Berlin: Die Bundesbeauftragte für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 2007. 193, 33p., softcover, 8.5x11 inches, some smudges to back cover. English translations of the text from an exhibit on Stasi intelligence services and domestic surveilance in East Germany.
Managua: Editorial Unión, Abril 1982. Paperback. 208p., text in Spanish, very good first edition thus in trade paperback pictorial yellow wraps. First publication in Nicaragua. Previously published as "Un lombrosiano : Somoza, 1939-1944." Aleman Bolanos was Somoza's propagandist who fell out with the dictator. A Lombrosian refers to genetic pre-disposition...
Paris: the magazine, 1958. Magazine. Six loose leaves and both cover leaves from the issue, [Lana Turner touted also, but Cuban story only], a total of 10p. of captioned b&w photos, complete story; fullpage cover photo is in color, shows a be-spectacled Fidel in battledress and field equipment firing a....
Manila: Book Stop, 1986. Hardcover. 112p., printed on alkaline glazed paperstock, numerous b&w photos in a running text, text in English throughout. Hardbound in 8.5x11 inch yellow-green leatherette boards and dust jacket. Jacket somewhat edgeworn, book itself is a little dished but is sound and clean, a good to very...
Geneva / US (no city): International Solidarity Front for the Defense of the Iranian People's Democratic Rights, May 1982. Paperback. viii, 189p., illustrated with press and snapshot photography and appended newsclips; softbound in decorated 8.5x5.7 inch wraps, has a small corner crease and tiny back-cover stain, entirely sound and clean...
Istanbul: Devlet Matbaasi, 1927-1945. Complete set in four volumes, large handsome maroon tomes, text in first two volumes is in the original Arabic-based Ottoman Turkish script, the latter two in the reformed script; very good, ownership inscription of a noted Central Asia linguist inside front covers (details upon request).
Asuncion, Paraguay: Ediciones Cerro Cora, 1983. 200p., a few newspaper stories in facsimile, paperbound in 8x5.5 inch glossy decorated wraps (color cover is an altered, colorized photoportrait of Somoza, here wearing an Uncle Sam stovepipe hat). Wraps are slightly edgeworn, item is clean and sound, a very good copy.
Mexico D.F. Editorial Extemporaneos, 1974. Paperback. 118p., newsprint with b&w photography and news reports in facsimile throughout a double-column running text. Huge paperbound in 13x8.5 inch decorated wraps, the third edition (same year as first issue). A little edgeworn with a quarter-inch tear at the head of spine panel, cover...
Dayton OH: Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, 1970. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about thirty pages, text overprinted on abstract colorblocks and drawings in late-60's aesthetic, pamphlet in staplebound 8x5 inch cardstock wraps. There's a little crimping along the spinefold, and back cover bears a tiny smudge, a very good copy.
Hamburg: Editions Nautilus, 1980. Pamphlet. 63p., softbound, stapled pamphlet in 8x5.5 inch photo-decorated wraps. A small bump to the lower corner affects all corner-tips else sound, a clean unmarked copy. A Eurocentric warning against Khomeini and Islam in general; "L'Islam est une fumerie d'opium" (from text, p.56).
Gladtree Press, March 2009. Pamphlet. Softbound chapbook, unpaginated, p. of monocolor portraits reproduced from inkstick or brush, plus nice blank endpapers; a sewn (but thread is loose) decorated pamphlet in 7x7 inch wraps, one of 100 cc. Leaves are nested though very loose, front cover is sunned, item is slightly...
Saint-Germain-les-Corbeil: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1973. Paperback. Unpaginated, about 45p., printed rectos only, captioned cartoons depicting the general's nerdy early years. Good thing about being a dangerous dictator, the nerd-part gets rewritten. Softbound, a small paperbound in 6x4.5 inch wraps. Paperstock slightly toned, a sound clean copy.
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1953. Hardcover. xiv, 454p., hardbound in series format, i.e. 8x5 inch maroon oilcloth boards with decorative rulings in blind and titling in bronze. Good paperstock and respectfully neat casing-in (after all, rumors of his death, in 1953, might have been wrong). Two leaves, comprising pp.13-16...
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1953. Hardcover. xiv, 454p., hardbound in series format, i.e. 8x5 inch maroon oilcloth boards with decorative rulings in blind and titling in bronze. Good paperstock and respectfully neat casing-in (after all, rumors of his death, in 1953, might have been wrong). Casing is a little...
Ciudad Trujillo: n.pub. 1955. Paperback. 64p., plainish printed wraps decorated only with the DR seal, staplebound 8x5 inch wraps. Overlapping edges of the wraps are chipped, toned and brittle, textblock is printed on alkaline stock and is in good order, except that the staples are badly rusted. Back cover is...