Sovremennie problem nefti v kapitalisticheskikh stranakh
SANTALOV, A[rsenii] A[lexeevich], Sovremennie problem nefti v kapitalisticheskikh stranakh, Moskva, 1946.
"The struggle for oil between England and the USA", "US oil monopolies go on the offensive" and "The role of oil in the Second World War" - among the 7 parts of Santalov's lecture on oil, the West and the Soviet Union. Uncommon. Read More
[TOBACCO] - ARTO, Amedei, Obiavlenie, Moskva, 1834.
Detailed price list of tobacco products offered in Moscow during Pushkin's time, showing a broad and very international range. A rare, unusual ephemera in excellent, fresh condition. Read More
Razvitie kapitalizma v Rossii. Protsess obrazovaniia vnutrenniago rynka dlia krupnoi promyshlennosti
[LENIN, pseud.:] Vladimir ILYN [pseud. for Vladimir Ilyich ULIANOV], Razvitie kapitalizma v Rossii. Protsess obrazovaniia vnutrenniago rynka dlia krupnoi promyshlennosti, Skt. Peterburg, 1899.
First edition of Lenin's first substantial work, and one of his first two books published in 1899. A landmark economic analysis. Read More
Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh
[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan], Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh, Sanktpeterburg, 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
Geroi Smutnogo Vremeni
BELZEN, Ia. Ia. (artist), Geroi Smutnogo Vremeni, Berlin, 1921.
Very rare album of full-page satirical illustrations of the situation in Russia during the turbulent years of the Civil War. Published in Berlin in 1921, and particularly remarkbale for its even-handed swipe at all participants in the War. Only three copies traced in Western public institutions. Read More
Opyt o zakone narodonaseleniya ili izlozhenie proshedshago i nastoyashchago deystviya etogo zakona na blagodenstvie chelovecheskago roda [ ]
MALTUS [Thomas Robert MALTHUS], Opyt o zakone narodonaseleniya ili izlozhenie proshedshago i nastoyashchago deystviya etogo zakona na blagodenstvie chelovecheskago roda [
], Skt. Peterburg, 1868.
Scarce first Russian edition of a major landmark of economic literature, the Essay on the Principle of Population, first published in English in 1798. An interesting edition with much material added by the translator Bibikov. Read More
Statistique des Chemins de Fer Russes au 1 (13) Janvier 1869
HOVYN DE TRANCHÈRE, Jules-Auguste, Statistique des Chemins de Fer Russes au 1 (13) Janvier 1869, St. Pétersbourg, 1869.
Rare statistical book on the Russian Railways, at a relatively early stage of development, complete with its detailed folding map. Printed in St. Petersburg. A lovely example, inscribed by the author.
Sravnenie materialnogo byta i nravstvennogo sostoianiia naseleniia v cherte osedlosti evreev i vne ee: tsifrovyia dannyia i izsledovaniia po otnosheniiu k evreiskomu voprosu
BLIOKH, Ivan Stanislavovich [also Jan Gotlib BLOCH], Sravnenie materialnogo byta i nravstvennogo sostoianiia naseleniia v cherte osedlosti evreev i vne ee: tsifrovyia dannyia i izsledovaniia po otnosheniiu k evreiskomu voprosu, Skt. Peterburg, 1889 or 1901].
The condition of the Jewish settlements in the Russian empire: a fascinating analysis -and defence- through a wealth of data and their visual representation. An exceptionally rare Russian book of statistics with a political angle. Read More
[The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar]
[BRUCE'S CALENDAR], [The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar], Moskva, 1810].
Complete example of an early, fully engraved edition of this famous, richly illustrated civil calendar, with predictions to the 20th century. A fine example with provenance charmingly handwritten. "A great rarity" writes Bitovt. Read More
Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev
[TEA] - BOTKIN, Petr, Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev, Moskva, 1833.
Rare broadside by the pioneer of the Russian tea industry, advertising teas and fabrics from international origins, available in 1830s Pushkin's Moscow. Read More
Opisanie morovoi iazvy
SHAFONSKII, Afanasiy Filimonovich, Opisanie morovoi iazvy
, Moskva, 1775.
A rare case of a Russian 18th-c. book in Mariia Fedorovna's library: the first Russian scientific work on the plague. An exceptional copy of a major work. Read More
Slovar Russkikh sueverii
CHULKOV, Mikhail Dmitrievich, Slovar Russkikh sueverii, Sanktpeterburg, 1782.
An important and very rare work on superstitions and beliefs of the peoples of the Russian empire under Catherine the Great. With captivating paragraphs and descriptions. An attractive example of the first edition. Read More
[A Sammelband of Five Manuscript Works]
MIKHAILOV, Kozma Afanasievich and other authors, [A Sammelband of Five Manuscript Works], Skt. Peterburg, [c. 1782-1815].
Very rare manuscript collection of theological and philosophical texts, including some forbidden by Catherine the Great's government in the 1780s. Very well preserved in its contemporary binding. With a poem authored most likely by the compiler of the manuscript and dedicated to the opening of the bronze horseman, the celebrated monument to Peter the Great inaugurated by Catherine in St. Petersburg. Read More
Konstantin Leontiev. Ocherk istorii religioznoy mysli
BERDIAEV, Nikolai Alexandrovich, Konstantin Leontiev. Ocherk istorii religioznoy mysli, Paris, 1926.
An excellent, unopened example, in original wrappers, of the first edition of this work where two important Russian thinkers meet. Read More