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Allen, Julian.  Autocrasy in Poland and Russia; or, a Description of Russian Misrule in Poland, and an Account of the Surveillance of Russian Spies at Home and Abroad. Including the Experience of an Exile  Wiley: New York, 1854.  Cloth octavo; 200 pages; head and foot of spine chipping, short German vocabulary list written on endpapers, good condition overall. The title says it all, a history of Russian oppression of Poland, written by an exile in the United States.        $30.00

Berciu, Dumitru.  Romania  New York: Praeger, 1967.  Cloth octavo; 215 pages; b&w photos, maps, line drawings; very good condition with jacket. Survey of the archaeology of Romania through the Second Iron Age        $10.00

Borbiro, Virgil and Istvan Vallo.  Gyor: Varosepitestortenete  Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1956.  Cloth quarto; 324 pages; 221 illustrations (mostly photos); 4 maps; text entirekly in Hungarian except for 7 page summary in German; very good condition in slightly crumpled jacket. A very thorough architectural history of the city of Gyor.        $30.00

Bossert, Helmuth Theodor.  Ornamente der Volkskunst: Gewebe, Teppiche, Stickereien  Tčbingen: Wasmuth , 1949 .  Cloth folio; 21 text pages, 40 leaves of color plates; very good condition in lightly chipped jacket. This volume from Bossert's monumental work on European folk art is devoted to weaving, carpets, and embroidery.        $25.00

Clark, Charles Upson.  Greater Roumania  New York: Dodd Mead, 1922.  Cloth octavo; 476 pages; numerous b&w photo plates; very good condition in good dust jacket        $60.00

Devine, Alexander.  Montenegro in History, Politics and War  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1918.  Cloth octavo; 140 pages; very good condition with pictorial dust jacket. First edition        $65.00

Farnam, Ruth S..  A Nation at Bay: What an American Woman Saw and Did in Suffering Serbia  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1918.  Cloth octavo; 229 pages, b&w photo plates; very good condition. Inscibed by author to H. Gideon Wells, pioneer in immunology and pathology        $25.00

Fletcher, Margaret.  Sketches of Life and Character in Hungary  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1892 .  Illustrated cloth cover; viii, 248 pages; text illustrations throughout; near fine condition. Two young Englishwomen clearly enjoying themselves; a chatty travelogue with charming text illustrations        $50.00

Iorga, N..  A History of Roumania: Land, People, Civilisation  New York: Dodd, Mead, [1925].  Large octavo; 284 pages; very good condition in good dust jacket        $47.50

Lachner, Carl.  Geschichte der Holzbaukunst in Deutschland. II. Teil: Der suddeutsche Standerbau und der Blockbau  Leipzig: E.A. Seemann, 1887.  Quarter-leather quarto; 132 pages; 161 wood engravings in text; one original etching by B. Mannfeld after F. Ewerbeck; ex-library (deaccessioned) with stamps on half-titles and several margins, including the etching. Part two only of Lachner's "Geschichte der Holzbaukunst in Deutschland: ein Versuch." Detailed studies on half-timber construction in southern Germany and timber blockhouse construction. The second study focuses on wooden church construction from Scandinavia to the Carpathians, with a small section on secular log construction        $35.00

Mano-Zisi, George and Ljubisa Popovic.  Novi Pazar: The Illyrian-Greek Find  Belgrade: National Museum, 1969.  Quarto, wraps; 132 pages text, half in Serbian, half in English; 39 photo plates (9 color), foldout-map; top edge a little crumpled, very good overall. Detailed description of burial hoard dating from approximately 5-600 BCE, containing both indigenous Illyrian artifacts and Greek "imports".        $15.00

Mrlian, Rudolf.  Slowakische Volkskunst II: Keramik, Schnitzerei, Malerei  Bratislava: Tatran, 1954.  Cloth quarto; 34 pages text (German); 40 tipped-in color plates, 388 b&w plates; inner hinge starting, contents in very good condition, jacket has 3x3 inch piece missing from from panel. Wonderful collection of ceramics, woodcarving and painting (mostly reverse on glass). Companion volume to "Volkskunst in der Slowakei", 1953, which covered architecture, costumes and embroidery.        $30.00

Muller, Georg.  Die Fibel mit ungeschlagenem Fuss in Ungarn und Siebenburgen  Weimar: Bohlaus Nachfolger, 1931.  Octavo pamphlet; 23 pages, including 5 pages of line drawings; institutional stamps, good condition. Study of fibulae found in Hungary and Transylvania, generally dating from the first few centuries C.E. Doctoral dissertation of ethnic German from Transylvania studying in Berlin.        $5.00

Skrobucha, Heinz.  Icons in Czechoslovakia  London: Hamlyn, 1971.  Cloth quarto; 60 tipped-in color plates with facing full page description; very good condition with dust jacket. A rather varied assembly of icons: about half are Greek or Russian icons in state collections and the other half are indigenous Ruthenian icons from eastern Slovakia.        $30.00

Swire, J..  Bulgarian Conspiracy  London: Robert Hale, 1939.  Cloth octavo, 356 pages; book is in very good condition, dust jacket as 1.5 inch piece missing from bottom of spine. History of modern Bulgaria, with focus on the terror wrought by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization. Author was expelled from Bulgaria in 1935 after three years of reporting from there.        $65.00

Szweykowski, Zygmunt, Editor.  Muzyka w dawnym Krakowie  Krakow: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1964.  Cloth quarto; xxxiv, 328 pages; 43 photo plates; very good condition with jacket that has a few bumps and tears. A collection of music of all types--popular and classical, sacred and secular-- from Krakow during the 15th through 18th centuries. Introductory text, notes, and photo captions in Polish; abridged introductory text in English. Published for the 600th anniversary of the Jagiellonian University.        $15.00

Theodorescu, Razvan and Ioan Oprea.  Piatra Trei Ierarhilor  Bucharest: Meridiane, 1979.  Cloth quarto; 188 pages; text in Rumanian and French; b&w and color photos throughout; very good condition in chipped jacket. Study of the Trei Ierarhilor monastery in Jassy, Romania, focusing on the incredible stonecarving.        $15.00

Wojaka, Slawomira.  Kazimierz  Warsaw: Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1987.  Cloth quarto; 56 text pages; 170 pages of b&w illustrations, including lots of old photos; very good condition with jacket. Illustrated history of Kazimierz from its founding as a separate city through its absorption by the city of Cracow and its emergence as Cracow's Jewish ghetto. Full text and captions in both Polish and English.        $17.50

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