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"A bitter indictment of the Soviet system" (Terras)

GROSSMAN, Vasilii

Vse techet [Everything flows]

GROSSMAN, Vasilii, Vse techet

Grossman's first novel being published abroad, and banned in Soviet Union until 1989. Pleasant example of this larger format edition.

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Nabokov the Poet – Home-made and illegal in Russia

NABOKOV, Vladimir

Stikhi [Poetry]

NABOKOV, Vladimir, Stikhi [Poetry]

Some of Nabokov's most scandalous poems, of course banned in Soviet Union and here in an illegal "edition" home-made in Brezhnev's USSR. Very rare.

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In superb original condition, with all wrappers

DOSTOEVSKY, Fedor Mikhailovich

Besy [The Devils, sometimes The Possessed or Demons]

DOSTOEVSKY, Fedor Mikhailovich, Besy

The best example we've handled of the first edition of this important Russian novel.

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On the way to the New World

MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir [MAYAKOVSKY] and David BURLIUK (artist)

Otkrytie Ameriki [Discovery of America]

MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir [MAYAKOVSKY] and David BURLIUK (artist), Otkrytie Ameriki

Rare first edition of Mayakovsky's poem, illustrated by Burliuk, here in a fine, pleasant copy.

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Ideal from smuggling into the USSR

PASTERNAK, Boris

Doktor Zhivago v vyderzhkakh i poiasneniiakh, opublikovannykh v ezhenedelnike Posev №№ 46, 47, 48 i 49 za 1958 g [Doctor Zhivago in Excerpts and Explanations]

PASTERNAK, Boris, Doktor Zhivago v vyderzhkakh i poiasneniiakh, opublikovannykh v ezhenedelnike Posev №№ 46, 47, 48 i 49 za 1958 g

A scarce, very early pamphlet with important excerpts from Pasternak's celebrated novel - banned in the USSR and published here with help of the CIA.

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Hamlet in war time

SHAKESPEARE, William, and Boris PASTERNAK (translator)

Gamlet. Prints Datskii. Tragediia [The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark]

SHAKESPEARE, William, and Boris PASTERNAK (translator), Gamlet. Prints Datskii. Tragediia

First separate edition of Shakespeare's famous tragedy in Pasternak's fine translation. A pleasant example of this scarce edition.

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Pushkin's erotica with erudite comments

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Boris TOMASHEVSKII (editor)

Gavriiliada [The Gabrieliad]

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Boris TOMASHEVSKII (editor), Gavriiliada

Pushkin's most famous censored work, here in a lovely and important scholarly edition, finely produced.

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The unpublishable finally published

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Lebedinyi stan [A Swans' Wedge. Poems from 1917-1921]

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Lebedinyi stan

First edition of this important cycle about the Revolution and the Civil War, impossible to publish in the USSR and even abroad for several decades. A very good copy.

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A Tolstoy rarity

TOLSTOY, Leo

Poslednie rasskazy i statii [Recent Stories and Articles]

TOLSTOY, Leo, Poslednie rasskazy i statii

Tolstoy the Wise and the Experienced, here in a series of writings difficult to publish in full in Tsarist Russia. A very rare edition, here in its original wrappers.

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A great poetess to a great poet

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Stikhi k Bloku [Poems to Blok]

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Stikhi k Bloku

Tsvetaeva's second poetry cycle published in exile, dedicated to a major Russian poet who died the year before, with the first publication of Tsvetaeva's 'Podruga' dedicated to Blok's lover. Lovely copy of this first edition.

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Exempt of any restoration

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Razluka [Separation]

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Razluka

A very attractive example of this fragile production, Tsvetaeva's first poetry collection published abroad. First edition.

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With almost 3 times more poems

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Versty [Mileposts]

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Versty

Tsvetaeva's first post-war and post-Revolution collection of poetry, here in its most important edition.

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Her last poems - in original wrappers

TSVETAEVA, Marina

Posle Rossii. 1922-1925 [After Russia. 1922-1925]

TSVETAEVA, Marina, Posle Rossii. 1922-1925

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.

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The great Russian poetess on stage

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Konets Kazanovy [The End of Casanova]

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Konets Kazanovy

Tsvetaeva's play in verses and 'declaration of love for Casanova'. The only life-time book edition - with the original decorated wrappers.

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"Without censorship"

MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir

Oblako v shtanakh. Tetraptikh [A Cloud in Trousers. A Tetraptich.]

MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir, Oblako v shtanakh. Tetraptikh

One of the great poems of Mayakovsky, here in its full version without cut-outs. A fine copy, in the original wrappers.

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The last lifetime edition - with both wrappers

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich

Evgenii Onegin, Roman v stikhakh [Eugene Onegin, Novel in Verse]

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich, Evgenii Onegin, Roman v stikhakh

One of Russia's greatest masterpieces, here in a lovely 'miniature' edition - the last one published during Pushkin's lifetime - and in an attractive example with the rare wrappers.

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A Black Sea youth

AKHMATOVA, Anna

U samogo moria [At the Edge of the Sea]

AKHMATOVA, Anna, U samogo moria

A fine example of the first edition of this important autobiographical poem by one of the best Russian poets, and a victim of Soviet censorship.

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A most famous edition, with literary provenance

PASTERNAK, Boris

Doktor Zhivago

PASTERNAK, Boris, Doktor Zhivago

A very good example of this important edition of the Nobel Prize laureate, with literary provenance.

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