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Printed in Western Ukraine

AZOULAI Abraham ben Mordechaï

Sefer Hesed le-Avraham Hibro Hekhino ve-gam Hikro Ha-Aluf [Mercy to Abraham]

AZOULAI Abraham ben Mordechaï, Sefer Hesed le-Avraham Hibro Hekhino ve-gam Hikro Ha-Aluf

Rare edition of this important cabalistic treatise, a lovely production of a provincial Ukrainian city.

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In a signed full-morocco binding

FOX, Gustavus Vasa

Narrative of the Mission to Russia, in 1866 From the journal and notes by J. F. Loubat. Edited by J. D. Champlin.

FOX, Gustavus Vasa, Narrative of the Mission to Russia, in 1866

Fine example, in full red morocco, of the account of this official American mission to Russia, just 6 months before the sale of Alaska.

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In the publisher's wrappers

LORENS, D. G. [D. H. LAWRENCE] and Tatiana LESHCHENKO (transl.)

Liubovnik ledi Chatterlei [Lady Chatterley's Lover]

LORENS, D. G. [D. H. LAWRENCE] and Tatiana LESHCHENKO (transl.), Liubovnik ledi Chatterlei

First edition in Russian of Lawrence's famous scandalous work, banned in the UK, USA and Soviet Union. An early translation by a talented Russian woman who went from Moscow to New York and to the GULAG (in that order), and inspired Solzhenitsyn. A lovely example, and very rare: no copy in Russian libraries, none in the UK, only two traced in WorldCat (Princeton and Syracuse).

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The birth of a great novelist

[NABOKOV, Vladimir Dmitrievich, as:] SIRIN, V

Mashenka [Mary]

[NABOKOV, Vladimir Dmitrievich, as:] SIRIN, V, Mashenka

First edition of Nabokov's first novel, in the original Russian: a great example of this important edition, in the original publisher's wrappers in very good condition.

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One of 60 nominal copies

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Podorozhnik [Plantain]

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Podorozhnik

First edition of this celebrated poetry collection by one of Russia's best poets. A fresh example of the rare issue of only 60 nominal copies.

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For the Georgian soldiers of the Third Reich

RUSTAVELI, Shota

Vepxistqaosani [The Knight in the Panther's Skin]

RUSTAVELI, Shota, Vepxistqaosani

The main national epic of Georgia in a very unusual, small-format production, in Georgian, for the Third Reich's "Georgian Legion". An extremely rare edition of Rustaveli's masterpiece, and a fantastic example from the 50 deluxe copies, here in a luxurious binding.

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First Russian edition, at Miller's request

MILLER, Genri [Henry] and Georgii EGOROV (transl.)

Tropik raka [Tropic of Cancer]

MILLER, Genri [Henry] and Georgii EGOROV (transl.), Tropik raka

First Russian edition, initiated by Miller himself as soon as 1964, of this most transgressive work, banned in the USA and in Soviet Union. Published by Rosset in New York, limited to 200 copies, and now very rare on the market.

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Early publication of the great author

BULGAKOV, Mikhail (and others)

Khanskii ogon [Khan's Flame]

BULGAKOV, Mikhail (and others), Khanskii ogon

First appearance in print of this short story by Bulgakov, the celebrated author of 'Master and Margarita': an early publication of one of Russia's best novelists, before he was banned. Rarely found.

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Published by the first Russian woman theatre director

[BEARDSLEY] – Nikolai Nikolaevich EVREINOV

Berdslei [Beardsley]

[BEARDSLEY] - Nikolai Nikolaevich EVREINOV, Berdslei

First edition of the first Russian book on Beardsley, richly illustrated and published by the first female theatrical director in Russia. A rare publication in Western institutions.

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Very rare ABC by an artist of the Moscow Darwin Museum

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich

Azbuka v kartinkakh [ABC in Pictures]

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich, Azbuka v kartinkakh

Charming early Soviet ABC by a noted artist of natural history, in excellent condition and very rare: we could trace only one copy at auction (in Russia) and one in a public library (in Russia too).

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Presentation copy

VERESHCHAGIN, Vasilii

Turkestan: etiudy s natury - Etudes d'après nature - Studien nach der Natur

VERESHCHAGIN, Vasilii, Turkestan: etiudy s natury - Etudes d'après nature - Studien nach der Natur

One of the best Russian war artists in Central Asia: a fine example, signed by Vereshchagin and attractively bound, of this rich visual record of nowadays Uzbekistan and the surrounding regions at the height of the Great Game. Uncommon.

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Fantastic association copy in striking binding

ESENIN, Sergei, with Boris PASTERNAK, Andrei BELII et al

Iav. Stikhi [Reality. Poems]

ESENIN, Sergei, with Boris PASTERNAK, Andrei BELII et al, Iav. Stikhi

Exceptional association copy of these scandalous Russian imaginist poems, extensively inscribed by three co-authors – including Esenin - to a fourth one, Alexander Olenin. With Aristarkh Lentulov's striking cover bound in a very unusual cloth-and-wicker binding of the time. One of the best, if not the best example of this famous book of Russian poetry.

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The better edition, with hand-coloured plates

FAMIN, César

Musée royal de Naples. Peintures, Bronzes et Statues érotiques du Cabinet secret

FAMIN, César, Musée royal de Naples. Peintures, Bronzes et Statues érotiques du Cabinet secret

A famous work, here in the expanded edition with 60 plates with original hand-colour.

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All plates hand-coloured

BRETON [de la MARTINIERE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph]

La Russie, ou mœurs, usages et costumes des habitants de toutes les provinces de cet empire

BRETON [de la MARTINIERE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph], La Russie, ou mœurs, usages et costumes des habitants de toutes les provinces de cet empire

The preferred fully hand-coloured version of this lovely work on Russian costume and customs, here in a decorative binding. With 3 supplementary plates = 111 plates overall, with original colouring.

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Predicting Napoleon's failure

FAGNANI, Federigo

Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811

FAGNANI, Federigo, Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811

Saint Petersburg before Napoleon's campaign: a superb example in red morocco, very fresh and exempt of any foxing, of the expanded second edition (published the year of Waterloo), containing sixteen more letters in addition to the six published in the original edition of 1812. A scarce Italian book on Russia.

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Celebrated poetical tamizdat

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Rekviem [Requiem]

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Rekviem

First edition of one of Akhmatova's most famous works, considered by many to be her finest. An important tamizdat of one of the best Russian poets; one of 500 copies only.

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Looking at the past at the start of the Great Game

IAZYKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (editor and translator)

Sobranie puteshestvii k tataram i drugim vostochnim narodam, v XIII, XIV i XV stoletiakh [Collection of Travels to the Tartars and Other Eastern Peoples in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries]

IAZYKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (editor and translator), Sobranie puteshestvii k tataram i drugim vostochnim narodam, v XIII, XIV i XV stoletiakh

A witness of the Russian interest in the eastern parts of its empire and its neighbours. Includes Carpini's 13th-c. travel account, thought to be the earliest significant Western description of Northern and Central Asia, Rus, and the regions of the Mongol dominion. A fresh example of the rare first edition.

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