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  • CALDWELL, Erskine
    JOURNEYMAN

    Edition: First trade edition

    New York: Viking, 1938. Yellowish cloth stamped in brown and green, grey top edges. Bookplate on front pastedown, light tanning at foot of spine, yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has chips and rubbing at spine tips; old internal repairs to tears; fair. First published 1931 in a limited edition; the text of this trade edition was revised. Striking photographic dust jacket by Margaret Bourke-White depicts Will Geer as Sherman Dye in the Broadway production of the play version.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28471
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  • Allen, W.E.D., editor
    Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings 1589-1605. Edited with Introduction, Additional Notes, Commentaries and Bibliography by...Texts translated by Anthony Mango

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press / Hakluyt Society, 1972. Two volumes, blue cloth. pp xxxii, 368; (x), 369-629, [5] + colour frontispieces, folding maps; indexed. Fine in near fine jackets. "By the early sixteenth century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empries, and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars…

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    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press / Hakluyt Society, 1972. Two volumes, blue cloth. pp xxxii, 368; (x), 369-629, [5] + colour frontispieces, folding maps; indexed. Fine in near fine jackets. "By the early sixteenth century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empries, and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars and Georgian kings ruling in Kakheti during the years 1564-1605..Although writers seem to be frequently pre-occupied with questions of protocol, their observations give a clear picture of both current Russian administrative and diplomatic practice and of the life and customs of the peoples of the Caucasus and Georgia."- jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29481
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  • CALDWELL, Erskine (Robert Cantwell, editor and introduction)
    THE HUMOROUS SIDE OF ERSKINE CALDWELL: An Anthology

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1951. Brown cloth lettered in yellow, yellow top edges. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has some sunning to spine, external tape repair to lower corner of rear panel, VG otherwise, flap price intact.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28469
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  • RUST'HVELI, Shot'ha
    THE KNIGHT IN THE TIGER'S SKIN. Translated by Marjory Scott Wardrop. Supplemented and revised by E. Orbelyani and S. Jordanishvili

    New York: International Publishers, no date (1939). Quarto, cloth & boards. Paper spine label darkened, lightly rubbeds, small corner chips; yellowing to page edges; VG jacketless copy otherwise.13th century epic poem from Georgia, by its greatest medieval poet. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41639
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  • CALDWELL, Erskine
    TRAGICKY KUS ZEME [Tragic Ground]

    Edition: First of this edition

    Prague: Svoboda, 1967. White cloth printed in brown, spine gilt lettered, dark olive endpapers, dark olive top page edges. pp (152). Small rust spots on verso of title and facing page, small corner creases to two leaves, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips to spine tips, short tears to panels, VG otherwise. First Czech edition of TRAGIC GROUND (1944), translated by Jan Caha.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28465
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