Russian missions during the First World War


Pol-veka tomu nazad

[Half Century Ago]

Publication: Monastery Press, Montreal, for North Am. Branch of the Order of Former Russian Military, New York, 1968.

NIKOLAEV, A.M, Pol-veka tomu nazad

An account of Russian diplomatic missions to the West during WWI. Fine example.

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Fine example of these “memoirs of a Russian War agent”, who gives here an account of his extensive missions during WWI: to the Western front in France, to London, and to New York and Washington.


Avenir Nizoff (a pianist who lived in Edmonton, Canada, in the second half of the 20th century, and gathered a large, wide-ranging library of Russian works, especially covering art, history and literature, with a strong representation of émigré works).

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Physical Description

Octavo, 343 pp. incl. half-title, title, portrait plate and section title.


Original publisher’s printed wrappers.


In fine condition, only with very light rubbing and a couple of pages with stains; last leaf with Nizoff’s typical pencil annotations of pages of interest.

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