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Will - o' - the - Wisp; Peter the Painter and the Anti - Tsarist Terrorists in Britain and Australia

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Title:Will - o' - the - Wisp; Peter the Painter and the Anti - Tsarist Terrorists in Britain and Australia
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.10)
Book ID:SB00-0100247
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1983
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Oxford University Press, 1983, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

131pp., preface, footnotes, rouge's gallery, select bibliography and index. Text illustrated by contemporary black and white photographs. Coloured endpapers. Black boards with gilt writing on spine. The corners are slightly rubbed as are the head and the heel of the spine. Previous owners name on the ffep. The author's name has been misspelt on the title page and there is a sticker, with the correct spelling, overlaying the misspelling. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing 'Peter the Painter', black background with white and red writing on the front panel and on spine. Bottom right-hand corner of the front panel is slightly rubbed. There is also slight rubbing of the back panel. This is the story of a group of terrorists, who after 1905 abortive revolution in Russia, fled to England. While in England, under their leader, Peter the Painter, they engaged in spectacular and violent crimes. When the group finally broke up some of the members fled to Australia thereby causing a major revision of Australian immigration policy and not to mention xenophobia within the staid populace of Australia. But throughout all the upheaval the leader remains an enigma, in this book the author has tried to address this very enigma. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics -- Australian; History -- British; ISBN: 0195544196. ISBN/EAN: 9780195544190. Inventory No: 0100247.
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