Charming ballet costumes in postcards

BAKST, Leon

Feia kukol [La Fée des poupées]
£2,750

BAKST, Leon, Feia kukol

A complete set of these lovely postcards showing ballet costumes by the master of the genre, who would later be central to Diaghilev's 'Ballets Russes'.

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Kuban cossacks émigré in America

CHERESHNEV, V. V. (editor)

Kubanets. Informatsionnyi zhurnal gruppy starshikh ofitserov i obshchestvennykh deiatelei kubantsev v SShA [The Kubanian. Information Journal of a Group of Kuban Senior Officers and Community Leaders in the USA]
£250

CHERESHNEV, V. V. (editor), Kubanets. Informatsionnyi zhurnal gruppy starshikh ofitserov i obshchestvennykh deiatelei kubantsev v SShA

Two issues of a very rare, almost home-made magazine for Russian émigrés in the US.

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Propaganda's beauty

[CHEKHONIN] – EPHROS, Abram and Nikolai PUNIN

S. Chekhonin. A Master of the Soviet Empire Style [and] On the Art of Chekhonin
£1,450

[CHEKHONIN] - EPHROS, Abram and Nikolai PUNIN, S. Chekhonin. A Master of the Soviet Empire Style [and] On the Art of Chekhonin

Avant-garde and propaganda's early days: the English version of this celebration of one of most striking Russian artists and designers.

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With gold chromolithography

PETROV-ROPET, Ivan (artist)

Obiavlenie o koronovanii Nikolaia II i Aleksandry Fedorovny 14 maia 1896g [Announcement of the Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna on 14 May 1896]
£1,500

PETROV-ROPET, Ivan (artist), Obiavlenie o koronovanii Nikolaia II i Aleksandry Fedorovny 14 maia 1896g

Beautiful broadside, very decorative, in very good condition.

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From baptism to wedding

[ROMANOVS]

Four Ceremonials
£6,500

[ROMANOVS], Four Ceremonials

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.

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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

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.

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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

Unusual funeral ceremonial for the transportation of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich's corpse from Cannes to St. Petersburg. A fine association copy.

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Smoking in Pushkin's Russia

[TOBACCO] – ARTO, Amedei

Obiavlenie [Announcement]
£575

[TOBACCO] - ARTO, Amedei, Obiavlenie

Detailed price list of tobacco products offered in Moscow during Pushkin's time, showing a broad and very international range. A rare, unusual ephemera in excellent, fresh condition.

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A US Ambassador visits Vladivostok during the Civil War

MORRIS, Roland

Signed Letter to Charles Hart, with Envelope

MORRIS, Roland, Signed Letter to Charles Hart, with Envelope

The US Ambassador to Japan recounts his views of Vladivostok, just a year after the Russian Revolution while the Civil War front is moving eastwards: a fine letter on embossed official paper of the Embassy, kept with its signed original envelope.

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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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On blue paper

[TEA] – BOTKIN, Petr

Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev [Announcement. Fabrics and Chinese Tea Shop].

[TEA] - BOTKIN, Petr, Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev

Rare broadside by the pioneer of the Russian tea industry, advertising teas and fabrics from international origins, available in 1830s Pushkin's Moscow.

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OPTICAL THEATRE IN 1830s MOSCOW

MISHO, Genrikh

Mekhanicheskii Teatr Sveta. Obiavlenie [Mechanical Theatre of Light. Announcement].

MISHO, Genrikh, Mekhanicheskii Teatr Sveta. Obiavlenie

Rare broadside for series of entertainments in Moscow, including an optical theatre of animated figures by a versatile performer and craftsman.

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OPTICAL THEATRE IN 1830s MOSCOW

KUPARENKO, Iordakii

Kinetozograficheskie vidy. Obiavlenie [Kinetozographic Views. Announcement].

KUPARENKO, Iordakii, Kinetozograficheskie vidy. Obiavlenie

Rare broadside for an impressive Russian kinetozographic theatre of 400 animated figures in Pushkin's Moscow, by a hot-air balloon enthusiast now in the Guinness World Records.

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Now extinct dogs fighting in 1830s Moscow

[BAITING DOGS]

Obiavlenie [Announcement]

[BAITING DOGS], Obiavlenie

Two consecutive illustrated Russia broadsides announcing different rounds of large wild animal baiting in Pushkin's 1830s Moscow, involving the now-extinct Medelyan dogs.

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