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OPRITS I.N. (1886-1964), AUTOGRAPH Of H.M. life-guard Cossack regiment in the years of revolution and civil war: 1917-1922.
Paris: ed. of V. Siaylsky, 1939. - , 366 p.: il., maps, schemes; 28, 5x20 cm. Number of copies - 400. In font publishing cover by artist S. Efremov with gold and silver embossing. Tear along the bottom margin of the front cover. Gift inscription by the author on the fly leaf: «To my Dear colleague in our foreign campaign Boris Pavlovich Shelyakin from the author. / I. Oprits. Courbevoie, France, 1938». The book contains three typewritten letters: 1) Appeal to the Leib-Cossacks on the decision to release the book of I. Oprits. Courbevoie. January 15, 1939 2) Appeal to the officers of the regiment, volunteers and members-competitors of the Museum with a request to purchase a book in order to use the revenues to make a first contribution to the printing house. 3) Appeal to fellow soldiers with the justification of the subscription price for the book. Provenance: Boris Shelyakin (1901-1958) - centurion (sotnik) of the life guard of the Cossack regiment, captain of the French army. A participant in the World I and Civil wars, he fought in the life guard of the Cossack regiment. St. George’s cavalier. At the end of 1920, he was promoted to major General. In 1921 he served in the life guard of the Cossack regiment on the island of Lemnos. In exile in France.