Russia & Eastern Europe
Washington, DC: Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, December 1999. US Printing. Qto. VG+/ - no DJ. slim white glossy wraps spine with dark navy title, and small white uppercase publisher on navy band. partially illustrated softcover, smooth no impressions but front cover thumbed lightly. white text block no writing, some b/w maps and images. outer edges clear. slim softcover of 204 pp.
New York: Continuum, 1981. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG/VG-; Spine is red with black text, sunned; DJ has general shelf wear, rubbing, some open and closed tears along edges, age-toning to recto and verso, design is clear; Boards have edge wear, light rubbing to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 324; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1989. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ (paperback); Spine is grey with pink text; Boards have edge wear, light bumping to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 244; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Uzbekistan: Tashkent, 1986. First edition. Quarto. VG with VG dust jacket. Brown spine with white lettering. Dust jacket panels clean, covers clean. Binding strong. Text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and unmarked. Small pricing discoloration to top corner of half-title page where item was previously priced. 247pp. Text in English, Russian and Uzbek. Shelved in Russian/Slavic art subsection.
New York: International Publishers, 1932. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Black fabric spine with green text. Boards have wear, rubbing on edges, tape repair on edges by previous owner, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has wear on edges, front end paper has previous owner's initials, rear list of books ad has light pencil marks, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 250.
Moscow: Glav. uprav. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1959. Three volume ephemera edition. Three volumes, quarto, each volume a staple-bound individual gathering. Each volume good with no dust jacket. Notable age-toning to wrappers. For each volume, owner markings in Russian to top corner of front wrapper. Color prints of each volume generally clean and free of markings, though each volume exhibits some age-toning. Volume 1 to 16pp, volume 2 to 12pp, volume 3 to 21pp. Text of the maps for each volume in Russian. Shelved in ephemera box F.
Cairo, Egypt: Printed at Imperial Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 183pp.; VG; in brown wraps, black lettering on spine, mild shelfwear; stapled binding; last page partialy torn along gutter due to the nature of binding; INSCRIBED on ffep by Beglar to Arthur E. Callahan, First Secretary (title) to the U.S. Iraqi Ambassador, dated 27.10.47 in Cairo; Beglar was the Secretary for the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia; incredibly scarce in any condition, let alone as a signed presentation copy; shelved case 2.
New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1961. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Light tan spine with purple text. DJ has wear, foxing on spine, rubbing to edges, tiny tears along spine and corner ends, discoloration on front; Boards have minor foxing, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp, crisp, bright gilded text on spine; Textblock has foxing on edges, previous owner's name in ink on front paste down, underlining in ink and pencil with marginal notes, however, still readable, free of highlighting; pp 656.
London: Robert Theobald, 1855. 12mo; Fair+/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text set on a red circle; Boards have cocked spine with slightly rubbrd & scratched exterior with moderate wear at edges, front & rear panels are taped down at hinges on interior pastedowns; Text block has darkened due to age with light foxing toward first & last few pages, previous owner's name on ffep, front end paper cracking from title page at hinge; All conditions are noted and are 'as is'; pp 351.
California: Hoover Institution Press, 1972. Reprint. Inscribed by Milorad M. Drachkovitch; Volume one Only; Reprint; Octavo; VG/VG-; Spine is thick and white with light blue text; DJ has general shelf wear, general superficial marks and scratches, some rubbing to corners and edges, some very light creasing along edges, age-toning, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, marks and scratches, light bumping to corners and head/tail of spine, joints are strong, front hinge is cracked; Text block has general signs of handling, content is clear; pp 683; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/ weight restrictions.
Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1994. First edition. Octavo. Very good in VG- dust jacket. Very minor shelf-wear to dust jacket panels. Covers clean, binding strong. Foxing to top text block edge. Other text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 167pp.
Staunton, VA: The McClure Company, 1925. First edition; signed. Small quarto in burgundy hardcovers with gold letters and gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear and soiling; paper age-toned; text clean in large print; pp. 230; signature and dedication on ffep; previous owner's signature inside front cover; centerfold photographs and frontispiece; shelved in Case # 9.
London: Elibron Classics, 2004. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Green spine with white text; Covers clean, creasing on front and back covers, some edgewear, wrinkling on the spine; Text block has written in brackets throughout made in pencil, some staining on the head and tail of text block, but otherwise clean, 411 pp.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2013. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG/VG; Spine is white and red with red, blue, and gold text; DJ has edge wear and creasing, some scratches and scuffs to front and back, design is clear; Boards have some edge wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has light age-toning, pages are deckled, signed on title page, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 505; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Leningrad: Newspaper, Magazine and Book Publisher, 1953. First Edition Thus. Octavo: 254pp; cloth spine and paper covered boards with blind-stamp design and gilt titles; no dust-jacket; moderate wear and soiling; bottom board slightly creased; previous owner inscription front end-paper; contents age-toned; generally very good; illustrated throughout. Spine: Black cloth with gilt title in Russian. [Report A.S. CON: Bedini].
Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1984. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG/VG-; Spine is purple with black text; DJ has general shelf wear, faint age-toning, some small open and closed tears, design is clear; Boards have edge wear, light bumping to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 348; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Moscow, Soviet Union: Progress Publishers, 1960. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; White spine with black titles; DJ clean with slight abrasions to back cover; small tear at bottom corner of front cover; Some soiling of white spine; DJ protected in Brodart cover; Good tan cloth covered boards with slight soiling of spine and bottom edges; Text block is tight and clean with browning of page edges otherwise very good; 560 pp.
New York: Atheneum, 1964. First Edition. 8vo., 432 pp., VG-/VG-; pictorial DJ, spine red and gold with white and black lettering; fading to spine (lettering clear and legible), wear to head and tail of spine with closed tearing to head, creasing to bottom corner of front cover, slight material loss to corners, circular spot of discoloration to back cover, "$6.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; tan cloth boards, gold lettering to spine, red top; mild fading to edges of boards, dent to top of text-block; occasional creasing/closed tears to interior, wear to p. 49 (text affected yet legible); James B. Donovan (1916-1970) was an American lawyer, U. S. Navy officer, and eventual General Counsel of the OSS (WWII-era org. which preceded the CIA) known for negotiating the 1962 exchange of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Soviet intelligence officer/KGB spy Rudolf Abel; Donovan's book is the basis for the 2015 film Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg; First Edition stated to copyright page; shelved Case 10.
Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1960. First Edition. Folio; VG/VG; slip cover spine brown w/ no text, moderate wear & fraying; dust jacket spine black w/red & yellow txt; some wear, slight fraying; boards firm and clean; binding strong; pages have some wear, aging and chipping towards the end, prev owner sticker on free front pg., otherwise in very good cond. 170pp oversize/overweight: may require additional postage for expedited/international orders. Russian Political History.
Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Co. 1939. (First). 8vo in cloth. VG+/G. Binding strong, interior clean w/minor edgewear on boards, soiled top & fore- textblock edges; light chemical staining on endpapers. Dj chipped 1/4" deep across head of spine, appr. 3/4" deep at tail of spine; top corners & fore-edge tails chipped; spine-edges heavily rubbed. Other wear, esp. at top dj edges; dj stained. Dj spine is pictorial in grey or dark brown, & white, w/white title text. 302pp. [Shelved in Locked cases above art books, toward leather books].
Mockba [Moscow]: РЕДАКЦИОННО-ИЗДАТЕЛЬСКИЙ ЦЕНТР [Editorial Publishing Center], 1994. First Edition. 4to., 200 pp., VG/VG-; silver and black pictorial DJ with blue lettering; mild wear to covers, mostly rubbing to edges and corners, slight chipping to head of spine; navy blue paper boards, gold lettering to spine and front board; cocking to spine, shelf lean, buckling to text-block, binding strong; interior contains numerous full-color/black-and-white photographs; text in Russian, with a one-page summary of the volume in English to p. 199, "the first monographic publication on the history of Russian award weapons"; housed in cardboard slipcase; shelved Weapons.