Contemporary portrait

French school of the 19th century

Portrait de Hadji Mourad
£4,750

French school of the 19th century, Portrait de Hadji Mourad

Extremely rare contemporary portrait of a famous Caucasian rebel - described by Gagarin and Tolstoy.

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For the Georgian soldiers of the Third Reich

RUSTAVELI, Shota

Vepxistqaosani [The Knight in the Panther's Skin]
£4,750

RUSTAVELI, Shota, Vepxistqaosani

The main national epic of Georgia in a very unusual, small-format production, in Georgian, for the Third Reich's "Georgian Legion". An extremely rare edition of Rustaveli's masterpiece, and a fantastic example from the 50 deluxe copies, here in a luxurious binding.

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An aristocrat, traveller and diplomat, with artistic talents

GAGARINE, Prince Grégoire – Kniaz Grigorii Grigorevich GAGARIN

Dessins et croquis d'après nature. Risunki i nabroski s natury
£4,500

GAGARINE, Prince Grégoire - Kniaz Grigorii Grigorevich GAGARIN, Dessins et croquis d'après nature. Risunki i nabroski s natury

Gagarin's artistic record of Turkish and Caucasian types, among other sketches reproduced, including portraits of Russian aristocrats in the Caucasus, Gypsies in Moscow and views of Egypt and Greece. A beautiful, large format production of one of the best Russian presses of the time. A fine example with contemporary provenance.

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One of the most famous views of Tbilisi

GAMBA, Jacques Francois, Chevalier de

Voyage dans la Russie méridionale, et particulièrement dans les provinces situées au-delà du Caucase, fait depuis 1820 jusqu'en 1824
£9,500

GAMBA, Jacques Francois, Chevalier de, Voyage dans la Russie méridionale, et particulièrement dans les provinces situées au-delà du Caucase, fait depuis 1820 jusqu'en 1824

One of the most famous books on the Caucasus, and Georgia in particular; the first significant work on the region; the first large lithographic view of Tbilisi; with hand-coloured costume plates. A lovely, complete example of the first edition, in contemporary publisher's binding.

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Such a beautiful region...but "savage"?

Raphael BERNOVILLE

La Souanetie libre. Episode d'un voyage a la chaine centrale du Caucase

Raphael BERNOVILLE, La Souanetie libre. Episode d'un voyage a la chaine centrale du Caucase

Attractive and uncommon account of southern Caucasus, illustrated with large plates and missing in the usual bibliographies. First edition; a pleasant example in the original printed wrappers.

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