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Service for Day of Victory. Arranged by Archdeacon James Walker for the Use of the Episcopal and Congregational Churches of Kohala, Hawaii, T.H.
Kohala, Hawaii, 1942. Softcover. Typed script, n.d. ca 1942); 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"; pp. [8]; stapled leaves; minor creasing and a few nicks to fore-edge of pages; in about near fine condition. Though undated, the script for the order of service was most probably created in the early years of the Second World War, as several of the hymns and prayers specifically addressed prisoners of war, wounded soldiers, and those mourning lost loved ones. Archdeacon James Walker arrived in Hawaii in 1919 from England and was a constant presence in the lives of Episcopalians in North and South Kohala until his retirement in 1948 and was in charge of the Kohala Missions for most of those years. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 001132
USD 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 160.25 | £UK 144.25 | JP 19347]

 
A MASTER
Crazygrams for Parties (a Card Game)
Brooklyn, NY: By the Author, 1920. Softcover. First edition presumed, n. d. (1920s [?]); 24 cards on orange card stock, with text and illustrations in black; lithographed card stock box; very minor wear to cards, near fine condition; directions on the back panel of the box; chips and cuts to edges, good to very good condition. A mystery card game, it was intended to be played at parties and gatherings and, according to instructions, "each crazygram should be given to the one the title on the crazygram signifies. After all have been read, the host or hostess should select the one who laughed the least and make him or her do as the crowd wishes." Although most of the cards are good-naturedely funny, some are slightly offensive, too, including: "To the Dumbest Girl! Will you accept a position as professor of Internal Trouble.." and "To the Gold Digger! I am proposing marriage to you. Am sending this craqzygram collect.. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 001946
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.75 | £UK 68.25 | JP 9136]

 
A. J. JOHNSON & SONS FURNITURE COMPANY
A.J. Johnson & Sons Furniture Company (Trade Catalog)
Chicago, A. J. Johnson & Sons Furniture Company, 1905. First Edition. Trade catalog, n. d. (ca 1905); oblong folio, 18 1/4 x 13; pp. [58], recto only; textured, olive wraps, 1/4 cloth, and large rivets (as published); a small cut to cloth on spine; wraps with a few spots to margins and nicks and cuts along edges of paper; faint vertical crease; numerous, sepia-tone illustrations; very good condition. A beautiful, lavish, trade catalog for the A. J. Johnson & Sons Furniture Company - established in 1869 and known for manufacturing luxury furniture. Each page featured an entire suite, ie. beds, bureau, chifforette, vanity, foot stool, etc. the materials the pieces were made of (Mahogany, Walnut), the style of the furniture (Queen Anne, Hepplewhite, William and Mary), and the dimensions. Very good .
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Book number: 002413
USD 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 578 | £UK 520.75 | JP 69864]
Catalogue: Furniture
Keywords: Furniture, Trade Catalog

 
ABRAMOV, FEDOR
Vokrug Da Okolo
London: Flegon Press, 1963. First edition thus; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2; pp. 29; stapled yellow wraps; mild foxing along margins of covers; small nick to fore-edge of front cover; previous owner's name stamp to corner of front cover and title page; one large b&w illustration; very good condition. Fedor Abramov was a Russian author and literary critic known for his affinity for writing about the hardships of the Russian peasants. His essay "Around the Bush" also centered on the difficult kolkhoz lives. The publisher of the essay, Alec Flegon, was the owner of "Flegon Press" and a controversial figure in the samizdat publishing circles in London in mid-20th century. He was the first to publish Mikhail Bulgakov's 'Heart of a Dog' and Alexander Solzhenitsyn's 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' as well as various versions of Pasternak's 'Doctor Zhivago.' He did not pay royalties to the authors under the pretext of helping them more than enough with just promoting their works. For that he was resented by many immigrants and was sued by Solzhenitsyn for piracy. He was also rumored to have had strong KGB ties as he was most successful smuggling manuscripts, phone directories, etc. from Russia to England. On the other hand, for his affordable editions and hard work, Flegon had numerous admirers and grateful readers. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 000921
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 71.25 | £UK 64.25 | JP 8599]

 
ADMONI, V. G.
Puti Razvitiia Gramaticheskogo Stroia V Nemetskom Iazyke
Moscow: Vysshaia Shkola, 1973. First edition; 5 x 8; pp. 3-175, [1] including text to last page; bright fuchsia wraps printed in white; small chips to head and tail of spine and some rubbing to edges; internally clean; signed and inscribed by author; very good or better. An authoritative work on the development and the changes in the German language from the beginning of the 18th century to the present. OCLC lists copies in European institutions only. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 000710
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 48.25 | JP 6449]

 
AISHTON, G. F.
Aishton's Reversible Top [Toy Advertising Broadside]
S. l. (Rochester, NY): s. n. 1899. Softcover. Broadside; 12 1/2 x 6 1/4; cream stock, printed in black; illustrated with a photograph and several engravings; thin, 1/2" cut to top edge; several small nicks to edges; old fold lines with several minor punctures at the intersecting lines; in about very good- condition.An interesting piece of ephemera, the broadside allowed a glimpse into the culture of the late 19th-century children and their entertainment opportunities. Said to be the top of tops, manufactured of maple and basswood, finished in three colors, and striped, it: "..spins on either end, self-winding, always ready to spin.." The broadside also included directions for spinning and dates the top was patented on in the United States, Europe and Canada. The large photograph depicted the counter and employees of a store in Rochester, where the top "sold at retail in one day..767 tops at 10 cents each." Further research into the elusive manufacturer showed that he, purportedly, committed suicide by "inhaling illuminating gas" in 1907. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 002244
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.75 | £UK 96.25 | JP 12898]

 
AITMATOV, CHINGIZ
Chypalak Bala. Zhomok / Mal'Chik S Pal'Chik. Skazka [Bilingual Book]
Frunze: Mektep, 1985. Softcover. First edition; 7 3/4 x 10 1/4; pp. 24; illustrated wraps; small rubbed spot to lower margin of back wrap from removed bookshop label, else minor wear to edges and corners; full-page and in-line color illustrations; near fine condition. In Kyrgyz and Russian. An entertaining variant of the tale of Tom Thumb, the book follows the story of Chypalak - a thumb-sized boy, and his outrageous adventures which include his being repeatedly swallowed by a camel and a wolf. 3 copies in institutions with none other presently in the trade. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 001390
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32.25 | JP 4299]

 
AKED, CHARLES
Hero Souls Filled with New Wine! a Parable of the Living Air of San Francisco
San Francisco: By the author, 1912. Softcover. First edition; 8 1/4 x 5 1/4; pp. 3-12; speckled grey wraps, printed in black; very minor fading and spotting to wraps; faint discoloration to fore-edge of first several leaves; very good condition.An exuberant sermon on life in the City by the Bay by Baptist Preacher Charles F. Aked, it was delivered at The First Congregational Church of San Francisco on March 3, 1912. Aked was born in Nottingham in 1864 and, while still very young, became famous for taking on a dying church at Pembroke Chapel in Liverpool and quickly revitalizing it. His first lecture tour of the United States in 1893 was a roaring success. He would eventually accept the pastorate of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in New York in 1907. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 002092
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP 5374]

 
AKHMATOVA, ANNA
Rekviem 1935-1940 [Requiem 1935-1940] (Interesting Association Copy)
Munich: Tovarishchestvo Zarubezhnykh Pisatelei, 1969. Softcover. Second revised edition; 5 1/2 x 7 1/2; pp. 24; textured white wraps printed in black; light rubbing to tips of spine, else minor wear; small handwritten "Akhmatova" to spine; near fine condition. Signed and inscribed by Russian poet and literary historian Gleb Struve, who also wrote the postscript to the current book, to Russian-born American physicist and author Iakov Lvovich (Alpert): "Iakov Lvovich, with thanks for your review of recent scientific publications. G. S. April 1970." Universally hailed as Anna Akhmatova's masterpiece, the lyrical cycle of poems "Requiem" was written between 1935 and 1940 but because of its explicit condemnation of Stalin's Terror - it was not published until the leader's death in 1963 and then only in Germany. The book was not printed in Russia until 1987. Most of the poems reflected her grief for her son Lev Gumilev's 18-years-long imprisonment in various hard labor camps. Gleb Struve (1898 - 1985) - a literary historian, critic, poet, translator, and scholar - joined the anti-Bolshevik resistance after the October Revolution, was imprisoned for a short time, and managed to escape Russia by crossing into Finland with a fake passport. Between 1919 and 1921 he studied at at Oxford University. From 1921 to 1924 and from 1924 to 1932, respectively, he worked as a journalist in Berlin and Paris. In exile, Struve met and became very close to some of the most notable Russian literary figures in exile including Ivan Bunin, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Vladimir Nabokov. In fact, he would become one of the very first critics to write of Nabokov's works in French and English. Gleb Struve would come to UC Berkeley as a Visiting Lecturer in 1946 and would stay on as a full-time Professor until his retirement in 1967. He also taught as a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, University of Washington, University of Colorado, University of Toronto and Indiana University. His generosity and wiliness to help students remain legendary to this day.Furthermore, as admired as he was in the West, Struve also had a solid underground following in the Russia all through the Soviet Era. In his postscript of "Requiem" he wrote he had met Anna in London in 1965 and she had made the corrections for the second edition on his own copy of the book. Iakov Lvovich Alpert (1911 – 2010) was a renowned physicist who would be refused entrance to the Ukrainian Polytechnic Institute because his father was a common worker. His attempts to emigrate began in 1973. Though his wife and he were "formally allowed" to apply for exit visas, the application would be denied..as were the next 26 of them the family filed in the following 12 years. They finally received their visas in 1987 and emigrated to the US. For the reminder of his career Struve worked as a Senior Staff Scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. During his lifetime he would publish 19 books in Russian and English and over 200 scientific papers. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 001260
USD 380.00 [Appr.: EURO 338 | £UK 304.5 | JP 40844]

 
AKHMATOVA, ANNA
Stikhotvoreniia (Poems)
Moskva (Moscow), Gosudarstvennoe izdatelstvo khudozhestvennoi literatury, 1958. First Edition. First edition;6 3/4 x 4 1/2; pp. [4], 5-130, [2]; red leatherette over boards, printed and ruled in gilt; a bit of rubbing to tips of spine and a minor spot to front board; manuscript note to ffep; errata slip bound in at the end; very good condition. Covering poems, written between 1909 and 1957, "Stikhotvoreniia" was Akhmatova's first, post-Stalin poetry collection to be published. Anna Andreevna Gorenko, pseud. Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966) is considered one of the best Russian poets of the 20th century. Apart from her poems, for which she was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in 1965, she was known for humorously saying that she was born in the same year as Charlie Chaplin, the Eifel Tower, and Tolstoi's "Kreutzer Sonata." . Very good .
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Book number: 002445
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 355.75 | £UK 320.5 | JP 42993]
Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: Russia Silver Period, Poems

 
AKISHINA, A. A.; ET AL
Zhesty I Mimika V Russkoi Rechi. Lingvostranovedcheskii Slovar (Gestures and Facial Expressions in the Russian Language. A Linguistic, Colloquial Dictionary)
Moskva (Moscow), Russkii iazyk, 1991. First Edition. First edition; 7 3/4 x 5; pp. [1], 4-144; bright-orange wraps, printed and illustrated in black and red; light wear along edges and tips of spine; minor age-toning to margins of pages; illustrated with numerous drawings; very good condition. A first-of-its-kind dictionary in Russian lexicography, it describes gestures, body movements, and facial expressions and examples of them in literature and everyday life. Very good .
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Book number: 002442
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP 5374]
Catalogue: Dictionary
Keywords: Dictionary, Gestures

 
AKSAKOV, SERGEI
Semeinaia Khronika I Detskie Gody Bagrova-Vnuka [a Russian Gentleman and Years of Childhood]
St. Petersburg: Tipografiia M. M. Stasiulevicha, 1911. Hardcover. Second edition; 6 x 9; pp. 492; textured blue cloth over boards; title and decorations in gilt and black; a few rubbed spots to tips of spine and corners; handwritten note indicating the book was purchased in 1928 to endpaper verso; small personal stamp to title page; marbled page edges; text clean; overall very good. Sergei Timofeevich Aksakov (1791 - 1859) was a Russian author best known for his semi-autobiographical tales of family life and his books on fishing and hunting. He began writing and publishing in the 1830s after meeting Gogol and recognizing what he claimed to be "a purely Russian genius." It was Gogol who would encourage Aksakov to create his works based simply on everyday life. His two works collected in the current book - "A Russian Gentleman" and "Years of Childhood" respectively published in 1856 and 1858 and meticulously describing the everyday life of the Russian nobility would bring him the fame of a literary artist of the highest order. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 001261
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 178 | £UK 160.25 | JP 21497]

 
AKSELROD, P.
Pismo V Redaktsiiu "Rabochago Dela" (a Letter to the Editors of "Rabochago Dela")
Zheneva (Geneva), Izdanie Soiuza Russkikh Sotsialdemokratov, 1899. First Edition. First edition; 6 1/4 x 4 1/4; pp. [1], 2-22; beige wraps, printed in black; wraps detached, with a few small chips to edges; a small piece of tape along spine; text block solid; very good- condition. Pavel Borisovich Akselrod (1850 - 1928) was a Russian Menshevik and the co-founder of the Marxist organization "Osvobozhdenie truda" (Emancipation of Labor) in Geneva in 1883. His open letter addressed a review of an article - "The Goals of the Russian Social-democrats" - which had appeared in the journal "Labor Affairs" and to which Akselrod had written the preface. Very good- .
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Book number: 002370
USD 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 160.25 | £UK 144.25 | JP 19347]
Catalogue: Mensheviks
Keywords: Mensheviks

 
ALAN DUNDES, CARL R. PAGTER
Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing: Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire
Wayne State University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Wayne State University Press, United States, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine - a small, blue marker mark on top of the pages, visible when the book is closed. Dust Jacket: very good (a couple of tiny creases on the edges). This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both authors on the front flyleaf: "To Lisa with best wishes, Alan Dundes, Feb 10, 1998" and "Best Wishes! Carl Pagter. Ill.: 0. Near Fine 1.
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Book number: 000001
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.5 | JP 4084]

 
ALDANOV, M. A.
Ul'Mskaia Noch'. Filosofiia Sluchaia
New York: Izdatel'stvo Imeni Chekhova, 1953. Softcover. First edition; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; pp. 350; blue wraps; a bit of rubbing along spine; small spot to bottom edge of pages; text clean; very good condition. Mark Aldanov (Landau) [1886-1957] - a Russian author, critic, and a six-time Nobel Prize for Literature nominee - was born in Kiev to an affluent Jewish family. After the Revolution, he emigrated to Paris where he became heavily involved with the emigre community there. Though he spoke French fluently and wrote his "Lenin" in French, he preferred to write most of his works in his native Russian. The subject of many of his works was political cataclysm and he published several cycles of novels on Napoleon and the Russian Revolution. Aldanov came to the US in 1941 where he founded one of the most influential emigre journals of its time in New York - Novyi Zhurnal. His current treatise "Night in Ulm. The Philosophy of Chance" was one of his last works. His books were not published in Russia where they were banned until 1989. The only copy in the trade. Ill.: 0. 2.
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Book number: 001393
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.75 | £UK 96.25 | JP 12898]

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