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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50 years later... still forbidden in Russia

ERMOLOV, Aleksei Petrovich, also YERMOLOV

Zapiski Alekseia Petrovicha Ermolova o voine 1812 goda [Notes of Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov about the war of 1812]
£1,250

ERMOLOV, Aleksei Petrovich, also YERMOLOV, Zapiski Alekseia Petrovicha Ermolova o voine 1812 goda

Important eye-witness account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia: scarce first edition published in London because banned in Russia.

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A great Russian Napoleonica, complete in original wrappers

BOZHOVSKII, Vasliii Konstantinovich

Vystavka 1812 goda: illiustrirovanoe izdanie [Exhibition Dedicated to the Year 1812: Illustrated Edition].
£2,850

BOZHOVSKII, Vasliii Konstantinovich, Vystavka 1812 goda: illiustrirovanoe izdanie

The impressive, thick and richly illustrated catalogue of the centenary exhibition celebrating the Patriotic War against Napoleon. Very rare in wrappers, complete with all plates.

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Extensive contemporary analysis of Tolstoy's masterpiece

[TOLSTOY] – NOROV, Avraam Sergeevich

Voina i mir (1805-1812). S istoricheskoi tochki zrenia i po vospominaniam sovremennika. Po povodu sochinenia L.N.Tolstogo "Voina i mir" [War and Peace (1805-1812). From an Historical Perspective and Following Memories of a Contemporary. About the work of Count L.N. Tolstoy, "War and Peace"]

£850

[TOLSTOY] - NOROV, Avraam Sergeevich, Voina i mir (1805-1812). S istoricheskoi tochki zrenia i po vospominaniam sovremennika. Po povodu sochinenia L.N.Tolstogo "Voina i mir"

A very rare extensive review and analysis of Tolstoy's masterpiece, published by a writer and book collector immediately when War and Peace's first edition was being brought out.

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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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In 6-volume contemporary bindings

TOLSTOY, Lev

Voina i mir [War and Peace]

TOLSTOY, Lev, Voina i mir

A bibliophile set of the first edition of Tolstoy's masterpiece, and one of the greatest novels of world literature. Very rare in contemporary, 6-volume binding.

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Fables in innovative small format

KRYLOV, Ivan Andreevich

Basni...v vosmi knigakh [Fables…in eight books].

KRYLOV, Ivan Andreevich, Basni...v vosmi knigakh

Famous edition of the best Russian fabulist, and probably the first small-format book in Russia. A lovely example in full green morocco.

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Walter Scott's Napoleon in Pushkin's Russia

SKOTT, Valter [Walter SCOTT]

Pisma o Frantsii v 1815 godu Sira Valtera Skotta pod imenem Pavla [Letters about France in 1815 by Sir Walter Scott under the name Pavel].

SKOTT, Valter [Walter SCOTT], Pisma o Frantsii v 1815 godu Sira Valtera Skotta pod imenem Pavla

Very rare first Russian edition of Walter Scott's Paul's Letters to His Kinsfolk in Russian, published at the height of Pushkin's fame. No copy traced in the UK nor the USA.

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Predicting Napoleon's failure

FAGNANI, Federigo

Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811

FAGNANI, Federigo, Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811

Saint Petersburg before Napoleon's campaign: a superb example in red morocco, very fresh and exempt of any foxing, of the expanded second edition (published the year of Waterloo), containing sixteen more letters in addition to the six published in the original edition of 1812. A scarce Italian book on Russia.

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