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ALBANIA: Албания. Записи о людима и догаđайима [Albanija. Zapisi o ljudima i događajima / Albania. Notes on People and Events].


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8°: 192 pp. with photographs within text, [2] index and blank, original wrappers with illustrated cover (wrappers slightly stained with small tears in margins and a soft fold in the upper corner of the front cover, spine with tiny loss of paper in the lower part, old owner’s name, written in black ink on the top of the title page, otherwise in a good condition).


The book, a valuable source of first-hand information on Albania, is a collection of articles and interviews with most prominent Albanians of the mid 1920s, made by a Serbian author and journalist Milosav Jelić (1883 – 1947). 

Jelić, a Serbian monarchist and Chetnik, fell out of favour after WWII by the new regime. 

The cover was designed by Vasilije Reznikov (1884-1965), a painter, illustrator and later a set designer in movies.

The book was published by Geca Kon (Géza Kohn), a Jewish publisher, born in Hungary, who owned the biggest publishing house in Yugoslavia, operating from 1901 until the occupation by Germany in 1941. After the Germans marched into Belgrade, Kon was arrested and shot. Most of his family, who were also active in the business, were taken to a concentration camp in Vojvodina and shot in the same year.  


References: OCLC 11905424 & 989157050.

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