Literature: Russian and neighbours

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich, Sergey LIFAR and Prof. M. L. GOFMAN (editors).

[Journey to Arzrum during the campaign of 1829].
£2,950

Fine copy of this private production, from the very rare issue of 50 copies only, each one bearing the printed name of the recipient, this one from the 30 copies on papier de Hollande, after 20 on Japon. Another issue was limited to 200 copies, without specific recipients... Read more

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Literature: Russian and neighbours

ALBERT THE GREAT and Mekhitar SEBASTATSI (editor).

Mec Alpert; t argmaneceal i va n ouc žamanakac , i mecamecac vardapetac meroc , i Lat in lezu i Hay barba : Ew nardenis i luys acec eal, ew srbagre ceal... [Compendium of Theology of St. Albert the Great].
£14,500

Opening a new, important page in the history of Armenian printing: the first work printed by Mekhitar of Sebaste in Venice, and very possibly the first work he edited.

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Sciences, Economics, Politics, Philosophy

[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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Travels & History: Caucasus and Central Asia

GEIER, Ivan Ivanovich.

[From Tashkent to Gava] Ot Tashkenta do Gavy.
£1,950

A lovely association copy, inscribed by the author, of a very rare travel account in the heart of Russian Central Asia. We are not aware of another copy.

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Travels & History: Caucasus and Central Asia

FORBIN, Auguste, comte de.

Voyage dans le Levant en 1817 et 1818.
£325

Text volume to accompany Forbin's illustrated atlas folio work on the Levant. Fine copy of the second edition complete with the folding engraved plate "Plan du Saint Sepulcre a Jerusalem". Forbin (1770 – 1841) succeeded Denon as director of museums in 1816 and was authorised to purchase antiquities for the Louvre. Read more

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Literature: Russian and neighbours

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr, LIFAR Sergey (editor).

Puteshestvie v Arzrum vo vremia pokhoda 1829 goda [A Journey to Arzrum during the campaign of 1829].
£495

The first book edition of Pushkin's best travel account, including an unpublished draft and limited to 200 copies only. This Journey to Arzrum published by the famous dancer, choreographer and collector Sergei Mikhailovich Lifar (1905-86), was among the most important publications of Pushkiniana outside of Russia. Read more

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Travels & History: Caucasus and Central Asia

IAZYKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (editor and translator).

Sobranie puteshestvii k tataram I drugim vostochnim narodam, v XIII, XIV i XV stoletiakh. [Collection of Travels to the Tartars and Other Eastern People in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries].
£1,750

Early witness of the Russian interest in the eastern parts of its empire and its neighbours…in the original Latin and, for the first time, in a Russian translation, accounts of two missions to the Court of the Mongols.

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