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1 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Ascherson, Neal. BLACK SEA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILISATION AND BARBARISM.
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
1812: NAPOLEON IN MOSCOW., Austin, Paul Britten.
3 Austin, Paul Britten. 1812: NAPOLEON IN MOSCOW.
Greenhill, London, 1995, first edition. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853671959 B&w plates, maps. "Napoleon's Grand Armee waits at the gates of Moscow, preparing to enter in triumphal procession. But it finds a city abandoned by its inhabitants - save only the men who emerge to fan the flames as incediary fuzes hidden throughout the empty buildings of Moscow set the city alight. For three days Moscow burns, while looters dodge the fires to plunder and pillage. And so beings '1812: Napoleon in M oscow', Paul Britten Austin's atmospheric 'word-film' presented through the testimony of more than 100 of the people who witnessed and took part in the campaign. A large proportion of these close-up accounts have never been seen in English bef o r e . " Rubbing on fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, soft crease on spine, three minor dints on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SNOBS AND SPIRES., Cross, Austin F.
4 Cross, Austin F. SNOBS AND SPIRES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Inscribed By Author
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper. "(A) collection of travel sketches of North America. Austin F. Cross travels in the style of the modern young journalist to whom every added mile is a new adventure, and in high spirits he takes you with him. His descriptions are spirited, pungent, unorthodox. Written into every page is the secret of getting fun out of travel - perhaps, indeed, the secret for getting fun out of life." Chapter headings include: The Gargoyles and the Garrulous; Off to Havana; Gay Havana; Seminoles and Bangtails; Bahamas Brings Brain Balm; Everglades to Singing Tower; St. Petersburg - Sunshine City; Night Bus to Washington; Uncle Sam's Sea School; Six State Capitals in Thirty Hours; Polar Caves of New Hampshire; The Black Hills of South Dakota; Afternoon on Icebreaker; etc., etc. Minor foxing on endpapers, minor browning on pages, browning and scattered foxing on edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor fading to spine color. Dust jacket has heavy edge wear with small chips and creases, archival tape repairs, browning, small hole on spine, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
5 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
6 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Gelardi, Julia P. FROM SPLENDOR TO REVOLUTION: THE ROMANOV WOMEN, 1847-1928.
New York St. Martin's Press, 2011 0312371152 / 9780312371159 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
482 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "The years between the early 1850s and the late 1920s marked a turbulent and significant era for Russia. During that time the country underwent a massive transformation, taking it from days of grandeur under the tsars to the chaos of revolution and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. At the center of this tumult were four women of the Romanov dynasty. Marie Alexandrovna and Olga Constantinovna were born into the family, Russian grand duchesses at birth. Marie Feodorovna and Marie Pavlovna married into the dynasty: the former born a princess of Denmark, the latter a duchess of the German duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. These Romanov women, distinguished in varying degrees by their beauty and elegance, their wealth and power, savored a life of privilege and unsurpassed luxury. Marie Alexandrovna, Tsar Alexander II's pampered daughter, astonished her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria, with her strength of character. Thrust into the role of queen at age sixteen, Olga Constaninovna's altruistic streak benefited Greeks and Russians alike. Charming and vivacious, Marie Feodorovna, the mother of the ill-fated Tsar Nicholas II, excelled in her role as empress. Formidable and ambitious, Marie Pavlovna emerged as a rival to Tsarina Alexandra, Nicholas II's embattled consort. (This book) presents the unforgettable political and personal dramas of these extraordinary women. What began for them as a time of splendor ended after World War I with Russia destroyed by revolution." Small soft bump to top corner of pages 367 to 436, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - two tiny tears at top, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, soft crease down front hinge area, light edge wrinkling - maily at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PETER THE GREAT:  A LIFE OF PETER I OF RUSSIA., Graham, Stephen.
8 Graham, Stephen. PETER THE GREAT: A LIFE OF PETER I OF RUSSIA.
Ernest Benn, London, 1950, 2nd edition. 
376 pp, 8 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....Peter is recognized by students of Russian history as the Tsar who started that country on her leftward course - in Russia his statues still remain. Autocrat and constructive re volutionary, his like did not recur among the later Romanoffs, and it is to Peter that Stalin has been said to turn for a model on which to shape the prerogatives of absolutism. But Stephen Graham does not theorize or make political generali z a t i o n s in this biography. With precision and detachment, he tells us what the Tsar did, and how he behaved from day to day, leaving us to draw our own conclusions as to the motives that inspired this intriguing monarch. The narrative is sw if t an d vi vi d, the style is easy and confident. (His) valuation of Peter has been descibed as an ikon framed in the designs and patterns of his public and private life." One slight small corner bump, a few faint foxing marks on front board, s mal l com pa ny lab el on front pastedown, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning and foxing on endpapers, very small ink stain in margin of page 165, tiny foxing marks and slight browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has wrin klin g and ver y s mall ch ips/tears at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, light foxing marks - mainly on inside surface, light soiling, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Grey, Ian. PETER THE GREAT: EMPEROR OF ALL RUSSIA.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1960 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
505 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The first modern Russian was Peter the Great. In this enthralling biography of that remarkable, revolutionary ruler, Ian Grey paints a superbly illuminating portrait - clean, clear, objective, without malice or sentimentality. Here we have, life-size, not only the great Tsar, but the man who fell in love with a peasant girl and made her his empress; the father who was betrayed by his son; the roisterer who was a creative genius; the physical giant who carried all his life the scars of a childhood terror; the soldier, sailor, laborer, daring innovator, architect of a nation. Tossing aside all the pomp and holiness that traditionally surrounded a tsar, Peter ripped apart the fabric of Russian life and, almost singlehandedly, made his country into a modern Western power." Tiny bump at top corner of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling, very small tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear with crease at top of front panel and small scuff at bottom, minor edge browning, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER., Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina.  (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.)
10 Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina. (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.) FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER.
Washington, D.C. Faberge Arts Foundation 1993 0883971100 / 9780883971109 Soft Cover Very Good - 
476 pp, square 8vo (8 5/8" x 8 5/8" x 1 3/8"). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. The catalogue of an exhibition. Contents: Faberge in Our Time; History of the House of Faberge; Chronology of the House of Faberge in Its Time; New Insights into Faberge from Russian Documents; A Few Remarks Concerning Imperial Easter Eggs; Imperial Easter Eggs - A Technical Study; New Light on the Workshop of Henrik Wigstrom; The Moscow Workshops; Faberge and the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle; The London Branch; Faberge Drawings in the Hermitage Collection; Faberge's Houses in St. Petersburg; Kshesinskaia's Memories; A Treasure Found in Solianka Street; Tracing Faberge's Treasures after 1918; Faberge and America; 'Fauxberge'; Catalogue of Works; Hallmarks; Birbaum Memoirs; Selected Bibliography; Index. Interior - slight yellowing to edges of pages, faint lettering ink offset on title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear, two small creases at bottom front corner, crease down middle of rear cover, very small piece of laminate missing at bottom edge of rear cover, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD., Hurlimann, Martin.
11 Hurlimann, Martin. MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD.
Thames and Hudson, London, 1958, first British edition. 
136 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings. Contents: The Setting; The Reality; The Third Rome; The Early Days o f Moscow; Ivan the Terrible and the West; 'The Time of Troubles' and the First Romanov; The Founding of St Petersburg; St Petersburg's Imperial Court in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Napoleon in the Kremlin; The Old and the New C a p i t a l ; T he Golden Age of Russian Civilization; Enduring Traditions; The Revolution; Petrograd becomes Leningrad; Moscow as the Soviet Capital; Experiencing Present-Day Moscow; Trips in the Environs of Moscow; Leningrad; The Summer Residence s of t he T sa rs ; A potheosis Below the Ground. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one small corner bump, shallow bump at top edge of front board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PALMYRA OF THE NORTH:  THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG., Marsden, Christopher.  Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell.
12 Marsden, Christopher. Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell. PALMYRA OF THE NORTH: THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG.
Faber and Faber, London, 1943, 2nd impression. 
280 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Early in the eighteenth century Russia, like Japan, in the nineteenth, suddenly decided to adopt Western ideas and to extract herself from the slough of darkness and mediaevalism in which for many centuries she had been plunged. This wrench, carried out with that magnitude and ruthless, exaggerated completeness which has characterized all Russian revolutions, was inaugurated by the titanic Peter the Great - who buil t a n e w c a pital, St. Petersburg (now Leningrad) for the purpose - and brought to fulfillment by his successors, that series of flamboyant and high-spirited Empresses. Among them Peter's daughter, Elizabeth Petrovna, was the most frivolous, c er t ai n ly t he be st -looking and certainly the least known today. Mr. Marsden's fascinating book brings the St. Petersburg of Elizabeth's time vividly before us. It was mainly from France and Italy that she and the other Russian autocrats of th e eig ht een th cen t ury dr ew the fashionable painters, architects, actors, musicians and others who designed the glittering 'mise en scene' against which the changing tableaux of this budding Versailles were posed. But in spite of the stupe ndou s roco co pala ces , th e feve rish display and extravagance, the often highly artistic gaiety (the beginnings and gradual development of the Russian ballet are among the subjects of the book), there was always an element of comedy in the hast y ama lg amati on of Fr ench eleg an ce an d bas ic Muscovite rudeness. This history of sixty years of Russian court life contains many amusing tales and scandalous anecdotes as well as a sober and detailed account of the creation - from literally nothi ng but ba rre n wast es - of a c api tal an d cour t whose grandeur by the time of Catherine the Great had become second to none." Light browning to endpapers - darker at top corner and fore-edge of free endpapers, a couple of very small fox ing mar ks on endp aper s, book ligh tly cra cked at pag es 112/ 113 and 208/209, bump at top/bottom corners of front board and tiny bumps at top/bottom edges, rear corners slight bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear on inside rear hi nge , slight wavi ness to top ed ge of pr elimi nary pag es. Dus t jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, several small tears and tiny chips, old tape residue on inside edges, small li ght watermark at bo ttom of spine. Good/Goo d only . 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
VISA TO RUSSIA., Newman, Bernard.
13 Newman, Bernard. VISA TO RUSSIA.
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1959, first edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. At the time of the author's tour, visits to Russia were carefully orchestrated affairs, watched over by government officials. "But what if you go as a private individual? Bernard Newman determined to find the answer to this question during the summer of (1958), and his account of his lone pilgrimage makes a fascinating book of the first importance. By simple devices at the disposal of any tourist he went m o r e o r l ess where he pleased, had dozens of conversations with ordinary people and enjoyed the hospitality of many a Russian home. Once the barrier of suspicion was penetrated, he found the Russians as friendly as the people of most other g re at n at i on s. H is meetings with them were disarmingly informal and quite the contrary to common experience. Then he was arrested, and he saw at first hand the police state at work. He saw something of the power of the Communist party lead er, of th eir d isr ega r d f or truth, of individual freedom, of human rights. It was a grim experience, and was in marked and sombre contrast to his earlier friendly encounters with the Man-in-the-Street. (This) is a balanced and trustworthy pict ure of a nat ion liv ing un der Communism, an existence which has been variously described by other writers as heaven, or as hell. In his description of it Bernard Newman has not fallen into the pitfalls of extremes. Instead, he has set asi de pr ejud ice a nd in an objec tive an d no n-political account tells us precisely what he saw and did." Top edge dye has migrated to top fore-edge of last 6 pages, tiny light stain on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small book store label on f ront p asted own, mino r bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Newton, Lord. LORD LANSDOWNE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Macmillan 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
536 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Top edge gilt. B&w plates. Chapter headings: Early Years; Governor-General of Canada, 1883-8; Viceroy of India, 1888-94; War Minister; The South African War, 1899-1902; The European Situation, 1900-1; The Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1902; Persia, 1901-5; Anglo-German and Anglo-American Relations, 1902-3; Anglo-French and Anglo-Russian Relations, 1902-4; Tariff Reform, 1903; Turkey, 1903-5; Russia, 1904-5; Anglo-German Relations, 1904-5; In Opposition, 1906-9; The People's Budget; The Parliament Bill; Interregnum; The Opening Years of the Great War; The Peace Letter; Closing Years; Appendices: Lord Lansdowne and Ireland; A Personal Sketch, by Lord Ernest Hamilton. Faint erased penceil marks on free front endpaper, some light waviness to picture pages, one small corner bump with migration into adjacent pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some small scattered areas of faint liquid marks on boards and spine. a few tiny dents on rear board. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
15 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Page edges browning lightly. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BANNER OF BATTLE:  THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR., Palmer, Alan.
16 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Previous owner's name in ink at bottom of front free endpaper, light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LENIN'S BROTHER:  THE ORIGINS OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION., Pomper, Philip.
17 Pomper, Philip. LENIN'S BROTHER: THE ORIGINS OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION.
New York W.W. Norton 2010 0393070794 / 9780393070798 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
276 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "In 1886 Alexander Ulyanov, a brilliant biology student, joined a small group of students at St. Petersburg University to plot the assassination of Russia's tsar. Calling themselves the 'Terrorist Faction of the People's Will', they planned to kill Alexander III on March 1, 1887, the sixth anniversary of his father's assassination by the People's Will. Thus known to history as the 'Second First March', the young terrorists failed disastrously in their mission, and five of them, Alexander Ulyanov included, were hanged. Alexander would have been just another casualty in the long history of Russian revolutionary martyrs were it not for one detail: his younger brother, Vladimir, led the October Revolution of 1917 under his assumed name, 'Lenin'. Exploring the rich array of published documents and the recently opened archives of post-Soviet Russia, (the author) illuminates the mystery at the heart of this story. How did a respectable family preparing its children for professional careers produce both a terrorist and the author of the October Revolution?" Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MONIUSZKO., Prosnak, Jan.
18 Prosnak, Jan. MONIUSZKO.
Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Cracow, 1980. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 8322400012 Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproductions. Biography of the Polish composer, Stanislaw Moniuszko. Contents: Childhood and School Years (The Moniuszko Family - Ubiel - Schooling in Warsaw - The Minsk Gymnasium - Study in Berlin); Wilno (Home - Friends - The Wilno Opera - "Athenaeum" - The Home Song Books - The First Cantatas - St. Petersburg - The First Operas and Operettas - "Halka" - A Trip to the West ); Warsaw (A New Home - Among Warsaw Friends - Warsaw Musical Life - The Opera Director - "The Raftsman" - "The Countess" - "Verbum nobile" - "The Haunted Manor" - "Paria" - "Beata" - Music for Theatre - "The Ghosts" - Choral Works - "The C r i m e a n S o nnets" - Church Music - Paris Again - "Halka" in Bohemia and Russia - The Music Institute); Footnotes; Lists of More Important Compositions; List of Recordings; Sources of Illustrations; Index of Names. Bottom edges of page 205 to en d of b oo k h av e been roughly opened, 2" split at bottom of gitter between pages 214/215, light browning to edges of textblock, book is slightly cocked, small light soiling mark on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling - tin y are as of co lo red l aminate loss at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, hand writing indentations on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 123: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD., Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief.  Karel Margry, editor.
19 Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief. Karel Margry, editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 123: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD.
London Battle of Britain International 2004 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
55 pp, 11 5/8" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: The Siege of Leningrad; Preservation: How Churchill and Wren came to Missouri; United Kingdom: The Admiralty Citadel; It Happened Here: The Death of General Andrews. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ghost sticker removal mark on front cover, small soft bump at top corner of front cover - migrates into adjacent pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR., Ray, Frederic E.
20 Ray, Frederic E. "OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1994, 2nd hardcover edition. 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811711943 Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, photographs. "Waud covered the war from the first to the last, initially for the 'New York Illustrated News', and later for 'Harper's'. F rom the formation of the Confederate government in Montgomery, Alabama, to the last campaigns of Grant's army leading Appomattox, 'Alf' Waud was there, pencil in hand. Waud even went into battle alongside the Yankee troops he accompanied in t h e f i e ld. He was under fire almost as much as they as he frantically sketched the rudiments of the brutal scenes before him, then polished them after the fight to send them to the publisher. Teams of engravers worked through the night when hi s sk e tc he s arrived, turning them into wood block engravings used to print the next week's edition. Portraits of great generals, scenes in camp and field, the look of battle - all came from Waud's pencil. Along with his drawings he often sen t f ir sth an d a cco un ts of what he had seen, acting as an informal reporter as well as an artist. He went where even the photographers could not go, and the result is that while several other battle artists also worked for 'Harper's' and its co mpet ito rs, Alf red Waud is the one whose view of the conflict dominated the public mind in the North. People of the Union literally saw the Civil War through his eyes....Here Waud's sketches are taken from battlefield to sketch, engraving and f inal publ icat ion, sho wing the methods by which he worked, and comparing the accuracy of what he drew with what is known of the actual events. Also included, to provide a picture of the world in which Waud worked, are some drawings by his peers, incl uding his broth er Wi lliam Wau d - also a noted artist of the era. And Ray takes Waud beyond the war: the artist carried his pencils into the peace that followed, drawing right up to the time of his death." Light wrinkling at bottom of sp ine. Dust j acket has v ery li ght ru bbing , very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 2" soft crease on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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