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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
 
Sammelband of 9 Russian- and Ukrainian-language Revolutionary Imprints
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Ostrov Beze Spánku: Dobrodružny Román
Praha: Nakladatelstvi Vl. Orel, n.d., 1931? First Czech Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket; 280pp. Spine rather heavily cocked, jacket extremities a bit shelf worn, rear panel shows some dustiness, front hinge starting to crack but holding, else a Near Very Good copy. Exceedingly scarce Czech edition...
[Item #32580]
Price: $75.00
 
Ostrov Beze Spánku: Dobrodružny Román. Henri ALLORGE.
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[Text in Russian] Izobrazitel'noe Iskusstvo Kieva: Zhivopis' / Dekorativno-Monumental'naia Khuvopis' / Teatral'no-Dekoratsionnoe Iskusstvo / Grafika / Skul'ptura / Monumental'naia Skul'putura / Dekorativno-Prikladnoe Iskusstvo
[Moskva: Izdatel'stvo "Sovetskii Khudozhnik" 1977]. First Edition. Folio (34cm.); publisher's cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; [28],165,[15]pp.; chiefly color illus. throughout. Jacket extremities a bit chipped and rubbed, else Near Fine in Near Very Good jacket. Catalogue of contemporary Ukrainian art, text entirely in Russian and Ukrainian.
[Item #34046]
Price: $50.00
 
[Text in Russian] Izobrazitel'noe Iskusstvo Kieva: Zhivopis' / Dekorativno-Monumental'naia Khuvopis' / Teatral'no-Dekoratsionnoe Iskusstvo / Grafika / Skul'ptura / Monumental'naia Skul'putura / Dekorativno-Prikladnoe Iskusstvo. ART - UKRAINE.
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The Dead Lands of Europe
New York: George H. Doran, N.d. (ca 1918). First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed wrappers; 31pp. Dusting to covers, else Near Fine. Discussion of Balkanization in Eastern Europe at the close of WWI.
[Item #7920]
Price: $15.00
 
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Uprising in East Germany: June 17, 1953
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, [1972]. First American Edition. Octavo (21.25cm.); publisher's cloth in white and tan decorative dust jacket; xxvii,[1],194pp. Minor rubbing to upper jacket panel, ownership inscription on title page, else Fine.
[Item #34254]
Price: $30.00
 
Uprising in East Germany: June 17, 1953. Arnulf BARING, trans Gerald Onn, intro David Schoenbaum, foreword Richard Lowenthal.
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Šamac-Sarajevo (Šime Vu eti ) [with] Omladinsko Kolo (Ive a e) [cover title]
Split: Izdanje K. U. D. "Ivan Lozica" [1947]. Large quarto (35.25cm.); bifolium, printed on newsprint; exterior leaves printed in red; sheet music. Edges a touch toned and lightly worn from handling, else Fine. Music and lyrics for two Hungarian nationalist songs, published in the Dalmatian city of Split. Not in...
[Item #21966]
Price: $50.00
 
Šamac-Sarajevo (Šime Vu eti ) [with] Omladinsko Kolo (Ive a e) [cover title]. Silvije BOMBARDELLI.
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Iredy ski
Warsaw: Authors Agency and "Czytelnik" 1979. First English Language Edition. Slim 12mo (18.5cm.); original red and white photo-illustrated card wrappers; 55pp.; illus. Minor wear, else Near Fine. Short literary biography of the Polish poet Ireneusz Iredy ski (1939-1985).
[Item #32217]
Price: $30.00
 
Iredy ski. Leszek BUGAJSKI, trans Ewa wirko-Godycka.
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La Poesie Populaire Bulgare. Avant-propos de Nicolai Dontchev
Sofia: Imprimerie La Bulgarie, 1933. First Edition. 16mo. Printed wrappers; 75p. Faint soil and creasing; text clean and unmarked. Text entirely in French. Scarce work. Not found via OCLC.
[Item #11043]
Price: $75.00
 
La Poesie Populaire Bulgare. Avant-propos de Nicolai Dontchev. BULGARIAN POETRY, Pentcho SLAVEIKOV.
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Yerney's Justice
New York: Vanguard Press, 1926. First English Language Edition. 12mo (18.5cm.); original cloth in red-orange decorative dust jacket; v,[1],101pp. Jacket extremities a bit worn, small loss to bottom left-hand corner of upper panel, a few short closed tears, spine toned, very faint dampstains to upper panel, else Near Fine in...
[Item #28754]
Price: $50.00
 
Yerney's Justice. Ivan CANKAR, trans Louis Adamic.
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The First Rescue Party
New York: Macmillan, 1940. First Edition. A late work by the celebrated Czech author, best known for his 1920 science fiction play "R.U.R.," which introduced the word "robot" to the English language. The current work is an atypical venture into social realism, set among Czechoslovakian coal miners. This translation was...
[Item #17152]
Price: $350.00
 
The First Rescue Party. Karel CAPEK.
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The Case for Poland
Ann Arbor: [Ann Su Cardwell & the Michigan Committee of Americans for Poland], 1945. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's brown staplebound wrappers; 92pp.; maps printed inside both wrappers. Extremities a bit rubbed with two-inch piece of red tape repair at spine head, else Very Good. On the state of Poland...
[Item #34419]
Price: $25.00
 
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Young Communists and the Path to Soviet Power: Report of V.E. Chemadanov to the January Plenum of the Young Communist International
New York: Youth Publishers, [1934]. First Thus. 12mo (18cm.); original orange decorative staplebound wrappers; 47pp. A hint of dust-soiling else About Fine.
[Item #26333]
Price: $25.00
 
Young Communists and the Path to Soviet Power: Report of V.E. Chemadanov to the January Plenum of the Young Communist International. V. E. CHEMADANOV.
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Jirí Machovsky nebo Ze tmy ku svetlu [cover title]
[Rosenberg, TX: Tiskem Národního Podniku, 1918]. First Edition. 16mo (14.5cm.); publisherr's tan pictorial wrappers printed in red and blue; 74pp.; illus. throughout, including a few full-paged. Wrappers rather soiled and slightly worn from handling, else Very Good or better. However, due to the poor printing quality, the text of two...
[Item #34353]
Price: $250.00
 
Jirí Machovsky nebo Ze tmy ku svetlu [cover title]. C. A. CHVAL.
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Lví Stopou. Kytice básni. Ku dni Svobody a Texasského Bazaru
Rosenberg, TX: Národního Podniku, [1918]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's brown pictorial wrappers printed in red and black; 48pp.; illus. throughout. Wrappers a bit unevenly toned, some wear from handling, else Very Good and sound. World War I poetry by the Dallas-based Czech-American author, best known for establishing the Slavic...
[Item #34355]
Price: $450.00
 
Lví Stopou. Kytice básni. Ku dni Svobody a Texasského Bazaru. C. A. CHVAL, V. Preisig, illus F. Bareš.
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Stalin & Co.
Leipzig: Paneuropa-Verlag, [1931]. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original red wrappers lettered in white; 56pp.; map of Europe ("Sowjetunion und Europäische Staaten") printed in red inside upper wrapper Spine cocked, wear from handling, else a Very Good, bright copy. Text in German.
[Item #25785]
Price: $25.00
 
Stalin & Co. R. N. COUDENHOVE-KALERGI.
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Novy Ikaros
Prague: Aventinum, 1929. First Edition. The first trade edition, preceded by a signed, limited edition of 100 copies. Dana Collection no. 37: "...Novy Ikaros stands on the boundary between Poetism and Surrealism. Biebl submitted the manuscript anonymously for a competition on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Aventinum. It...
[Item #15182]
Price: $450.00
 
Novy Ikaros. CZECH AVANT-GARDE, Konstantin BIEBL.
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Cholera
Prague: Jan Fromek; Odeon, 1926. First Edition. Produced in an edition of 1000 copies, with a cover by Josef Sima and a title-page designed by Karel Teige. This was the first of Deltaile's books to appear in Prague, and was the 17th volume in Fromek's "Odeon" series. DANA 22. PRIMUS...
[Item #15183]
Price: $200.00
 
Cholera. CZECH AVANT-GARDE, Joseph DELTAILE.
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Jan Ve Smutku
Prague: Sfinx, 1930. First Edition. An impressive minimalist cover design by Styrsky, and an uncommon work from Nezval's surrealist period. PRIMUS 122. Octavo (21cm). Stiff printed wrappers, designed by Jindrich Styrsky; 104pp. Just mild wear to extremities of wrappers; VG to Near Fine.
[Item #15186]
Price: $300.00
 
Jan Ve Smutku. CZECH AVANT-GARDE, Vitezslav NEZVAL.
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Jarmark Umeni ("The Art Fair")
Prague: F.J. Muller, 1936. First Edition. Text of a lecture delivered by Teige at the Manes Pavilion in Prague, in which he analyzed from a marxist perspective the changes that the rise of capitalism had brought to the position of the artist in society. DANA 66. PRIMUS 168. 12mo (18cm)...
[Item #15184]
Price: $200.00
 
Jarmark Umeni ("The Art Fair"). CZECH AVANT-GARDE, Karel TEIGE.
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Czechoslovakia's Struggle For Freedom. Reprinted from the October, 1941 issue of The Dalhousie Review
Halifax, NS: The Dalhousie Review, 1941. Offprint. Offprint of an article by the President of the Czech Republic condemning Hitler's encroachment on the Sudeten territory: "...there is no one to-day who still believes that Hitler's demand for the incorporation of the Sudeten territory in the Reich was dictated by the...
[Item #16308]
Price: $22.00
 
Czechoslovakia's Struggle For Freedom. Reprinted from the October, 1941 issue of The Dalhousie Review. CZECHOSLOVAKIA - WWII, Edvard BENES.
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Servia's Effort - "French Homage"
Paris: Bloud and Gay, 1916. Praise for Serbia's role in WW1. Publication of the Committee "The Effort of France and of her Allies." Staple-bound pamphlet; 22pp. Wear and sunning to edges of covers, pages foxed and chipped at two points of fore edge, else a clean and sound copy.
[Item #9067]
Price: $50.00
 
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Latvian Limon un Ragana Kuka: a Teacher's Journal
Seattle: Peanut Butter Publishing, 1993. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 131pp. Signed by the author on front endpaper, numbered 8/60. Fine copy in lightly ege-rubbed jacket. An appreciation of post-Perestroika Latvian village life, through the eyes of an American English teacher. Apparently rare; it is unclear whether 60...
[Item #32267]
Price: $50.00
 
Latvian Limon un Ragana Kuka: a Teacher's Journal. Faith ENRIQUEZ.
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Filmstadt Babelsberg: Zur Geschichte des Studios und seiner Filme
Berlin: Nicolai, 1994. First Edition. Quarto (28cm). Paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 270pp; illus. Slight external rubbing and wear, with a few small nicks to jacket extremities; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good Plus. Text entirely in German.
[Item #15980]
Price: $40.00
 
Filmstadt Babelsberg: Zur Geschichte des Studios und seiner Filme. FILM HISTORY - EAST GERMANY, Axel GEISS.
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Das Zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg : DEFA-Spielfilme 1946 - 1992
Berlin: Henschel, 1994. First Edition. Critical essays and filmography of East Germany's state-owned film studio, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (better known as DEFA), active from 1946 to 1993. Quarto (30cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 559pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly edge-rubbed jacket. Text entirely in German.
[Item #15976]
Price: $60.00
 
Das Zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg : DEFA-Spielfilme 1946 - 1992. FILM HISTORY - EAST GERMANY, Ralf SCHENK.
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The Geographical Impossibility of the Czech State
London: W. Dawson & Sons, 1920. First Edition. Small octavo (18.75cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 11pp.; map illus. Uniformly toned and very lightly worn from handling, else Very Good or better. East-European Problems no. 4.
[Item #32690]
Price: $25.00
 
The Geographical Impossibility of the Czech State. Dr. Francis FODOR.


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