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Sammelband of 9 Russian- and Ukrainian-language Revolutionary Imprints
V.p. 1905-1910. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #21691]
Price: $750.00
 
Sammelband of 9 Russian- and Ukrainian-language Revolutionary Imprints
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Science in the USSR: To the 50th Anniversary of the Formation of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1922-1972
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1973? First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24.5cm.); publisher's paper-covered boards in white dust jacket lettered in blue and red; 364pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Jacket extremities a bit toned, light shelf wear and soil, else Very Good or better.
[Item #34252]
Price: $25.00
 
Science in the USSR: To the 50th Anniversary of the Formation of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1922-1972. ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE USSR.
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A Short History of the Young Communist League of the Soviet Union
Moscow: Co-Operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R. 1934. First English Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.75cm.); original off-white pictorial card wrappers; 69pp. Wrappers toned and a bit worn from handling, interior fine. Very Good.
[Item #26296]
Price: $15.00
 
A Short History of the Young Communist League of the Soviet Union. A. AFONIN.
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Generations of Winter [Inscribed Copy]
Viking Press: Random House, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 592pp. Upper spine extremity sunned, else a tight, Near Fine copy in crisp and unclipped dustwrapper. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed on half-title to the American historian and political scientist Hugh Heclo, "...with my best and friendly /...
[Item #35258]
Price: $100.00
 
Generations of Winter [Inscribed Copy]. Vassily AKSYONOV.
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Crazy Evdokia
Moscow: Progress Publishers, [1979]. First English Language Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white pictorial wrappers; 132pp.; illus. Wrappers a bit shelf-worn, old price sticker to upper cover, United States distributor's sticker to rear cover. About Very Good. Collection of Russian children's stories.
[Item #28527]
Price: $25.00
 
Crazy Evdokia. Anatoly ALEXIN, trans Fainna Glagoleva.
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Frossia
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1944]. First American Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #26560]
Price: $30.00
 
Frossia. Edith Martha ALMEDINGEN.
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Youth of the Happy Land
New York: Youth Publishers, n.d. [1934]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers; 44,[2](ads)pp.; illus. Faint dampstaining, else Very Good and sound. Propaganda pamphlet on Soviet education and youth culture, adorned with photographs of smiling children, handsome young men, and skiing beauties.
[Item #25421]
Price: $30.00
 
Youth of the Happy Land. Lillian ANDREWS.
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The Seventh World Congress of the Communist International. July 25 to August 21, 1935
Berlin: Anti-Comintern (League of the German Anti-Communistic Associations), 1935. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (24cm.); original printed white staplebound wrappers; 56pp. Extremities a bit dust-soiled and lightly worn from handling, else Very Good and sound. Anti-Communist exposé of the Seventh Communist International.
[Item #31697]
Price: $50.00
 
The Seventh World Congress of the Communist International. July 25 to August 21, 1935. ANTI-COMINTERN, LEAGUE OF THE GERMAN ANTI-COMMUNISTIC ASSOCIATIONS.
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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. Hardcover. 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...
[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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Spring
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1954. First English Language Edition. 12mo (17cm). Tan cloth boards; dustjacket; blue top-stain; integral ribbon bookmark; 363pp. Near Fine, apparently unread copy in lightly rubbed jacket. Five social-realist stories depicting life on Soviet collective farms. Translated from the Russian by Margaret Wettlin; with an unattributed...
[Item #23716]
Price: $25.00
 
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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. Paperback. 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...
[Item #30091]
Price: $15.00
 
The Russian Revolution [...] A Narrative and a Guide for Reading. R. Page ARNOT.
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Typed Letter, signed. 1pp, to "Mr. Simon", dated November 15, 1941
Croton-on-Hudson: 1941. Regarding the recipient's letter to the Reader's Digest, of September 24 (Eastman had been hired as an editor for the conservative publication earlier in the same year). The subject appears to be the institution of the death penalty in the Soviet Union: "...Nobody questions the fact that the...
[Item #28255]
Price: $150.00
 
Typed Letter, signed. 1pp, to "Mr. Simon", dated November 15, 1941. AUTOGRAPHS & MANUSCRIPTS, RADICAL AUTHORS, Max EASTMAN.
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Volokolamsk Highway / Volokolamskoe Shosse
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, n.d., ca. 1950s. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20cm.); publisher's cloth in white pictorial dust jacket designed by A. Livanov; 329pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Light shelf wear to jacket extremities, minor toning and dust-soil, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket. English translation of...
[Item #34572]
Price: $150.00
 
Volokolamsk Highway / Volokolamskoe Shosse. Alexander BEK.
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The Far-Away Bride
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[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. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #26548]
Price: $75.00
 
Pull Devil, Pull Baker. Stella BENSON, Count Nicolas de Toulouse Lautrec de Savine.
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Revolution Museum
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1958. First English Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (16.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers printed in orange and red; 118pp.; photographic illus. in text. Faint crease to top fore-edge of upper wrapper, spine mostly perished, interior fine. Good or better overall. History of the Museum of...
[Item #31022]
Price: $25.00
 
Revolution Museum. P. BEREZOV.
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Komsomoliia: Stranitsy Epopei. Izdanie Piatoe
Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo, [1929]. Fifth Edition. Paperback. Epic poem by proletarian author and member of the far left Litfront faction Aleksandr Bezymenskii devoted to the Komsomol (abbreviation of the Kommunisticheskii Soyuz Molodyozhi), the youth division of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, first established in 1918. All early editions...
[Item #26040]
Price: $450.00
 
Komsomoliia: Stranitsy Epopei. Izdanie Piatoe. A. BEZYMENSKII.
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German Miners in the Don Bas: How Unemployed Miners Help to Build Socialism
New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1931. Paperback. Staple-bound pamphlet; 18pp. Pencil mark to sunned, foxed and stained cover, bottom of spine torn to lower staple, corners of cover and pages creased, rear cover slightly torn and worn across top, else very good.
[Item #9049]
Price: $15.00
 
German Miners in the Don Bas: How Unemployed Miners Help to Build Socialism. Hans Biefang.
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The Twelve [Limited Edition, Signed by the Illustrator]
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1931. First Thus. Hardcover. 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...
[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. Paperback. 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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Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist Transformation
London: Routledge, [1993]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22.25cm.); simulated cloth in white and black photo-illustrated dust jacket; viii,199pp. Jacket a bit soil-splattered, some underlining throughout, faint soil spot to rear endpapers, else Near Very Good and sound.
[Item #33985]
Price: $35.00
 
Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist Transformation. Peter J. BOETTKE.
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Russian Art Nouveau
New York: Rizzoli International, 1988. First American Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Black cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 400pp; illus. Tight, fine copy in barely edge-rubbed dustwrapper, very Near Fine. English-language translation of a work that first appeared in France in 1987. Exceptionally well-illustrated monograph.
[Item #35264]
Price: $50.00
 
Russian Art Nouveau. Elena A. BORISOVA, Grigory Sternin.
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Socialist Realist Painting
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Red cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket; xviii, 506pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in bright, unworn dustwrapper. A new-appearing copy, but lacking the publisher's card slipcase.
[Item #35260]
Price: $95.00
 
Socialist Realist Painting. Matthew Cullerne BOWN.
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Socialist Realist Painting
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Red cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket; xviii, 506pp; illus. Fine copy in bright, unworn dustwrapper and publisher's card slipcase. About as-new.
[Item #35261]
Price: $125.00
 
Socialist Realist Painting. Matthew Cullerne BOWN.


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