In a most unusual, remarkable artist binding

COUTÉPOFF, Nicolas [KUPEPOV, Nikolay Ivanovich]

La Chasse grand-ducale et tsarienne en Russie. Période du Xe au XVIe siècle [with] La Chasse tsarienne en Russie. XVIIe siècle
£15,000

COUTÉPOFF, Nicolas [KUPEPOV, Nikolay Ivanovich], La Chasse grand-ducale et tsarienne en Russie. Période du Xe au XVIe siècle [with] La Chasse tsarienne en Russie. XVIIe siècle, , 1896-1900.
'Tsarskaia Okhota': the greatest Russian hunting book in a spectacular and most unusual Belgian binding made of cuir repoussé, incoporating Samokish's design of a falcon with open wings. A great example of this striking luxury book. Read More

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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, , 1898.
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. Read More

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From baptism to wedding

[ROMANOVS]

Four Ceremonials
£6,500

[ROMANOVS], Four Ceremonials, , 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, , 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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Literary identity in Western Ukraine

Pavel LEONTOVICH and others

Lervak z nad Siana
£4,500

Pavel LEONTOVICH and others, Lervak z nad Siana, , 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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Fantastic association copy in striking binding

ESENIN, Sergei, with Boris PASTERNAK, Andrei BELII et al

Iav. Stikhi
£9,500

ESENIN, Sergei, with Boris PASTERNAK, Andrei BELII et al, Iav. Stikhi, , 1919.
Exceptional association copy of these scandalous Russian imaginist poems, extensively inscribed by three co-authors – including Esenin - to a fourth one, Alexander Olenin. With Aristarkh Lentulov's striking cover bound in a very unusual cloth-and-wicker binding of the time. One of the best, if not the best example of this famous book of Russian poetry. 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, , 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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With patterned Russian endpapers

[D’AGOULT, Charles (Attrib.)]

Akh, kak vy glupy gospoda frantsuzy
£1,450

[D'AGOULT, Charles (Attrib.)], Akh, kak vy glupy gospoda frantsuzy, , 1793.
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. Read More

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First Pushkin in Europe, inscribed

[PUSHKIN] – DUPRÉ DE SAINT-MAURE, Jean-Pierre-Émile (editor)

Anthologie russe, suivie de poésies originales
£2,500

[PUSHKIN] - DUPRÉ DE SAINT-MAURE, Jean-Pierre-Émile (editor), Anthologie russe, suivie de poésies originales, , 1823.
A great work: the first European publication of Russia's greatest poet, and the first French anthology of Russian poetry. A fresh example of the first edition, inscribed by the author 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, , 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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Exceptional 'Exemplaire No. 1'

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym]

La Sainte Russie

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym], La Sainte Russie, , 1890.
Superb copy n°1 of this classic work - in full morocco signed by Ritter, printed on Japon, with a unique dedication to the Tsar and his ownerships marks. Read More

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In 6-volume contemporary bindings

TOLSTOY, Lev

Voina i mir

TOLSTOY, Lev, Voina i mir, , 1868-69.
A bibliophile set of the first edition of Tolstoy's masterpiece, and one of the greatest novels of world literature. Very rare in contemporary, 6-volume binding. Read More

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Astrology and predictions in Russia

[BRUCE’S CALENDAR]

[The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar]

[BRUCE'S CALENDAR], [The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar], , 1810].
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. Read More

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For the 1730s Baltic traders

[BALTIC TRADE]

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 […]

[BALTIC TRADE], 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 […], , 1731 and 1732.
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. Read More

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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

[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. Read More

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