Our specialities cover everything related to the former Russian Empire and its neighbouring regions, from Eastern Europe to Alaska, through the Caucasus and Central Asia – travel, exploration, history, literature, arts, avant-garde etc., in emigration too. Occasionally other works which take our fancy. We focus on rare editions and quality copies, without the usual significant condition issues often met with Russian books.
BULGAKOV, Mikhail,Belaia Gvardiia, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, 1971. An attractive example, with the rare original dustjacket, of the second complete 'tamizdat' edition of the Bulgakov's first novel. Read More
[ROMANOVS],Four Ceremonials, Skt. Peterburg & Moskva, 1882, 1889, , 1902. Uncommon luxurious full cream calf binding for the wedding of two first cousins of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II - together with three other ceremonials detailing important events in the close family of Alexander III. A fine group. Read More
[ROMANOVS],Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials, Skt. Peterburg & Moskva, 1896. Details of the processes of the coronation of the last Russian tsar, together with the list of important foreign attendees - including one volume more unusually luxuriously bound in full soft red calf gilt. Read More
ROZANOVA, Olga and Iosif SHKOLNIK (artists), David BURLIUK, Velimir KHLEBNIKOV and others,Soiuz molodezhi. 3, Usov, Mart 1913. With 11 plates by Rozanova and Shkolnik: Apleasant example of the main issue of this great 'magazine', a famous publication of the first Russian avant-garde association. Read More
BURLIUK, David, Aleksandra EKSTER, Maria VASILIEVA (artists) and Benedict LIVSHITS (author),Volchie solntse. Kniga stikhov vtoraia [v] "Futuristy", Kherson-Moskva, 1914. Warmly inscribed by Burliuk to "the best customer" Lev Grinkrug. First edition of this collection of futurist poetry, illustrated with plates by Burliuk and two famous Russian avant-garde female artists: Exter and Vasilieva. Read More