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Armenia and the diaspora…
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1. 37th anniversary of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Cross Church. Los Angeles, CA: the Church, 1959.
97p., wraps, very good, text mostly in Armenian. (#171945)
2. Ararat. A quarterly magazine. Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 1960). New York: Armenian General Benevolent Union
of America, 1960. 56p., 8.5x11 inches, corner of back cover torn, not affecting text. Thoroughly illustrated; wraps
moderately worn. (#139024)
Magazine of Armenian history, culture and arts.
3. The Armenian genocide: news accounts from the American press: 1915-1922. Fourth edition. Richmond,
CA: Heritage; Distributed by the Armenian Genocide Resource Center, 2005. xxii, 36, 392 p., as new, wraps with
clear plastic covers, 8.5x11 inches. (#190469)
Collected accounts from contemporary news reports, missionary journals, etc, with introductory materials.
4. Astuatsashunch Matean Hin ew Nor Ktakaranats` est chshgrit t`argmanut`ean nakhneats` merots`.
Hamematut`eamb ebrayakan ew hunakan bnagrats`. Constantinople: Tpagrut`iwn G. Paghtatlian, 1895. 8, 986,
280 p., bound in leather, edges worn, gift inscription from R. Tateossian, together with an English letter from him
laid in; occasional Armenian pen marginalia in text. Front hinge is starting to crack. (#154910)
Armenian-language Bible.
5. Communist takeover and occupation of Armenia. Special report no. 5 of the Select Committee on
Communist Aggression, House of Representatives, eighty-third Congress, second session, under authority of H.
Res. 346 and H. Res. 438. Washington DC, 1955. vii, 16p., very good in wraps. (#181037)
6. The Handbook of Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church:
Armenian and English. Paris: C. Nercès, 1926. 71p., wraps (apparently rebound). Armenian and English on
facing pages. (#181005)
7. Setting the Record Straight on Armenian propaganda against Turkey. Washington DC: Assembly of Turkish
American Associations, 1982. Unpaginated, about 16p., news stories, text and brief bibliography; staplebound
8.3x5.4 inch plain printed self-wraps, staples have a touch of rust, a very good copy. Laid in is an annotated
reading list (2p.) "Books on the Turkish-Armenian Conflict," augmenting the bibliography. (#176568)
The typeset "Armenian Question Bibliography" herein makes no mention of Toynbee. The typed reading list laid
in, however, does so, citing Toynbee's 1922 Western Question in Greece and Turkey, but not his 1916 genocide
survey; the annotator blandly maintains the 1922 book to be "an effort to redeem himself" from earlier
8. The St. Mary's Chapel and the
Seminary of the Great House of Cilicia.
Bikfaya, Lebanon [Internal title: Alpom
Metsi Tann Kilikioy Kat`oghikosut`ean
ew dprevank`in / Album of the Holy See
of the Cilician Catholicate and its
seminary.]. Antelias, Lebanon: [the
Catholicate], 1959. Unpaginated spiralbound
booklet, numerous black and white photos,
text in both Armenian and English. Minor
edge wear, very good. (#180965) $35.00
9. Technicalities, June, 1927, published
annually by the associated students of the
Fresno technical high school. Volume IV.
Fresno: the school, 1927. 140p., glossy paperstock throughout, the usual formatting of mugshots, group pix,
amateur sketch illustrations, ads. 10.5 x 8 inch oilcloth boards decorated in blind and silver, a bit edgeworn but
sound. Scattered autographs (northern European names only), and a leaf with extra photos is laid in amongst the
senior pictures. (#94554)
In "Football squad," a single photo, out of 22 members five have easily recognizable Armenian surnames, one of
whom is also represented in dramatic productions.
10. Ambartsumian, V.A. Tiezerk`i evolyuts`iayi problemnere: mijazgayin astghagitakan hamagumarnerum u
gitazhoghovnerum kardats`ats zekuyts`neri ev eluyt`neri zhoghovatsu. Erevan: Haykakan SSH GA
hratarakch`ut`yun, 1968. 292p., very good hardcover; inscribed in Armenian by the author; text in Armenian.
Hardcover. (#171030)
Astronomical work on the evolution of the universe.
11. American Church Committee for Armenia. To the Secretary of State of the United States of America, a
petition from the American Clergy on behalf of the Armenian Cause. New York: American Church
Committee for Armenia, [1949]. Four panel brochure, paper lightly browned, 3.75x8.5 inches. (#148087) $15.00
12. American Church Committee for Armenia. Twenty thousand clergymen for Armenia. Report on the
deputation of the American Church Committee for Armenia to the US Department of State. New York: the
Committee, [1948-?]. 16p., very good in wraps. Date of the report is 1948, but the pamphlet may have been
printed slightly later. (#180982)
In addition to the report, includes text of a petition calling on the UN to take up the Armenian question. Small
map depicts the historical maximum extent of Armenia as compared with modern borders of Iran, Turkey, and the
13. Arak's. P'ot'orkits heto. Erevan: Sovetakan Grogh, 1980. 569p., green boards, spine slightly sloped.
Collection of works by the Armenian writer; text in Armenian.
14. Arzrouni, Arthur. My sister is my wife. New York: Vantage Press, 1961. 247p., very good first edition stated
in cloth and edgeworn and chipped dj with price intact. (#149386)
Self-published anti-communist novel tells the tale of two Armenian orphans separated by the Communists who
meet years later and marry unaware that they are siblings.
15. Avakian, Bob. If there is to be a revolution, there must be a revolutionary party. Chicago: RCP
Publications, 1982. 74p., wraps. (#132586)
Explains the RCP's claim to vanguard status. One chapter gives lessons of the Iranian revolution. Avakian, the
Armenian-American head of the Revolutionary Communist Party, was at the time in self-imposed exile in France.
16. Avakian, Lindy V. The cross and the crescent. Los Angeles : DeVorss & Company, 1965. 309 p., very good
hardcover with heavily edge-chipped and torn dj depicting an Islamic sword bloodily piercing a Christian cross,
while Jesus stands over a field of skulls. Issued on the 50th anniversary of the Turkish genocide against the
Armenians, which claimed two of the author's aunts. (#140002)
Novelized story of Solomon Tehlirian, with depictions of brutal Turks wantonly slaying defenseless Armenians.
Based on interviews with survivors and historical documents. Californian Armenian-American author.
17. Azizian, A.K. O rabote I.V. Stalina Natsionalnyi vopros i leninizm: stenogramma publichnoi lektsii,
prochitannoi v Tsentralnom lektorii Obshchestva v Moskve. Moscow: Pravda, 1949. 37p., wraps. Armenian
author. (#122287)
18. Badalyan, Hayk Simoni. Hayots tomari patmutyun. Eravan: Haykakan SSH Gitutyunneri Akademiayi
Hratarakchutyun, 1976. 153p., wraps, spine curled slightly, cover edgeworn, corners heavily bumped. Text in
Armenian. (#139034)
On the history of the Armenian calendar.
19. Baghdasaryane, S.B., ed. Veratsnvats hayrenik'e ev sp'yurk'e: payk'ar hanun khaghaghut'yan ev
arajadimut'yan: nyut'er sp'yurk'ahayut'yan nerkayats'uts'ich'neri hamazhoghovi (24-26 noyemberi 1980). Erevan:
Hayastan, 1982. 213 p., red boards with gilt titles, several B&W photos of conference delegates, including one
with a huge Lenin portrait in the background. (#139205)
Conference report, text in Armenian.
20. Barsamian, Khajag. A pastoral letter to the Armenian faithful. New York: St. Vartan Press, 1995. 43p.,
very good in wraps. Paperback. (#180973)
21. Basralian, Dickran. Chants and anthems of the Armenian Apostolic Church of the divine liturgy and
other sacred services. Miami Shores, FL: the author, 1979. 154p., very good in wraps, plastic comb binding; a
reprint of the 1959 original. (#180968)
22. Buel, Elizabeth C. Barney, comp. Dzernamatean Miatseal Nahangats: i gitutiwn gaghtakanats ew
otarakanats. Washington: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1927. 114p., wraps; ex-library with usual
stamps, small stain on edge of textblock. Several black and white photos, map. (#151058)
Armenian-language edition of the handbook for immigrants produced by the Daughters of the American
23. Galoyan, G.A. Patmutyan karughinerum: azatagrvats zhoghovrdi veratsnunde. Erevan: Hayastan, 1982.
461p., green boards with gilt titles, very good. Text in Armenian. (#139019) $18.00
Includes brief English summary, "On the crossroads of history: revival of the liberated people." Endpapers
decorated with hammer and sickle motif over mountains of Armenia, symbolizing Soviet liberation.
24. Georgean, Hayastan. Vishapneri ashkharhum. Vienna: Mes Amis; Hratarakutʻiwn "Im Barekamneri", 1934.
181p., very good hardcover with depiction of a sword-wielding nude figure on horseback galloping into a
mountain pass; text in Armenian. Inscribed on front free endpaper. (#186768)
“In the Land of Dragons,” on the Russo-Japanese war.
25. Granian, Puzant. Amboghjakan erker. North Hollywood, CA: the author, 1981. 473p., wraps, gift
inscription on title page, apparently by the author; “perfectbound” with spine showing some creases, one page
starting to loosen. (#186763)
26. Granian, Puzant [Biwzand Kranean]. Hayastan ew Hayĕ. Los Angeles: the author, 1977. 128p., stiff wraps,
gift inscription on flyleaf, text in Armenian.; spine slightly sloped. Was translated into English as "My land, my
people." (#187285)
Combining memoir and essay, this work by an Armenian-American author from Los Angeles was written after a
1974 return visit to Armenia under Soviet rule.
27. Hamastegh. Aghotaran. Beirut, Lebanon: Hamazgayin, 1957. 88p., dark maroon cloth boards, 9.5x7 inches,
gift inscription on title page, corners bumped, endpapers slightly yellowed, otherwise very good. Text in
Armenian. (#139037)
Hamastegh, born in Western Armenia under Ottoman rule, immigrated to the US and lived in New York at the
time of publication.
28. Hay Krt'akan Himnarkut'iwn. Tan tikine. New York: Koch'nak tparan, 1928. 15p., wraps separating from
staples. Tetrashar Hay Krt'akan himnarkut'ean; 1. (#143426)
Text in Armenian.
29. Karapetian, Ruben Arshamovich . Stepanos Nazaryants, pilisopayakan hayatsknere. Eravan: Aiastan,
1976. 232p., green clothbacked boards lightly worn. Text in Armenian. (#139020)
30. Keshishian, James Mark. Inscribed Armenian Rugs of Yesteryear. Washington DC: Near Eastern Art
Research Center, 1994. 256p., hardcover with dj, 12.25x9.25 inches, very good. (#126116)
Thoroughly illustrated, many photos in color.
31. Mamajanyan, Ashot. Ashot Mamajanyan. Erevan: Hayastan, 1976. 120p., very good hardcover in edgeworn
dj. Black and white photos of the artist's work. (#181011)
32. Mamean, Arsen. Hushamatean Ter Nerses Arkʻepiskopos Melikʻ Tʻangeani:
tsnndean 102 ew mahwan 20 ameaki artʻiw. Tehran: Alik'; ; Armenian Prelacy, 1968.
316p., lightly worn wraps, relevant news clippings laid in and a copy of a photo of T’angean
taped inside front cover. (#186765)
Includes black and white photos of the religious Armenian community in Iran.
33. Manoogian, Torkom. Rest service of the Armenian Church. New York: St. Vartan's
Press, 1981. ISBN: 0934728089. 62p., very good in wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Includes musical
notation. (#180998)
34. Matthews, Thomas F. and Avedis K. Sanjian. Armenian gospel iconography; the tradition of the Glajor
gospel. Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1991. ISBN: 0884021831. xxii,
246p., line maps, diagrams and other critical apparatus, plus unpaginated appendices of color plates, b&w's and
"comparative illustrations" amounting to another 150 pages. First edition 12x9 inch cloth boards gilt in glossy
color dj, a fine unblemished copy just out of its original shrinkwrap. (#173117)
35. Missirlian, Harry M. Treasures in earthen vessels; short essays of inspiration
comfort and joy. Fresno: The Armenian Evangelical Union of North America,
1988. xviii.63p., preface, bios, introduction, index, light cup-ring stain on cover
otherwise very good first edition in wraps. (#146560)
Christian stories illustrating the faith of the Armenian Evangelicals.
36. Mushegian, Khachatur Artashesovich. Monetnye klady Armenii. Erevan:
Izd-vo AN Armianskoi SSR, 1973. 183p., plus plates with black and white photos
of 372 coins, fold-out map; very good hardcover in edgeworn dj. Text in Armenian
and Russian. (#181002)
37. Nairts’i, Lewon. Hnatsʻats erger. Paris: Navarre,
1929. 62p., wraps, clerical edges mildly worn, interior
pages very good. Poetry in Armenian. (#186769)
38. Nercessian, Y T. Armenian numismatic bibliography and literature. Los
Angeles: Armenian Numismatic Society, 1984. 729p., very good hardcover. Special
publication no. 3. (#161105)
By one of the foremost experts in Armenian coins.
39. Paelian, Garabed H. and Frances. Anahid . . . and there was light. Los Angeles:
DeVorss & Co., 1956. 240p., very good first edition in cloth and gilt and worn,
chipped dj. Inscribed and signed by the father/daughter co-authors. (#139398) $25.00
Historical fiction about the birth of the first Christian Nation, Armenia.
40. Perperean, Shahan R. [Shahan Berberian]. Patmut‘iwn imastasirut‘ean. Antilias, Lebanon: Hratarakut‘iwn
Kilikioy Kat‘oghikosut‘ean Dprevank‘i, 1977. 293p., very good in wraps. (#187235)
41. Poladian, Antranik. Khrimean Hayrik: (mahuan 50-rd tarelits`in art`iw). New York: Central Committee,
Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Death of Khrimian Hairig, 1957. 79p., very good in wraps,
text mostly in Armenian with a short English section. (#180991)
Biography of the "Eagle of Vasbouragan."
42. Sarafian, Kevork Avedis. Goharner azgeru grakanut'enen. Beirut: Mshak, 1959. 220p., pictorial wraps,
edge tears on back cover and top of spine. (#146046)
Student's glossary and cursive guide laid in.
43. Sassouni, G.; editor. Bagin: amsagir grakanu-tʹean ew aruesti. No. 6/7, 1972.
Beirut: G. Sassouni, 1972. 128p., very good in wraps. Double issue of the Armenian
cultural journal published in Lebanon. Portrait of Paruyr Sevak smoking on cover.
44. Shakhkian, Garnik Smbati . Sovetakan hayastani chartarapetakan
hushardzannere: ughets`uyts` / Arkhitekturnye pamiatniki Sovetskoi Armenii:
putevoditel’ / Architectural monuments in the Soviet Armenia: guidebook.
Erevan: IPO "Parberakan", 1989. 63 p., [96] p. of plates, very good hardcover; with
gift inscription in English by four members of the Armenian Red Cross dated 1993
45. Shiraz, Hovhannes. Siamantʻo ew Khajezare: poem. Beirut: Tparan Etvan,
1957. 48p., very good in wraps; front cover depicts hearts dripping blood on two
roses. Poetry in Armenian. Etvan hratarakutʻiwn, tʻiw 31. (#186767)
46. Shirvanzade. Eot' patmuatsk'ner. Boston:
Hairenik, 1920. 140p., wraps edgeworn, small tears on
spine, interior clean. (#143418) $35.00
Armenian-language fiction.
47. Surmelian, Leon Z. Dzez em dimum, tikinner ev
paronner. Erevan: Sovetakan Grogh, 1980. 303p.,
frontis portrait, brown boards with mildly edgeworn but bright dj. (#139197)
Armenian edition of "I ask you, ladies and gentlemen," published in New York in
1945, a novel dealing with the aftermath of the Armenian genocide.
48. T’umanyan, Hovhannes. Zhoghovrdakan erger:
poemner. Patuatsner. Venetik [Venice]: S. Ghazar, 1944. 109p., wraps; a Soviet
postage stamp depicting the poet has been taped to the front endpaper, ownership
signature above. Armenian poetry. Grakan tsʻolkʻer, 8. (#186761)
49. Tourian, Leon. The handbook of divine liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic
Holy Church. Armenian and English. Boston: Baikar Association, 1931. 88p., very
good hardcover, corners slightly shelfworn. (#180972) $15.00
50. Tserents, [Hovsep Shishmanean]. T'oros Lewoni. Boston: Perperean Gratun /
H.G. Berberian, 1917. 305p., edgeworn green boards stained on front cover,
endpapers foxed, interior clean, spine sound. (#143407) $25.00
Armenian-language novel.
51. Vertanes, Charles A. Armenia reborn. New York: The Armenian National Council of America, 1947. xxii,
216p. including photos, large folded map in the back ("Boundaries between Armenia and Turkey"), rear joint split
most of its length, spine faded, worn and frayed at the ends. (#112658) $15.00
52. Yardemian, Dajad. San Lazzaro Island: the Monastic Headquarters of the Mekhitarian Order. San Lazzaro,
Venice, Italy: Mekhitarian Educational Foundation, 1990. 134p., wraps, very good. (#139212)
Thoroughly illustrated discussion of the tiny Venetian island that hosts the congregation of Benedictine monks of
the Armenian Catholic Church.
53. Yarjanian, Adom. Hogevarki ev Huisi Jaher. Paris: Hamazgayin Tparan,
1907. 63p., wraps completely detached but present, edge-chipped; text in
Armenian. (#143433)
Lengthy poem, known in English as "Torches of agony and hope."
54. Zarean, Kostan [Gostan Zarian]. Erekʻ
erger: aselu hamar vishte erkri ew vishte
erknkʻi. Vienna: Mkhitʻarean tparan, 1931.
ISBN: 5808405181. 143p., wraps, some
chipping of spine panel, part of which has been
repaired with glue; numbered copy (337)
The poet was a personal friend of Lenin in his Geneva days.

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