Extensive ethnography of the peoples of the Caucasus

ZICHY, Eugene [Jenő], Dr. Jean [Janos] JANKO and Dr. Bela POSTA

Kaukaìzuri eìs Közeìpaìzsiai utazaìsai. Voyages au Caucase et en Asie Centrale : La Migration de la race Hongroise [et] La Description des collections
£1,950

ZICHY, Eugene [Jenő], Dr. Jean [Janos] JANKO and Dr. Bela POSTA, Kaukaìzuri eìs Közeìpaìzsiai utazaìsai. Voyages au Caucase et en Asie Centrale : La Migration de la race Hongroise [et] La Description des collections

Fine copy of this great scholarly work on the population of the Caucasus, richly illustrated. First edition.

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Pushkin's Russia in figures

ZIABLOVSKII, Evdokim

Rossiiskaia statistika [Statistics of Russia]
£1,750

ZIABLOVSKII, Evdokim, Rossiiskaia statistika

Fascinating read about Russia under Tsar Alexander I, the Russia which saw Napoleon, Krylov, Griboedov, Pushkin... Atrractive example of the first edition, with a wealth of information on all themes. Very rare in the West.

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Russia in the 16th century Russia - with the three maps

HERBERSTEIN, Sigismund von, Paul ODERBORN and others

Rerum Moscoviticarum auctores varii, unum in corpus nunc primum congesti
£6,500

HERBERSTEIN, Sigismund von, Paul ODERBORN and others, Rerum Moscoviticarum auctores varii, unum in corpus nunc primum congesti

Important edition gathering Herberstein's famous description of early Russia together with other related works, to give a wide-ranging understanding of Muscovy. With aristocratic provenance, in contemporary binding, and complete with its famous illustrations and maps, including Moscow's first printed plan.

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In signed full contemporary red morocco

ATKINSON, John Augustus (artist)

A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians
£16,500

ATKINSON, John Augustus (artist), A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians

One of the most beautiful and impressive British works on Russia, with many great plates in fine colouring. Here unusually bound in a luxury full red morocco gilt signed.

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Siberian singing

PROTASOV, Nikolai Petrovich

20 narodnykh pesen Sibiri dlia odnogo golosa s soprovozhdeniem fortepiano [20 Siberian Folk-Songs for Solo Voice with Piano Accompaniment]
£375

PROTASOV, Nikolai Petrovich, 20 narodnykh pesen Sibiri dlia odnogo golosa s soprovozhdeniem fortepiano

Rare etnographic musical work, a record of popular songs from Siberia, with the attractively decorated wrapper. First edition.

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Account of 17th-c. Russia from a 'cabinet de lecture'

[COLLINS, Samuel]

Relation curieuse de l'estat present de la Russie
£2,000

[COLLINS, Samuel], Relation curieuse de l'estat present de la Russie

Great (if often negative) early account of pre-petrine Russia, here in an unusual, uncut copy of the first French edition, from a private lending library with the label detailing its lending conditions. Includes the famous illustrated chapter on mushrooms - among many other remarks and anecdotes.

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"Die Reise um die Welt ohne Geld"

POHLIG, Emil

Zu Fuss: Kreuz und Quer Durchs das Ganze Russische Reich [On Foot: Crisscrossing the Whole Russian Empire]
£1,250

POHLIG, Emil, Zu Fuss: Kreuz und Quer Durchs das Ganze Russische Reich

Unusual extensive manuscript travel account of a German going through Russia and recording his many observations - richly illustrated with a variety of added material. Only partly published in contemporary newspapers.

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From shamanism to planting seeds in Kamchatka

GEORGI, Johann Gottlieb

Merkwürdigkeiten verschiedener unbekannten Völker des Russischen Reichs
£1,750

GEORGI, Johann Gottlieb, Merkwürdigkeiten verschiedener unbekannten Völker des Russischen Reichs

Some of the first systematic ethnographic observations of peoples of Russia, here focusing on Siberian and Far Eastern peoples. An edition rarely found, with plates and a map. Lovely copy in fine condition.

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Oral tradition on the shores of the White Sea

ONCHUKOV, Nikolai Evgenevich

Severnye skazki. Arkhangelskaia i Olonetskaia gg [Northern Tales. From Arkhangel and Olonetsk provinces]
£375

ONCHUKOV, Nikolai Evgenevich, Severnye skazki. Arkhangelskaia i Olonetskaia gg

More than 300 traditional tales are gathered here, in the local dialects: a fine work of ethnographic material on the northern regions of Russia.

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By the "Herodot of Kazakh steppes"

LEVCHINE, Alexis de [Aleksei Iraklevich LEVSHIN, also LIOVSHIN]

Description des hordes et des steppes des Kirghiz-Kazaks ou Kirghiz-Kaïssaks
£2,250

LEVCHINE, Alexis de [Aleksei Iraklevich LEVSHIN, also LIOVSHIN], Description des hordes et des steppes des Kirghiz-Kazaks ou Kirghiz-Kaïssaks

The first extensive study of the people of Kazakhstan: first French edition, with the same illustrations as the original Russian edition; including a folding map of the area, which was very rare at the time.

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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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Working in Tsarist Russia

OSTROGORSKII, Aleksei Nikolaevich

U rabochikh liudei: sbornik rasskazov [Among Working People: Collection of Stories]
£225

OSTROGORSKII, Aleksei Nikolaevich, U rabochikh liudei: sbornik rasskazov

Life among 'working people' for young readers - a fresh example.

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German populations in Ukraine and Russia

Atlas der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinen [sic] in Russland
£1,850

, Atlas der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinen [sic] in Russland

The Russian Germans mapped: very rare early statistical atlas of these famous communities.

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In fine condition

GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitrievich

Faces of Russia
£1,850

GRIGORIEV, Boris Dmitrievich, Faces of Russia

A lovely, clean copy of this great book of artistic portraits of Russians. First English edition, copy num. 7.

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By the first American woman war photojournalist

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret

Meet Some of the Soviet People
£800

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret, Meet Some of the Soviet People

The variety of peoples of the USSR in fine photographic portraits by a great photographer, possibly the most significant woman photographer of her time.

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Impressive large-format carpets

BOGOLIUBOV – BOGOLUBOW, Andrei

Kovrovyia izdeliia Srednei Azii. Tapisseries de l'Asie Centrale
£2,950

BOGOLIUBOV - BOGOLUBOW, Andrei, Kovrovyia izdeliia Srednei Azii. Tapisseries de l'Asie Centrale

The first systematic study of the rugs of Central Asia in a very large, impressive format. A beautiful production of the Russian State Press, here in a full red leather binding.

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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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An exceptional, large-paper example

KRUSENSTERN, Ivan Fedorovich [KRUZENSHTERN]

Wörter-Sammlungen aus den Sprachen einiger Völker des östlichen Asiens und der Nordwest-Küste von Amerika
£13,500

KRUSENSTERN, Ivan Fedorovich [KRUZENSHTERN], Wörter-Sammlungen aus den Sprachen einiger Völker des östlichen Asiens und der Nordwest-Küste von Amerika

First edition of Kruzenshtern's important study of North Pacific languages, in a superb, very unusual example: very crisp, uncut, in plain temporary wrappers and printed on thicker woven paper. We were unable to trace other such large-paper copies. A rare book on the market: only two copies at auction.

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