Sciences, Economics, Politics, Philosophy

KANT, Immanuel.

Critik der practischen Vernunft.
£2,500

A fresh example in a lovely binding of the first edition of Kant's celebrated Critique of Practical Reason in which the philosopher formulates the 'categorical imperative', the foundation of modern ethics. PMM 226 (note).

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[LENIN, pseud.:] Vladimir ILYN [pseud. for Vladimir Ilyich ULIANOV].

Razvitie kapitalizma v Rossii. Protsess obrazovaniia vnutrenniago rynka dlia krupnoi promyshlennosti [The Development of Capitalism in Russia. The Process of Formation of a Home Market for Large-Scale Industry].
£4,750

First edition of Lenin's first substantial work, and one of his first two books published in 1899. A landmark economic analysis, the Development of Capitalism was researched and written while Lenin was first in prison, then in exile in Siberia.

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Horses, Hunting, Gastronomy & Pastimes

[TEA] – BOTKIN, Petr.

Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev [Announcement. Fabrics and Chinese Tea Shop].
£750

Rare broadside by the pioneer of the Russian tea industry. The broadside advertises the wide variety of fabrics and teas available at the Botkin Fabric and Chinese tea shop in Moscow, noting that the prices are already low and are not subject to negotiations. Read more

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Horses, Hunting, Gastronomy & Pastimes

[TOBACCO] – ARTO, Amedei.

Obiavlenie [Announcement].
£575

Long and detailed price list of tobacco products offered in Moscow during Pushkin's time, showing a broad and very international range. Since English merchants introduced tobacco to Russians in the mid-16th century, this foreign product became extremely popular, from peasantry to the 18th-c. tsarinas. Read more

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[ARMENIAN BIBLE] – ZOHRAPIAN, Hovhannes (editor).

A[stuats]ashunch' matean hin ew nor ktakaranats' st chshgrit t'argmanu[t']ean nakhneats' merots' i hellenakann hawatarmagoyn bnagr i haykakans barba hashkhatasirut'[en] Hovhannu Z hrapean. [Sacred Scriptures of the Old and New Testament. Edited with critical notes and introduction by Hovhannes Zohrapean. With prefaces to each book and an appendix of Apocryphal writings.]
£4,250

The first critical edition of the Bible in Armenian, its "principal edition" (Cox), almost 140 years after the first Armenian Bible, printed in Amsterdam in 1666.

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HOVYN DE TRANCHÈRE, Jules-Auguste.

Statistique des Chemins de Fer Russes au 1 (13) Janvier 1869.
£2,750

Rare statistical work on the Russian Railways, at a relatively early stage of development, complete with its detailed folding map. A lovely example, inscribed by the author to the French Minister of Public Works. Russia's first public railway line, between Saint Petersburg and Tsarskoe Selo, was inaugurated in 1837. Read more

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MALTUS [Thomas Robert MALTHUS].

Opyt o zakone narodonaseleniya ili izlozhenie proshedshago i nastoyashchago deystviya etogo zakona na blagodenstvie chelovecheskago roda […] [Essay on the Law of Population; Translated by P. A. Bibikov].
£2,750

Scarce first Russian edition of a major landmark of economic literature, the Essay on the Principle of Population, first published in English in 1798. With much added material.

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CHULKOV, Mikhail Dmitrievich.

Slovar Russkikh sueverii [The Dictionary of Russian Superstitions].
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The first purely ethnographic attempt (Pypin): the first edition of this first study of pagan beliefs and rituals among the peoples of Russia, including Siberian and Northern populations. Mikhail Chulkov (1743-1792) was an active member of the Russian Enlightenment... Read more

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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. [Comparison of the Living Standards and Moral State of the Population within the Pale of Settlement and Outside: Digital Data and Research in Relation to the Jewish Question].

An exceptionally rare statistical analysis and defence of the Jewish settlements of the Russian empire – a volume which serves as a testimony to the groundless bias behind the anti-Semitic policies of Alexander III…

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