[The Brazilian Letter. A Letter of the Holy Father to Brazilian Bishops on the Catholic Action] A rare mimeographed pamphlet with an encouraging message to the heads of the Catholic church by Pope Pius XI was probably published by the Slovenian political and war refugees in a DP camp in Austria in 1946. 8°. 28 pp., [2…
A uniquely well preserved example of a short novel with fragile wrappers, published by Slovenians under the censorship of the Fascist Italy 8°, 134 pp., with black and white vignettes, [2 pp.], original illustrated wrappers (old owner’s signature in black ink on the title page, tiny tears in margins, overall in a good condition).
12°, 79 pp. with black and white illustrations, original pink wrappers with illustrated cover (light foxing and staining, collector’s stamp on the verso of the title page, otherwise in a good condition).
A Slovenian novel with a stunning expressionistic design by an academic painter Tone Kralj was published by a Slovenian press in Trieste, which would in the next years became one of the centers of the Italian Fascism. 8°, 198 pp., later three-quarter dark red linen binding with marbled boards and original cover pasted on the front board (minor staining,…
The first book on socialism, published in the Ottoman Empire, in the year of the foundation of the Ottoman Socialist Party. 8°, 124 pp., [4 pp.] index and blank, later marbled wrappers (missing front original wrapper, very light staining, otherwise in a good condition).
8°. 334 pp., [1 p.], 20th century cloth with gilt lettering on the cover and spine (sheets with light foxing and staining, old hand-written price on the inner side of the back cover, overall in a good condition).
Rare – an issue of the Afrikaans-language almanac issued by the government of the South African Republic (ZAR); featuring a vast wealth of information on the Afrikaner society during the greatest gold rush in world history and upon the eve of the Second Anglo-Boer War; evidently a special hardcover example bearing the stamp of the chief state printer.
A colossal ‘master plan’ of the Kinross Gold Mine in Transvaal (measuring 1.9 x 1.7 metres!), made by engineers around 1970 to showcase every detail of the immense subterranean world of one of South Africa’s largest and most productive gold operations; the mine since became world famous for the 1986 Kinross Mining Disaster, which highlighted the Apartheid regime’s horrific record…
An extremely rare early Bloemfontein imprint featuring seminal primary sources concerning the end of the Orange Free State-Basotho Wars which secured the Anglo-Afrikaner balance of power in the region, as well as the security of what would become Lesotho, commissioned by the Volksraad of the Orange Free State as a work of ‘intellectual propaganda’ advancing its national claims.
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