20th century: Avant-Garde

CHAGALL, Marc (artist) and Der NISTER [pseud. for Pinchus KAHANOVICH].

A Mayse mit a Hon; Dos Tsigele [A Story About a Rooster [and] The Little Kid].
£22,500

The birth of a rich book-illustrating career: Chagall's first book, showing 9 full-page illustrations, and the only children's book to be illustrated by the great modern artist.

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Children, Education, Languages

NORDSTET, Ivan.

Rossiiskii, s nemetskim i frantsuzskim perevodami, slovar. [Russian Dictionary, with German and French Translations]
£1,000

A great glance at the Russian language under Catherine the Great: more than mere translations, this thick dictionary gives German and French explanations to a wealth of Russian words and expressions.

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20th century: Avant-Garde

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich .

Azbuka v kartinkakh [ABC in Pictures].
£2,250

Charming early Soviet ABC, in excellent condition and very rare: we could find a copy in the Russian State Library (Moscow) but in no other library. Not traced in WorldCat.

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Children, Education, Languages

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

Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. *** [Children's library [ie. Kleine Kinderbibliothek], published in German by Mr. Campe, and translated by M. ***].
£3,950

The first and very influential Russian anthology for children, especially remarkable for Shishkov's original adaptation. A fine example, in contemporary binding, of the third printing, the last of the 18th century. Read more

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20th century: Avant-Garde

LISSITZKY, El [Eliezer Lazar Markovich] (artist) and Peter Ben Zion RASKIN.

Der Ber [The Bear] from the "Kinder-Garten" Series of Children's Books. Yiddish text by Uncle Ben Zion Raskin (1880-1930).
£5,350

A scarce 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.

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Children, Education, Languages

IAZVINSKII, Aleksandr [actually Anton] Feliksovich.

Sinkhronicheskiie tablitsy vseobshchei istorii, ukrashennyie 1500 portretami, sniatymi s medalei, sluzhashchiie k Khronograficheskomu atlasu A. Iazvinskogo [Synchronous Tables of the World History, decorated with 1,500 portraits copied from medals. A supplement to the chronographic atlas by A.Iazvinskii].

An innovative Russian teaching method based on visual memory, which met some success in Europe and Russia in the 1830s and 1840s, but was only partially published. Being the only detailed and illustrated publication concerning Iazvinskii's inventionÂ…

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