"Three, seven, ace!"

PUSHKIN, Alexander and Alexandre BENOIS (artist)

Pikovaia Dama [Queen of Spades]
£795

PUSHKIN, Alexander and Alexandre BENOIS (artist), Pikovaia Dama

A novella masterpiece of Russian literature here in a celebrated edition finely illustrated and beautifully produced.

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Art-deco elegance at its best

IRIBE, Paul (artist) and Jean COCTEAU

Vaslav Nijinsky
£1,500

IRIBE, Paul (artist) and Jean COCTEAU, Vaslav Nijinsky

Excellent example of this classic celebration of the star of Diaghilev's Ballets russes. First edition.

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Warmly inscribed by Burliuk

BURLIUK, David, Aleksandra EKSTER, Maria VASILIEVA (artists) and Benedict LIVSHITS (author)

Volchie solntse. Kniga stikhov vtoraia [v] "Futuristy" [Sun of wolves. Second book of poetry [in] "Futurists"]
£2,950

BURLIUK, David, Aleksandra EKSTER, Maria VASILIEVA (artists) and Benedict LIVSHITS (author), Volchie solntse. Kniga stikhov vtoraia [v] "Futuristy"

First edition of this collection of futurist poetry, inscribed by Burliuk to "the best customer" Lev Grinkrug. A lovely book, finely illustrated with plates by Burliuk and two famous Russian avant-garde female artists: Exter and Vasilieva.

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With a fine original watercolour

POUCHKINE, Alexandre and Boris ZWORYKINE (artist) [PUSHKIN and ZVORYKIN]

Boris Godounov
£4,950

POUCHKINE, Alexandre and Boris ZWORYKINE (artist) [PUSHKIN and ZVORYKIN], Boris Godounov

One of the great productions of the Parisian Russian artists - this one from the "tirage de tête" on Japon with a watercolour by Zworykine.

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Propaganda's beauty

[CHEKHONIN] – EPHROS, Abram and Nikolai PUNIN

S. Chekhonin. A Master of the Soviet Empire Style [and] On the Art of Chekhonin
£1,450

[CHEKHONIN] - EPHROS, Abram and Nikolai PUNIN, S. Chekhonin. A Master of the Soviet Empire Style [and] On the Art of Chekhonin

Avant-garde and propaganda's early days: the English version of this celebration of one of most striking Russian artists and designers.

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£5,250

POUCHKINE, Alexandre and Vasily CHOUKHAEFF (artist) [PUSHKIN and SHUKHAEV], Boris Godounov

One of the great artists' books of the Russian Paris school - here in the deluxe version on Japon Impérial: one of 18 copies only.

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Fascinating illustrated account

GOPPE, German (publisher)

Illiustrirovannaia khronika voiny [The Illustrated Chronicle of War]
£6,750

GOPPE, German (publisher), Illiustrirovannaia khronika voiny

The Balkans, Southern Eastern Europe and Western Turkey in two fascinating folio volumes detailing all events of the 1877-78 war. Very richly illustrated and rarely found in such an attractive example, here in the original publisher's binding.

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The best illustrated edition of the novel

GOGOL, N[ikolai] V[asilevich]

Pokhozhdenie Chichikova ili Mertvye dushi: Poema [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls: A Poem]
£2,500

GOGOL, N[ikolai] V[asilevich], Pokhozhdenie Chichikova ili Mertvye dushi: Poema

The most lavish illustrated edition of Gogol's masterpiece, in its original binding.

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Finely inscribed by Iliazd

ILIAZD [also ILYAZD, pseud. for Ilia ZDANEVICH]

Lidantiu faram [Le Dentu the Beacon]
£22,500

ILIAZD [also ILYAZD, pseud. for Ilia ZDANEVICH], Lidantiu faram

Excellent example of this famous, innovative avant-garde work, in brilliant condition and inscribed by Iliazd to André Salmon.

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One of the famous covers of the Avant-Garde

ALTMAN, Natan

Lenin. Risunki Natana Altmana [Lenin. Sketches by Natan Altman]
£1,250

ALTMAN, Natan, Lenin. Risunki Natana Altmana

A pleasant example of this work, with its famous avant-garde cover design by Altman.

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In fine condition

GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitrievich

Faces of Russia
£1,850

GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitrievich, Faces of Russia

A lovely, clean copy of this great book of artistic portraits of Russians. First English edition, copy num. 7.

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Tirage de tête - with a supplementary print, inscribed

[LEBEDEFF, Jean] – Jean-Paul DUBRAY

L'Ymaigier Jean Lebedeff
£1,750

[LEBEDEFF, Jean] - Jean-Paul DUBRAY, L'Ymaigier Jean Lebedeff

A great example of this lovely production: one of 10 copies on 'papier japon', with a supplementary print, loose and inscribed by Lebedeff.

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Finely illustrated

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Mstislav DOBUZHINSKY (artist)

Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh [Eugene Onegin. Novel in verse, ed. by V.F. Khodasevich]

£750

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Mstislav DOBUZHINSKY (artist), Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh

Pushkin's novel in verses in the original Russian, here illustrated by Dobuzhinsky: the first edition of the full set of illustrations.

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Inscribed by the translator, a feminist character

[PUSHKIN] – Alexandre POUCHKINE, Véra STARKOFF (transl.) and Marie EGOROFF (artist)

Rouslane et Ludmile
£2,450

[PUSHKIN] - Alexandre POUCHKINE, Véra STARKOFF (transl.) and Marie EGOROFF (artist), Rouslane et Ludmile

The first complete poetic French translation of Pushkin's celebrated work. Strikingly illustrated by an original Russian female artist, and this copy inscribed by the translator: a politically-engaged playwright and one of the main figures of the feminist theatre movement in France. Rarely found, and only 500 copies printed.

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Probably the rarest edition

ZICHY, Michael von

Liebe
£3,950

ZICHY, Michael von, Liebe

The last edition of these celebrated erotic illustrations before the destruction of the original plates, rarer than the previous, 1911 edition. One of 300 copies only. In excellent condition.

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Out of stock
SOLD
'A talent of the widest dimensions, impossible to embrace' (Bilibin, Narbut's teacher)

NARBUT, Georgii

Chetyrnadtsat risunkov ukrainskoi azbuki. Ukrainska Abetka [Fourteen Drawings of Ukrainian Alphabet. Ukrainian ABC]

NARBUT, Georgii, Chetyrnadtsat risunkov ukrainskoi azbuki. Ukrainska Abetka

Great example of possibly the greatest Ukrainian ABC.

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Americano-Soviet pop art

BAKHCHANIAN, Vagrich (also BAKHCHANYAN)

Zerkalo No.21. Chitat s pomoshchiu zerkala [Mirror #21. Read with a Mirror]

BAKHCHANIAN, Vagrich (also BAKHCHANYAN), Zerkalo No.21. Chitat s pomoshchiu zerkala

A booklet of contemporary art by a Ukraine-born Armenian artist, then just recently emigrated to the US. Extremely rare: only copy traced.

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Exceptionally fresh

BENUA, Aleksandr [Alexandre BENOIS]

Azbuka v kartinakh [Alphabet in Pictures]

BENUA, Aleksandr [Alexandre BENOIS], Azbuka v kartinakh

A fantastic copy of this great artist's book, very rare in such a fresh condition. First edition.

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