London: Cassell and Co., Ltd., 1937. Hardcover. First Edition. 26 pp.4to. Pictorial dust jacket is bright, with the red, green, gold, and black that is seen throughout. It is worn at edges and on spine, with two 1/2" chips on spine. Four-color illustrations throughout. Pretty soft green covers stamped center front with an unnoticable flower design. Gilt lettering on spine. Spine is sunned and worn at both ends. Touches of wear to corners. Endpapers have an airy design on sun, moon, and celestial objects in red and green. Endpapers foxed along fore-edges. Half title has penciled gift inscription. Clean within.
The retelling of a Russian fairytale in which the king has six of seven brothers seeking for a Queen for him. "The drawings are light...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. 320 pp. 16mo. B/w frontis. portrait. Brown cover is soiled. Corners bumped. Bookworm holes in spine hinges. Bright gilt lettering on spine, "The Family Library No. 65," in embellished box. Ffep has ink signature. Stamped signature on title page and verso frontis. Binding tight. Minimal foxing throughout. Another in the Harper Family Series focusing on education, history and social sciences. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. Regnery Gateway, 1987. Red Paper Over Boards. First Edition. 117 pp. Mustard yellow backstrip lettered in red. Spine heel a bit creased. Glossy red dj lettered and decorated in mustand, blue, and white. Dust jacket unclipped, excellent, with only a hint of "handling." First free endpaper inscribed by D'Souza. Introduction by Richard M. Nixon. Internally crisp and tight. A satirical collection of (fictional) letters from a Soviet "handler" to his young charge on manipulating the American media.
Signed by Author. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1984. Hard Cover. First Edition. Edited and with introduction, notes and original translations by Robert V. Daniels, Published for the University of Vermont by the University Press of New England. Book is in fine condition showing very little wear. Fine.
New York: International Puublishers. Hard Cover. First Edition. 149 pp. B/w photo ills. ND; postscript dated 1934. Spine & front cover have transparent title labels affixed, black lettering. Touches of wear and creasing to corners and spine ends. Ink number on ffep. Clean and tight text block, with two fold-out maps at end. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Jonathan Cape AND hARRISON sMITH, 1931. Hard Cover. Third Edition. 369 pp. B/w ills. Cover is patterned in a design of diamonds and arcs front and back.. Top edges tinted black. Spine aged a bit at ends. Endpapers repeat the cover pattern, now in black and white. Dark Harbor Library Bookplate on front pastedown, card pocket at rear. Contents clean and tight. A Russian-born writer looks at post-Revolution Russia and compares it with American society and growth. Very 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...
New York: International Publishers, 1932. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. 340, 350 pp. Subtitles: "The Revolution of 1917: From the July Days to the October Revolution." 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. Upper edges soiled. Ink numbers on ffeps match spine labels. Contents clean and tight, somewhat aged. Volume XXI 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.
Soviet Union: 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. 76 pp. 4to. Illustrations by the Stalin Prize Laureate, Academiaean, Painting and Art. Front cover has blind-stamped border rules and a blue leather, pasted-on, title block, in Russian, with decorative borders. Spine has blind-stamped, bright gilt decorations. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and/or stained. Spine ends and corners are bumped. Illustrated endpapers. Full-page, full-color frontis illustration of a man hunting with his dog. Judging by the illustrations and layout, this volume may contain three short stories, possibly written in verse. Text augmented by several full-page, full-color illustrations of scenes from peasant life. Interior is very slightly aged, but clean, crisp and tight. All text in Russian. 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.
New York: International Publishers. Hard Cover. First Edition. 72 pp. B/w maps photos. Nd; ca. 1931. Cover lettered front and spine in red. At lower end of spine is numbered paper label, covered with some transparent substance which has dribbled on to front. Cover unworn. Same # is marked on ffep in black marker. Pages carelessly opened, else inside is fine. Very 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.