Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet Republiken. Reichsmesse Leipzig. Frühjahr 1941. n/a.
Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet Republiken. Reichsmesse Leipzig. Frühjahr 1941
Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet Republiken. Reichsmesse Leipzig. Frühjahr 1941
Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet Republiken. Reichsmesse Leipzig. Frühjahr 1941

Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet Republiken. Reichsmesse Leipzig. Frühjahr 1941

Berlin: Handelsvertretung der UDSSR, 1941. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 46 (1)pp. Original white wraps with blind-embossed Russian National Coat of Arms and gilt lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Title page with national Coat of Arms printed in red. Text printed in red and black. Vanguard design of the catalog for the Soviet exhibition program at the Frühjahrs-Messe March 2–7, 1941, the last Leipzig international fair prior to the war. Illustrated with twenty-four b/w photographs, six of them photomontages, and various diagrams printed in red. This catalog is a documentation of Russian efforts to improve trade relations with Germany, some three months before Operation Barbarossa, the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941.

The catalog provides an overview of Russia, its territory, population, natural resources and industry, agriculture and transportation. It contains chapters on: Russia's "Third Five-Year Plan (1938–1942)," the USSR foreign trade including the activities of eight different Trade Unions, the Union for Tourism, the centralized organization representing all unions, the publishing and film industry, all with detailed contact information for their offices in Germany and Russia. Index at rear and pages 32–46 with advertisements. Text in German. Wraps lightly rubbed with light wear along edges, small chip at top of front cover, minor closed tear at top of back cover and two inch closed tear at tail of spine. Wraps in overall good+, interior in near fine condition. g+ to near fine. Item #47226

Price: $450.00

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