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.

[Catalogue of copper money of Chinese, Japanese, Korean Vietnamese and uncertain origins, medals, paper-money, exchange notes, gold and silver bars].

£4,500

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

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.

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The failed revolt - very rare

[DECEMBRISTS]

Donesenie Varshavskogo komiteta [Report of the Warsaw Investigation Committee]
£3,750

[DECEMBRISTS], Donesenie Varshavskogo komiteta

Very rare first edition of this important report on the Decembrists' revoltof the end of 1825. A lovely copy with contemporary provenance. Only one example traced outside Russia.

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Inscribed by the first president of Israel

WEIZMANN Chaim

Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine

WEIZMANN Chaim, Before the United Nations. A Plea for a Just Solution of the Problem of Palestine

Rare first edition of this speech, finely inscribed by Weizmann.

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Part of Catherine's legislative effort

[CATHERINE THE GREAT] – ARNDT, Christian Gottlieb (translator)

Rußisch-kaiserliche Ordnung der Handels-Schiffahrt auf Flüßen, Seen und Meeren [Russian Imperial Statute of Merchant Shipping on Rivers, Lakes and Seas]

[CATHERINE THE GREAT] - ARNDT, Christian Gottlieb (translator), Rußisch-kaiserliche Ordnung der Handels-Schiffahrt auf Flüßen, Seen und Meeren

First developped legislative corpus for maritime trade and merchant shipping. First edition in German, Catherine's native language, printed in Saint Petersburg.

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Finely handwritten and illuminated by a "peasant scribe and artist"

[OLD BELIEVERS] – MIATELKOV, Fedor Petrovich

Sviattsy [Religious Almanac]

[OLD BELIEVERS] - MIATELKOV, Fedor Petrovich, Sviattsy

Complete with bold miniatures and ornaments: a fine Old-Believer manuscript, signed by the scribe and artist. With contemporary provenance.

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A European bestseller twice inscribed

GEFTER, Avgust Vilgelm [August Wilhelm HEFFTER] and Konstantin TAUBE (translator)

Evropeiskoe mezhdunarodnoe pravo [European International Law]

GEFTER, Avgust Vilgelm [August Wilhelm HEFFTER] and Konstantin TAUBE (translator), Evropeiskoe mezhdunarodnoe pravo

Important legal treatise, here in a fine example of its first Russian edition, inscribed by the translator to his wife, and later to his son.

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Very rare illustrated Freemasonry

[THORY, C.-A.]

Annales originis magni Galliarum O. ou Histoire de la fondation du Grand Orient de France

[THORY, C.-A.], Annales originis magni Galliarum O. ou Histoire de la fondation du Grand Orient de France

Edition originale de la première histoire de la principale loge française - une rareté reconnue, ici bien complète de ses planches et avec provenance maçonnique.

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The striking achievements of the young USSR seen from Japan

SUZUKI, Yukiyasu (editor)

Shin Roshia [New Russia]

SUZUKI, Yukiyasu (editor), Shin Roshia

Fine photographic illustrations of Soviet Russia for a Japanese audience. First edition, a complete set.

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What is it and what to do?

MARIN-DARBEL, Gustave Efranor, Mikhail MARKUS, Dr. JAEHNICHEN, Vasilii ZUBKOV and Christian LODER

A Sammelband of Five Works on the Cholera in Russia

MARIN-DARBEL, Gustave Efranor, Mikhail MARKUS, Dr. JAEHNICHEN, Vasilii ZUBKOV and Christian LODER, A Sammelband of Five Works on the Cholera in Russia

Very rare pamphlets, all on the cholera in Moscow, bound together at the time: a lovely volume bringing together French, German and Russian, and witnessing the activity of the international medical community in Moscow in front of this new deadly threat.

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Imperial copy in red morocco

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden

The Songs of the Russian People, as Illustrative of Slavonic Mythology and Russian Social Life

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden, The Songs of the Russian People, as Illustrative of Slavonic Mythology and Russian Social Life

The Tsarskoe Selo copy, bound in red morocco, of this ground-breaking study written by a scholar, at some point librarian at the British Museum and famous for its interest in Russia.

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Astrology and predictions in Russia

[BRUCE’S CALENDAR]

[The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar] Kniga, imenuemaia Brusovskoi kalendar.

[BRUCE'S CALENDAR], [The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar]

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.

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For the 1730s Baltic traders

Morskii poshlinnyi reglament ili ustav […] Neues See-Zoll-Reglement […]

[BOUND WITH:]

Lateinisch-Rußisch und Teutsches Vocabularium. Latino-rossiiskaia i nemetskaia slovesnaia kniga.

[BOUND WITH:]

Poshlinnoi Tarif […]. Zoll-Tarif […]

, Morskii poshlinnyi reglament ili ustav […] Neues See-Zoll-Reglement […]

[BOUND WITH:]

Lateinisch-Rußisch und Teutsches Vocabularium. Latino-rossiiskaia i nemetskaia slovesnaia kniga.

[BOUND WITH:]

Poshlinnoi Tarif […]. Zoll-Tarif […]

An exceptional sammelband for Russo-German sea trade under the Germanophile Tsarina Anna Ivanovna, containing three rare and early Russian publications: the first bilingual editions of the new duty statute and of the customs tariff, together with a trilingual dictionary. A lovely, fresh example in contemporary binding.

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Large-paper in red morocco

RERESBY, Sir John, Bt

The Travels and Memoirs of Sir John Reresby... The Former (now First Published) Exhibiting a View of the Governments and Society in the Principal States and Courts of Europe, during the Time of Cromwell's Usurpation; the Latter Containing Anecdotes, and Secret History of the Courts of Charles II. and James II

RERESBY, Sir John, Bt, The Travels and Memoirs of Sir John Reresby... The Former (now First Published) Exhibiting a View of the Governments and Society in the Principal States and Courts of Europe, during the Time of Cromwell's Usurpation; the Latter Containing Anecdotes, and Secret History of the Courts of Charles II. and James II

The preferred, large-paper issue attractively bound in full red morocco richly gilt. This edition contains the very first publication of the Travels; and the first illustrated edition of the Memoirs: overall with almost 40 plates including 11 hand-coloured, some with gilt highlights. A great example.

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With patterned Russian endpapers

[D’AGOULT, Charles (Attrib.)]

Akh, kak vy glupy gospoda frantsuzy [Oh, How Stupid You Are Mr Frenchmen].

[D'AGOULT, Charles (Attrib.)], Akh, kak vy glupy gospoda frantsuzy

Attractive example of this scarce anti-revolutionary tract, published when Catherine the Great was distancing herself from some consequences of the French philosophers' thoughts. In contemporary binding ith zig-zag Russian endpapers.

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For the palm of the hand

[OLD BELIEVERS LITURGY] –

Posledovanie tserkovnogo peniia i vseletnago sobraniia ot mesiatsa septevriia do mesiatsa avgusta po ustavu, izhe vo Ierusalime sviatyia Lavry prepodobnago i bogonosnago ottsa nashego Savvy Osviashchennago [Liturgy for the months September through August following the Typicon of Saint Sabas].

[OLD BELIEVERS LITURGY] -, Posledovanie tserkovnogo peniia i vseletnago sobraniia ot mesiatsa septevriia do mesiatsa avgusta po ustavu, izhe vo Ierusalime sviatyia Lavry prepodobnago i bogonosnago ottsa nashego Savvy Osviashchennago

A lovely example of a tiny manuscript Menologium in Church Slavonic, a liturgical calendar with hymns celebrating the saints for each month of the year. In attractive, fresh condition, with the ornaments in bright colours, bound in its first binding of red morocco over wooden boards. A great example of an Old Believers' miniature production.

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Kiev printing in 6 languages, on blue paper

[RUMOVSKII-KRASNOPEVKOV, Veniamin]

Sviashchennaia istoriia dlia maloletnikh detei… Sacra historia in gratinam puerorum… L'histoire sacrée composée en langue russe a l'usage des jeunes gens…

[RUMOVSKII-KRASNOPEVKOV, Veniamin], Sviashchennaia istoriia dlia maloletnikh detei… Sacra historia in gratinam puerorum… L'histoire sacrée composée en langue russe a l'usage des jeunes gens…

Six languages with 5 different fonts: a rare introduction to biblical story for children, printed on blue paper a lovely copy.

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