K. Edition. Small octavo (20.25cm.); original cloth in grey decorative dust jacket lettered in red and white by Michael Harvey; 128pp. Jacket extremities a bit worn, short closed tear to spine crown not affecting text; Fine in Very Good jacket. Novel set in a....
[Item #26053]
Price: $25.00
 
The Deserted House. Lydia CHUKOVSKAYA, trans Aline B. Werth.
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The World Crisis and the International Class Struggle (An outline of the debates and decisions of the XI Plenum of the E.C.C.I., held in March-April, 1931)
New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1931. Staple-bound pamphlet; 18pp. Wear to corners, pencil to cover sunned along edges, else a clean and sound copy.
[Item #9075]
Price: $20.00
 
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On Peaceful Coexistence: Articles and Speeches
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974. Later Printing. Octavo. Glossy card wrappers; 143pp. Near Fine. Compiled and prefaced by C. Leiteisen.
[Item #16536]
Price: $15.00
 
On Peaceful Coexistence: Articles and Speeches. COMMUNISM - SOVIET UNION, V. I. LENIN.
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Why Communism? Plain Talks on Vital Problems
New York: Workers Library, 1933. First Edition. First printing (of many) of Olgin's strident "Third Period" polemic, which attacks the New Deal as thinly-disguised fascism and calls for the immediate overthrow of Capitalism by any means necesssary. Olgin was editor of the Yiddish communist daily Freiheit. SEIDMAN O36. 12mo. Staple-bound...
[Item #16383]
Price: $20.00
 
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The Protection of Labour in the U.S.S.R.
Moscow: Co-Operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R. 1933. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet. 12mo, pictorial wrappers; 48pp. Minor edge-soil; Near Fine. Workers' safety, industrial hygiene, and working hours in Soviet production plants. Striking graphic cover in Social Realist style.
[Item #12118]
Price: $45.00
 
The Protection of Labour in the U.S.S.R. COMMUNISM, SOVIET UNION, Z. MOKHOV.


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