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41 BACHMANN, Klaus Des Österreichischen Ost - und Südosteuropa-Instituts, Band 25) Ein Herd der Feindschaft gegen Rußland
Verlag für Geschichte und Politik, Wien, 2001, ISBN:3702803742 
BACHMANN, Klaus. Ein Herd der Feindschaft gegen Rußland : Galizien als Krisenherd in den Beziehungen der Donaumonarchie mit Rußland (1907-1914). Wien: Verlag für Geschichte und Politik, (2001). Pp. 292. 8vo, printed blue card covers. Schriftenreihe des Österreichischen Ost- und Südosteuropa-Instituts, Band 25. A volume on the political tensions between the Austrian and Russian monarchies prior to the outbreak of the First World War. Text in German. Vg. 40.00

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42 BACON, Walter M., Jr. (trans., intro.) Hoover Institution Publication 180 Hoover Archival Documentaries Behind Closed Doors : Secret Papers on the Failure of Romanian-Soviet Negotiations, 1931-1932. First Edition in dustjacket
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1979, ISBN:0817968016 
BACON, Walter M., Jr. Behind Closed Doors : Secret Papers on the Failure ofRomanian-Soviet Negotiations, 1931-1932. Translated, with an introductory essay, by Walter M. Bacon, Jr. Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, (1979). First Edition. Pp (7),[viii[-xv,(3),[3]-212,(4). Map. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to front board and cloth. Hoover Institution Publication 180. Hoover Archival Documentaries. "Behind Closed Doors: Secret Papers on the Failure of Romanian-Soviet Negotiations, 1931-1932 offers an array of primary source material now placed at thedisposal of those interested in Romanian-Soviet relations, as well as glob al European affairs, at an important juncture of history. The bulk of this volume is comprised of 103 documents, translated from the original Romanianor French, and represents the most important part of a much larger documen tary collection. The latter can be found under the heading, "U.S.S.R. PeaceNegotiations 1931-32," among the papers of Titulescu in the Archives of th e Hoover Institution. Together with an introductory essay, these previouslyunpublished documents provide a detailed account of Romanian-Soviet negoti aions for a nonagression pact. The importance of this volume goes beyond these specific negotiations that failed. The real problem concerned Bessarabia, a region considered by Romania to be a part of its national patrimony, aclaim stubbornly disputed by the Soviets. In this sense the Bessarabian is sue, vigorously debated in the early 1930s maintains both its historic and historiographic significance; it has not lost its current political implications. But even the prcpblem of Bessarabia had become transcended by wider international issues, such as the attempts of Soviet diplomacy to reduce tensions along its European borders due to emerging Japanese expansionism in the Far East. Important, also, were the specific policies of other Europeansiates, especially France and Poland, to promote their own interests while trying to arrive at form.ulas of broader interstate and international coop eration. In this sense the documents reproduced in this volume offer a mostinstructive and often fascinating description of now secret diplomacy took place at a time when a strong belief existed in achieving a lasting peace through non-aggression pacts. Apart from intricacies of the diplomatic game, the introductory essay and documents themselves illuminate the personalities and skills of prominent diplomats and statesmen : Josef Beck, Edouard Herriot, Maxim Litvinov, Nicolae Titulescu, among others." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Introductory Essay. Documents : - Preliminaries to Negotiations, May-December 1931; - The Riga Negotiations, January 1932; - Developments from February to June 1932; - The Polish-Soviet Pact, June-July 1932;- The Final Phase, August-October 1932. Very good in nicked and lightly br wned, but unclipped, dustjacket. 40.00

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43 BADCOCK, Sarah New Studies in European History series) Politics and the People in Revolutionary Russia : A Provincial History. 1st in dj.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007, ISBN:9780521876230 
BADCOCK, Sarah. Politics and the People in Revolutionary Russia : A Provincial History . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2007). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-260,(2). Maps. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the New Studies in European History series. "After the collapse of the Romanov dynasty in February 1917, Russia was subject toan eigh-month experiment in democracy. Sarah Badcock studies its failure t hrough an exploration of the experiences and motivations of ordinary men and women, urban and rural, military and civilian. Using previously neglecteddocuments from regional archives, she offers a new history of the revoluti on as experienced in the two Volga provinces of Nizhegorod and Kazan. She exposes the confusions and contradictions between political elites and ordinary people and emphasises the role of the latter as politicala ctors. By looking beyond Petersburg and Moscow, she shows how local concerns, conditions and interests were foremost in shaping how the revolution was received and understood. She also reveals the ways in which the small group of intellectuals who dominated the high political scene of 1917 had their political alternatives circumscribed by the desires and demands of ordinary people." -from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp dust jacket. 75.00

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44 BADDELEY, John F. Russian Conquest of the Caucasus. in dustjacket
Russell & Russell, New York, 1969, 
BADDELEY, John F. The Russian Conquest of the Caucasus. With Maps, Plans and Illustrations. New York : Russell & Russell, (1969). Pp (4),v-xxxviii,(2),[1]-518, frontispiece + 12 plates, 5 maps (2 folding at rear), and 2 plans. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. John Frederick Baddeley (July 1854 – Oxford, 16 February 1940) was a British traveller, scholar and journalist, best known by his works on Russia and the Caucasus region. He was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire. After visiting Russia for seven months in 1879, Baddeley became the St. Petersburg correspondent for the London Standard, and began a lifelong relationship with that country, travellingwidely and writing several important books on its history. In the summer o f 1900 he made his first of several journeys to Siberia and the Russian FarEast. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1902-1940. Very g ood in plain brown dustjacket. 75.00 Contents : Part I - From the Earliest Times to 1829. 1. The Russian approach to the Caucasus — First contact— Free Cossacks — Early relations with Georgia — First conflicts with the natives — Cossack colonisation — Formation of the great Cossack Line — First crossing of the mountain chain — Summary of events leading to the incorporationof Georgia in the Russian Empire. 2. 1722-1771 : Peter's campaign — Derben d occupied — Peter returns to Moscow — His lieutenants take Baku — Their further successes — Under Anne the Russians retire to the Terek — Catherine the Great — Strengthening the Line — War with Turkey — Todtleben crosses themountains— The Russians retire once more — PlatofPs action — Flight of the Kalmuck Tartars. 3. 1771-1796 : Peace with Turkey — Derbend reoccupied and again abandoned — The Line extended — The Kouban — The Nogai Tartars — The ir subjugation by Souv6roff— Count Potiomkin, first Viceroy of the Caucasus— Colonisation — Shaykh-Mansour — Tchetchen victory — The first forest dis aster — Battle of Tatartoub — Shaykh-Mansour goes to the western tribes — War with Turkey — First and second attempts on Anapa — Hermann defeats BatalPasha — Anapa taken — Shaykh-Mansour a prisoner — His death — Strengthenin g of the Line — Agha Muhammad's sack of Tiflis — War with Persia — Zouboff appointed to the command-in-chief. 4. 1796-1806 : Persian campaign of 1796 — Derbend taken again — Russian successes — Death of Catherine — Paul orders retreat to the Liue of the Terek, but is compelled to interfere again — Incorporation of Georgia — Alexander I. — Tsitsianoff — The Tsaritsa Marie —Death of Lazareff — Tsitsianoff's policy and successes — The whole of Geor gia reunited after four hundred years — Death of Gouliakoff — War with Persia — Heroic conduct of Russians — Baku — Death of Tsitsianoff. 5. 1806-1816: Derbend captured for the fourth and last time — Goud6vitch again — Troub les on all sides — Niebolseen's victory — War with Turkey — Anapa retaken —Goud6vitch repulsed at Akhalkalaki and Erivan — Capture of Poti- — Imeriti a annexed — Unification of Christians — Paulucci's victory under the walls of Akhalkalaki — Dangerous position of the Russians — Combined action of Persia and Turkey — It comes to nothing — Kotliarevsky takes Akhalkalaki — Russian disasters — Rebellion in Georgia — Its suppression — Paulucci recalled — General Rteeshtcheff — Peace with Turkey — Russia's conquests abandoned— Kotliarevsky's victory at Aslandouz — Lenkoran — Peace with Persia — Rus sian conquests. 6. 1816-1817 : Yermoloff — His early career — Character — Policy — His mission to Persia — The Line. 7. 1818 : Building of Grozny — Veliameenoff — His early career, character, and policy — His Memoir and Commentary on Paskievitch's letter — Comparison between Cossack and native — Plans for the subjugation of the Caucasus. 8. 1819 : Building of Vnezapnaya— Native revolt in Karakaitagh— Russian defeat — Russian successes — Large increase of the Russian army— Organisation of the Caucasian infantry regiment — Madatoff— Submission of Tabassaran, Karakaitagh, Shekeen, Avaria— Yerm61ofPs cruelty — The Akousheens beaten. 9. 1820-1825 : Kasi-Koumoukh conquered— Shirvan absorbed — War between Persia and Turkey — Annexation of Karabag h — Devastation of Kabarda — Ammalat Bek — Growth of Muridism — Grekoff — Tchetchen rising — Beiboulat — Ameer-Hadji-Yourt destroyed — Gherzel Aoul besieged Assassination of Grekoff and Lissanievitch. 10. 1826-1827 : Yerm61off returns to the Line — Death of Alexander I. — Persian war — Russian disasters — Yerm61offs inaction — Paskievitch — Madatoff's victory at Shamkhor —Paskiivitch's victory — Yermoloff leaves the Caucasus — His career and pol icy. 11. 1827-1828 : Paskievitch blockades Erivan — Enters Nakhitchevan — Takes Abbas-Abad —Battle of Ashtarak — Kras6vsky — Serdar-Abad taken — Erivan — Tabriz — Urmia — Ardebil — Treaty of Turkmentchai — Anglo-Persian relations from 1800 to 1827. 12. 1828 : War with Turkey — Russian aims — Siege and capture of Kars — Of Anapa — Plague — Siege and capture of Akhalkalaki —March on Akhaltsikh — Defeat of Turkish relieving force. 13. 1828 : Siege of Akhaltsikh — Its capture — Poti capitulates — Gouria occupied — Paskievitch's plans for the second year's campaign — Murder of Griboyedoff — Turkish attempt to recover Akhaltsikh. 14. 1829 : Akhaltsikh relieved — Hess6's victory at Limani — Danger of war with Persia — Paskievitch's successful diplomacy — Abbas Mirza sends his son to St. Petersburg — Plague at Akhaltsikh— Russian victory at Digour — March on Brzeroum — Crossing of the Saganlou g — Defeat of the Seraskier — Of Haghki — Hassan-Kala taken — Erzeroum occupied — Poushkin — Baibourt — Death of Bourtseff — Paskievitch's victory — Peace of Adrianople — Unnecessary bloodshed — Hesse's repulse — Migration of90,000 Armenians — Paskievitch — Persian and Turkish troops. Part II - The Murid War. 15. Muridism— Kazi Moulla — Shamil — Development of the movemen t Blood-feuds — Adat and Shariat — Number of Murids — General significationof Murid and Muridism. 16. 1829-1832 : Kazi Moulla takes the field— His va rious successes and defeats : Andee Khounzakh, Tarkou, Bournaya, Derbend, Kizliar, Agatch-Kala Plans for subjugation of the tribes— Nazran— Galgai expedition. 17. 1832 : Tchetchnia expedition— Defeat and death of Volzhinsky— Dargo taken Ghimree — Death of Kazi Moulla. 18. 1832-1837 : Hamzad, the second Imam — Slaughter of the Avar Khans — Lanskoi takes Ghimree— Klugenau takes Gherghebil and Gotsatl— Death of Hamzad — Shamil, third Imam— The affair at Ashilta bridge. 19. 1837 : Fese's Avar expedition of 1837 — Klugenau'sinterview with Shamil — Nicholas I. visits the Caucasus — Rosen dismissed — Albrandt's mission. 20. 1838-1839 : Shamil's success — Russia takes the alarm — Russian plan of campaign — Grabbers expedition — Siege and capture of Argouani — The Andee Koisou crossed — Siege of Akhoulgo. 21. 1839 : Siegeof Akhoulgo continued— Sourkhai's castle taken — Failure of general assaul t — Siege operations resumed — Progress of the Russians — Shamil surrendershis son — Final assault and capture of Akhoulg6 — Shamil escapes — Gol6vin e's Samour expedition — Its results. 22. 1840-1842 : Apparent pacification of Tchetchnia — Pullo's administration — Shamil again — England and Egypt— Shamil's rapid recovery of power — His cruelty — Akhverdi Mahoma — Shamil in Daghestan — Hadji Mourad Russian plan of campaign for 1841 — Bakounin's death — Dissensions between Grabbe and Gol6vine— Fese takes Klugenau's command and is again replaced by him— Grabbe's Dargo expedition— Disastrous results of his operations— Grabbe recalled — Golovine succeeded by Neidhardt. 23. 1843-1844 : Shamil's military organisation— His 1843 campaign — Loss of the Russian forts in Avaria — Passek at Ziriani — Siege of Neezov6e — Of Shoura — Freitag to the rescue— Death of Akhverdi Mahoma — Shamil and his mother — Nicholas L's demands — Large reinforcements — Russian success in Kazi-Koumoukh— And at Ghillee— Death of Shouaib Moulla —Shamil's cruelty— Defection of Daniel Sultan— Fort Vozdveezhenskoe built. 24. 1845 : Vorontsoff — The Dargo expedition— Disastrous result — Freitag to the rescue once more. 25 1846 : Shamil's invasion of Kabardi — Freitas's pursuit — Shamil checkmated — His flight — Hadji Mourad's raid — Shamil enters Akousha — His defeatat Kouteshee — Russian losses. 26. 1847-1848 : Russian assault on Gherghdb il — Saltee taken — Gherghebil surrendered — Defence of Akhtee. 27. 1849-1856 : Shamil at the zenith of his power — Argouteeusky fails at Tchokh — Hadji Mourad — His raid on Shoura — He is sent by Shamil to Kaitago — His raidon Bouinakh — Shamil's jealousy — He compasses Hadji Mourad's death — The latter surrenders to the Russians, but escapes — His death — SlieptsofF killed — Bariatinsky chief of the Left Flank — Forest cutting — Raids — Depopulation of lowland Tchetchnia — The Crimean war — Operations in Asia Minor —Danger of war with Persia — Secret convention — Shamil's invasion of Kakhe tia — Argouteensky's march Shamil's second invasion of Kakhetia and captureof the Georgian princesses — Their captivity — Shamil at home. 28. 1857-18 59 : Bariatinsky appointed viceroy and commander-in-chief — Milioutine his chief of the staff — Their plan of action — Campaigns of 1857 and 1858 — Aoukh, Salatau, and the Argoun gorges occupied — Forts built at Bourtounai and on the Argoun — Vrevsky's expeditions from the Lesghian Line — His death — Revolt at Nazran — Shamil's abortive attempts at relief — His defeat by Meeshtchenko — 1859 — Capture of Veden — Advance of the three armies — The ddbdcle — Flight of Shamil — Gouneeb— The end. Appendix. Index. Very good inplain brown dustjacket. 75.00

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45 BAILES, Kendall E. VARNADSKY, V. I. Science and Russian Culture in an Age of Revolutions : V. I. Vernadsky and His Scientific School, 1863-1945. First Edition in dustjacket
Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1990, ISBN:0253311233 
BAILES, Kandall E. Science and Russian Culture in an Age of Revolutions : V. I. Vernadsky and His Scientific School, 1863-1945. Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, (1990). First Printing. Pp (5),vi-xii,(2),1-238,(4). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, black lettering to spine."This first full-length English-language biography of Vladimir Vernadsky ( 1863-1945), one of the leading Russian intellectual figures of the twentieth century, focuses on the interaction between science and politics during Russia's revolutionary age." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword (by Loren Graham). Introduction. 1. A Life for Science: Vernadsky's Development as a Scientist in Imperial Russia, 1863-1888. 2. Science and Society: The Origins of Vernadsky's Scientific School, 1888-1905. 3. The Politics of Moral Indignation: Vernadsky in Science and Politics, 1903-1914. 4. Science, War, and Revolution: Vernadsky and Soviet Science in Transition, 1914-1922. 5. The Vernadsky School and Soviet Science, 1922-1945. 6. The Legacy of Vernadsky'sScientific and Philosophical Thought. Small stain to top edge, else very g ood in dustjacket. 35.00

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46 BAJOV, Paul HUNTZBUCKLER, René (translated) MILACHEVSKI, V. Sabot d'Argent
Éditions la Farandole, Paris, 1957, 
BAJOV, PaulParis. Sabot d'Argent : Contes de l'Oural ; traduit du russe parRené Huntzbuckler, dessins de V. Milachevski. Paris: Éditions la Farandole , (1957). Pp. 92, colour frontis., including colour plates. Illustrated. Large 8vo, illustrated yellow card covered boards with grey black-lettered spine. Text in French. Rubbed, some light edgewear, spine slightly browned, else vg. 30.00

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47 BALFOUR, Michael Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. Firs Editon in dustjacket
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, Boston and Henley, 1981, ISBN:071000687X 
BALFOUR, Michael. The Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. London, Boston and Henley : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1981). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-259,(1). Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The AtJantic Charter of 1941 constituted the West's blue-print for post-war society. Accordingly it is here that Michael Balfour begins his account of how America and Russia developed as the rival super-powers' in that society. By 1962 the American concept of an Open World had brought a widedegree of political and economic freedom to half the globe, together with an unprecedented and apparently lasting affluence. Command Economies, however, are incompatible with Open Worlds. Rather than fall into line with the American design, the Soviet Union persevered with its conflicting system and thereby divided the world into two antagonistic halves. This new political pattern generated the crucial question of the post-war years: will the clash of views end in war or can the two halves learn to co-exist ? By 1962 it began to look as if this question could be answered optimistically, and it is here that the narrative part of the book ends after covering the economic and strategic aspects as well as the politics. In a concluding chapter the author relects on these developments and on the possibility that 1962 was a false dawn." (from the dj), Contents : Chapter 1. 1941-5. 1. The signing of the Atlantic Charter. 2. Roosevelt rejects a compromise peace. 3. Articles 2 and 3 of the Charter and political freedom. 4. Article 4 of the Charter and economic freedom Chapter 21. 1845-7. 1. Truman and the Roosevelt legacy. 2. America and the reconstruction of Russia, 3. Compromise in Germany. 4. The punishment of war criminals. 5. Control of the atomic bomb, 6. Britain after 1945. 7. France and Italy. 8. The US and the USSR in Eastern Europe. 9. Breakdown in Germany. 10. Hull's policies come to a halt. 11. The unnecessary panic. 12. A tragedy without villains. Chapter 3. 1947-9. 1. Marshall Aid. 2. The Russian reaction. 3. The Berlin blockade. 4. The Brussels Pact and NATO. 5. The establishment of two German Republics. 6. The Council of Europe. 7. The establishment of Israel. Appendix: World production and consumption of oil 1938-77. Chapter 4. 1950-2. 1. The Korean War. 2. The impact of the Korean War in Europe. 3. West Germany's economic miracle (Wirtschaftswunder). , 4. Britain in the 1950s. 5. The Schuman Plan. 6. The European Defence Community. 7. Communist reactions to the EDC. Chapter 5. 1953-5. 1. The death of Stalin. 2. Western European Union. 3. The path towards detente. 4. The transient triumph of Tito. 5. The European Economic Community. 6. The Suez crisis. 7. The Twentieth Party Congress.- Poland and Hungary. Appendix: The Russian system of government. Chapter 6. 1957-60. 1. The Sputnik/ 2. Khrushchev and Berlin. , 3. Algeria and de Gaulle. 4. Britain fails to fit the EEC into the OEEC. 5. The American and Russian economies compared. 6. Half the American dream comes true. Appendix: Annual average rates of growth of output per head of population 1870-1962. Chapter 7. 1961-2. 1. The building of the Berlin Wall. 2. Adenauer m decline. 3. Britain tans to enter the EEC. 4. The Cuban crisis. Chapter 8. Concluding reflections. 1. Adjusting to change. 2. The prospects for growth. 3. Is growth desirable ? 4. The days of horse and candle are over. 5. The limits of co-existence. Very good in spine-browned, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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48 BALIOZIAN, Ara NANSEN, Fridtjof Armenians : Their History and Culture : A Short Introduction. pbk.
Kar Publishing House, Toronto, 1975, 
BALIOZIAN, Ara. The Armenians : Their History and Culture : A Short Introduction . Toronto: Kar Publishing House, 1975. Pp. (4),[1]-212,(4). 8vo, printed grey card covers. A short history of the Armenian people, including a brief account of the Armenian genocide. Of nautical interest: pp. 179-186: Fridtjof Nansen (with information on his barnstorming of the Armenian cause). Faint spotting to covers, a bit musty, else vg. 40.00

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49 BALLANTYNE, R.M. In the Track of the Troops : A Tale of Modern War.. 13th thousand.
James Nisbet, London, 1880, 
BALLANTYNE, R.M. In the Track of the Troops : A Tale of Modern War. With Illustrations. Thirteenth Thousand. London : James Nisbet & Co., n.d. [c.1878]. Pp (2),[iii]-viii,[1]-400,(8,ads), frontispiece + 4 plates. 8vo, illustrated blue cloth, a.e.g. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 96. See Quayle, R.M. Ballantyne: A Bibliography of First Editions p.73 for the first. A talefor boys featuring Russians, Turks and torpedoes. Light wear, else very go od. 50.00

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50 Baltic Shipping Company, USSR Dry-Cargo Fleet
Baltic Shipping Company, Leningrad , 1975, 
(Baltic Shipping Company, USSR). Dry-Cargo Fleet. (Leningrad : Baltic Shipping Company, n.d. [1970s]. Pp (4),5-28,(4) including covers. Oblong 8vo, illustrated green stapled card covers. Photographs and specifications of the Baltic Shipping Company fleet : RO-RO Vessels “Magnitogorsk” , “Skulptor Konenkov”, “Inzhener Machulsky”, Container Carrier “Aleksandr Fadeev”, “Sestoretsk”, Dry-Cargo Vessels “Warnemunde”, “Novgorod”, “Vyborg”, “Irkutsk”, “Krasnograd”, “Arkhangelsk”, “Vladimir Ilich”, “Krasnokamsk”, “Kolomna”, “Gorizont”, “Kosmonavt Beliaev”, Training-Trading Vessel “Professor Shchegolev”, Timber Carrier “Volgoles”, “Kosmonavt Beliayev”, “Ladogales”, “Mirny”, “Igarkales”, “Belomorskles”, “Kotlasles”. Rubbed, else very good. 30.00

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Pathfinders in the North Pacific. US in dj., BARBEAU, Marius PRICE, Arthur COOK, James
51 BARBEAU, Marius PRICE, Arthur COOK, James Pathfinders in the North Pacific. US in dj.
BARBEAU, Marius. Pathfinders in the North Pacific. Drawings by Arthur Price. (Caldwell, Idaho/Tor.) : Caxton Printers/Ryerson Press, 1958. Pp (10),11-235,(5). 8vo, brown cloth. Rhodenizer p.552-553, Watters p.950. Includes Captain Cook, among others. Bookplate, else vg in price-clipped dj. 70.00

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52 BARBER, John. Studies in Soviet History & Society. Soviet Historians in Crisis, 1928-1932. First Edition in dustjacket.
Macmillan, London and Basingstoke, 1981, ISBN:0333281969 
BARBER, John. Soviet Historians in Crisis, 1928-1932. (London and Basingstoke) : Macmillan, in association with Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xiii,(1),1-194. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed red. A volume in the Studies in Soviet History & Society series. General editor: R.W. Davies. "The turbulent period of the first Five-Year Plan saw radical changes in all spheres of Soviet society. Intellectual life was transformed no less profoundly than the economy or the political system. The relativelyrelaxed and pluralist atmosphere of the NEP era was replaced by a drive fo r orthodoxy. Theoretical discussion in all cultural and academic fields became intensely political. In no area of intellectual life was the process more marked than in history -- 'the most political of all sciences', in the words of M.N. Pokrovsky, the leading Soviet Marxist historian of the time. What was the source of this politicisation? Most accounts portray it as the result of official policy, aimed directly at subordinating intellectual work to political control. Dr Barber in his study of the Soviet historical world during the first pyatiletka challenges this interpretation. On the basisof both published and unpublished Soviet materials, he analyses the debate s among historians, their institutional struggles, their personal rivalries. These provide evidence for his contention that the prime source of upheaval in the historical world was the activity of the historians themselves, many of whom responded militantly to the tense and confused environment in which they worked. While initially viewed favourably by the Soviet leadership, Dr Barber argues their actions, like those of radicals in other culturalfields, increasingly came to be seen by it as harmful. Hence Stalin's dram atic intervention in an historical controversy in October 1931 -- the firstassertion of direct political control over intellectual life." - from the dustjacket. Contents : 1. Introduction; 2. Institutions and Personalities; 3. The Offensive Begins; 4. Socio-Economic Formations; 5. Russian Capitalism; 6. The Bolsheviks' Predecessors; 7. The 1905 Revolution; 8. The Bolsheviks and the Pre-War International; 9. Conflict on the Historical Front; 10. Stalin's Intervention. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 100.00

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53 BARING, Maurice Russian People. ex-lib.
Methuen & Co., Ltd, London, 1911, 
BARING, Maurice. The Russian People . L.: Methuen & Co., Ltd., (1911). Pp. 366, map frontis., + 3 folding maps. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt borders to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. A comprehensive history of the Russian people, focusing on peculiar Russian mannerisms, land holdings, Russian political systems, and a general Russian history. Ex-library (pouch, spine sticker, stamps, discards), light spotting to fore-edge, minor edgewear, bookplate, else vg. 60.00

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54 BARKER, Ralph Hurricats. in dj.
Pelham, London, 1978, 
BARKER, Ralph. The Hurricats. London Pelham Books, (1978). First Edition. Pp (12),[1]-207,(5) + 12 pages of photos. 8vo, black cloth. Law 1220. An account of the expendable, catapult-launched Hurricane fighters employed by Britain in the earlier stages of the Battle of the Atlantic. Chapters: 1. TheScourge of the Atlantic; 2. Frustration and Failure; 3. Bob Everett and HM S Maplin; 4. Catapult Ships under Fire; 5. Unhappy Landings; 6. A Launchingin Mid-Ocean; 7. Winter in the North Atlantic; 8. Convoys to Russia - PQ 1 5; 9. Two in one Day - PQ 16 and QP 12; 10. Convoy HG 84 and the 36th Escort Group; 11. PQ 17 - Why the Hurricat Stayed on Its Perch; 12. Archangel and the North Cape; 13. PQ 18 - The Germans Miscalculate; 14. V for Victor: The Stolen Hurricane; 15. The Man who Couldn't Swim [Norman Taylor]; 16. Nota Whimper But a Bang. Appendices: I. Sequence of Events in Firing the Cata pult; II. Tactical Notes for Hurricane Engaging Focke-Wulf 200. With an Index. Vg in vg dj. 60.00

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55 BARNWELL, R. Grant. Russo-Turkish War: comprising an Account of the Servian Insurrection, the Dreadful Massacre of Christians in Bulgaria, and other Turkish Atrocities,
John E. Potter and Company, Philadelphia , 1878, 
BARNWELL, R. Grant. The Russo-Turkish War: comprising an Account of the Servian Insurrection, the Dreadful Massacre of Christians in Bulgaria, and other Turkish Atrocities, with the transactions and negotiations of the contending powers preliminary to the present struggle, the military resources anddefences of the combattants, and the Stirring Battles and Thrilling Incide nts of the War together with a history and description of Russia and the Russians, the rise, progress and decline of the Ottoman Empire, and sketches of the people, manners and customs and domestic life of both nations. Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings. Philadelphia : John E. Potter andCompany, (1878). Pp (2),[i]-xv,(1),17-640,(2), double portrait frontis + 3 other protrait plates. Many in text illustrations and maps. 8 vo, green cl oth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, decorated in black to front board and spine and blindstamped on rear board, all edges gilt. Lacking the initial map (Map of the Ottoman Empire, Kingdom of Greece, and the Russian Provinces on the Black Sea), foxing to endpapers, cracked, handwritten “Coll. School, Windsor, N.S.” presentation inscription dated 1879, overall a worn and shaky copy. As is. 80.00

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56 BARRATT, Glynn Russian View of Honolulu 1809-26. First Edition in dustjacket
Carleton University Press, Ottawa, Canada, 1988, ISBN:0886290600 
BARRATT, Glynn. The Russian View of Honolulu 1809-26. Ottawa, Canada : Carleton University Press, 1988. First Edition. Pp (4),i-xiv,(2),[1]-424,(2), +34 pp of plates and maps. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Profes sor Barratt presents eyewitness accounts from visitors to Honolulu in the early 19th century. Selections from the journals of eight Russian naval officers provide a detailed picture of native life and customs, and of the activities of traders and missionaries, scientists and artists who were in Honolulu during this dynamic period." (from the dj). Contents : Part One - Preparations. 1. The Russians and Oahu: The Beginnings. 2: Honolulu in the Russian Navy's North Pacific Plans, 1816-26. 3: The Sharper Focus: Russian Contacts and Activities at Honolulu. 4: Hawaiian-Haole Relations in the Early 1800s: The Russian Evidence. 5. Russian and Russo-German Science on Oahu, 1816-26. Part Two - The Russian Narratives. 6: Honolulu Harbour. 7: The Monarchy and Social Order. 8: The Traditional Ways. 9: Honolulu Village. 10: TheMissionary Impact. 11: The Honolulu Narratives of Aleksei P. Lazarev (1821 ) and Ferdinand P. Wrangel (1826). Part Three - The Sources. 12: Notes on Narrators and Texts Selected : - Leontii Adrianovich Gagemeister (1780-1833); - Otto Evstaf evich von Kotzebue (Kotsebu) 1788-1846; - Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838); - Vasilii Mikhailovich Golovnin (1776-1831); - Aleksei Petrovich Lazarev (1791-1862); - Karl Gillesem (1797-1853); - Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangel (Vrangel') 1796-1870. 13. The Illustrative Records: - Choris and Tikhanov on Oahu, 1816-18 ; - L.A. Choris 1795-1828; - M.T. Tikhanov (1789?-1862); - Observations on the Plates: Choris (Plates 1-14); - Observations on the Plates: Tikhanov (Plates 15-18). - Observations on the Plates: Other Hands; - Observations on the Russian Maps (A-B). Appendix A: Lauri, Second Hawaiian Visitor to Russia to Return to Honolulu. Appendix B: A Note onTrade Between Oahu and the Russian Northwest Coast 1806-26. Appendix C: Th e Honolulu Aquarelles of Emel'ian Kornéev. Very good in lightly rubbed dustjacket. 65.00

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57 BARRATT, Glynn Pacific Maritime Studies 1 Russia in Pacific Waters, 1715-1825. First Edition in dustjacket
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver and London , 1981, ISBN:0774801174 
BARRATT, Glynn. Russia in Pacific Waters, 1715-1825 : A Survey of the Origins of Russia's Naval Presence in the North and South Pacific. Vancouver andLondon : University of British Columbia Press, (1981). First Edition. Pp ( 10),[xi]-xv,(3),[1]-300,(2) + 12 pages of illustrations. Map in text. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth, black lettering to spine. University of British Columbia Press Pacific Maritime Studies No.1. "This is the first study in Russian or Western literature of the rise and fall of Russian naval influence in the North Pacific Ocean from the time of Peter the Great to Tsar Nicholas I. The author deals with a neglected area: inherent tension between Russian naval and mercantile interests and the origins of international rivalry in the North Pacific at large. Barratt shows that Russia's motives for early expeditions to the Pacific were to promote science, exploration, and trade. But when imperialist powers vied for territory and resources in the area, military confrontation became a possibility. Rivalries within Russia, aidgovernment caution curbed the build-up of any effective counterforce and d ealt the final blow to Russia's naval ambtions. Her hopes for hegemony in the North Pacific and in Russian North America collapsed in 1825, marling the end of an enlerprising era for the Russian navy in Pacific waters. The navy learned from these early experiences that it was incapable of a 'great power' roie in the Pacific without an independent, self-sufficient, Pacific-based fleet." - from the dj. 1. The Sea-Route to Kamchatka and the Strait of Anian 2. The Bering Expeditions; 3. Furs and Spaniards: Sindt and Krenitsyn; 4. Cook's Final Voyage and the Billings and Mulowskii Expeditions; 5. The North Pacific Fur Trade and the Navy: Growing Strains; 6. The Kruzenshtern - Lisianskii Voyages; 7. Rezanov and Baranov: Response and Legacy; 8. V. M. Golovnin and Diana; 9. The Company under Attack; 10. Imperial Ambitionin Peacetime: Trade, Discovery, Science; 11. The Aftermath of Victory; Con clusion and Reflections. With notes, bibliography, and index. Very good in rubbed dustjacket. 60.00

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58 BARRY, Donald (ed.). Documents on Canadian External Relations. Volume 19. 1953.
External Affairs and International Trade Canada, Ottawa, 1991, ISBN:0660564785 
BARRY, Donald (ed.). Documents on Canadian External Relations. Volume 19. 1953. (Ottawa) : External Affairs and International Trade Canada, (1991). Pp[i]-xxxix,(5),[1]-1665,(3),+ 8 pp. illustrations. Index. 8vo, red cloth, g ilt to Coast of Arms to front board and gilt lettering and black labels to spine. Chapters : I. Conduct of External Relations. II. Korean Conflict. III. United Nations. IV. International Organizations and Conferences. V. North Atlantic Treaty Organization. VI. Civil Aviation. VII. Commonweath Relations. VIII. Relations with the United States. IX. Western Europe and the Middle East. X. Relations with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. XI. Far East. XII. Latin America. Small bump to front cover at fore-edg, else a fine copy. 125.00

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59 BARTLETT, R. P., (ed.) CROSS, A. G. RASMUSSEN, Karen Russia and the World of the Eighteenth Century : Proceedings of the Third International Conference organized by the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia and held at Indiana University at Bloomington, USA, September 1984
Slavica Publishers, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 1988, ISBN:0893571865 
BARTLETT, R. P., A. G. CROSS, and Karen RASMUSSEN, (eds.). Russia and the World of the Eighteenth Century : Proceedings of the Third International Conference organized by the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia and held at Indiana University at Bloomington, USA, September 1984. (Columbus, Ohio): Slavica Publishers, Inc., (1988). First Edition. Pp (7),vi-viii,(1),2-68 0,(14). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt letterng to front board and spine. Contents : Introduction. I. The Search for a National Identity. 1. Daniel L. Schlafly Jr., The Popular Image of the West in Russia at the Time of Peter the Great [pp. 2-21]. 2. K. A. Papmehl, The Quest for the Nation's Cultural Roots in Russian Historiography before Karamzin [pp. 22-35]. 3. A. Lentin, Shcherbatov, Constitutionalism and the "Despotism" of Sweden's GustavIII [pp. 36-57]. 4. Max Okenfuss, Discussant's Comments [pp. 58-60]. II. R eligion (I). 5. L. R. Lewitter, Peter the Great's Attitude toward Religion:From Traditional Piety to Rational Theology [pp. 62-77]. 6. Pia Pera, S. S . Gnusin and P. O. Liubopytnyi: Two Different Old Believer Responses to theEnlightenment [pp. 78-90]. 7. Horst Röhling, Observations on Religious Pub lishing in Eighteenth-Century Russia [pp. 91-110]. III. Religion (II). 8. Brenda Meehan-Waters, Russian Convents and the Secularisation of Monastic Property [pp. 112-124]. 9. John Klier, Muscovite Faces and Petersburg Masks: The Problem of Relgious Judeophobia in Eighteenth-Century Russia [pp. 125-140]. 10. Gregory Freeze, Discussant's Comments [pp. 141-145]. IV. Learning and Science. 11. Max Okenfuss, The Impact of Technical Training in Eighteenth-Century Russia [pp. 147-156]. 12. Dianne Farrell, Laughter Transformed: The Shift from Medieval to Enlightenment Humour in Russian Popular Prints [pp. 157-176]. 13. W. Gareth Jones, Russia's First Magazine for Children: Novikov's "Detskoe chtenie dlia serdtsa i razuma" (1785-89) [pp. 177-187]. 14. K. Papmehl, Discussant's Comments [pp. 188-191]. V. Public Welfare (I). 15. Roger P. Bartlett, Russia in the Eighteenth-Century European Adoption ofInoculation for Smallpox [pp. 193-213]. 16. Anthony G. Cross, The Philanth ropist, the Travelling Tutor and the Empress: British Visitors and Catherine II's Plans for Penal and Medical Reform [pp. 214-228]. 17. Abby McKinnon,Duels and the Matter of Honour [pp. 229-242]. 18. John Alexander, Discussa nt's Comments [pp. 243-245]. VI. Public Welfare (II). 19. David Ransel, Undervaluation of Females: Evidence from the Foundling Homes [pp. 247-257]. 20. Carol Nash, Students and Rubles: The Society for the Education of Noble Girls as a Charitable Institution [pp. 258-272]. 21. Patrick O'Meara, PrinceD. A. Golitsyn and his Proposals for Social Reform [pp. 273-287]. VII. Vis ual Arts. 22. Lindsey Hughes, N. A. L'vov and the Russian Country House [pp. 289-300]. 23. Dianne Farrell, Discussant's Comments [pp. 301-304]. VIII. Literature. 24. William Edgerton, Ambivalence as the Key to Kniazhnin's Tragedy "Vadim Novgorodskii" [pp. 306-315]. 25. Gitta Hammarberg, The Idyll asPrototype for Sentamentalist Fiction [pp. 316-331]. 26. Sidney Monas, Derz havin's Petersburg [pp. 332-343]. 27. G. S. Smith, Discussant's Comments [pp. 344-345]. IX. Western European Influences on Russian Literature. 28. ???? ??????????, ?????? ? ?????????????? [pp. 347-359]. 29. G. S. Smith, The Most Proximate West: Russian Poets and the German Academicians, 1728-41 [pp.360-370]. 30. I. R. Titunik, Apollos Baibakov's "??????? ??????????" and V asilii Trediakovskii: Toward an Understanding of Russian Humanism in the Eighteenth Century [pp. 371-387]. 31. M. Green, Italian Scandal as Russian Tragedy: Kheraskov's "Venetsianskaia monakhinia" [pp. 388-399]. X. Freemasonry. 32. Kenneth Craven, The First Chamber of Novikov's Masonic Library [pp. 401-410]. 33. Gilbert McArthur, Novikov and Catherine II: Some Observations[pp. 411-418]. 34. Alexander Levitsky, Masonic Elements in Russian Eightee nth-Century Religious Poetry [pp. 419-436]. 35. I.F. Martynov, Rannie masonskie stikhi i pesni v sobranii biblioteki Akademii Nauk SSSR (K istorii literaturno-obshchestvenoi polemiki 1760-kh gg.). [35. ?. ?. ????????, ?????? ????????? ????? ? ????? ? ???????? ?????????? ???????? ???? ???? (? ??????????????????-???????????? ???????? 1760-? ??.) [pp. 437-444]. XI. Governmen t. 36. David Griffiths, To Live Forever: Catherine II, Voltaire and the Pursuit of Immortality [pp. 446-468]. 37. James Duran, Catherine the Great andthe Origin of the Russian State Debt [pp. 469-480]. 38. V. Kamendrowsky, S tate and Enterprise in the Thought of N. I. Panin [pp. 481-492]. 39. Hugh Ragsdale, New Light on the Greek Project: A Preliminary Report [pp. 493-501]. 40. Robert E. Jones, Discussant's Comments [pp. 502-504]. XII. The Rural Order. 41. James G. Hart, Razin's Second Coming: Pugachev's Rebellion in the Middle Volga Region, July-August 1774 [pp. 506-520]. 42. Bruce DeHart, The Pugachev Revolt and its Effect on the Inductrial Work-Force of the Urals:A Reconsideration [pp. 521-532]. 43. Robert Givens, To Measure and to Encr oach: The Nobility and the Land Survey [pp. 533-547]. 44. Walter Pinter, Discussant's Comments [pp. 548-549]. XIII. Commerce. 45. George Munro, The Role of the "???????" in Russian Capital Formation: A Preliminary Inquiry [pp. 551-564]. 46. Robert E. Jones, Ukrainian Grain and the St Petersburg Market [pp. 565-576]. 47. William Rougle, Antonio Manuel de Vieira and the Russian Court, 1697-1745 [pp. 577-590]. XIV. Russia and the World. 48. Glynn Barratt, Spain, Russia and Anglophobe Entente in the Pacific, 1789-99 [pp. 592-602]. 49. Barbara Maggs, Fedor Karzhavin and Vasilii Baranshchikov: Russian Travellers in the Caribbean and Colonial America [pp. 603-614]. LECTURES. 50. John Alexander, Politics, Passions, Patronage: Catherine II and Petr Zavadovskii [pp. 616-633]. 51. ???? ??????, K??????? ? ????? (???????? ???????????? ??????????) [pp. 634-650]. 52. Gerald Seaman, A Musical Entertainment [pp. 651-665]. 53. Marc Raeff, On the Heterogeneity of the Eighteenth Century in Russia [pp. 666-679]. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 100.00

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60 BASCOMB, Neal. Red Mutiny : Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin. Book Club Edition.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2007, 
BASCOMB, Neal. Red Mutiny : Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (2007). Book Club Edition. Pp. (7),[viii ]-xiii,(1),[1]-386, + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, dark grey paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "In 1905, after beingserved rancid meat, more than seven hundred Russian sailors mutinied again st their officers aboard what was then one of the most powerful battleshipsin the world. Theirs was a life barely worth living -- a life of hard labo r and bitter oppression, an existence, in its hopelessness and injustice, not unlike that of most of the working class in Russia at the time. Certainly their rebellion came as no surprise. Still, against any reasonable odds of success, the sailors-turned-revolutionaries, led by the charismatic firebrand Matyushenko, risked their lives to take control of the ship and fly the red flag of revolution. What followed was a violent port-to-port chase that spanned eleven harrowing days and came to symbolize the Russian Revolution itself." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 12.00

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