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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Celebrating Ukraine's past in folio and in colour

SAMOKISH, N.S. and S.I. VASILKOVSKII (artists), text by D.I. EVARNITSKII

Iz ukrainskoi stariny. La Petite Russie d'autrefois
£3,750

SAMOKISH, N.S. and S.I. VASILKOVSKII (artists), text by D.I. EVARNITSKII, Iz ukrainskoi stariny. La Petite Russie d'autrefois

Beautiful portfolio showing 20 folio colour plates of Ukrainian Cossacks's scenes, costumes and heroes - with a vibrant text in Russian and French by an important Ukrainian scholar.

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A Russian poet in the US

MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir and Aleksandr RODCHENKO (illustrator)

Moe otkrytie Ameriki [My Discovery of America]
£1,000

MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir and Aleksandr RODCHENKO (illustrator), Moe otkrytie Ameriki

Mayakovsky travelling to and photographed in the USA: first edition, in fine condition, with Rochenko's original wrappers.

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Tolstoy's answer to Chekhov - unopened

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich [TOLSTOI]

Zhivoi trup. Drama v 6 deistviyakh i 12 kartinakh [A Living Corpse. A drama in 6 acts and 12 scenes]
£1,000

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich [TOLSTOI], Zhivoi trup. Drama v 6 deistviyakh i 12 kartinakh

First separate edition of Tolstoy's play, a large-format quality production, with illustrations. A lovely example, unopened in the charming art-nouveau wrappers.

Tolstoy wrote in his diary, "that in A Living Corpse there are notes inspired by Chekhov's work. Such is the secret of artistic creativeness".

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WWI caricatures in ancient style

USPENSKII, Vasilii Ivanovich

Letopisets v litsakh o Tevtonstey brani na sloveni [Chronicle of the Teutonic War on the Slavs].

£1,750

USPENSKII, Vasilii Ivanovich, Letopisets v litsakh o Tevtonstey brani na sloveni

Complete set of this unusual war satire, written and illustrated in ancient Russian style. Rare when handcoloured, as here.

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In striking wrappers

SOLZHENITSYN, Aleksandr Isaevich

Odin den Ivana Denisovicha [One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich]
£2,500

SOLZHENITSYN, Aleksandr Isaevich, Odin den Ivana Denisovicha

First edition of the celebrated author's first book § a famous 'pirate' edition published without Solzhenitsyn's consent. A very good copy, with the striking original wrappers.

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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.

[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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With striking designs

SAMOKISH Nikolai (artist) and Lev Al. MEY

Izbavitel [The Saviour]
£1,850

SAMOKISH Nikolai (artist) and Lev Al. MEY, Izbavitel

A hunting poem beautifully decorated by one of the leading book illustrators of the time. Separately published from Kutepov's celebrated and monumental 'Imperial Hunt'.

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Unexpected early use of lithography in Russia - for an "an extremely tedious enterprise"

[ALEXANDER I]

Procession funèbre qui doit avoir lieu lors de la translation du corps de feu l'Empereur Alexandre I, de glorieuse mémoire, de la barrière de St Petersbourg à l'Eglise cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Cazan et le jour son inhumation dans l'Eglise cathédrale de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul

[ALEXANDER I], Procession funèbre qui doit avoir lieu lors de la translation du corps de feu l'Empereur Alexandre I, de glorieuse mémoire, de la barrière de St Petersbourg à l'Eglise cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Cazan et le jour son inhumation dans l'Eglise cathédrale de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul

A great, very unusual printed artefact: an early example of Russian lithography in form of a long roll, giving extensive illustrated details on the future funeral of the tsar. Very rare.

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Central Asian languages printed and bound in chinese style

HUNTER, George W

Examples of the Various Turki Dialects. Turkish Text with English Translation

HUNTER, George W, Examples of the Various Turki Dialects. Turkish Text with English Translation

An unusual book: produced by a Scottish protestant in Western China, printed in mimeography and detailing and translating many Central Asian dialects related to Turkish. First edition of this remarkable item, here in appealing condition.

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Ukrainian in the USA

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist)

Ukrainska abetka [Ukrainian ABC]

KHOLODNY, Petro (artist), Ukrainska abetka

Very attractive and remarkably rare ABC, created by a son of the Ukrainian Minister of Education. A fine example.

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Showing his painting, frescoes, drawings, sculptures, book covers...

YERMILOV, Vasyl (also Wassul JERMILOW) and Valerian POLISHCHUK

Ukrainskaia zhivopis. Ukrainske malyarstvo. Ukrainische Kunst Malerei. La peinture ucrainienne

YERMILOV, Vasyl (also Wassul JERMILOW) and Valerian POLISHCHUK, Ukrainskaia zhivopis. Ukrainske malyarstvo. Ukrainische Kunst Malerei. La peinture ucrainienne

Great monograph of a leading avant-garde artist, written by his close friend, later executed by Stalin. First edition, very richly illustrated. Scarce.

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Hamlet in war time

SHAKESPEARE, William, and Boris PASTERNAK (translator)

Gamlet. Prints Datskii. Tragediia [The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark]

SHAKESPEARE, William, and Boris PASTERNAK (translator), Gamlet. Prints Datskii. Tragediia

First separate edition of Shakespeare's famous tragedy in Pasternak's fine translation. A pleasant example of this scarce edition.

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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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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

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

'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.

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Children of all countries...

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist)

Bratishki [Little Brothers]

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist), Bratishki

A fine, fresh example of this great internationalist children book.

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With the striking wrappers

ORZHIKH, Boris

Albom Bortsov za Svobodu [Album of Freedom Fighters, Pt.1 [all published]]

ORZHIKH, Boris, Albom Bortsov za Svobodu

Impressive publication of a politically active Russian émigré to Japan. Richly illustrated, here with the original publisher's printed wrappers.

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