Lot 355:

[KORNILOV SHOCK BRIGADE] - KRITSKII, M.A. (Editor).

500 700
Kornilovskii Udarnyi Polk [The Kornilov Shock Brigade]. Parizh, 1936. Description: 8vo. 229 pp., with photographic plates. Original printed wrappers, a bit stained and rubbed. FIRST EDITION OF THIS CELEBRATED WORK, THE FIRST IN-DEPTH HISTORY OF THE KORNILOV SHOCK TROOPS, edited in part by cavalry of cer and Soviet double agent Nikolai Skoblin. Due to its subject matter and content, this work has long been a much sought after work - Savine calls it "an exceptional rarity". One of 500 copies. The Kornilov was the last regiment created before the Bolsheviks came to power and one of the very rst to form a part of the Volunteer Army. It went on to become the most celebrated ghting force in Deni- kin’s army, providing him with much-needed experience and unquestioning loyalty.
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