From baptism to wedding

[ROMANOVS]

Four Ceremonials
£6,500

[ROMANOVS], Four Ceremonials, Skt. Peterburg & Moskva, 1882, 1889, [1894], 1902.
Uncommon luxurious full cream calf binding for the wedding of two first cousins of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II - together with three other ceremonials detailing important events in the close family of Alexander III. A fine group. Read More

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The last Russian coronation in a deluxe binding

[ROMANOVS]

Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials
£3,950

[ROMANOVS], Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials, Skt. Peterburg & Moskva, 1896.
Details of the processes of the coronation of the last Russian tsar, together with the list of important foreign attendees - including one volume more unusually luxuriously bound in full soft red calf gilt. Read More

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In black cloth with silver eagle

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich] – FREDERIKS, V.B. Baron

Vysochaishe utverzhdennyi tseremonial perevezeniia tela [...] Velikogo Kniazia Mikhaila Nikolaevicha iz g. Kann[...].

Cérémonial [...] pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle [du] Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg

£1,750

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich] - FREDERIKS, V.B. Baron, Vysochaishe utverzhdennyi tseremonial perevezeniia tela [...] Velikogo Kniazia Mikhaila Nikolaevicha iz g. Kann[...].

Cérémonial [...] pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle [du] Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg, , 1909.
Unusual funeral ceremonial for the transportation of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich's corpse from Cannes to St. Petersburg. A fine association copy. Read More

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The first colour-plate book on Moscow

ACKERMANN, Rudolph

Historical Sketch of Moscow illustrated by Twelve Views of different parts of that imperial city, the Kremlin, etc
£6,750

ACKERMANN, Rudolph, Historical Sketch of Moscow illustrated by Twelve Views of different parts of that imperial city, the Kremlin, etc, London, 1813.
The first colour-plate book on Moscow: a lovely example, uncut in original publisher's boards, with the 12 plates in fine original hand-colour. Published in the wake of Napoleon's catastrophic Campagne de Russie. Read More

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A great Russian Napoleonica, complete in original wrappers

BOZHOVSKII, Vasliii Konstantinovich

Vystavka 1812 goda: illiustrirovanoe izdanie
£2,850

BOZHOVSKII, Vasliii Konstantinovich, Vystavka 1812 goda: illiustrirovanoe izdanie, Moskva, 1913.
The impressive, thick and richly illustrated catalogue of the centenary exhibition celebrating the Patriotic War against Napoleon. Very rare in wrappers, complete with all plates. Read More

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A Grand Duke's copy of the first study of ancient Russian jewellery, finely illustrated

KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich

Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda
£6,500

KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich, Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda, Skt. Peterburg, 1896.
Grand Duke Alexey's copy of the first scholarly work on ancient Russian jewelry: an excellent example of the first edition, finely illustrated. Read More

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In lovely condition

MELGUNOV, Sergei

Na putiakh k dvortsovomu perevorotu (zagovory pered revoliutsii 1917 goda)
£175

MELGUNOV, Sergei, Na putiakh k dvortsovomu perevorotu (zagovory pered revoliutsii 1917 goda), Parizh, 1931.
Rather objective historical analysis of the Russian political plots around Tsar Nicholas II before the revolution. A fine example of the first edition. Read More

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An exceptional, large-paper example

KRUSENSTERN, Ivan Fedorovich [KRUZENSHTERN]

Wörter-Sammlungen aus den Sprachen einiger Völker des östlichen Asiens und der Nordwest-Küste von Amerika
£13,500

KRUSENSTERN, Ivan Fedorovich [KRUZENSHTERN], Wörter-Sammlungen aus den Sprachen einiger Völker des östlichen Asiens und der Nordwest-Küste von Amerika, Skt. Peterburg, 1813.
First edition of Kruzenshtern's important study of North Pacific languages, in a superb, very unusual example: very crisp, uncut, in plain temporary wrappers and printed on thicker woven paper. We were unable to trace other such large-paper copies. A rare book on the market: only two copies at auction. Read More

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Predicting Napoleon's failure

FAGNANI, Federigo

Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811
£2,500

FAGNANI, Federigo, Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811, Milan, 1815.
Saint Petersburg before Napoleon's campaign: a superb example in red morocco, very fresh and exempt of any foxing, of the expanded second edition (published the year of Waterloo), containing sixteen more letters in addition to the six published in the original edition of 1812. A scarce Italian book on Russia. Read More

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Looking at the past at the start of the Great Game

IAZYKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (editor and translator)

Sobranie puteshestvii k tataram I drugim vostochnim narodam, v XIII, XIV i XV stoletiakh
£1,750

IAZYKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (editor and translator), Sobranie puteshestvii k tataram I drugim vostochnim narodam, v XIII, XIV i XV stoletiakh, Skt. Peterburg, 1825.
A witness of the Russian interest in the eastern parts of its empire and its neighbours. Includes Carpini's 13th-c. travel account, thought to be the earliest significant Western description of Northern and Central Asia, Rus, and the regions of the Mongol dominion. A fresh example of the rare first edition. Read More

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With a view of the British mission

MARTOS, Aleksei [Ivanovich]

Pisma o vostochnoy Sibiri
£3,950

MARTOS, Aleksei [Ivanovich], Pisma o vostochnoy Sibiri, Moskva, 1827.
A fine, uncut copy of the first edition of this rare Russian book on Siberia and the Chinese border, illustrated, and giving an account of the second British mission in Russia. Praised by Gogol among others. Read More

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In a binding with deer tools

[CRULL, Jodocus] (editor) and J[oachim] BOUVET

The Present Condition of the Muscovite Empire, till the Year 1699. In Two Letters: the First from a Gentleman, Who Was Conversant with the Muscovite Ambassadour in Holland: the Second from a Person of Quality at Vienna, Concerning the Late Muscovite Embassy, His Present Czarish Majesty; the Russian Empire; and Great-Tartary. With the Life of the Present Emperour of China
£3,750

[CRULL, Jodocus] (editor) and J[oachim] BOUVET, The Present Condition of the Muscovite Empire, till the Year 1699. In Two Letters: the First from a Gentleman, Who Was Conversant with the Muscovite Ambassadour in Holland: the Second from a Person of Quality at Vienna, Concerning the Late Muscovite Embassy, His Present Czarish Majesty; the Russian Empire; and Great-Tartary. With the Life of the Present Emperour of China, London, 1699.
Russian and China at the end of the 17th century, in a lovely binding with deer tools. A fine example of the first edition, the Macclesfield copy. Read More

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Chinese money in a Russian collection

CHAUDOIR, Baron Stanislas de

Kitaiskie, manchzhurskie, mongolskie, iliiskie, koreiskie, iaponskie, aninanskie i neizvestnye monety, medali, assignatsii, menialnye bilety, zolotye i serebrianye slitki.

£4,500

CHAUDOIR, Baron Stanislas de, Kitaiskie, manchzhurskie, mongolskie, iliiskie, koreiskie, iaponskie, aninanskie i neizvestnye monety, medali, assignatsii, menialnye bilety, zolotye i serebrianye slitki.

, Skt. Peterburg, c. 1842].
The attractive catalogue of Asian, esp. Chinese numismatics compiled by one of the greatest coin collectors of the early 19th century. A lovely example of the rarer first Russian issue, in a fine Russian binding - a rare book indeed, with more than 60 plates. Read More

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Samoyeds, barrels and snow

LEITSINGER, Jakob Ivanovich

Photographic Views of Arkhangelsk and its Region
£895

LEITSINGER, Jakob Ivanovich, Photographic Views of Arkhangelsk and its Region, Arkhangelsk, 1890-1900s.
A lovely group of rare Russian photographs, showing Northern indigenous peoples and local trades by one of the main photographers of the Russian North, and future mayor of Arkhangelsk. Read More

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BLINOV, Ivan Gavrilovich (scribe)

Zhitie Feodora Studita

BLINOV, Ivan Gavrilovich (scribe), Zhitie Feodora Studita, Russia, 7411 [1903].
Beautiful illuminated manuscript produced by one of the best scribes of the early 20th-century Russia; very fresh and in its original binding. Read More

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From amber mining to sable hunting on ski

BRAND, Johann Arnold von

Reysen durch die Marck Brandenburg, Preussen, Churland, Liefland, Peßcovien, Groß-Naugardien, Tweerien und Moskovien […] anbey Eine Seltsame und sehr Anmerckliche Beschreibung von Siberien […]

BRAND, Johann Arnold von, Reysen durch die Marck Brandenburg, Preussen, Churland, Liefland, Peßcovien, Groß-Naugardien, Tweerien und Moskovien […] anbey Eine Seltsame und sehr Anmerckliche Beschreibung von Siberien […], Duisburg, 1702.
A very rich and overlooked 17th-c. travel account, with quantity of original material on Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and Siberia, including music and songs in the vernacular, as well as many engraved plates, especially on amber mining, sable hunting on ski and Easter celebrations in Moscow. A rare Rossica, especially in contemporary binding. Read More

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Catherine the Great's business in the Black Sea and the Caucasus

Traktat o torgovle mezhdu rossiiskoiu imperieiu i portoiu ottomanskoiu

, Traktat o torgovle mezhdu rossiiskoiu imperieiu i portoiu ottomanskoiu, Skt. Peterburg, 1783.
Uncommon treatise between Catherine's Russia and the Ottoman Empire, and inbetween two Russo-Turkish wars of the 18th century. Read More

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Superstitions from Moscovia to the Pacific

CHULKOV, Mikhail Dmitrievich

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

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