In a signed full-morocco binding

FOX, Gustavus Vasa

Narrative of the Mission to Russia, in 1866
£1,100

FOX, Gustavus Vasa, Narrative of the Mission to Russia, in 1866,Appleton, New York , 1873.
Fine example, in full red morocco, of the account of this official American mission to Russia, just 6 months before the sale of Alaska. Read More

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From baptism to wedding

[ROMANOVS]

Four Ceremonials
£6,500

[ROMANOVS], Four Ceremonials,Trenke i Fiusno, Skt. Peterburg, and Levenson, 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,Trenke i Fiusno, Skt. Peterburg, and Levenson, 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,Trenke i Fiusno , 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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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
£1,450

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,B. McMillan for Edward Jeffery, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, and J. Rodwell, London , 1813.
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. Read More

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In publisher's wrappers

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich

Detstvo i Otrochestvo
£3,950

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich, Detstvo i Otrochestvo,Torletskii and Terekhov, Moskva , 1876.
Tolstoy's own editing of his first novel: a lovely example, rare in original wrappers, of this second edition, specially adapted for children's reading and showing for the first time a different version from the standard text. 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,[Iav, Moskva,] , 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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Impressive edition superbly bound

SHAKESPEARE, William and Charles KNIGHT (editor)

The Works of William Shakspere, Imperial Edition
£2,750

SHAKESPEARE, William and Charles KNIGHT (editor), The Works of William Shakspere, Imperial Edition,Virtue & Co, London , [circa 1875].
One of the most impressive editions of Shakespeare in an unusual example, fresh and bound in striking full red morocco richly gilt. Read More

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Mathematics in the hands of the Empress

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan]

Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh
£4,950

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan], Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh,Sanktpeterburg, Akad. nauk , 1783.
Empress Mariia Fedorovna's copy of an important Russian textbook for arithmetic. First edition, in a lovely example finely bound in green silk with attractive endpapers. Read More

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With Bauzonnet's receipt

BYRON, George Gordon Lord

The Works by Lord Byron, including the suppressed poems. Complete in one volume
£875

BYRON, George Gordon Lord, The Works by Lord Byron, including the suppressed poems. Complete in one volume,Didot for Galignani, Paris , 1831.
Fine Didot edition of Byron in a Bauzonnet binding, 'doublée', with the binder's receipt bound in. 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,F. Coggan, 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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Exceptional 'Exemplaire No. 1'

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym]

La Sainte Russie

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym], La Sainte Russie,Firmin-Didot, Paris , 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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Pandemic in Catherine's Russia

SHAFONSKII, Afanasiy Filimonovich

Opisanie morovoi iazvy…

SHAFONSKII, Afanasiy Filimonovich, Opisanie morovoi iazvy…,Imperatorskii universitet, Moskva , 1775.
A rare case of a Russian 18th-c. book in Mariia Fedorovna's library: the first Russian scientific work on the plague. An exceptional copy of a major work. 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, Shnor , 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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Fables in innovative small format

KRYLOV, Ivan Andreevich

Basni...v vosmi knigakh

KRYLOV, Ivan Andreevich, Basni...v vosmi knigakh,Sankt Peterburg, Eksped. Zagotovl. Gos. Bumag for Aleksandr Smirdin , 1835.
Famous edition of the best Russian fabulist, and probably the first small-format book in Russia. A lovely example in full green morocco. Read More

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Illustrated Aesop in a Russian Imperial binding

AESOP, PHILELPHUS and others

Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien, avec Celles de Philelphe

AESOP, PHILELPHUS and others, Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien, avec Celles de Philelphe,Heritiers de Rothe et Proft, Copenhagen , 1773.
Aesop's fables in red morocco with the arms of the Russian Empress: a fine imperial copy of this lovely edition, illustrated with 60 engraved plates. Read More

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With patterned Russian endpapers

[D’AGOULT, Charles (Attrib.)]

Akh, kak vy glupy gospoda frantsuzy

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