Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. ***
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
Azbuka v kartinkakh
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
Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh
[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
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
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
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
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
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