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L'Industrie Pétrolière en U.R.S.S.

Paris: Le Courrier [sic.] des Pétroles (Société d'Editions Techniques), 1929 Stock Code: 123983
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First and only edition, uncommon WorldCat locates just four copies, three of them in France. Special issue produced by Le Courrier des Pétroles, "the weekly journal for economic and political financial information on all matters relating to oil, liquid fuels and the mining industry" covering developments in the Soviet oil industry: "Russian oil is on the agenda. In spite of world-wide campaigns on the question of whether the Soviet government was entitled to exploit ancient concessions and to sell the oil drawn from them Russian oil plays a role on the world market the importance of which is increasing every day" (introduction). Contains articles on the Soviet petrol industry in 1927 and 1928; the role and development of the Soviet Syndicat du Naphte; Russian petrol in France, Germany, and Great Britain; and pieces on "La région pétrolifère de Bakou" and Grozny by the deputy directors of Azneft and Grozneft; concluding with a survey of the major works undertaken by Soviet syndicates '27-8. Attractive contemporary source.

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Quarto, 36-pages. Wire-stitched in the original pictorial self wrappers.


Profusely illustrated from photographs.


wrappers a little rubbed and soiled, some splits and chips to the fore-edge now professionally restored, staples renewed, marginal browning of the text-block, first few leaves lightly soiled in the fore-margin, and with a few short splits, neatly repaired, but overall very good.


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