The birth of a great novelist

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

Mashenka
£6,950

[NABOKOV, Vladimir Dmitrievich, as:] SIRIN, V, Mashenka,Slovo, Berlin , 1926.
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. 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
£1,450

BULGAKOV, Mikhail, Sobache serdtse,Beresniak for YMCA, 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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Another war which didn't go the 'right' way...

BURTSEV, Vladimir Lvovich

Tsar i vneshniaia politika. Vinovniki russko-iaponskoi voiny
£65

BURTSEV, Vladimir Lvovich, Tsar i vneshniaia politika. Vinovniki russko-iaponskoi voiny,Eberhard Frowein Verlag, Berlin , 1910.
Great denunciation of the catastrophy for Russia of the war against Japan. A pre-revolutionary publication banned in tsarist Russia. 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,Imp. Union for I.E. Povolotsky, Paris , 1928.
The 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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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,Vladimirskii Vestnik, 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,Ole-Lukoie, 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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£1,500

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Isaac BABEL, Iosif BRODSKII, Osip MANDELSHTAM, Vladimir NABOKOV, Boris PASTERNAK, Marina TSVETAEVA et al, Vozdushnye Puti,New York , 1960-67.
The first publication of Akhmatova's 'Poem Without a Hero' [Poem bez geroia] - as well as many other works by some of the best Russian poets and authors of the 20th century: a complete set of this important literary almanac, rare so. 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, Student, Zhurnal Avangarda Sovetskoi Literaturi, Flegon Press , 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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Early publication of the great author

BULGAKOV, Mikhail (and others)

Khanskii ogon
£2,000

BULGAKOV, Mikhail (and others), Khanskii ogon,Rabochee izd-vo Priboi, Leningrad , 1924.
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. 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 November 1962.
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 10-year poetical work

BLOK, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

Vozmezdie
£200

BLOK, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, Vozmezdie,Alkonost, Skt. Petersburg , 1922.
First edition of this epic by the great Russian poet, the result of more than 10 years of work. With long introduction and bibliography. 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),Rodnik, 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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The very rare first edition

MANDELSHTAM, Osip Emilevich

Kamen
£12,500

MANDELSHTAM, Osip Emilevich, Kamen,Akme, Skt Peterburg , 1913.
First edition of the first book by one of Russia's greatest 20th-century poets. A very good example of this rare 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,Golos Rossiii, 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, Robunkaku , 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,T-vo Zarubezhnikh izdanii, 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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"International city": Russian caricatures in Japanese China

RUF [pseud. for Ruf Sozonovich ANANIN] (artist)

Kharbin v krivom zerkale

RUF [pseud. for Ruf Sozonovich ANANIN] (artist), Kharbin v krivom zerkale,[Harbin , mid-1930-early 1940s].
Witty depictions of the Russian diaspora in Harbin under Japanese occupation. A complete set of these fine postcards, within the printed wrappers: very rare so. Read More

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