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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Another war which went wrong...

BURTSEV, Vladimir Lvovich

Tsar i vneshniaia politika. Vinovniki russko-iaponskoi voiny [The Tsar and Foreign Affairs. The Culprits of the Russo-Japanese War].

£65

BURTSEV, Vladimir Lvovich, Tsar i vneshniaia politika. Vinovniki russko-iaponskoi voiny

Great denunciation of the catastrophy for Russia of the war against Japan. A pre-revolutionary publication banned in tsarist Russia.

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Chinese money in a Russian collection

CHAUDOIR, Baron Stanislas de

Kitaiskie, manchzhurskie, mongolskie, iliiskie, koreiskie, iaponskie, aninanskie i neizvestnye monety, medali, assignatsii, menialnye bilety, zolotye i serebrianye slitki.

[Catalogue of copper money of Chinese, Japanese, Korean Vietnamese and uncertain origins, medals, paper-money, exchange notes, gold and silver bars].

£4,500

CHAUDOIR, Baron Stanislas de, Kitaiskie, manchzhurskie, mongolskie, iliiskie, koreiskie, iaponskie, aninanskie i neizvestnye monety, medali, assignatsii, menialnye bilety, zolotye i serebrianye slitki.

The attractive catalogue of Asian, esp. Chinese numismatics compiled by one of the greatest coin collectors of the early 19th century. A lovely example of the rarer first Russian issue, in a fine Russian binding - a rare book indeed, with more than 60 plates.

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The striking achievements of the young USSR seen from Japan

SUZUKI, Yukiyasu (editor)

Shin Roshia [New Russia]

SUZUKI, Yukiyasu (editor), Shin Roshia

Fine photographic illustrations of Soviet Russia for a Japanese audience. First edition, a complete set.

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With the striking wrappers

ORZHIKH, Boris

Albom Bortsov za Svobodu [Album of Freedom Fighters, Pt.1 [all published]]

ORZHIKH, Boris, Albom Bortsov za Svobodu

Impressive publication of a politically active Russian émigré to Japan. Richly illustrated, here with the original publisher's printed wrappers.

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The achievements of Japanese colonisation in Sakhalin

Karafuto Shashin-cho [A Photographic Album of South Sakhalin]

, Karafuto Shashin-cho

Great visual record of South Sakhalin in the 1920s-30s: wide-ranging, artistic - and scarce. A beautifully fresh example.

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A US Ambassador visits Vladivostok during the Civil War

MORRIS, Roland

Signed Letter to Charles Hart, with Envelope

MORRIS, Roland, Signed Letter to Charles Hart, with Envelope

The US Ambassador to Japan recounts his views of Vladivostok, just a year after the Russian Revolution while the Civil War front is moving eastwards: a fine letter on embossed official paper of the Embassy, kept with its signed original envelope.

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"International city": Russian caricatures in Japanese China

RUF [pseud. for Ruf Sozonovich ANANIN] (artist)

Kharbin v krivom zerkale [Harbin in a crooked mirror]

RUF [pseud. for Ruf Sozonovich ANANIN] (artist), Kharbin v krivom zerkale

Witty depictions of the Russian diaspora in Harbin under Japanese occupation. A complete set of these fine postcards, within the printed wrappers: very rare so.

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First bananas, curry and sake

GONCHAROV, Ivan

Fregat Pallada [The Frigate Pallada]

GONCHAROV, Ivan, Fregat Pallada

One of the best travel accounts by a Russian literary author: Goncharov's travel to Japan, Hong Kong and Africa. An excellent example of the first edition.

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From Tolstoy to Lenin, Gorky and Chaliapin - in Japan

SKITALETS [pseud. of Stepan Gavrilovich PETROV].

O znamenitykh russkikh liudiakh [On Famous Russian People]

SKITALETS [pseud. of Stepan Gavrilovich PETROV].

, O znamenitykh russkikh liudiakh

Very rare Russian book published in Japan, presenting short sketches of important Russian contemporaries, such as Tolstoy, Lenin, Gorky and Pleakhanov.

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