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  • Russia of My Experience [M. V. Pylee]

    Russia of My Experience [M. V. Pylee]

    Russia of My Experience: An Intimate Portrait of the Soviet Union. India (Cochin): East West Publications, 1979. 2nd revised edition. Signed and dedicated by the author on first page to Chicago-born Philip S. Harper, Jr., a Chicago business...

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    Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction

    Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction

    Xenia Gasiorowska. The Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction. WI (Madison): Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1979. 1st printing, stated. 174 pages, illustrations, endnotes, plot summaries, bibliography, and an index. Hardcover in good dustjacket now in a...

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  • Glory [Vladimir Nabokov]

    Glory [Vladimir Nabokov]

    Vladimir Nabokov. Glory (Подвиг). Written and published in 1932 and translated by Nabokov's son, Dmitri, in 1972. It was his fifth Russian-language novel but his last to be translated into English. Somewhat autobiographical, the novel's Swiss-Russian...

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  • Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

    Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

    Collected Stories of Isaac Babel. OH (Cleveland): World Publishing, 1960. 9th printing (1970). Trade paperback, 381 pages. Introduction by Lionel Trilling. Cover design by Milton Glaser. Edited and translated by Walter Morrison. Some tanning, sound...

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  • The Naked Year (Голые Года) Boris Pilnyak

    The Naked Year (Голые Года) Boris Pilnyak

    The Naked Year (Голые Года). Boris Pilnyak (Борис Пильняк - 1894-1938). Written in 1922, the novel was one of the first fictional accounts of the Russian Civil War. Set in the provincial town of Ordinin, it is an unconventional impressionistic account of...

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  • Siberian Gold [1936]

    Siberian Gold [1936]

    Siberian Gold. Theodore Acland Harper in collaboration with Winifred Harper. NY (Garden City): Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936. 335 pages, decorated orange and black cloth boards. Part of the Young Moderns Books series. Hardcover with good dustjacket in...

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  • Small Fires: Letters from the Soviet People to Ogonyok Magazine, 1987-1990

    Small Fires: Letters to Ogonyok 1987-1990

    Small Fires: Letters from the Soviet People to Ogonyok Magazine, 1987-1990. Christopher Cerf and Marina Albee, editors. NY: Summit Books, 1990. Paperback, 303 pages. Near fine with black mark bottom edge. 1 copy only. This is a collection of both...

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  • A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857

    A Russian Looks at America [1857] reprint

    A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857. Translated from the Russian and edited by Arnold Schrier and Joyce Story. IL (Chicago): University of Chicago Press, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket in about fine condition,...

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    The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    Louis Adamic. The Native's Return: An American Immigrant Visits Yugoslavia And Discovers His Old Country. An autobiography and historical travel guide in three parts: Home Again in Carniola, The Coast and Mountain Regions, Belgrade and Croatia and a...

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  • Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient Butterworth [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. Hezekiah Butterworth. Full title: The Adriatic to the Baltic; A journey of the Zigzag club from Vienna to the Golden Horn, The Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. MA (Boston): Estes & Lauriat, 1882. 2nd printing...

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  • Seward's Folly [1924]

    Seward's Folly [1924]

    Seward's Folly. Edison Marshall. MA (Boston): Little, Brown & Co., 1924. First edition. 312 pages. Historical novel of the intrigues and machinations around the purchase of Alaska. In March of 1867 America signed a treaty with the Russian Empire...

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  • Exploring the Dangerous Trades: The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D.

    Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D. [1943]

    Exploring the Dangerous Trades: The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D.  Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1943. Hardcover. 1st edition, stated. Missing dustjacket. Good condition. Tan cloth binding rubbed at the extremities, light soil to...

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    Divided Soul: The Life of Gogol

    Divided Soul: The Life of Gogol

    Divided soul: The life of Gogol. Henri Troyat. Minerva Press, 1975. Softcover, 489 pages. Book is in good condition with several minor flaws such as edge wear and light soil to edges. Binding is solid, pages are crisp pages and text is clean text and...

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