"Three, seven, ace!"

PUSHKIN, Alexander and Alexandre BENOIS (artist)

Pikovaia Dama [Queen of Spades]
£795

PUSHKIN, Alexander and Alexandre BENOIS (artist), Pikovaia Dama

A novella masterpiece of Russian literature here in a celebrated edition finely illustrated and beautifully produced.

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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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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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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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£5,250

POUCHKINE, Alexandre and Vasily CHOUKHAEFF (artist) [PUSHKIN and SHUKHAEV], Boris Godounov

One of the great artists' books of the Russian Paris school - here in the deluxe version on Japon Impérial: one of 18 copies only.

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With Pushkin's lifetime illustrations

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich and Friedrich L. von MAYDELL (artist)

Tsygany [The Gypsies]
£195

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich and Friedrich L. von MAYDELL (artist), Tsygany

Attractive example of this large-format illustrated edition of Pushkin's poem.

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Translated by a revolutionary woman

LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iurievitch

The Hero of Our Days, from the Russian of Michael Lermontoff, by Theresa Pulszky
£1,450

LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iurievitch, The Hero of Our Days, from the Russian of Michael Lermontoff, by Theresa Pulszky

Lermontov translated by a friend of Herzen and wife of a Hungarian revolutionary. First edition of this translation.

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The best illustrated edition of the novel

GOGOL, N[ikolai] V[asilevich]

Pokhozhdenie Chichikova ili Mertvye dushi: Poema [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls: A Poem]
£2,500

GOGOL, N[ikolai] V[asilevich], Pokhozhdenie Chichikova ili Mertvye dushi: Poema

The most lavish illustrated edition of Gogol's masterpiece, in its original binding.

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Rare Russian fables from Ukraine

NAKHIMOV, Akim Nikolaevich

Sochineniia v stikhakh i proze [Works in Verse and Prose]
£1,250

NAKHIMOV, Akim Nikolaevich, Sochineniia v stikhakh i proze

Early Russian fables (and other poetical works) at the dawn of Russia's Golden Age of Literature - the authors only book, written and printed in Kharkov, nowadays Ukraine. No copy traced outside Russia.

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Finely illustrated

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Mstislav DOBUZHINSKY (artist)

Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh [Eugene Onegin. Novel in verse, ed. by V.F. Khodasevich]

£750

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Mstislav DOBUZHINSKY (artist), Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh

Pushkin's novel in verses in the original Russian, here illustrated by Dobuzhinsky: the first edition of the full set of illustrations.

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Inscribed by the translator, a feminist character

[PUSHKIN] – Alexandre POUCHKINE, Véra STARKOFF (transl.) and Marie EGOROFF (artist)

Rouslane et Ludmile
£2,450

[PUSHKIN] - Alexandre POUCHKINE, Véra STARKOFF (transl.) and Marie EGOROFF (artist), Rouslane et Ludmile

The first complete poetic French translation of Pushkin's celebrated work. Strikingly illustrated by an original Russian female artist, and this copy inscribed by the translator: a politically-engaged playwright and one of the main figures of the feminist theatre movement in France. Rarely found, and only 500 copies printed.

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Svetlov-Fekula copy - one of 50 only

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich, Sergey LIFAR and Prof. M. L. GOFMAN (editors)

Puteshestvie v Arzrum vo vremia pokhoda 1829 goda [Journey to Arzrum during the campaign of 1829]
£2,950

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich, Sergey LIFAR and Prof. M. L. GOFMAN (editors), Puteshestvie v Arzrum vo vremia pokhoda 1829 goda

Pushkin's best travel account in a fine bibliophilic edition, one of 50 'ad nominem' copies only, this one for Valerian Svetlov.

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Pushkin escapes the Tsar's police

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Sergey LIFAR (editor)

Puteshestvie v Arzrum vo vremia pokhoda 1829 goda [A Journey to Arzrum during the campaign of 1829]
£495

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Sergey LIFAR (editor), Puteshestvie v Arzrum vo vremia pokhoda 1829 goda

Pushkin's best travel account in a fine bibliophilic edition, with the first publication of his draft.

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From Catherine the Great's library

FIDLER, Konstantin [also FIEDLER]

Slovo pokhvalnoe velikomu gosudariu Borisu Fedorovichu Godunovu [Eulogy to the Great Tsar Boris Fedorovich Godunov]
£5,750

FIDLER, Konstantin [also FIEDLER], Slovo pokhvalnoe velikomu gosudariu Borisu Fedorovichu Godunovu

Very rare first edition in Russian of this praise of Boris Godunov, with great and unusual provenance: Catherine the Great and Smirdin's famous lending library. A lovely example.

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Pushkin's erotica with erudite comments

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Boris TOMASHEVSKII (editor)

Gavriiliada [The Gabrieliad]

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr and Boris TOMASHEVSKII (editor), Gavriiliada

Pushkin's most famous censored work, here in a lovely and important scholarly edition, finely produced.

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The last lifetime edition - with both wrappers

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich

Evgenii Onegin, Roman v stikhakh [Eugene Onegin, Novel in Verse]

PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Sergeevich, Evgenii Onegin, Roman v stikhakh

One of Russia's greatest masterpieces, here in a lovely 'miniature' edition - the last one published during Pushkin's lifetime - and in an attractive example with the rare wrappers.

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With more than 120 poems

[KUGUSHEV, Nikolai (ed.)] – Anna BUNINA, Gavrila DERZHAVIN, Nikolai KARAMZIN, Vasilii ZHUKOVSKII and others

Sobranie stikhotvorenii, otnosiashchikhsia k nezabvennomu 1812 godu [A Collection of Poems Related to the Unforgettable Year of 1812]

[KUGUSHEV, Nikolai (ed.)] - Anna BUNINA, Gavrila DERZHAVIN, Nikolai KARAMZIN, Vasilii ZHUKOVSKII and others, Sobranie stikhotvorenii, otnosiashchikhsia k nezabvennomu 1812 godu

A "most important monument of Russian culture and literature": one of the - if not the - first thematic anthologies of Russian poetry at the dawn of its Golden Age. An exceptional example, uncut in its original pink printed wrappers, of these very rare two volumes.

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The birth of Ukrainian literature

KOTLIAREVSKII, Ivan Petrovich

Virgillieva Eneida, na malorossiiskii iazyk prelozhennaia [The Aeneid, translated into the Little Russian/Ukrainian]

KOTLIAREVSKII, Ivan Petrovich, Virgillieva Eneida, na malorossiiskii iazyk prelozhennaia

The first literary work wholly written in modern Ukrainian: a important edition of the main book written by "the father of modern Ukrainian literature" (Encycl. Britannica). This is the first edition authorised by the author and the first to include 4 parts, with a dictionnary of more than 1000 Ukrainian words. A very rare book: only two copies in WorldCat and no copy traced outside Russia and Ukraine in recent decades.

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