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Sichynskyi, V. (Volodymyr)
Krym. Istorychnyi Narys (Crimea. A Historical Essay)
Niu Iork (New York), Organizatsiia oborony chotyrokh svobid Ukrainy, 1954. First Edition. First edition; 8 1/4 x 5 1/2; pp. 3-31; brown wraps, printed and ruled in black, with a small vignette; illustrated with a map and small, black and white drawings; title in Ukrainian and English; minor wear to edges; two small chips to tail of spine and top edge of back wrap; a faint, penciled-in gift inscription to pp. 3; in about very good- condition. Volodymyr Sichynskyi (1894 - 1962) was a Ukrainian-American graphic artist, architect, and educator. After co-establishing the Architectural Institute in Kiev, he taught in Lviv and Prague, before he was arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo in 1943. Sichynskyi emigrated to the US in 1949, where he continued writing and working on his architectural designs until his death. His current book featured a concise history of Crimea, including some of the important Black Sea ports, churches, etc. Very good .
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Book number: 002967
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 6970]
Catalogue: Emigre
Keywords: Crimea, Ukraine, History

 
Stepun, Fedor
Nikolai Peresliegin
Parizh (Paris), Izdatelstvo "Sovremennyia Zapiski, 1929. First Edition. First edition; 7 1/2 x 5 3/4; pp. [4], 7-420, [2]; beige wraps, printed and ruled in black; small nicks and chips to fore-edge of wraps and corners; a few mild spots to wraps; overall in very good condition. Fedor Stepun, also known as Friedrich Steppuhn (1884 - 1965) was a Russian-German author, editor, sociologist, historian, and philosopher. He was also an army commissar under the Russian Provisional Government and director of the state experimental theatre. Deported from the Soviet Union in 1922, he settled in Germany, living, writing, and teaching in Berlin, Dresden, and Munich. A staunch opponent of Bolshevism and Nazism, his philosophical leaning have been described as neo-Kantist Transcendentalism, similar to that of Soloviev and Berdiaev. According to the author himself, in his current work, written during the Russian Civil War in letters: "The problematics and coloring of the novel, naturally, grew both from the material of my own life and from observations of the literary and philosophical environment in which I found myself after Heidelberg. On the eve of the Great War, we all lived through crises - a crisis of religious, political, and aesthetic-erotic consciousness. There was a lot of pointless preaching, artistic posing and erotic snobbery in the era. Very good .
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Book number: 003216
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 327 | £UK 281 | JP¥ 54209]
Catalogue: Emigre
Keywords: Emigre, Philosophy

 
Tsukanova, Mariia
Shovkova Rukavichka. Opovidannia (Silk Glove. A Story)
Buenos Aires, Vydavnytstvo "Promin, 1946. First Edition. First edition; 7 x 5 1/4; pp. [1], 4-32; stapled, brown wraps with an Avant-garde design in black; small nicks to corners; spine and hinges reinforced with a thin silk strip; in good condition. Mariia Tsukanova (1905 - 1998) was a musician by education, but also began writing in her late 20s, both in Ukrainian and in Russian. After escaping Ukraine during WWII, she spent time in DP camps in Germany, before emigrating to Buenos Aires and later, in 1961, to North Carolina. Her current work was her first book published in Argentina. Good .
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Book number: 003292
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 74.75 | £UK 64.25 | JP¥ 12391]
Catalogue: Emigre
Keywords: Fiction, Ukraine, Argentina, Emigre

 
Various
Mitla. Kalendar Almanakh Na 1958 Rik
Buenos Aires, Vydavnytstvo "Iuliiana Serediaka, 1958. First Edition. First edition; 7 3/4 x 5 1/2; pp. 3-128; pictorial, lithographed wraps; illustrated with numerous b & w drawings; thin, closed split and small loss of paper to tail of spine; a few small chips to bottom edges of wraps; staples showing at hinges (text block still solid); in about very good- condition. A humor and satire periodical, published for the Ukrainian community in Argentina, "Mitla" was published annualy from about 1949 until 1976. Very good .
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Book number: 002722
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 79.5 | £UK 68.25 | JP¥ 13165]
Catalogue: Emigre
Keywords: Periodical, Humor

 
Various
Mur: Literatura, Mystetstvo, Krytyka. Almanakh, No. 1 (Mur: Literature, Art, Criticism. Almanac, No. 1)
S. l. (Stuttgart), Prometei, 1946. First edition, issue no. 1 (all published); 8 1/4 x 5 3/4; pp. [2], 5-187, [5]; off-white wraps, printed with an intricate vignette in dark-purple; small nicks to tips of spine; corners of front wrap with small loss of paper; in very good condition. The only issue ever published of the Artistic Ukrainian Movement's only almanac. An ambitious, albeit short-lived artistic-literary organization of Ukrainian emigres in Europe, MUR (Mystetskyi ukrainskyi rukh) was founded in September of 1945 in Furth, Germany, with the main objective of uniting Ukrainian artists and authors, who had been scattered across Europe after WWII, and providing them with a platform for creative dialogues in various art- and literary- styles. Some of its founding committee's members included author, poet, and leader of the Ukrainian Revolutionary Democratic party (URDP) Ivan Bahriany (1906 - 1963), ethnographer, author, and archeologist Viktor Petrov (pseud. V. Domontovych) (1894 - 1969), dramatist and poet Iurii Kosach (1908 - 1990), and others. The Head of the organization was author and journalist Ulas Samchuk (1905 - 1987). Despite putting together several successful writers' congresses and conferences, they could not manage to establish their own publishing house or a permanent journal. When Ulas Samchuk emigrated to Canada in 1948, the organization ceased to exist. Very good .
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Book number: 002779
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 327 | £UK 281 | JP¥ 54209]
Catalogue: Emigre
Keywords: Ukraine Emigres, Journals, Art

 
Various; [Edited by] Miklashevskii, B.
Zemlia Kolumba. Sborniki Literatury I Iskusstva Pod Redaktsiei B. Miklashevskogo. Kniga Pervaia.
San Francisco / Los Angeles / New York, Zemlia Kolumba, 1936. First edition; 8 1/2 x 6 1/2; pp. 3 - 136; pictorial wraps; illustrated with plates; loss of paper to spine cover; text block separating; a few small pieces of tape along spine; in fair to good condition. The first of only two volumes ever published, the short-lived journal featured works by Russian emigre authors and poets in the United States, including Boris Volkov, Zinaida Polonskaia, and others. Good .
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Book number: 003878
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 93.5 | £UK 80.5 | JP¥ 15488]
Catalogue: Emigre
Keywords: Emigre; Journals

 
Vishniak, M.; et al
Sovremennyia Zapiski. Ezhemiesiachnyi Obshchestvenno-Politicheskii I Literaturnyi Zhurnal (Contemporary Annals. Monthly Socio-Political and Literary Magazine)
Parizh (Paris), s. n. 1920. First Edition. First editions, twenty isues - I, II (1920), III, V, VI, VII, VIII (1921), IX, X (1922), XIII, XIV, XV, XVII (1923), XVIII, XIX (1924), XXV (1925), XXXV (1928), XXXVIII, XXXIX (1929), L (1932); beige wraps, printed and ruled in black; several of them partially unopened; condition varies, from fair (closed cuts to edges of wraps, spine cover perished, foxing) to very good or better condition, with minor aging and wear. A significant collection of issues, including the very first one, of one of the leading and most important literary and political journals of the Russian emigres in the early part of the 20th century. Although intended as a monthly publication, the journal came out several times a year, for a total of 70 issues, from 1920 until 1940. Co-edited by journalists, writers, and Socialist-Revolutionary members Mark Vishniak (1883 - 1977), Nikolai Avksentyev (1878 - 1943), Vadim Rudnev (1874 - 1940), Ilia Fondaminskii-Bunakov (1880 - 1942), and Aleksandr Gukovskii (1865 - 1925), it contained works of the most prominent Russian authors, poets, philosophers, and literary critics living in exile, many of which were featured in it for the very first time. The current issues included the first installment of Vladimir Nabokov's "Camera Obscura," the first appearance of Tolstoy's "Khozhdenie po mukam" (The Road to Calvary) almost in its entirety (missing five chapters from Vol. 4), poems by Marina Tsvetaeva, Zinaida Gippius, Konstantin Balmont, and Andrei Bely, works by Aleksandr Kerenskii, Georgii Adamovich, and others. Very good .
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Book number: 002613
USD 3500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3270 | £UK 2810 | JP¥ 542095]
Catalogue: Emigre
Keywords: Emigre, Poetry

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