Crimean Greek antiquities in red morocco

ASHIK, Anton Baltazarovich

Vosporskoe tsarstvo s ego paleograficheskimi i nadgrobnymi pamiatnikami, raspisnymi vazami, planami, kartami i vidami [The Bosphorus Kingdom and its Palaeographic Monuments and Tombstones, Painted Vases, Plans, Maps and Views]
£4,750

ASHIK, Anton Baltazarovich, Vosporskoe tsarstvo s ego paleograficheskimi i nadgrobnymi pamiatnikami, raspisnymi vazami, planami, kartami i vidami

The first significant work on the Greek antiquities on the Black Sea shores. A complete copy of this famous archeological book finely produced in Odessa, here in a luxurious binding. With unusual provenance.

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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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Drunk "very unhandsome" Circassian ladies and Russian mushrooms

[COLLINS, Samuel]

The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London, written by an eminent person residing at the great czars court at Mosco [sic] for the space of nine years
£3,250

[COLLINS, Samuel], The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London, written by an eminent person residing at the great czars court at Mosco [sic] for the space of nine years

Great (if often negative) early account of pre-petrine Russia, with an important portrait of Tsar Alexei and a famous chapter on mushrooms - among many other remarks and anecdotes. Very good example of the first edition.

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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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'Un Etat immolé mais une Nation indestructible'

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef

Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque
£4,250

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef, Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque

Celebrated book on Polish (and Ukrainian, Lithuanian etc.) costumes, especially interesting for its political text and context, often overlooked. Plates with attractive hand-colour - a fine example of the first edition.

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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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Out of stock
SOLD
Polish interest towards the Ottoman empire

[RYCAUT, Paul] RYKOT

Monarchya Turecka [The Turkish Monarchy]

[RYCAUT, Paul] RYKOT, Monarchya Turecka

First edition of this new translation in Polish (second edition overall) of this great account of the Ottoman empire. Very rare: only two copies traced in public libraries.

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Northern regions seen by a Russian artist

BORISOV, Aleksandr Alekseevich

U Samoedov. Ot Pingi do Karskogo moria. Putevye ocherki [Among the Samoyeds. From the Pinega river to the sea of Kars. Travel sketches]

BORISOV, Aleksandr Alekseevich, U Samoedov. Ot Pingi do Karskogo moria. Putevye ocherki

An artist-explorer gives his impressions of his polar trip to Northern Russia.

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