EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL PRINTED BROADSIDE FROM THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
DENIKIN, Anton Ivanovich. General Denikin o zemel’nom voprosie. No place, circa 1919. Broadside, measuring 12 by 18 inches, printed on recto only. $1800.
Rare original printed broadside issued by the anti-Bolshevik General Anton Ivanovich Denikin. Of extreme rarity.
From 1918 to 1920, Denikin was the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of South Russia and was responsible for civil administration in the areas occupied by his armies. He led successful campaigns in the Caucasus and the Ukraine and came within 250 miles of Moscow before being repelled by the Bolshevik forces. Denikin himself is not thought to have favored a return to a monarchy but instead advocated a unified Russian state whose form would be determined at a Constituent Assembly following the “White” victory. This brought him into conflict with the nationalist independence movements in southern Russia, and he wasted resources fighting such movements in Azerbaijan and Georgia. This broadside is the first printing (in large format for posting) of General Denikin’s agrarian program, which was carried out in the regions of southern Russia under his jurisdiction. This broadside printing preceding the publication, along with “General Denikin o rabochem voprosie” in the pamphlet “Za chto my boremsia” (The Aims of our Struggle). Text in Russian. Postnikov 4922.
Fragile broadside split along fold lines into four pieces. Exceptionally rare.