First in Yiddish - inscribed

SHAKESPEARE, William and I. GOLDBERG (translator)

Romeo un Zshulyete: tragedya in finf aktn [Romeo and Juliet: the Tragedy in Five Acts]
£2,950

SHAKESPEARE, William and I. GOLDBERG (translator), Romeo un Zshulyete: tragedya in finf aktn

Lovely example of a rare book: the first 'Romeo and Juliet' published in Yiddish, here in fine condition and inscribed by the translator to a famous Yiddish author and professor.

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First complete edition

TOLSTOY, Lev

Khadzhi-Murat: Roman [Khadzhi-Murat: A Novel]
£3,950

TOLSTOY, Lev, Khadzhi-Murat: Roman

Tolstoy's last novella, focusing on a celebrated hero of the Caucasus, here in its uncensored version for the first time. Scarce.

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Partially unopened, in the publisher's boards

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Razluka [Separation]
£1,500

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Razluka

An attractive example of this fragile production, Tsvetaeva's first poetry collection published abroad. First edition.

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"Russia's Sapho" and her circle of female friends

PARNOK, Sofiia

Vpolgolosa. Stkihi 1926-1927 [Half-Whispered. Poems 1926-1927]
£4,250

PARNOK, Sofiia, Vpolgolosa. Stkihi 1926-1927

An inscribed copy of Parnok's last collection of verses: a very rare work by a Russian woman standing out in the literary landscape of the country.

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Very early publication by Nabokov

[NABOKOV, Vladimir, A. BLOK, TEFFI, A. REMIZOV and others]

Rodnaia Zemlia, Sbornik 1-2 [The Native Land; First [and] Second Collection]
£1,650

[NABOKOV, Vladimir, A. BLOK, TEFFI, A. REMIZOV and others], Rodnaia Zemlia, Sbornik 1-2

Possibly the earliest appearance of Nabokov in the West - together with several works many other important authors. A fine example in original wrappers.

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The first edition in Russian after the Nobel Prize award

PASTERNAK, Boris

Doktor Zhivago [Doctor Zhivago]
£1,250

PASTERNAK, Boris, Doktor Zhivago

First printing of the first "legal" Russian edition of this famous Nobel Prize winner. A lovely copy of Pasternak's masterpiece.

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Gogol's masterpiece with "All of Russia"

GOGOL, Nikolai

Pokhozhdeniia Chichikova, ili Mertvyia dushi. Poema [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls. A Poem]
£39,500

GOGOL, Nikolai, Pokhozhdeniia Chichikova, ili Mertvyia dushi. Poema

A pinacle of humour and Russia's second great novel (after Lermontov's 'Hero of our Times'), here in a fine example of the first edition, with the very rare and famous upper wrapper.

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On the way to the New World

MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir [MAYAKOVSKY] and David BURLIUK

Otkrytie Ameriki [Discovery of America]
£1,850

MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir [MAYAKOVSKY] and David BURLIUK, Otkrytie Ameriki

Rare first edition of Mayakovsky's poem, illustrated by Burliuk, here in a fine, pleasant copy.

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Berlin's fauna of Russian immigrants

SHKLOVSKII, Viktor and El LISITSKII [LISSITZKY] (artist)

Zoo. Pisma ne o liubvi ili tretia Eloiza [Zoo. Letters Not About Love or the Third Eloise]
£600

SHKLOVSKII, Viktor and El LISITSKII [LISSITZKY] (artist), Zoo. Pisma ne o liubvi ili tretia Eloiza

Cover design by El Lissitzky for this depiction of the Russian emigration in Berlin in the Golden Twenties.

The preferred first edition, rarer than the Russian one published shortly afterwards.

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Dickens' life for Russian readers

[DICKENS] – PLESHCHEEV, Aleksei Nikolaevich

Zhizn Dikkensa [The Life of Dickens]
£1,450

[DICKENS] - PLESHCHEEV, Aleksei Nikolaevich, Zhizn Dikkensa

Rare first significant biography of the great Victorian author in Russian, written by an active (and politically engaged) man of letters. First book edition. Apparently no copy in Britain, only at the NYPL and in Sidney outside Russia.

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Great copy with contemporary provenance

CHEKHOV, Anton Pavlovich

Povesti i razskazy [Novellas and Stories]
£6,750

CHEKHOV, Anton Pavlovich, Povesti i razskazy

Some of the best short stories of the great Russian author (such as 'The Black Monk'), here in an attractive example with fine bibliophilic provenance.

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Odessa sung by her celebrated Zionist son

ZHABOTINSKII, V. (ALTALENA) [also JABOTINSKY]

Piatero [The Five]

£4,950

ZHABOTINSKII, V. (ALTALENA) [also JABOTINSKY], Piatero

Very rare first edition of Jabotinsky's best novel: one of 75 copies on papier Japon, out of a total printrun of only 125 copies. A fine novel about Jabotinsky's native city in Ukraine, Odessa, far from his important Zionist militant activities. In original Russian.

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Famous short story - with the original wrappers

TOLSTOY, Leo

Khoziain i rabotnik. Rasskaz [Master and Man. A Story]
£1,500

TOLSTOY, Leo, Khoziain i rabotnik. Rasskaz

Pleasant example, finely bound with the original wrappers, of this important short story by one of the greatest Russian authors. First issue of the first edition.

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Première édition complète en français

GOGOL, Nicolas

Les Âmes mortes. Traduit du russe par Ernest Charrière
£550

GOGOL, Nicolas, Les Âmes mortes. Traduit du russe par Ernest Charrière

Un des meilleurs romans de la littérature russe traduit en français - un bon exemplaire en chemise d'éditeur de la première édition de cette importante traduction.

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In contemporary binding

TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich

Nov [Virgin Soil]
£4,500

TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich, Nov

Pleasant example of this scarce and important Russian novel - first edition, printed outside Russia.

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Possibly Russia's greatest poetess - in the original velvet

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Volshebnyi fonar. Vtoraia kniga stikhov [The Magic Lantern. Second Book of Verse]
£19,500

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Volshebnyi fonar. Vtoraia kniga stikhov

Very rare first edition of Tsvetaeva's second book of poetry, containing two of her most famous poems. One of only 500 copies; an attractive example with the fragile original velvet binding unrestored.

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Russian fables for Europe: illustrated and translated

KRYLOV – KRILOFF, Ivan Andreevich

Basni russkiia [...] Fables russes [...] imitées en vers Français et Italiens par divers auteurs
£8,750

KRYLOV - KRILOFF, Ivan Andreevich, Basni russkiia [...] Fables russes [...] imitées en vers Français et Italiens par divers auteurs

Attractive example of this famous edition of Russia's greatest fabulist, in Russian, French and Italian, with engraved plates. A luxury lifetime production, here particularly fresh.

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With many important poets of the Silver Age

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, et al

Antologiia [Anthology]
£1,000

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, et al, Antologiia

The young Tsvetaeva among other greats: Blok, Belyi, Solovev, Voloshin etc. Her second appearance in print, and the first of two poems of hers. With the original printed wrappers.

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