"This is the child of my heart"

GONCHAROV, Ivan

Obryv [The Precipice]
£2,500

GONCHAROV, Ivan, Obryv

First edition in book form of this novel, Goncharov's last. A fresh, crisp example.

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French peasants in Russian literature

KOK, Pol de [Charles Paul de KOCK]

Monfermelskaia molochnitsa [La Laitière de Montfermeil]
£1,450

KOK, Pol de [Charles Paul de KOCK], Monfermelskaia molochnitsa

First Russian edition, rare, in an attractive copy. A great example of cross-cultural literary exchange at the time of some of the best Russian literature.

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Foreign aristocrats serving in Russia at the start of the 19th c.

OUVAROFF, Count [Sergei Semenovich UVAROV]

Stein and Pozzo di Borgo as portrayed by His Excellency Count Ouvaroff, Minister of Public Instuction in the Russian Empire
£395

OUVAROFF, Count [Sergei Semenovich UVAROV], Stein and Pozzo di Borgo as portrayed by His Excellency Count Ouvaroff, Minister of Public Instuction in the Russian Empire

Interesting historical sketch by and of important statesmen, here inscribed by the translator to Napoleon III. A rare essay.

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Crimean Greek antiquities in red morocco

ASHIK, Anton Baltazarovich

Vosporskoe tsarstvo s ego paleograficheskimi i nadgrobnymi pamiatnikami, raspisnymi vazami, planami, kartami i vidami [The Bosphorus Kingdom and its Palaeographic Monuments and Tombstones, Painted Vases, Plans, Maps and Views]
£4,750

ASHIK, Anton Baltazarovich, Vosporskoe tsarstvo s ego paleograficheskimi i nadgrobnymi pamiatnikami, raspisnymi vazami, planami, kartami i vidami

The first significant work on the Greek antiquities on the Black Sea shores. A complete copy of this famous archeological book finely produced in Odessa, here in a luxurious binding. With unusual provenance.

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Great copy with great provenance

HAMONIÈRE, G

Frantsuzskoi i rossiiskoi slovar. Vocabulaire français et russe
£1,950

HAMONIÈRE, G, Frantsuzskoi i rossiiskoi slovar. Vocabulaire français et russe
  Attractive example of this rare dictionary, finely printed the year of Napoelon's demise, and here with excellent provenance. Read More

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An "unsurpassed work of Russian and world literature" (Lenin)

DOSTOEVSKY, Fedor

Zapiski iz mertvago doma [Memoirs from the House of the Dead]
£6,750

DOSTOEVSKY, Fedor, Zapiski iz mertvago doma

First complete edition of Dostoevsky's famous work, here in a contemporary Russian binding and good condition.

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"The most popular edition [...] by the outstanding Ukrainian artist" (Lebedeva)

KOTLIAREVSKII, Ivan, Anatolii BAZYLEVYCH (artist)

Eneida [Aeneid]
£195

KOTLIAREVSKII, Ivan, Anatolii BAZYLEVYCH (artist), Eneida

"The father of modern Ukrainian literature" in a very visual interpretation during Soviet times, by an important Ukrainian artist. Very rare in the West.

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Reforming the laws of the empire

[LOPUKHIN, Prince Petr, and Nikolai NOVOSILTSEV]

Mémoire Presenté par le Ministère de la Justice Relativement à L'Organisation de la Comission des Lois [...] Suivi d'un Extrait des Rapports [...] sur les Travaux de Cette Commission. Première Partie [All published]
£5,750

[LOPUKHIN, Prince Petr, and Nikolai NOVOSILTSEV], Mémoire Presenté par le Ministère de la Justice Relativement à L'Organisation de la Comission des Lois [...] Suivi d'un Extrait des Rapports [...] sur les Travaux de Cette Commission. Première Partie [All published]

A fundamental work at the source of a clarification and homogenisation of the laws of the Russian empire at the turn of the 19th century. An excellent copy of this very rare publication: only one copy traced of this French issue of the first edition (Göttingen).

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Probably the first such work on the subject in Russia and the USSR

IAKOBZON, Liudvig Iakovlevich

Polovye rasstroistva u muzhchin: polovoe bessilie, muzhskoe besplodie, polovye izvrashcheniia [Sexual Disorders in Men: Sexual Impotence, Male Infertility, Sexual Perversions]
£2,250

IAKOBZON, Liudvig Iakovlevich, Polovye rasstroistva u muzhchin: polovoe bessilie, muzhskoe besplodie, polovye izvrashcheniia

Very rare first edition of this study covering many aspects, with few taboos and much nuance - a surprisingly complete, scholarly and cultured work on the subject. Of great rarity: no other copy traced.

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Rare and beautiful

F. J. E. de R***

Fables en vers
£3,500

F. J. E. de R***, Fables en vers

An exceptionnally rare French publication in Russia at the heart of the Golden Age and a few years before Custine's famous travel, with a long preface expressing the author's political views. With great provenance and finely bound.

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Extensive ethnography of the peoples of the Caucasus

ZICHY, Eugene [Jenő], Dr. Jean [Janos] JANKO and Dr. Bela POSTA

Kaukaìzuri eìs Közeìpaìzsiai utazaìsai. Voyages au Caucase et en Asie Centrale : La Migration de la race Hongroise [et] La Description des collections
£1,950

ZICHY, Eugene [Jenő], Dr. Jean [Janos] JANKO and Dr. Bela POSTA, Kaukaìzuri eìs Közeìpaìzsiai utazaìsai. Voyages au Caucase et en Asie Centrale : La Migration de la race Hongroise [et] La Description des collections

Fine copy of this great scholarly work on the population of the Caucasus, richly illustrated. First edition.

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Celebrated poetical tamizdat

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Rekviem [Requiem]
£750

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Rekviem

First edition of one of Akhmatova's greatest works.. An important tamizdat of one of the best Russian poets; one of 500 copies only.

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Russian fascist printing in Shanghai

BUTMI, N.A

Tainyia Obshchestva i Iudei [Secret Societies and the Jews]
£475

BUTMI, N.A, Tainyia Obshchestva i Iudei

Rare booklet of 'great Russian patriotism', covering one of the favorite themes of a part of the émigré community. Printed in China by Russians with Nazi sympathies.

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The first significant German-Russian dictionary

WEISMANN, Erich and others

Teutsch lateinisch und Russisches Lexicon, Samt Denen Anfangs-Gründen der Rußischen Sprache. Nemetsko-Latinskii i Ruskii Leksikon kupno s pervymi nachalami ruskago iazyka
£4,500

WEISMANN, Erich and others, Teutsch lateinisch und Russisches Lexicon, Samt Denen Anfangs-Gründen der Rußischen Sprache. Nemetsko-Latinskii i Ruskii Leksikon kupno s pervymi nachalami ruskago iazyka

Fresh example of this rare, imposing and early German-Latin-Russian dictionnary, one of only 11 Russian works printed in Russia that year. One of the earliest works in German printed in Russia.

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Pushkin's Russia in figures

ZIABLOVSKII, Evdokim

Rossiiskaia statistika [Statistics of Russia]
£1,750

ZIABLOVSKII, Evdokim, Rossiiskaia statistika

Fascinating read about Russia under Tsar Alexander I, the Russia which saw Napoleon, Krylov, Griboedov, Pushkin... Atrractive example of the first edition, with a wealth of information on all themes. Very rare in the West.

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One of the most famous and enduring conspiracy theories

[GORCHAKOV, M.K., Prince (publisher)]

Sionskie protokoly [The Protocols of Zion]
£650

[GORCHAKOV, M.K., Prince (publisher)], Sionskie protokoly

Paris edition of these famous 'protocols', here with its cover showing a "forbidden" photography of the "Jewish government in Russia", with Trotsky and Sverdlov in the front row.

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'South to the Great Steppe' - with his wife

ATKINSON, Thomas William

Oriental and Western Siberia: A narrative of seven years' explorations and adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and part of Central Asia
£850

ATKINSON, Thomas William, Oriental and Western Siberia: A narrative of seven years' explorations and adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and part of Central Asia

Pleasant copy of the first edition of this famous, extensive description of Central Asia at the heart of the Great Game.

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Extensive, scholarly, and with Imeretian dialect

BROSSET, Marie-Félicité (Jeune)

Eléments de la langue géorgienne
£1,250

BROSSET, Marie-Félicité (Jeune), Eléments de la langue géorgienne

Very attractive copy of this significant grammar of the Georgian language, the third such grammar to appear in the West. First edition, complete with its two folding plates, finely produced by the French State press. Uncommon.

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