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Inscribed by the first president of Israel

WEIZMANN Chaim

Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine

WEIZMANN Chaim, Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine

Rare first edition of this speech, finely inscribed by Weizmann.

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Part of Catherine's legislative effort

[CATHERINE THE GREAT] – ARNDT, Christian Gottlieb (translator)

Rußisch-kaiserliche Ordnung der Handels-Schiffahrt auf Flüßen, Seen und Meeren [Russian Imperial Statute of Merchant Shipping on Rivers, Lakes and Seas]

[CATHERINE THE GREAT] - ARNDT, Christian Gottlieb (translator), Rußisch-kaiserliche Ordnung der Handels-Schiffahrt auf Flüßen, Seen und Meeren

First developped legislative corpus for maritime trade and merchant shipping. First edition in German, Catherine's native language, printed in Saint Petersburg.

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Production, trade and customs in Southern Eastern Europe

PEYSSONEL, Charles de

Traité sur le commerce de la Mer Noire

PEYSSONEL, Charles de, Traité sur le commerce de la Mer Noire

Attractive example of the first edition of this major work on 18th-century trade from Bulgaria and Romania to Georgia and the Caucasus, through Ukraine, Russia and Turkey. With a fantastic panorama of the products produced and traded.

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Polish interest towards the Ottoman empire

[RYCAUT, Paul] RYKOT

Monarchya Turecka [The Turkish Monarchy]

[RYCAUT, Paul] RYKOT, Monarchya Turecka

First edition of this new translation in Polish (second edition overall) of this great account of the Ottoman empire. Very rare: only two copies traced in public libraries.

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Ukrainian in the USA

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist)

Ukrainska abetka [Ukrainian ABC]

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist), Ukrainska abetka

Very attractive and remarkably rare ABC, created by a son of the Ukrainian Minister of Education. A fine example.

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Finely handwritten and illuminated by a "peasant scribe and artist"

[OLD BELIEVERS] – MIATELKOV, Fedor Petrovich

Sviattsy [Religious Almanac]

[OLD BELIEVERS] - MIATELKOV, Fedor Petrovich, Sviattsy

Complete with bold miniatures and ornaments: a fine Old-Believer manuscript, signed by the scribe and artist. With contemporary provenance.

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Nineteenth-century Higher education in 19th-c. St. Petersburg

GRIGORIEV, Vasilii Vasilievich

Imperatorskii S. Peterburgskii Universitet v techenie pervykh piatidesiati let ego sushchestvovaniia [Imperial St. Petersburg University during the First Fifty Years of its Existence]

GRIGORIEV, Vasilii Vasilievich, Imperatorskii S. Peterburgskii Universitet v techenie pervykh piatidesiati let ego sushchestvovaniia

Yudin's copy of this important early work on the history of one of the country's most important universities.

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In superb original condition, with all wrappers

DOSTOEVSKY, Fedor Mikhailovich

Besy [The Devils, sometimes The Possessed or Demons]

DOSTOEVSKY, Fedor Mikhailovich, Besy

The best example we've handled of the first edition of this important Russian novel.

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Important early eyewitness description of Siberia and China

BRAND, Adam

Beschreibung der Chinesischen Reise : welche vermittelst einer zaaris. Gesandschaft durch dero Ambassadeur, Herrn Isbrand, Ao. 1693, 94 und 95 von Moscau über Groß-Ustiga... und durch die Mongolische Tartarey verrichtet worden

BRAND, Adam, Beschreibung der Chinesischen Reise : welche vermittelst einer zaaris. Gesandschaft durch dero Ambassadeur, Herrn Isbrand, Ao. 1693, 94 und 95 von Moscau über Groß-Ustiga... und durch die Mongolische Tartarey verrichtet worden

A rich diminutive volume, with much new material on Eastern Russia and China, including Ludolf's first descriptions of Russia - scarce first edition, the Macclesfield copy.

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REMARKABLE STEAMBOAT MAP AND TIMETABLE FOR THE BLACK SEA

[BLACK SEA]

Ukazatel putei paketbotnykh parokhodov Rossiiskikh i inostrannykh [Russian and foreign packet boats' pathfinder].

[BLACK SEA], Ukazatel putei paketbotnykh parokhodov Rossiiskikh i inostrannykh

A fascinating and extremely rare map, in excellent condition, showing the steam-boats routes on the Black Sea just a year before the outbreak of the Crimean War.

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Showing his painting, frescoes, drawings, sculptures, book covers...

YERMILOV, Vasyl (also Wassul JERMILOW) and Valerian POLISHCHUK

Ukrainskaia zhivopis. Ukrainske malyarstvo. Ukrainische Kunst Malerei. La peinture ucrainienne

YERMILOV, Vasyl (also Wassul JERMILOW) and Valerian POLISHCHUK, Ukrainskaia zhivopis. Ukrainske malyarstvo. Ukrainische Kunst Malerei. La peinture ucrainienne

Great monograph of a leading avant-garde artist, written by his close friend, later executed by Stalin. First edition, very richly illustrated. Scarce.

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A European bestseller twice inscribed

GEFTER, Avgust Vilgelm [August Wilhelm HEFFTER] and Konstantin TAUBE (translator)

Evropeiskoe mezhdunarodnoe pravo [European International Law]

GEFTER, Avgust Vilgelm [August Wilhelm HEFFTER] and Konstantin TAUBE (translator), Evropeiskoe mezhdunarodnoe pravo

Important legal treatise, here in a fine example of its first Russian edition, inscribed by the translator to his wife, and later to his son.

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The birth of Ivan the Terrible's literary features

ODERBORN, Paul

Wunderbare, Erschreckliche, Unerhörte Geschichte, und wahrhaffte Historien: Nemlich, des nechst gewesenen Großfürsten in der Moschkaw Joan Basilidis, (auff ire Sprach Iwan Basilowitz genandt) Leben [Unusual, Terrifying, Extraordinary Story and Realistic Tales: Namely, the Life of Recently Deceased Grand Duke of Moscow Joan Basilidis (Called Ivan Vasilievich in Their Language)]

ODERBORN, Paul, Wunderbare, Erschreckliche, Unerhörte Geschichte, und wahrhaffte Historien: Nemlich, des nechst gewesenen Großfürsten in der Moschkaw Joan Basilidis, (auff ire Sprach Iwan Basilowitz genandt) Leben

A rare but important 'russica' title, being the first biography of Ivan the Terrible. Pleasant example of an early edition.

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Ivan the Terrible's Russia

POSSEVINO, Antonio

Moscovia, et alia opera, de statu huius seculi, adversus Catholicae Ecclesiae hostes. Nunc primo in unum volumen collecta, atq. ab ipsomet auctore emendate & aucta

POSSEVINO, Antonio, Moscovia, et alia opera, de statu huius seculi, adversus Catholicae Ecclesiae hostes. Nunc primo in unum volumen collecta, atq. ab ipsomet auctore emendate & aucta

Early description of Eastern Europe, Poland, the Baltic regions, and Russia/Muscovy, by a Jesuit legate of the Pope: an important and famous book on late 16th-c. Russia.

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Hamlet in war time

SHAKESPEARE, William, and Boris PASTERNAK (translator)

Gamlet. Prints Datskii. Tragediia [The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark]

SHAKESPEARE, William, and Boris PASTERNAK (translator), Gamlet. Prints Datskii. Tragediia

First separate edition of Shakespeare's famous tragedy in Pasternak's fine translation. A pleasant example of this scarce edition.

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Northern regions seen by a Russian artist

BORISOV, Aleksandr Alekseevich

U Samoedov. Ot Pingi do Karskogo moria. Putevye ocherki [Among the Samoyeds. From the Pinega river to the sea of Kars. Travel sketches]

BORISOV, Aleksandr Alekseevich, U Samoedov. Ot Pingi do Karskogo moria. Putevye ocherki

An artist-explorer gives his impressions of his polar trip to Northern Russia.

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The first Russian painter of the Arctic

BORISOV, Aleksandr Alekseevich

Krainii sever [The Far North]

BORISOV, Aleksandr Alekseevich, Krainii sever

Great images due to an artist-explorer discovering the Arctic regions of Russia. Scarce, and this copy inscribed by a leading Soviet explorer.

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The unpublishable finally published

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Lebedinyi stan [A Swans' Wedge. Poems from 1917-1921]

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Lebedinyi stan

First edition of this important cycle about the Revolution and the Civil War, impossible to publish in the USSR and even abroad for several decades. A very good copy.

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