China-printed children book

ZAITSEV, M. V. [publisher]

Liagushka-Tsarevna [The Frog Princess]
£295

ZAITSEV, M. V. [publisher], Liagushka-Tsarevna

Lovely children book produced in Harbin/Kharbin.

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Russian fascist printing in Shanghai

[BEILIS AFFAIR]

Obvinitelnyi akt o meshchanine Menakhile-Mendele-Teveve-Beilis: Istoricheskoe delo o ritualnom ubiistve kievskimi khassidami khristianskogo malchika Andreia Iushchinskogo 12 marta 1911 g [Indictment Against the Bourgeois Menahem Mendel Tevev Beilis: Historical Case of the Ritual Murder of the Christian Boy Andrei Iushchinskii by Kiev Hasidim on March 12, 1911]
£475

[BEILIS AFFAIR], Obvinitelnyi akt o meshchanine Menakhile-Mendele-Teveve-Beilis: Istoricheskoe delo o ritualnom ubiistve kievskimi khassidami khristianskogo malchika Andreia Iushchinskogo 12 marta 1911 g

A rare work of historical manipulation, printed in China by Russian émigrés with Nazi sympathies.

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From the Library of Congress - but no copy in the US

SHPERK, Franz

Rossiia Dalnego Vostoka [Russia of the Far East]
£1,850

SHPERK, Franz, Rossiia Dalnego Vostoka

Extensive description of Eastern Siberia and the region near China. A rare work in very good condition.

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In a particularly fine Russian binding

IAKINF [ie. Nikita Iakovlevich BICHURIN]

Zapiski o Mongolii. S Prilozheniem karty Mongolii i raznykh kostiumov [Notes on Mongolia. With a Map of Mongolia and Various Costumes]
£7,500

IAKINF [ie. Nikita Iakovlevich BICHURIN], Zapiski o Mongolii. S Prilozheniem karty Mongolii i raznykh kostiumov

Very attractive example of one of the most important Russian works on Mongolia and Northern China - one of the rare early Russian books with hand-coloured plates. With a large folding map.

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The World Powers seen from Russia - and bound in Istanbul

SKALKOVSKII, Konstantin

Vneshniaia politika Rossii i polozhenie inostrannykh derzhav [Russia's External Policy and the Position of Foreign States]

£1,950

SKALKOVSKII, Konstantin, Vneshniaia politika Rossii i polozhenie inostrannykh derzhav

Wide-ranging and fascinating analysis of the world powers and their relationships with Russia at the turn of the 20th century - with great comments on China and the USA. First edition, bound in Constantinople and with interesting modern provenance.

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The Blind Traveller - in cloth

HOLMAN, James

A Voyage Round the World, including travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, etc. etc., from 1827 to 1832
£3,500

HOLMAN, James, A Voyage Round the World, including travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, etc. etc., from 1827 to 1832

The first circumnavigation by a blind person: first edition, illustrated with more than 20 plates, and very rare in the original cloth.

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With a view of the British mission

MARTOS, Aleksei [Ivanovich]

Pisma o vostochnoy Sibiri [Letters on Eastern Siberia]
£3,950

MARTOS, Aleksei [Ivanovich], Pisma o vostochnoy Sibiri

A fine, uncut copy of the first edition of this rare Russian book on Siberia and the Chinese border, illustrated, and giving an account of the second British mission in Russia. Praised by Gogol among others.

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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

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.

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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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Important early eyewitness description of Siberia and China

BRAND, Adam

Beschreibung der Chinesischen Reise : welche vermittelst einer zaaris. Gesandschaft durch dero Ambassadeur, Herrn Isbrand, Ao. 1693, 94 und 95 von Moscau über Groß-Ustiga... und durch die Mongolische Tartarey verrichtet worden

BRAND, Adam, Beschreibung der Chinesischen Reise : welche vermittelst einer zaaris. Gesandschaft durch dero Ambassadeur, Herrn Isbrand, Ao. 1693, 94 und 95 von Moscau über Groß-Ustiga... und durch die Mongolische Tartarey verrichtet worden

A rich diminutive volume, with much new material on Eastern Russia and China, including Ludolf's first descriptions of Russia - scarce first edition, the Macclesfield copy.

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Russia, Persia and China at the time of Peter the Great

BELL, John

Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia [to Ispahan...to Pekin through Siberia...from Mosco to Derbent in Persia... A Journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople]

BELL, John, Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia [to Ispahan...to Pekin through Siberia...from Mosco to Derbent in Persia... A Journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople]

The preferred first edition in the Quarto format; with the folding map of Siberia up to China.

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With the large map of the Russian Empire

STRAHLENBERG, Philipp Johann von

An Historico-Geographical Description of the North and Eastern Parts of Europe and Asia; but More Particularly of Russia, Siberia, and Great Tartary

STRAHLENBERG, Philipp Johann von, An Historico-Geographical Description of the North and Eastern Parts of Europe and Asia; but More Particularly of Russia, Siberia, and Great Tartary

Fine, fresh example of this famous work, with its impressive map but also with important illustrations and a wide-ranging content on Siberia and other Russian regions.

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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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"International city": Russian caricatures in Japanese China

RUF [pseud. for Ruf Sozonovich ANANIN] (artist)

Kharbin v krivom zerkale [Harbin in a crooked mirror]

RUF [pseud. for Ruf Sozonovich ANANIN] (artist), Kharbin v krivom zerkale

Witty depictions of the Russian diaspora in Harbin under Japanese occupation. A complete set of these fine postcards, within the printed wrappers: very rare so.

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First bananas, curry and sake

GONCHAROV, Ivan

Fregat Pallada [The Frigate Pallada]

GONCHAROV, Ivan, Fregat Pallada

One of the best travel accounts by a Russian literary author: Goncharov's travel to Japan, Hong Kong and Africa. An excellent example of the first edition.

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Looking at the past at the start of the Great Game

IAZYKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (editor and translator)

Sobranie puteshestvii k tataram i drugim vostochnim narodam, v XIII, XIV i XV stoletiakh [Collection of Travels to the Tartars and Other Eastern Peoples in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries]

IAZYKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (editor and translator), Sobranie puteshestvii k tataram i drugim vostochnim narodam, v XIII, XIV i XV stoletiakh

A witness of the Russian interest in the eastern parts of its empire and its neighbours. Includes Carpini's 13th-c. travel account, thought to be the earliest significant Western description of Northern and Central Asia, Rus, and the regions of the Mongol dominion. A fresh example of the rare first edition.

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