Kubanskoe Kazachestvo. “Les Cosaques de Kuban”. Istoriko-literaturnyi i illiustrirovannyi zhurnal [The Cuban Cossacks. A historical literary and illustrated journal]; Nos. 1–2 (of three published).

Paris: Obshchestvo revnitelei Kubani, 1931. Octavo (24.7 × 18 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; 32, [2] pp. Illustrations throughout. Traces of former binding to spine of one issue; holes from binding to both issues; slightly resized to binding; else about very good. Item #6726

Two issues (of the three published) of the highly esteemed, though short-lived émigré publication of the Kuban Cossacks in France. The historian Irina Gorlova writes: “Among the impressive abundance of Cossack periodicals of the two interwar decades, the journal favorably distinguished itself through a good selection of authors, high-quality materials and a general high culture of the publication. This is explained by the fact that the Society of the adherants of Kuban acted as the publisher, uniting the amateur military historians of Kuban in emigration, and that the magazine was edited by the “College of Kuban Cossacks” with the active participation of the International Union of Kuban Writers and Journalists.” In addition to comissioned articles and literary sketches, the issues contain abundant historical material, photographs, maps and reminiscences gathered by the journal editors through an open call, included on the last page of the publication. The journal ceased publication due to the internal conflict within the International Union of Kuban Writers and Journalists. Of special literary and historical interest are essays by S. A. Fedotov, F. Eliseev, A. Medianika, Gen. Lomako. KVK and OCLC show complete sets (nos. 1–3) only at Indiana and UNC, with NYPL and the British Library holding only the first issue.

Price: €350.00