Half their wages into alcohol

BARSKIY Y. A

Chi dodae sili alkogol? [Does Alcohol Give Strength?]
£350

BARSKIY Y. A, Chi dodae sili alkogol?

Great example of Soviet health propaganda, trying to make Ukrainians more sober. Very rare.

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Tolstoy the playwright

TOLSTOY, Lev

Pervyi vinokur ili kak chertenok kraiushku zasluzhil. Komediia [The First Distiller, or How the Little Devil Earned his Crust. A Comedy].
£1,750

TOLSTOY, Lev, Pervyi vinokur ili kak chertenok kraiushku zasluzhil. Komediia

First edition of Tolstoy's successful play on wine and some of its effects... Lovely example in wrappers. Scarce.

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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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Fascinating statistics and maps regardings the Russian Jewish population

BLIOKH, Ivan Stanislavovich [also Jan Gotlib BLOCH]

Sravnenie materialnogo byta i nravstvennogo sostoianiia naseleniia v cherte osedlosti evreev i vne ee: tsifrovyia dannyia i izsledovaniia po otnosheniiu k evreiskomu voprosu [Comparison of the Living Standards and Moral State of the Population within the Pale of Settlement and Outside: Digital Data and Research in Relation to the Jewish Question]

BLIOKH, Ivan Stanislavovich [also Jan Gotlib BLOCH], Sravnenie materialnogo byta i nravstvennogo sostoianiia naseleniia v cherte osedlosti evreev i vne ee: tsifrovyia dannyia i izsledovaniia po otnosheniiu k evreiskomu voprosu

The condition of the Jewish settlements in the Russian empire: a fascinating analysis -and defence- through a wealth of data and their visual representation. An exceptionally rare Russian book of statistics with a political angle.

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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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