Posle Rossii. 1922-1925
TSVETAEVA, Marina, Posle Rossii. 1922-1925, Paris, 1928.
Scarce last poetry of Russia's great poetess, banned in the USSR: a fine example of the first edition, in the original wrappers. Includes one of Tsvetaeva's most famous poems. Read More
Byloe i dumy: Pervoe polnoe izdanie
GERTSEN, Aleksandr Ivanovich [Alexander HERZEN], Byloe i dumy: Pervoe polnoe izdanie, Berlin, 1921.
First complete edition of Herzen's main work, containing "the broadest, most truthful and most penetrating overview of the Russian social and cultural history of the first half of the nineteenth century". A scarce edition, in five small volumes. Read More
Masonstvo v Russkoi Emigratsii
SVITKOV, Nikolai [pseud. for Nikolai STEPANOV], Masonstvo v Russkoi Emigratsii, Sao Paulo, 1964.
Uncommon second edition of Svitkov's main work on Russian Masonry, published in Brazil. Read More
Volshebnyi fonar. Vtoraia kniga stikhov
TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Volshebnyi fonar. Vtoraia kniga stikhov, Moskva, 1912.
RARE FIRST EDITION OF Tsvetaeva's SECOND BOOK OF POETRY, CONTAINING TWO OF the MOST FAMOUS POEMS of the Russian writer. One of only 500 copies; an attractive example with the fragile original velvet binding unrestored. Read More
Typed letter signed ('Anna Akhmatova') to Boris Tarasov ('Dear Boris Aleksandrovich')
AKHMATOVA, Anna, Typed letter signed ('Anna Akhmatova') to Boris Tarasov ('Dear Boris Aleksandrovich'), Moscow, 25-Nov-62.
Fine book-related letter signed by Akhmatova, one of Russia's greatest poets, where she lists her recent publications in Russia, after a difficult period of hard censorship. Read More
Na putiakh k dvortsovomu perevorotu (zagovory pered revoliutsii 1917 goda)
MELGUNOV, Sergei, Na putiakh k dvortsovomu perevorotu (zagovory pered revoliutsii 1917 goda), Parizh, 1931.
Rather objective historical analysis of the Russian political plots around Tsar Nicholas II before the revolution. A fine example of the first edition. Read More
Geroi Smutnogo Vremeni
BELZEN, Ia. Ia. (artist), Geroi Smutnogo Vremeni, Berlin, 1921.
Very rare album of full-page satirical illustrations of the situation in Russia during the turbulent years of the Civil War. Published in Berlin in 1921, and particularly remarkbale for its even-handed swipe at all participants in the War. Only three copies traced in Western public institutions. Read More
O znamenitykh russkikh liudiakh
SKITALETS [pseud. of Stepan Gavrilovich PETROV].
, O znamenitykh russkikh liudiakh, Nagoia, 1927.
Very rare Russian book published in Japan, presenting short sketches of important Russian contemporaries, such as Tolstoy, Lenin, Gorky and Pleakhanov. Read More
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", Riga, 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
AKHMATOVA, Anna, Beg vremeni, Moskva & Leningrad, 1965.
First edition of Akhmatova's last book published during her lifetime, and the most complete collection of her poems to that date, with many published here for the first time. Complete with the dust-jacket illustrated with Modigliani's portrait of the great Russian poetess. Read More
Konstantin Leontiev. Ocherk istorii religioznoy mysli
BERDIAEV, Nikolai Alexandrovich, Konstantin Leontiev. Ocherk istorii religioznoy mysli, Paris, 1926.
An excellent, unopened example, in original wrappers, of the first edition of this work where two important Russian thinkers meet. Read More