Important early book for Russian children - with a sewn translation label

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator]

Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. ***
£3,950

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator], Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. ***,Imp. Akad. Nauk, Skt Peterburg , [c. 1799].
More than a translation, an original adaptation, dedicated to Princess Dahskova, the first woman head of an Academy of Sciences and first female member of the American Philosophical Society. A very rare early edition of this important book for Russian children - and a lovely example with a sewn translation label! Read More

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Very rare ABC by an artist of the Moscow Darwin Museum

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich

Azbuka v kartinkakh
£2,250

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich, Azbuka v kartinkakh,G.F. Mirimanov, Moskva , 1926.
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). Read More

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Mathematics in the hands of the Empress

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan]

Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh
£4,950

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan], Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh,Sanktpeterburg, Akad. nauk , 1783.
Empress Mariia Fedorovna's copy of an important Russian textbook for arithmetic. First edition, in a lovely example finely bound in green silk with attractive endpapers. 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,Knebel, Moskva , 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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In an unusually fresh condition

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

Little Lord Fauntleroy

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson, Little Lord Fauntleroy,New York, Charles Scribner's Sons , 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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LISSITZKY, El [Eliezer Lazar Markovich] (artist) and Peter Ben Zion RASKIN, Der Ber,Yidisher Folks Ferlag (Kultur Lige), Kiev , 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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An innovative, purely visual teaching method

IAZVINSKII, Aleksandr [actually Anton] Feliksovich

Sinkhronicheskiie tablitsy vseobshchei istorii, ukrashennyie 1500 portretami, sniatymi s medalei, sluzhashchiie k Khronograficheskomu atlasu A. Iazvinskogo

IAZVINSKII, Aleksandr [actually Anton] Feliksovich, Sinkhronicheskiie tablitsy vseobshchei istorii, ukrashennyie 1500 portretami, sniatymi s medalei, sluzhashchiie k Khronograficheskomu atlasu A. Iazvinskogo,E.Prats, Skt Peterburg , 1840.
Very rare 'atlas' teaching world history without words, purely with images and visual memory: a very innovative teaching method in 19th-c. Russia, Poland, and Europe. Read More

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Ukrainian expressions - later banned

NOMYS, Matvii

Ukrainski prykazky, pryslivia i take inshe. Zbirnyky O. Markovycha i druhykh

NOMYS, Matvii, Ukrainski prykazky, pryslivia i take inshe. Zbirnyky O. Markovycha i druhykh,Skt. Peterburg, V drukarniakh Tyblena i komp. i Kulisha , 1864.
First edition of this compendium of more than 14,000 Ukrainian proverbs, sayings and riddles - published in Russia before the Ukrainian language was partly banned. Censored again in Soviet Union. Read More

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