With the dust-jacket

BULGAKOV, Mikhail

Belaia Gvardiia
£75

BULGAKOV, Mikhail, Belaia Gvardiia, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, 1971.
An attractive example, with the rare original dustjacket, of the second complete 'tamizdat' edition of the Bulgakov's first novel. Read More

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One of 60 nominal copies

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Podorozhnik
£1,750

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Podorozhnik, Petropolis, Petrograd, 1921.
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. Read More

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U-u-u-u-u-u... in first edition

BULGAKOV, Mikhail

Sobache serdtse
£1,750

BULGAKOV, Mikhail, Sobache serdtse, Paris, 1969.
Uncommon first book edition in Russian of Bulgakov's suppressed satirical masterpiece. A lovely copy in its original wrappers by Annenkov. Read More

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Her last poems - in original wrappers

TSVETAEVA, Marina

Posle Rossii. 1922-1925
£3,950

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

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Not a friend of Romanovs' Russia

GERTSEN, Aleksandr Ivanovich [Alexander HERZEN]

Byloe i dumy: Pervoe polnoe izdanie
£750

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

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Pocket format on thin paper

GROSSMAN, Vasilii

Vse techet
£125

GROSSMAN, Vasilii, Vse techet, Frankfurt/Main, 1973.
Grossman's first novel being published abroad,and banned in Soviet Union until 1989. A fine example of this pocket-size edition, aimed at being smuggled into the USSR. Read More

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In South America after Paris

SVITKOV, Nikolai [pseud. for Nikolai STEPANOV]

Masonstvo v Russkoi Emigratsii
£85

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

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Possibly Russia's greatest poetess - in the original velvet

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Volshebnyi fonar. Vtoraia kniga stikhov
£19,500

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

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U-u-u-u-u-u....: the first publication

BULGAKOV, Mikhail

Sobache serdtse
£1,000

BULGAKOV, Mikhail, Sobache serdtse, London, 1968.
First publication in Russian of Bulgakov's suppressed satirical masterpiece, banned in Soviet Union until 20 years later. Read More

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The great Russian poetess lists her Russian publications

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Typed letter signed ('Anna Akhmatova') to Boris Tarasov ('Dear Boris Aleksandrovich')
£2,750

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

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A Black Sea youth

AKHMATOVA, Anna

U samogo moria
£850

AKHMATOVA, Anna, U samogo moria, Skt. Peterburg, 1921.
A fine example of the first edition of this important autobiographical poem by one of the best Russian poets, and a victim of Soviet censorship. Read More

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In lovely condition

MELGUNOV, Sergei

Na putiakh k dvortsovomu perevorotu (zagovory pered revoliutsii 1917 goda)
£175

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

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Large caricatures of a troubled year

BELZEN, Ia. Ia. (artist)

Geroi Smutnogo Vremeni
£1,950

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

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From Tolstoy to Lenin, Gorky and Chaliapin - in Japan

SKITALETS [pseud. of Stepan Gavrilovich PETROV].

O znamenitykh russkikh liudiakh
£750

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

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Celebrated poetical tamizdat

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Rekviem
£750

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Rekviem, Miunkhen, 1963.
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. 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", 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

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With the dust-jacket

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Beg vremeni

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

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In excellent condition, unopened

BERDIAEV, Nikolai Alexandrovich

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

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