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Leningrad. Adresno-spravochnaia kniga: 1940 [Leningrad. An address and reference book for 1940].

Leningrad: Gazetno-zhurnal’noe i knizhnoe izdatel’stvo ispolnitel'nogo komiteta leningradskogo gorodskogo soveta deputatov trudiashchikhsia (Lenizdat), 1940. Octavo (26 × 20 cm). Original card wrappers; 641; 248 pp. Some wear to wrappers; still good or better.

A listing of over 20,000 “organizations, institutions and enterprises” of Leningrad for the year 1940, from public pools to psychiatric clinics, bicycle shops to scientific research centers such as the “Institute for the Study of the Arctic”. Each organization is annotated with description of its function and lists of contact persons. This copy was distributed to institutions with inscription “For official use” (Dlia sluzhebnogo pol’zovaniia) to title. A tremendous resource on Leningrad society on the eve of World War II.

As of October 2020, KVK and OCLC show copies at the British Library, Finnish National Library, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, and Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

Book ID: 51056

Price: $950.00