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The Russian Revolution on the Black Sea

Oktiabr' na Nikolaevshchine: ocherk po istorii revoliutsii 1917–1920 g.g. na Nikolaevshchine [October in Nikolaev: an essay on the history of the revolution of 1917–1920 in Nikolaev].

[Mykolaiv]: Izdanie Okruzhnoi Komissii po prazdnovaniiu 10-letiia Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii, 1927. Octavo (25.5 × 17.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 86 pp. Seven leaves of plates. Wrappers chipped and frayed at spine extremities; private owner note to title verso; else internally about very good.

Rare commemorative volume documenting the revolutionary upheavals in Nikolaev (Mykolaiv), located near the Dniprovska Gulf between Odessa and Kherson. Based on archival studies carried out by the local Istpart (the Commission on the History of the October Revolution and the Russian Communist Party), the book seeks to document the particular difficulties which faced local Bolshevik leaders in the struggle for proletarian rule and against "occupiers, nationalists, kulak gangs and vast hordes of Tsarist generals," which spanned not weeks and months, but the years 1917–1920. The book is divided into chapters about the socio-economic situation in Nikolaev before the Revolution, the October Revolution, the first period of Soviet power, the German occupation, the second phase of Soviet rule (March through August 1919), the regime of White Army general Denikin, and the final establishment of Soviet rule. The plates show major political figures and committees, as well as broadsides of the period.

One of 1500 copies printed.

As of September 2022, KVK, OCLC show one copy, in North America.

Book ID: 52388

Price: $950.00