Prague: Izd. red. zhurn. "Vol'noe Kazachestvo", 1931. 12mo (15 × 11.5 cm). Original staple-stitched blue wrappers; 48,  pp. Very minor soil to wrappers; very good or better.
Rare Cossack-related publication, issued by the "Vol'noe Kazachestvo" (Free Cossacks) movement when Prague was still a key center of Russian emigre and especially Cossack life. Balinov's essay, which is primarily concerned with the origin and nature of the Cossacks, is here reprinted after its publication in the movement's journal (Vol'noe Kazachestvo). Balinov, like a few others active in Prague, was a Cossack of Kalmyk origin and a defender of the thesis that the Cossacks were not a purely Slavic people descended from the people of Muscovy, but combined groups of Mongol origin. Not in Savine. Rare; KVK, OCLC show four copies in North America, at Hoover, UNC Chapel Hill, Toronto, and Wisconsin-Madison).
Book ID: P002968