Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. 488 pp. B/w photo ills. Subtitle: "Reports and Speeches at the Eighteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks) March 10-21, 1939." Cover lettered front and spine with dulled gilt. Lighter fore-edge on front. Corners bumped, rubbed. Small paper label at lower end of spine with inked number. Same # in ink on ffep. On half-title: "Workers of all Countries, Unite!" Contents clean and tight. Contains reports from Stalin, Manuilsky, Molotov, Zhdanov, Andreyev, Voroshilov, Kaganovich, Kalinin, Mikoyan, Krushchov, Beria, and Shvernik. Very Good.
New York: International Publishers, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. 685 pp. 8vo. "Verbatim Report." Cover lettered on spine in yellow. Small paper label numbered in ink at lower end of spine. Back cover dented with impressions from being stacked. Corners bumped and rubbed. Number in ink at upper edge ffep. Clean, bright, and tight inside. Very Good.
New York: International Publishers, 1932. Illustrated Wraps. 151 pp. Sepia/white ills. Cover pictures people in the mountains. Lettered on front in red/white. White spine lettered in red, with small numbered label at bottom of spine. Front edgeworn at upper edge. Cover stock is thin. Fold-over flaps printed w/blurb and a book review. There is a crayoned number at upper edge of contents page. Clean and tight, the only copy noted in the U.S. In English. Account of the mountains and plains at the southern edge of Siberia after the Revolution. Very Good.
New York: Jonathan Cape, 1931. Hard Cover. First Edition. 372 pp. B/W photo ills. Dust Jacket has small chips and tears, minor losses at edges, an arresting geometric design by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. Cover is patterned in a design of diamonds and arcs front and back, minor soiling from age. Top edges of text block tinted black. Eps repeat the cover boards pattern, now in red and white. Contents clean and tight. A Russian-born writer looks at post-Revolution Russia and the life of Russian peasants. Front half of advertising wrapper touting the book, laid inside front cover. Very Good / Good.
Soviet Union: 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. 134 pp. 4to. Burgundy cloth spine has copper lettering and decorations. Front cover has an illustration of two fighting warriors on horseback. Rear cover has an illustration of a shield, battle axe, sword and three arrows. Covers are slightly aged, shelf- and edge-worn. Corners are bumped and worn to the boards. Full-page, full-color frontis illustration of a warrior on horseback. Text, in Russian, is augmented by numerous, often full-page, b/w illustrations of heroes locked in mortal combat with dragons, giants, mythical creatures, the Mongol hordes and each other. There are also illustrations of beautiful damsels watching from their tower as the Vikings sail into view or being rescued after capture by the Mongol hordes. Interior is almost as new...
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, n.d. Wraps. As. 190 pp. ca. 1950. Covers show drawings of men pulling sleds across ice from large ship. Black lettering. Cover a bit edgeworn. Flaps on cover carry blurb, author's explanation for the writing of the book following his trip to the Arctic. Translated from Russian. A rare English copy. Very Good.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1962. Trade paperback. First Edition. 259 pp. Book No. 116 in the series of Praeger Publications in Russian History and World Communism. Dark red swirled into black-decorated front and spine, both lettered in white. Covers a bit edgeworn and scuffed. Back cover, white, is soiled. Contents based on a special issue of "Survey," a Journal of Soviet and East European Studies. Very Good.
New York: International Publishers, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. First US Edition. 496 pp. Subtitle: "The Struggle Against Social-Chauvinism and Social-Pacifism. 1914-1915." Red cover ruled in black, with Lenin profile center front cover. Black lettering on spine. Small white label w/numbers at heel of spine. Corners are bumped and threadbare. Spine ends creased. Moderate shelfwear to boards. Upper edges soiled. Ink number on ffep matches spine label. Contents clean and tight, lightly aged. From the "Collected Works of V.I. Lenin...completely revised, edited and annotated. The only edition authorized by the V.I. Lenin Institute, Moscow." Translated from the Russian by Moissaye J. Olgin. Very Good.
New York: International Publishers, 1929. Hardcover. First Edition. First US Edition. 336, 317 pp. 8vo. Red covers ruled in black, with Lenin profile center front cover. Black lettering on spines. Small white labels w/numbers at heel of spines. Spine ends creased. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Upper edges soiled. Ink numbers on ffeps match spine labels. Contents clean and tight, somewhat aged. Volume IV from the "Collected Works of V.I. Lenin...completely revised, edited and annotated. The only edition authorized by the V.I. Lenin Institute, Moscow." Translated from the Russian by J. Fineberg. Very Good.
New York: International Publishers, 1935. Hardcover. First Edition. 188 pp. Cover lettered on spine in black. Spine worn at heel, with some creasing to head. There is a small numbered paper label at heel of spine, with the same number in ink on ffep. Corners a bit bumped and worn. Contents clean and tight, though somewhat aged. Very Good.
New York: International Publishers, n.d. Hardcover. First American. 145 pp. Marxist Library Vol.. 1. Edited by D. Riazanov. Paper title label on front cover, dull gilt on spine. Small paper label at heel of spine w/ink number, matching the ink # on ffep. Touches of wear to corners and spine ends. First American edition, from the second Russian edition, 1928. Clean and tight. Very Good.
Soviet Union: 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. 82 pp. Cream-colored cloth spine and off-white, paper over boards. Front cover has an illustration of a rooftop scene, which is repeated as an illustration to the text. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and/or stained. Spine ends and corners are bumped and worn through. Preliminaries are slightly soiled. Judging by the layout, these "Tales" may be written in verse.Text is augmented by several full-color, occasionally full-page, imaginative illustrations. Interior is almost as new. Very Good.
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1950. Paperbound. 176 pp. This translation was made from the Russian edition published by Gospolitizdat, Moscow 1949. Contents include: I. The International Situation; II. The Internal Situation in the Soviet Union; III. The Party; Reply to Debate on the Political Report of the Central Committee. Very Good.
New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1937. Paperback. 63 pp. White paper cover with title and b/w sketch of Stalin on front, pub. ads on back. Outer upper back edge of cover and adjoining pages may have been nibbled slightly. Clean and tight, with a return form on verso of front cover to join or receive more information on the Communist Party. Contents are a report by Stalin to the Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on March 3, 1937. Very Good.
London: Modern Books Limited, n.d. Hardcover. First Edition. 175 pp. Foreword dated 1934. Black lettering on spine. Spine ends worn. Small label at lower end of spine is numbered in black ink. Corners bumped and rubbed. Wear and tearing to back edge. # in black ink on first free endpaper, also previous owner's name in pencil. Underlining at beginning of book. Review of the period between the Sixth and Seventh Congresses of the Communist International. Good.
Berkley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1954. Hard Cover. First Edition. 147 pp. B/w ills; 3 color ills. tipped in. Cover lettered front and spine in metallic copper. Slight edgewear to bottom & corners. Cream dj lettered in copper with black architectural drawings. Not price-clipped. Dj, in protective cover, looks good but has several areas of erosion of paper - on front and on spine ends. B/w eps are plans of Moscow in 1610. There are 111 ills, with an extensive catalog of these. Large-format book is clean and tight, a comprehensive source about one of the world's most impressive citadels. Very Good / Very Good.