Celebrating Ukraine's past in folio and in colour

SAMOKISH, N.S. and S.I. VASILKOVSKII (artists), text by D.I. EVARNITSKII

Iz ukrainskoi stariny. La Petite Russie d'autrefois
£3,750

SAMOKISH, N.S. and S.I. VASILKOVSKII (artists), text by D.I. EVARNITSKII, Iz ukrainskoi stariny. La Petite Russie d'autrefois,Marks, Skt. Peterburg , 1900.
Beautiful portfolio showing 20 folio colour plates of Ukrainian Cossacks's scenes, costumes and heroes - with a vibrant text in Russian and French by an important Ukrainian scholar. Read More

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Literary identity in Western Ukraine

Pavel LEONTOVICH and others

Lervak z nad Siana
£4,500

Pavel LEONTOVICH and others, Lervak z nad Siana,Knigopechatnia sobornoi ruskoi Kapituly, Peremyshl , 1852.
An extremely rare and fascinating book related to the national identity of Western Ukraine, through language and literature. Read More

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'Un Etat immolé mais une Nation indestructible'

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef

Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque
£4,250

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef, Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque,G. Silbermann for Librairie Polonaise, Paris and Strasbourg, and Brockhaus, Leipzig , 1841.
Celebrated book on Polish (and Ukrainian, Lithuanian etc.) costumes, especially interesting for its political text and context, often overlooked. Plates with attractive hand-colour - a fine example of the first edition. Read More

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Central Europe's oldest spa town in colour

[HOSER, Joseph Carl Eduard]

Beschreibung von Teplitz in Böhmen
£1,250

[HOSER, Joseph Carl Eduard], Beschreibung von Teplitz in Böhmen,Prag, J.G. Calve , 1798.
A scarce description of Central Europe's oldest spa town, now in Czech Republic, with a fine double-page view with original hand-colour. Attractive example with royal provenance. Read More

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The birth of Ukrainian literature

KOTLIAREVSKII, Ivan Petrovich

Virgillieva Eneida, na malorossiiskii iazyk prelozhennaia
£5,950

KOTLIAREVSKII, Ivan Petrovich, Virgillieva Eneida, na malorossiiskii iazyk prelozhennaia,Meditsinskaia tip., Skt Peterburg , 1809.
The first literary work wholly written in modern Ukrainian: a important edition of the main book written by "the father of modern Ukrainian literature" (Encycl. Britannica). This is the first edition authorised by the author and the first to include 4 parts, with a dictionnary of more than 1000 Ukrainian words. A very rare book: only two copies in WorldCat and no copy traced outside Russia and Ukraine in recent decades. Read More

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REMARKABLE STEAMBOAT MAP AND TIMETABLE FOR THE BLACK SEA

[BLACK SEA]

Ukazatel putei paketbotnykh parokhodov Rossiiskikh i inostrannykh

[BLACK SEA], Ukazatel putei paketbotnykh parokhodov Rossiiskikh i inostrannykh,Odessa, A. Braun , 1852.
A fascinating and extremely rare map, in excellent condition, showing the steam-boats routes on the Black Sea just a year before the outbreak of the Crimean War. Read More

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Fascinating statistics and maps regardings the Russian Jewish population

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

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,Faians, Varshava, [for Efron, 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

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In fresh condition

[UKRAINE]

Sobor Sv. Kniazia Vladimira v Kieve

[UKRAINE], Sobor Sv. Kniazia Vladimira v Kieve,Kulzhenko, Kiev , 1898.
First edition of this attractive production of Kiyv's leading publisher at the time, and fine study of the architecture and decorations of the recent cathedral. Read More

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Ukrainian expressions - later banned

NOMYS, Matvii

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

NOMYS, Matvii, Ukrainski prykazky, pryslivia i take inshe. Zbirnyky O. Markovycha i druhykh,Skt. Peterburg, V drukarniakh Tyblena i komp. i Kulisha , 1864.
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. Read More

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