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  • THE NINETEEN. Translated from the Russian by R. D. Charques. by FADEYEV, A. (Alexander Fadeyev, 1901-56)
    FADEYEV, A. (Alexander Fadeyev, 1901-56)
    THE NINETEEN. Translated from the Russian by R. D. Charques.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Martin Lawrence, 1929. Octavo, viii, 293, [3]. Plain card sides with attached pictorial dust jacket. Spine worn, with chips to tips, vertical creases, wear to joints; corner chip and one inch tear to front panel; soiling to rear panel; rear inner hinge repaired with rice paper; just good externally, VG clean and unworn internally, no previous owner names. An uncommon edition of this "first peasant epic of New Russia, [which] deals with the struggle against ignorance and prejudice in a Soviet Village by the Volga." Fadeyev, who joined the Bolsheviks in 1918 and fought in the Russian Civil War, was a staunch Stalinist. He once described Stalin as "the greatest humanist the world has ever known" [!!]. Small…

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    London: Martin Lawrence, 1929. Octavo, viii, 293, [3]. Plain card sides with attached pictorial dust jacket. Spine worn, with chips to tips, vertical creases, wear to joints; corner chip and one inch tear to front panel; soiling to rear panel; rear inner hinge repaired with rice paper; just good externally, VG clean and unworn internally, no previous owner names. An uncommon edition of this "first peasant epic of New Russia, [which] deals with the struggle against ignorance and prejudice in a Soviet Village by the Volga." Fadeyev, who joined the Bolsheviks in 1918 and fought in the Russian Civil War, was a staunch Stalinist. He once described Stalin as "the greatest humanist the world has ever known" [!!]. Small wonder he succumbed to alcoholism and suicide. Titled RAZGROM in Russian, this novel was also published in English as THE ROUT.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 12454
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  • Grey, Elizabeth (W.H. Russell)
    The noise of drums and trumpets: W. H. Russell reports from the Crimea

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Henry Z. Walck, 1972. Red pictorial buckram. pp 255, maps, illustrations. Bound in a sturdy library style binding but not an ex library copy. Ink owner name, else fine. Famous journalist W.H. Russell's reports from the Crimean War.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47940
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  • ARMSTRONG, Terence
    THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE: Soviet exploration of the North East Passage

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, for the Scott Polar Research Institute, 1952. Blue cloth. pp (xiv), 162 + 3 double-sided plates + folding map at rear. Maps in text. Index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has some small chips, yellowed spine, VG otherwise. Soviet shipping along the north coast of Siberia.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50815
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  • IGNATIEFF, Michael
    The Russian Album

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1987. Octavo, cloth and boards. Tiny bump to upper outer corner of front boards, head of spine softly creased, else fine in fine jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Canadian author & impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. This book won a Governor-General's Award for non-fiction

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 37895
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  • IGNATIEFF, Michael
    The Russian Album

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1987. UNCORRECTED PROOF in blue card covers. Octavo. pp (xii), 185, (5). Fine copy. Front cover and title page have a white printed label correcting a mis-spelling of "Ignatieff". Projected publication date (8/87) and price in ink by hand in the appropriate printed space on front cover. This book won a Governor-General's Award for non-fiction.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38337
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  • COWLES, Virginia
    THE RUSSIAN DAGGER: cold war in the days of the Czars

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Harper & Row, c1969, 1970. Black cloth, pp 351 + plates; index. Ink owner name, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has slight spine sunning, VG. An account of Russian expansion into Europe, notably the Balkans.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48064
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  • Hingley, Ronald
    The Russian secret police: Muscovite, Imperial Russian, and Soviet political security operations

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Simon and Schuster, c1970. Red cloth. pp 313, bibliography, index. Remainder stripe to bottom page edges, ink owner name at front, foxing to page edges, else VG clean and unworn copy in VG jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47792
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  • Ivanov, A.; P. Jowett
    The Russo-Japanese War 1904-05

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2006. 3rd printing. Card covers, pp 48, index, illustrated in colour and b&w. Ink owner name, else fine. Men-at-Arms 414. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47971
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  • ANDREYEV, Leonid
    THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED. Illustrated by Irving Politzer

    New York: Illustrated Editions, 1941. Canadian issue, with label of The Canadian Book & Supply Company, Toronto, pasted over the title page imprint. Quarter bound in tan and blue cloth stamped in red and gilt. Translation by Herman Bernstein. Spine has a nick at head, a small dark spot, and a bit of tanning; tanning to endpapers and page edges; old rubber stamped prince at front; VG clean and unworn copy otherwise of this classic of Russian literature.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52792
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  • EHRENBURG, Ilya
    THE SPRING.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1961. Small octavo, 208 pp. Red boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Orange price-clipped jacket has minor rubbing, dust soiling; VG+, bright attractive. A novel of Soviet Russia by one of the leading Soviet writers of the time, translated by Humphrey Higgins from its 1956 appearance in the Moscow magazine "Znamya".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11259
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  • Wise, David
    The spy who got away: the inside story of the CIA agent who betrayed his country

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Collins, 1988. Black cloth. pp (289), index + plates. Fine in fine jacket. Story of Edward Lee Howard, CIA agent who went over to the Russian side.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48633
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  • FLETCHER, John Gould
    THE TWO FRONTIERS. A Study in Historical Psychology.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Coward-McCann, 1930. Octavo, maroon cloth gilt lettered, tan endpapers. [6], 377 pp. Spine lightly darkened with gilt lettering a bit dulled but still easily readable; slight foxing to top page edges, light rubbing to spine tips; else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy of this study of the contrasting political and historical evolution of America and Russia. Published in the UK in 1930, from US sheets, as EUROPE'S TWO FRONTIERS. Fletcher is best known as a poet. Uncommon book. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13907
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  • KRASSNOFFF, P.N., General (Peter Nikolaevich Krassnoff,1869-1947)
    THE UNFORGIVEN: with an introduction by Henry Irving Brock

    New York: Duffield, 1928. Second printing (done before publication). Black cloth and orange boards. Light yellowing to page edges, light tanning to lower outer corner of front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Dust jacket has light rubbing to spine ends, a few nicks, rear panel yellowed, VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. General Krassnoff was a Cossack White Russian general who allied himself with the Nazis and who was executed after the war. This novel, his second, portrays the life of the middle classes under the Bolsheviks. A nice copy of an uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41654
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  • MILITSINA, Elena Dmietrievna & SALTIKOV, Mikhail Yevgrafovich
    THE VILLAGE PRIEST and Other Stories from the Russian...Translated by Beatrix L. Tollemache. With an Introduction by C. Hagberg Wright.

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Unwin, 1918. Cream cloth lettered in black. (xxiv), (172) pp. Spine lightly darkened; small green spot to lower page edges (not penetrating into margins); endpapers tanned from offsetting of binding; 1920 ink name to front free endpaper; scattered foxing to text; old repair to upper outer corner of front free endpapr; yellowing to page edges and lightly to text; else a VG unworn copy of a scarce book. Contains the title story, and "The Old Nurse" by Militsina, the first publication in English of a then new Russian author. Contains "Konyaga", "A Visit to a Russian Prison", and "The Governor" by Saltikov, one of the great figures in 19th century Russian literature.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6506
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  • FISHER, Raymond H., editor
    THE VOYAGE OF SEMEN DEZHNEV IN 1648: BERING'S PRECURSOR. With selected documents.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a…

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    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a northwest or northeast passage between Europe and the Pacific. (Hakluyt Society Second Series No. 159.)

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26366
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  • Hryhorijiv, N.
    The war and Ukrainian democracy; a compilation of documents from from the past and present

    Toronto: Printed by the Industrial and Educational Publishing Co, 1945. Brown cloth. pp 206. Tanning to page edges, light toning to text paper; margins of front pastedown nibbled (mostly hidden by jacket flap); small bookplate; tiny holes to fore margin of front flly leaf; else VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Dust jacket is dust soiled, with a few damp spots; snag on rear panel; mainly VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26061
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  • BENSON, Stella
    TOBIT TRANSPLANTED

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1931. Octavo, green cloth. Yellowing and some foxing to page edges and endpapers, else a near fine jacketless copy, no owner names. A novel of exiled White Russians in Manchuria.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39335
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  • Meyer, Karl E. ; Shareen Blair Brysac
    Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

    Washington, D.C: Counterpoint, 1999. Card covers, pp 646 + plates; map at front, index. Ink name at front, outer margins of covers curled, else fine. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47821
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  • CRAD, Joseph
    TRAILING THROUGH SIBERIA

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: The Travel Book Club, 1939. Octavo, grey cloth. pp (xii), 270 (4) + 2 maps (one folding). Spine very lightly darkened; VG+ clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy otherwise, no owner names. Account of life among the Eskimo of northwest Alaska and northeast Siberia.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31431
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  • ZEKULIN, Nicholas G. (Ivan Turgenev)
    TURGENEV. A Bibliography of Books 1843-1982 By and About... with a Check-List of Canadian Library Holdings.

    Edition: First edition.

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary Press, 1985. Printed card covers, xx, 221 pp. Light yellowing to spine, soft crease to front cover and following leaf, else fine, no owner marks.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    Book ID: 33342
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