The first decade of independent modern Bulgaria in economic terms, 1892
Karl RAUSCH: BULGARIEN. Seine wirtschaftliche und finanzielle Entwicklung. [Bulgaria. Economic and Financial Development.] Wien: 1892.
Karl RAUSCH: BULGARIEN. Seine wirtschaftliche und finanzielle Entwicklung. [Bulgaria. Economic and Financial Development.] Nach officiellen Publicationen [According to official publications]. Wien: Braumüller (Waldheim) 1892.
8to. 87 pages. Contemporary quarter calf with ornamental gilt spine title on black leather labels, gilt framing, marbled boards, gilt top edge and end papers with multicolour pattern.
First and only edition of this particularly rare, comprehensive account on the first decade of independent modern Bulgaria, written from an Austrian political and economic perspective.
Contents: The study contains chapters about foreign trade, transport, the monetary system, budget and macroeconomic information.
Provenance: Hungarian scholar Gusztav Habermann, with his pictorial ex libris on inner front board and his hand-written signature on title page.
Condition: Binding at edges and corners slightly rubbed, paper slightly time-stained, otherwise very fine indeed.
Rarity: Hard to find nowadays, no auction results at APO since 1988.