Mapping Russia's history and development for an international audience

WEYDEMEYER, Alexandre de

Tableaux historiques, chronologiques, geographiques et statistiques de l'Empire de Russie, avec une carte généalogique
£3,250

WEYDEMEYER, Alexandre de, Tableaux historiques, chronologiques, geographiques et statistiques de l'Empire de Russie, avec une carte généalogique

First edition of this impressive wide-ranging work, finely printed by Pluchart in St. Petersburg. A scarce publication, with a wealth of information on the Russian empire up to Pushkin's time.

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A jewel of a book

[ROMANOVS]

Miniature Photographic Album
£3,950

[ROMANOVS], Miniature Photographic Album

Lovely 'book' boasting a luxurious binding with, inside, portraits of all rulers of the Romanov dynasty of Russia. Very unusual, especially complete.

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La Marseillaise, European operas, and romantic Russian songs

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich] – TSVETKOV M. and Vasilii KITAEV (artist)

Muzykalnyia stsenki. Popuri [Musical Sketches. Potpourri]
£8,750

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich] - TSVETKOV M. and Vasilii KITAEV (artist), Muzykalnyia stsenki. Popuri

An interesting compilation of various international and Russian music, all manuscript, with a lovely watercolour title page and all kept in a refined master binding: a very attractive imperial portfolio made for the Grand Duke. Very rare.

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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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Peter's early days: a scarce, illustrated edition

TUMANSKII, Fedor

Polnoe opisanie deianii ego velichestva gosudaria imperatora Petra Velikago [A Complete Description of the Deeds of Peter the Great]
£5,950

TUMANSKII, Fedor, Polnoe opisanie deianii ego velichestva gosudaria imperatora Petra Velikago

An early Russian biography of Peter the Great, illustrated and noted for its rarity. Pleasant example in contemporary binding.

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The 'Russian oligarchs' of yesterday

KARNOVICH, Evgenii

Zamechatelnyia bogatstva chastnykh lits v Rossii [Remarkable Wealths of Private Individuals in Russia]
£1,250

KARNOVICH, Evgenii, Zamechatelnyia bogatstva chastnykh lits v Rossii

Fresh example of this extensive, high-quality, and very unusual study of private wealth in tsarist Russia. A fascinating and very informative read, curiously authorised by the censors.

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Russians in Venice, celebrated with merchants, peoples of the world and bullfighting

FOSSATI, Giorgio and Domenico, [with] Antonio BARATTI

Currus triumphales ad adventum clarissimorum Moschoviae principum Pauli Petrovitz et Mariae Theodorownae conjugis regali orandum spectaculo in Divi Marci venetiarum foro die 22 Januarii anno MDCCLXXXI
£22,500

FOSSATI, Giorgio and Domenico, [with] Antonio BARATTI, Currus triumphales ad adventum clarissimorum Moschoviae principum Pauli Petrovitz et Mariae Theodorownae conjugis regali orandum spectaculo in Divi Marci venetiarum foro die 22 Januarii anno MDCCLXXXI

Fine and scarce Italian "livre de fêtes" with beautiful contemporary colour - with an added suite of prints related to the same event, the Venitian reception of the future Tsar of Russia.

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Striking 'lubki' in great condition

SITINE [Ivan SYTIN] (publisher)

Images et dessins populaires russes jusqu'a 1860 [Title on cover]
£4,750

SITINE [Ivan SYTIN] (publisher), Images et dessins populaires russes jusqu'a 1860 [Title on cover]

Some great imagery in a rare volume of 85 plates - mostly military but only, with many themes strikingly depicted. A rare item of Russian folk art, here in fine condition.

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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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In a binding of fine quality

ROMANOV, Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich

General-Adiutanty Imeratora Aleksandra I [Adjutants-Generals of the Emperor Alexander I]
£2,750

ROMANOV, Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich, General-Adiutanty Imeratora Aleksandra I

Attractive example of this fine production of Russian military history.

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Rare and richly illustrated

LASHKOV, S.I

Ego Imperatorskoe Vysochestvo Velikii Kniaz Sergei Mikhailovich, General Inspektor Russkoi Artillerii, Sbornik Vospominanii o Ego Zhizni i Rabote i o Razvitii Artlilerii v ego Vremia [His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich, Inspector-General of Russian Artillery. Collection of Reminiscences About His Life and Work, And About the Development of Artillery during His Lifetime]
£375

LASHKOV, S.I, Ego Imperatorskoe Vysochestvo Velikii Kniaz Sergei Mikhailovich, General Inspektor Russkoi Artillerii, Sbornik Vospominanii o Ego Zhizni i Rabote i o Razvitii Artlilerii v ego Vremia

Scarce émigré work commemorating a prominent member of the Romanov family, active during WWI and shot by the Bolsheviks; first edition, published in Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

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Imperial copy

NEMIROVICH-DANCHENKO, Vasilii Ivanovich

Skazki deistvitelnosti [Tales of Reality]
£2,750

NEMIROVICH-DANCHENKO, Vasilii Ivanovich, Skazki deistvitelnosti

First edition of these great realistic Russian novellas: the Tsarskoe Selo copy.

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Memories from home for the last Russian empress

HALL, Mr and Mrs [ie. Samuel Carter and Anna Maria]

The Book of the Thames. From Its Rise to Its Fall

HALL, Mr and Mrs [ie. Samuel Carter and Anna Maria], The Book of the Thames. From Its Rise to Its Fall

Not only an imperial copy from the Tsarina's library, but possibly a book she had while still in England - since she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. A fine example of this bestseller.

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Unexpected early use of lithography in Russia - for an "an extremely tedious enterprise"

[ALEXANDER I]

Procession funèbre qui doit avoir lieu lors de la translation du corps de feu l'Empereur Alexandre I, de glorieuse mémoire, de la barrière de St Petersbourg à l'Eglise cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Cazan et le jour son inhumation dans l'Eglise cathédrale de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul

[ALEXANDER I], Procession funèbre qui doit avoir lieu lors de la translation du corps de feu l'Empereur Alexandre I, de glorieuse mémoire, de la barrière de St Petersbourg à l'Eglise cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Cazan et le jour son inhumation dans l'Eglise cathédrale de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul

A great, very unusual printed artefact: an early example of Russian lithography in form of a long roll, giving extensive illustrated details on the future funeral of the tsar. Very rare.

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Bilibin works for the Tsar and his dinner

BILIBIN, Ivan (artist)

Uzhin 28 Marta 1910 [Dinner on 28 March 1910]

BILIBIN, Ivan (artist), Uzhin 28 Marta 1910

Fine example of this very rare Russian imperial menu, drawn by one o fthe greatest illustrators and artists of the time in Russia.

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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

[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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'Lord, Save Russia!'

SOLLOGUB, Apollon

Rossiia. 862-1917 [Russia]

SOLLOGUB, Apollon, Rossiia. 862-1917

A take on Russian history, with a large quantity of illustrations and in fine condition.

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Pandemic in Catherine's Russia - from an Imperial palace

SHAFONSKII, Afanasii Filimonovich

Opisanie morovoi iazvy… [Description of the Plague…in Moscow from 1770 to 1772]

SHAFONSKII, Afanasii Filimonovich, Opisanie morovoi iazvy…

The first Russian scientific work on the plague : an Imperial copy of a major work, in fresh condition.

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