Yiddish Avant-Garde for children

EPSTEIN, Mark (artist) and David ROIKHEL

Mayselakh [Tales]
£4,250

EPSTEIN, Mark (artist) and David ROIKHEL, Mayselakh

One of the great productions of the Russo-Jewish avant-garde group 'Kultur Liga', in its early Kyiv's days. Rare children book in Yiddish with many cubist illustrations.

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China-printed children book

ZAITSEV, M. V. [publisher]

Liagushka-Tsarevna [The Frog Princess]
£295

ZAITSEV, M. V. [publisher], Liagushka-Tsarevna

Lovely children book produced in Harbin/Kharbin.

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Famous Russian children book

CHERNYI, Sasha (pseud. for Aleksandr Mikhailovich GLIKBERG) and Boris GRIGORIEV (artist)

Detskii ostrov [The Children's Island]
£1,950

CHERNYI, Sasha (pseud. for Aleksandr Mikhailovich GLIKBERG) and Boris GRIGORIEV (artist), Detskii ostrov

Grigoriev's famous children book, in the original publisher's binding; a very good example.

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Early talent

KOVARSKAIA, Evgeniia (artist)

Pro Lisu i Kolobok. Russkaia skazka [The Fox and the Little Brown Bun. Russian Fairy tale]
£175

KOVARSKAIA, Evgeniia (artist), Pro Lisu i Kolobok. Russkaia skazka

Lovely small fragile book for children drawn by a child. In fine condition in the publisher's wrappers.

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Working in Tsarist Russia

OSTROGORSKII, Aleksei Nikolaevich

U rabochikh liudei: sbornik rasskazov [Among Working People: Collection of Stories]
£225

OSTROGORSKII, Aleksei Nikolaevich, U rabochikh liudei: sbornik rasskazov

Life among 'working people' for young readers - a fresh example.

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Unopened Yiddish Avant-Garde

TCHAIKOV, Joseph (artist) and Mendele MOCHER-SFORIM

Dos Kelbl [The Calf]
£3,950

TCHAIKOV, Joseph (artist) and Mendele MOCHER-SFORIM, Dos Kelbl

A fine illustrated production of the Kultur Lige, published in Kiyv in 1919. A scarce Yiddish children book, especially unopened without significant restoration.

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Speaking Russian, and not French, after Napoleon's invasion

LANGUEN, Jacques

Petit manuel russe à l'usage des Français. Ouvrage propre à faciliter l'intelligence de la langue russe ; dans lequel les mots russes sont représentés avec leur prononciation figurée en caractères français et prosodiée
£1,000

LANGUEN, Jacques, Petit manuel russe à l'usage des Français. Ouvrage propre à faciliter l'intelligence de la langue russe ; dans lequel les mots russes sont représentés avec leur prononciation figurée en caractères français et prosodiée

How to get by in St. Petersburg in (phonetic) Russian during Pushkin's time: a great guide for the higher society. Uncommon.

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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. *** [Children's library [ie. Kleine Kinderbibliothek], published in German by Mr. Campe, and translated by M. ***].
£3,950

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator], Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. ***

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!

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Mathematics in the hands of the Empress

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan]

Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh [Guide to Arithmetic for Use in People's Schools]
£4,950

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan], Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh

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.

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18th-c. Russian explained in French and German

NORDSTET, Ivan

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

NORDSTET, Ivan, Rossiiskii, s nemetskim i frantsuzskim perevodami, slovar

A thick and uncommon dictionary explaning in German and French the Russian language used during Catherine the Great. A very good copy in contemporary binding.

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Ukrainian in the USA

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist)

Ukrainska abetka [Ukrainian ABC]

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist), Ukrainska abetka

Very attractive and remarkably rare ABC, created by a son of the Ukrainian Minister of Education. A fine example.

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All in One

Ivan BILIBIN, Viktor VASNETSOV (artists) and Alexander PUSHKIN

Skazki, bound with Pesn o Veshchem Olege [Folk Tales] and [The Song of the Wise Oleg]

Ivan BILIBIN, Viktor VASNETSOV (artists) and Alexander PUSHKIN, Skazki, bound with Pesn o Veshchem Olege

All of Bilibin's famous portrait illustrations for Pushkin's tales bound in one single volume - very unusual, and in lovely condition.

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Children of all countries...

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist)

Bratishki [Little Brothers]

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist), Bratishki

A fine, fresh example of this great internationalist children book.

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In an unusually fresh condition

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

Little Lord Fauntleroy

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson, Little Lord Fauntleroy

A very attractive example of the first edition of this celebrated children novel: in the original cloth, very bright.

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One of his famous children books

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

Der Ber [The Bear]

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

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.

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The Tsar carries out God's will on earth

PLATON [Petr LEVSHIN, later Metropolitan of Moscow]

Pravoslavnoe uchenie ili sokhrashchennaia khristianskaia bogosloviia, dlia Ego Imperatorskago Vysochestva … Tsesarevicha i Velikago Kniazia Pavla Petrovich.. [Orthodox Teaching, or Christian Theology Abridged, for His Imperial Highness…the Tsarevich and Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich].

PLATON [Petr LEVSHIN, later Metropolitan of Moscow], Pravoslavnoe uchenie ili sokhrashchennaia khristianskaia bogosloviia, dlia Ego Imperatorskago Vysochestva … Tsesarevicha i Velikago Kniazia Pavla Petrovich..

First edition of this Catechism for Tsarevich Pavel, the "first textbook of Orthodox theology in Russia" by an important religious figure of 18th-c. Russia, whom Voltaire called "the Russian Plato". Very rare: no copy at auction and only 3 copies in libraries outside Russia.

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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 [Synchronous Tables of the World History, decorated with 1,500 portraits copied from medals. A supplement to the chronographic atlas by A.Iazvinskii]

IAZVINSKII, Aleksandr [actually Anton] Feliksovich, Sinkhronicheskiie tablitsy vseobshchei istorii, ukrashennyie 1500 portretami, sniatymi s medalei, sluzhashchiie k Khronograficheskomu atlasu A. Iazvinskogo

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.

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Ukrainian expressions - later banned

NOMYS, Matvii

Ukrainski prykazky, pryslivia i take inshe. Zbirnyky O. Markovycha i druhykh [Ukrainian Sayings, Proverbs and so on. Collected by O.V. Markovich and others]

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

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.

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