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New York; Pantheon Books, . First Edition. Softcover. 169pp. Very Good condition. Age toning to inside covers. Otherwise clean and securely bound. "This zany documentary comic strip is the perfect introduction to Lenin's writings and a wonderful take-off point for anybody who wants to plunge into the tumultuous history of the Russian Revolution." (cfm)
New York:E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1931. 2nd printing. 419pp with some pages still uncut. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black boards in very good condition. Gilt on front cover bright but dulled on spine. Light wear to edges and spine ends with a touch of sun-fadin to the very tips of spine ends. Red top stain. Internally, end pages slightly age toned but clean of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is still in one piece but quite worn with much wear to edges and folds including small chips and tears. *"This story of the life of Lenin is written with a restraint that is almost terrifying in it's simplicity. It begins with his boyhood and traces his development until at last we see him emerge the most powerful and most titanic figure known to history." dj.
Moscow:Progress Publishers. (1968). 273pp. Stiff wrps. A very good, clean copy, inside and out.
(London):Cambridge University Press. 1967. (xiii)+246pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Soiling from dust residue to top page edges, but otherwise book in very good, clean condition. Dust jacket is just lightly shelfworn, still in very good condition. *From the dust jacket..."This is the first biography of Martov, the founder and leader of Menshevism It records his revolutionary apprenticeship in Vilno and St. Petersburg in 1893-6; his early friendship and partnership with Lenin in Siberian exile and on the revolutionary newspaper Iskra in Munich and London; the dramatic break-up of that partnership at the Second congress of Russian social democrats in 1903 and the division between Mensheviks and Bolsheviks; the ensuing feud between Martov and Lenin; Martov's role in the 1905 revolution; his later activities as leader of the Menshevik-Internationalists, then of the socialist opposition in Bolshevik Russia until 1920, and of the Mensheviks in exile, until his death."
New York: L.B. Fischer. (1943). 2nd Edition. xi+ 530pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Previous owners name inked to top of last free end-page. Otherwise both book and dust jacket in very good condition. (Dust jacket does have light shelfwear to edges.)
MEMOIRES HISTORIQUES SUR L'EMPEREUR ALEXANDRE ET LA COUR DE RUSSIE, PUBLIES PAR MME LA CSSE DE CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, NEE COMTESSE DE FISENHAUS
Paris; R. Leroux, 1829. xiv+390pp. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. Contents VG- with a decorative bookplate on inside front cover, scattered foxing, 1" closed tear to page 33, and light waterstains to lower page outside corners (about 1" triangle) of last third of book. Spine is decorative gilt-tooled leather, attrractive but a bit worn especially at top/bottom. Boards are Fair, worn/rubbed/soiled; most significant problem is that the upper outside corner of the front board has been removed, a triangular piece about an inch on each side (a bit like a clipped dj).
New York: International Publishers. 224pp. Hardcover Green boards lightly shelfworn and soiled, with wear along edges, spine ends, and edge points. Internally, paper slighlty age-toned but clean with no previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
MEMOIRS OF PETER HENRY BRUCE, ESQ. A MILITARY OFFICER IN THE SERVICES OF PRUSSIA, RUSSIA, AND GREAT BRITAIN. Containing An Account of His Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, etc...
As Also, Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of the Czar, Peter I of Russia. (No. 9: Russia Through European Eyes) New York:Da Capo Press. 1970. xv+527pp. Reprint of 1783 edition. Hardcover. Slight soiling and sun-fading to red boards with light soiling to page edges, otherwise a very good, clean copy. No previous owners marks or signatures. Pages are clean and bright. Binding is tight and hinges intact.
Moscow:Executive Committee of I.R A.. 1931. 40pp. Stapled Wrps. Covers age-toned and soiled (with a research library stamp and an inked number at top edge) with wear along edges and folds (with a couple small chips and tears). Rear cover bottom edgepoint is clipped. Internally, paper is age-toned but clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures but with some edges creased.
New York:Alfred A. Knopf. 1935. 1st edition. xv+357pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with spine strip darkened with use. Internally, aside from shadows of old erased bookseller notes to inside from board, a very good clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
London: Chapman & Hall Ltd. (1934). 2nd edition. xvi+285pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Aside from sun fading to spine and edges. A very good clean copy. The dust jacket is lightly soiled and faded at spine with some chips and small tears. Otherwise the dust jacket is in good condition.
New York:Grove Press Inc. (1968). 1st edition, stated. xxi+262pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean conditon inside and out. No previous owners marks or signatures. Dust jacket in vey good condition with just some light wear to edges.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.1960. Hardcover with dust jacket. Both in very good clean condition.
Carnegie-Mellon University: Columbia University Press. 1968. 95pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket lightly soiled. Otherwise a very good copy.
London:John Lane The Bodley Head. 1907. 1st edition. xx+270pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear and fraying to spine ends and edge points gently bumped. Gilt still bright on cover and spine. Internally, end pages lightly soiled, with a previous owners large bookplate to the verso of the 1st free end page. Otherwise paper is slighlty age-toned but clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact but cracked at pp. 144/145.
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