With a view of the British mission

MARTOS, Aleksei [Ivanovich]

Pisma o vostochnoy Sibiri
£3,950

MARTOS, Aleksei [Ivanovich], Pisma o vostochnoy Sibiri, , 1827.
A fine, uncut copy of the first edition of this rare Russian book on Siberia and the Chinese border, illustrated, and giving an account of the second British mission in Russia. Praised by Gogol among others. Read More

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In a binding with deer tools

[CRULL, Jodocus] (editor) and J[oachim] BOUVET

The Present Condition of the Muscovite Empire, till the Year 1699. In Two Letters: the First from a Gentleman, Who Was Conversant with the Muscovite Ambassadour in Holland: the Second from a Person of Quality at Vienna, Concerning the Late Muscovite Embassy, His Present Czarish Majesty; the Russian Empire; and Great-Tartary. With the Life of the Present Emperour of China
£3,750

[CRULL, Jodocus] (editor) and J[oachim] BOUVET, The Present Condition of the Muscovite Empire, till the Year 1699. In Two Letters: the First from a Gentleman, Who Was Conversant with the Muscovite Ambassadour in Holland: the Second from a Person of Quality at Vienna, Concerning the Late Muscovite Embassy, His Present Czarish Majesty; the Russian Empire; and Great-Tartary. With the Life of the Present Emperour of China, , 1699.
Russian and China at the end of the 17th century, in a lovely binding with deer tools. A fine example of the first edition, the Macclesfield copy. Read More

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Chinese money in a Russian collection

CHAUDOIR, Baron Stanislas de

Kitaiskie, manchzhurskie, mongolskie, iliiskie, koreiskie, iaponskie, aninanskie i neizvestnye monety, medali, assignatsii, menialnye bilety, zolotye i serebrianye slitki.

£4,500

CHAUDOIR, Baron Stanislas de, Kitaiskie, manchzhurskie, mongolskie, iliiskie, koreiskie, iaponskie, aninanskie i neizvestnye monety, medali, assignatsii, menialnye bilety, zolotye i serebrianye slitki., St Petersburg, c. 1842].
The attractive catalogue of Asian, esp. Chinese numismatics compiled by one of the greatest coin collectors of the early 19th century. A lovely example of the rarer first Russian issue, in a fine Russian binding - a rare book indeed, with more than 60 plates. Read More

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With beautifully rich plates

MITROKHIN, Dmitrii (artist) and V. GAUF [HAUFF]

Korabl-prizrak
£695

MITROKHIN, Dmitrii (artist) and V. GAUF [HAUFF], Korabl-prizrak, , 1913.
Mitrokhin's skills and versatility in full display in this title from Knebel's praised Gift Series, with superbly detailed and colourful illustrations. Read More

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The failed revolt - very rare

[DECEMBRISTS]

Donesenie Varshavskogo komiteta
£3,750

[DECEMBRISTS], Donesenie Varshavskogo komiteta, , 1826.
Very rare first edition of this important report on the Decembrists' revoltof the end of 1825. A lovely copy with contemporary provenance. Only one example traced outside Russia. Read More

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Samoyeds, barrels and snow

LEITSINGER, Jakob Ivanovich

Photographic Views of Arkhangelsk and its Region
£895

LEITSINGER, Jakob Ivanovich, Photographic Views of Arkhangelsk and its Region, , 1890-1900s.
A lovely group of rare Russian photographs, showing Northern indigenous peoples and local trades by one of the main photographers of the Russian North, and future mayor of Arkhangelsk. Read More

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Exceptional 'Exemplaire No. 1'

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym]

La Sainte Russie

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym], La Sainte Russie, , 1890.
Superb copy n°1 of this classic work - in full morocco signed by Ritter, printed on Japon, with a unique dedication to the Tsar and his ownerships marks. Read More

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In 6-volume contemporary bindings

TOLSTOY, Lev

Voina i mir

TOLSTOY, Lev, Voina i mir, , 1868-69.
A bibliophile set of the first edition of Tolstoy's masterpiece, and one of the greatest novels of world literature. Very rare in contemporary, 6-volume binding. Read More

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In an unusually fresh condition

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

Little Lord Fauntleroy

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson, Little Lord Fauntleroy, , 1886.
A very attractive example of the first edition of this celebrated children novel: in the original cloth, very bright. Read More

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REMARKABLE STEAMBOAT MAP AND TIMETABLE FOR THE BLACK SEA

[BLACK SEA]

Ukazatel putei paketbotnykh parokhodov Rossiiskikh i inostrannykh

[BLACK SEA], Ukazatel putei paketbotnykh parokhodov Rossiiskikh i inostrannykh, , 1852.
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. Read More

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LISSITZKY, El [Eliezer Lazar Markovich] (artist) and Peter Ben Zion RASKIN, Der Ber, , 1919.
A scarce Yiddish children's book by a major figure of the Russian and Jewish avant-garde: an early Kiev production of the important Kultur Lige, illustrated on every page by Lissitzky. Read More

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Fascinating statistics and maps regardings the Russian Jewish population

BLIOKH, Ivan Stanislavovich [also Jan Gotlib BLOCH]

Sravnenie materialnogo byta i nravstvennogo sostoianiia naseleniia v cherte osedlosti evreev i vne ee: tsifrovyia dannyia i izsledovaniia po otnosheniiu k evreiskomu voprosu

BLIOKH, Ivan Stanislavovich [also Jan Gotlib BLOCH], Sravnenie materialnogo byta i nravstvennogo sostoianiia naseleniia v cherte osedlosti evreev i vne ee: tsifrovyia dannyia i izsledovaniia po otnosheniiu k evreiskomu voprosu, , 1889 or 1901].
The condition of the Jewish settlements in the Russian empire: a fascinating analysis -and defence- through a wealth of data and their visual representation. An exceptionally rare Russian book of statistics with a political angle. Read More

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The Twelve Chairs carry on

ILF i PETROV [ie. Ilya ILF and Evgeny PETROV]

Novyia pokhozhdeniia Ostapa Bendera: Kniga vtoraia romana "Zolotoi telenok"

ILF i PETROV [ie. Ilya ILF and Evgeny PETROV], Novyia pokhozhdeniia Ostapa Bendera: Kniga vtoraia romana "Zolotoi telenok", , 1931.
After "The Twelve Chairs": rare first edition of the second part of "The Golden Calf", Ilf and Petrov's beloved masterpiece of Soviet satire. A lovely example in original wrappers and published outside the Soviet Union. Read More

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BLINOV, Ivan Gavrilovich (scribe)

Zhitie Feodora Studita

BLINOV, Ivan Gavrilovich (scribe), Zhitie Feodora Studita, , 7411 [1903].
Beautiful illuminated manuscript produced by one of the best scribes of the early 20th-century Russia; very fresh and in its original binding. Read More

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Striking full-page lithographs with gold highlights

[BIBLE, Slavonic] –

Kniga Apokalipsis [...]. Sviatago Andreia Arkhiepiskopa Kesariia Kapadokiiskago skazanie Apokalipsi sviatago Apostala Evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova sokrovennyh otkrovenie

[BIBLE, Slavonic] -, Kniga Apokalipsis [...]. Sviatago Andreia Arkhiepiskopa Kesariia Kapadokiiskago skazanie Apokalipsi sviatago Apostala Evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova sokrovennyh otkrovenie, , 7418 (i.e. 1909).
A luxury production of the Old Believers' printing press, with gold highlights, very much imitating their richly illustrated manuscripts. Read More

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Astrology and predictions in Russia

[BRUCE’S CALENDAR]

[The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar]

[BRUCE'S CALENDAR], [The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar], , 1810].
Complete example of an early, fully engraved edition of this famous, richly illustrated civil calendar, with predictions to the 20th century. A fine example with provenance charmingly handwritten. "A great rarity" writes Bitovt. Read More

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On blue paper

[TEA] – BOTKIN, Petr

Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev

[TEA] - BOTKIN, Petr, Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev, , 1833.
Rare broadside by the pioneer of the Russian tea industry, advertising teas and fabrics from international origins, available in 1830s Pushkin's Moscow. Read More

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A mountainous surprise

OBRUCHEV, Sergei Vladimirovich

V nevedomykh gorakh Iakutii

OBRUCHEV, Sergei Vladimirovich, V nevedomykh gorakh Iakutii, , 1928.
First edition of this important expedition exploring the last unknown region of Russia, and discovering there an impressive mountain: the Chersky Range. Complete with illustrations and the first map of the area, in north-east Siberia. Read More

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