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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Unopened Yiddish Avant-Garde

TCHAIKOV, Joseph (artist) and Mendele MOCHER-SFORIM

Dos Kelbl [The Calf]
£3,950

TCHAIKOV, Joseph (artist) and Mendele MOCHER-SFORIM, Dos Kelbl

A fine illustrated production of the Kultur Lige, published in Kiyv in 1919. A scarce Yiddish children book, especially unopened without significant restoration.

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Important early book for Russian children - with a sewn translation label

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator]

Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. *** [Children's library [ie. Kleine Kinderbibliothek], published in German by Mr. Campe, and translated by M. ***].
£3,950

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator], Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. ***

More than a translation, an original adaptation, dedicated to Princess Dahskova, the first woman head of an Academy of Sciences and first female member of the American Philosophical Society. A very rare early edition of this important book for Russian children - and a lovely example with a sewn translation label!

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Chagall's first book and a landmark of Yiddish book illustration.

CHAGALL, Marc (artist) and Der NISTER [pseud. for Pinchus KAHANOVICH]

A Mayse mit a Hon; Dos Tsigele [A Story About a Rooster [and] The Little Kid]
£22,500

CHAGALL, Marc (artist) and Der NISTER [pseud. for Pinchus KAHANOVICH], A Mayse mit a Hon; Dos Tsigele

Chagall's first illustrated book, his only children book, and a landmark of Yiddish book illustration, published the year of the Russian revolution. Very rare, especially in this very good condition: about 5 other copies known.

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In publisher's wrappers

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich

Detstvo i Otrochestvo [Childhood and Adolescence]
£3,950

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich, Detstvo i Otrochestvo

Tolstoy's own editing of his first novel: a lovely example, rare in original wrappers, of this second edition, specially adapted for children's reading and showing for the first time a different version from the standard text.

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All in One

Ivan BILIBIN, Viktor VASNETSOV (artists) and Alexander PUSHKIN

Skazki, bound with Pesn o Veshchem Olege [Folk Tales] and [The Song of the Wise Oleg]

Ivan BILIBIN, Viktor VASNETSOV (artists) and Alexander PUSHKIN, Skazki, bound with Pesn o Veshchem Olege

All of Bilibin's famous portrait illustrations for Pushkin's tales bound in one single volume - very unusual, and in lovely condition.

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Children of all countries...

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist)

Bratishki [Little Brothers]

BARTO, Agniia and Georgii ECHEISTOV, Georgii (artist), Bratishki

A fine, fresh example of this great internationalist children book.

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One of his famous children books

LISSITZKY, El [Eliezer Lazar Markovich] (artist) and Peter Ben Zion RASKIN

Der Ber [The Bear]

LISSITZKY, El [Eliezer Lazar Markovich] (artist) and Peter Ben Zion RASKIN, Der Ber

A scarce Yiddish children's book by a major figure of the Russian and Jewish avant-garde: an early Kiev production of the important Kultur Lige, illustrated on every page by Lissitzky.

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Poems for children

CHEKHONIN, S. (artist) and M. MORAVSKAIA

Apelsinnye korki. Stikhi dlia detei [Orange Peels. Poems for Children].

CHEKHONIN, S. (artist) and M. MORAVSKAIA, Apelsinnye korki. Stikhi dlia detei

Scarce émigré edition illustrated by one of the most famous Russian book illustrators and designers of the early 20th century. With an attractive cover design.

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Kiev printing in 6 languages, on blue paper

[RUMOVSKII-KRASNOPEVKOV, Veniamin]

Sviashchennaia istoriia dlia maloletnikh detei… Sacra historia in gratinam puerorum… L'histoire sacrée composée en langue russe a l'usage des jeunes gens…

[RUMOVSKII-KRASNOPEVKOV, Veniamin], Sviashchennaia istoriia dlia maloletnikh detei… Sacra historia in gratinam puerorum… L'histoire sacrée composée en langue russe a l'usage des jeunes gens…

Six languages with 5 different fonts: a rare introduction to biblical story for children, printed on blue paper a lovely copy.

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Very rare ABC by an artist of the Moscow Darwin Museum

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich

Azbuka v kartinkakh [ABC in Pictures]

VATAGIN, Vasilii Alekseevich, Azbuka v kartinkakh

Charming early Soviet ABC by a noted artist of natural history, in excellent condition and very rare: we could trace only one copy at auction (in Russia) and one in a public library (in Russia too).

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