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    Anyone know anything about this??? d2c13a937

    A Serbian book about the Ripper fro the 1920s in 10 volumes!
    The description reads:

    You are bidding on extremely rare complette set of 10 books
    [Jack The Ripper,
    mysterious women killer in London].
    Džek Trbosek, tajanstveni ubilac Ženskinja u Londonu
    (in cirillyc)
    Gvido Fels (Guido Fels).
    This is extremely rare first Serbian edition, second printing in 1920s.
    There is no copies recorded in Serbian public or private libraries.
    Translated into Serbian language by Nikola Jov. Protić and published by Rajković i Djuković, Beograd, Terazije.
    Later cloth biding.
    In good condition.
    Printed in Belgrade, Serbia in 1920s.
    Vol. 1: pp. 298.
    Vol. 2: pp. 326.
    Vol. 3: pp. 314.
    Vol. pp. 334
    Vol. 5: pp. 327 with 8 illustrations.
    Vol. 6: pp. 331 with 7 illustrations.
    Vol. pp.7 5 - 328 with 7 illustrations.
    Vol. 8: pp. 5 - 331 with 4 pictures.
    Vol. 9: pp. 5 - 324 with 8 illustrations.
    Vol. 10: pp. 422 with 5 pictures illustrations.
    Size: 12,1 x 17,6 cm.

  • #2
    12 illustrations are shown, of which this is one....


    • #3
      What a nice find, Chris
      Džek Trbosek is Jack the Ripper in Serbian.

      I'm going to take a gander at it on the link you posted.
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      • #4
        Hi How
        I am intrigued to say the least
        10 volumes???
        I have done a quick tally and the whole work is 3,335 pages with 43 illustrations.
        I wonder what on earth could fill that much!


        • #5

          After looking at the link, I noticed something a little odd.

          If the book was translated into Serbian, then check out this page because its in Cyrillic. I don't think Serbs write in Cyrillic, Russians do. Serbs write in Latin.

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          • #6
            Ill have to bow to your knowledge on that one :-)
            The info I included in my first post does say:

            [Jack The Ripper, mysterious women killer in London].
            Džek Trbosek, tajanstveni ubilac Ženskinja u Londonu
            (in cirillyc)

            which confirms the Cyrillic point you made.
            Wiki has this to say:
            The Cyrillic alphabet is seen as being more traditional, and has official status in Serbia (designated in the Constitution as the "official script", compared to Serbian Latin's status of "script in official use" designated by a lower-level act), Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro (besides Latin script). During the course of the 20th century the Latin alphabet has become more frequently used, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
            The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet was one of the two official scripts used to write the Serbo-Croatian language in Yugoslavia since its inception in 1918, despite attempts by King Alexander I to abolish the Cyrillic version


            • #7

              One final comment.
              I sent this to the seller...I tried to leave it on Ebay...but I believe it went directly to the seller.

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              • #8
                Good one Chris.
                So the Serbs did use Cyrillic back when this book was written.
                Thanks for that amigo.

                Which will be a task for the person who purchases it. They've got to tangle with this:
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                • #9
                  Thanks How
                  For any who can read Cyrillic here is a clearer copy of the title page

                  Here's a copy of the Russian cyrillic language ( it might work here, I dunno........) HB


                  • #10
                    Chris :

                    The title does say Džek Trbosek...

                    Free Serbian Cyrillic keyboard :

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                    • #11
                      Now we're cooking with rac, Chris...

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                      • #12
                        It would be hilarious if this book provided some significant new information.

                        And wouldn't it be a hoot if it contained some hitherto unknown photographs?

                        Good find, Chris.


                        • #13
                          Hello Chris, How,

                          I work with a few people that can translate both types of languages.. but to be on the safe side, I have sent a few questions to the seller as well-

                          Hello there,

                          Just a couple of questions, I would be most obliged if you could answer the following:-

                          Can you please confirm that all 10 volumes refer entirely to the subject of "Jack the Ripper"?

                          Would you please give a brief summary of the contents, for clarity as to the type of work this is? (Non-fiction/direct quotes from involved persons in the case/fiction?

                          If this does not recieve any bids, will you consider an offer below the stated asking price?

                          best wishes

                          I will try to get one of my colleagues to take a look at it today, and see what he thinks this is all about.

                          best wishes

                          from was written in the stars


                          • #14
                            Given the length of this work, I wonder if it's a translation of James Middleton's Jack, O Estripador: Grande Romance de Actualidade, Illustrado com Gravuras (1889) fictional five volume, 2000+page book.

                            I can't image this Serbian published work being anything other than fictional at ten volumes.




                            • #15


                              Guido Fels was apparently the pseudonyme of Paul Walter none the less.