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 censored work - in amazing condition

[WICHSELL, Jöran]

Beskrifning om Rysslands Belägenhet/ Gräntzor/ Landskaper/ Städer/ Styrelse/ Macht/ Plägseder och andra Beskaffenheter nu för tijden
£2,950

[WICHSELL, Jöran], Beskrifning om Rysslands Belägenhet/ Gräntzor/ Landskaper/ Städer/ Styrelse/ Macht/ Plägseder och andra Beskaffenheter nu för tijden

An exceptionnal example, uncut, unopened and unbound, of a banned and later destroyed account of Peter the Great's Russia. First edition, rare.

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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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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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Manuscript history in your pocket

[BARRIÉRA]

Tablettes chronologiques de la Monarchie de Russie
£3,950

[BARRIÉRA], Tablettes chronologiques de la Monarchie de Russie

A lovely manuscript booklet finely bound, showing all important events of Russia's history up to 1784 - very unusual, attractive and informative, possibly connected to Tsar Nicholas I.

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One of the greatest museums of Russia

LOUKOMSKI [LUKOMSKII] Georgii Krestsenovich

Le Kreml (Kremlin) de Moscou. Ses cathédrales, ses palais et ses trésors d'art
£250

LOUKOMSKI [LUKOMSKII] Georgii Krestsenovich, Le Kreml (Kremlin) de Moscou. Ses cathédrales, ses palais et ses trésors d'art

A complete example of this impressive photographic survey of the Kremlin and its fantastic museums.

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In a binding with deer tools

[CRULL, Jodocus] (editor) and J[oachim] BOUVET

The Present Condition of the Muscovite Empire, till the Year 1699. In Two Letters: the First from a Gentleman, Who Was Conversant with the Muscovite Ambassadour in Holland: the Second from a Person of Quality at Vienna, Concerning the Late Muscovite Embassy, His Present Czarish Majesty; the Russian Empire; and Great-Tartary. With the Life of the Present Emperour of China
£3,750

[CRULL, Jodocus] (editor) and J[oachim] BOUVET, The Present Condition of the Muscovite Empire, till the Year 1699. In Two Letters: the First from a Gentleman, Who Was Conversant with the Muscovite Ambassadour in Holland: the Second from a Person of Quality at Vienna, Concerning the Late Muscovite Embassy, His Present Czarish Majesty; the Russian Empire; and Great-Tartary. With the Life of the Present Emperour of China

Russian and China at the end of the 17th century, in a lovely binding with deer tools. A fine example of the first edition, the Macclesfield copy.

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Another of Peter's innovations: Russia's first military criminal code

Artikul Voinskii s kratkim tolkovaniem i s Protsessami. Kriegs-Artickeln mit beygefügten kurzen Anmerckungen und Processen [BOUND WITH] Ekzertsitsii, Prigotovlenie k marshu, zvaniia i dolzhnosti polkovykh chinov. Exercitia, Marsch und Pflichten wie auch Devoir der Regiments-Chargen [Military Articles... [BOUND WITH] Exercises, Preparation for Marching...]

, Artikul Voinskii s kratkim tolkovaniem i s Protsessami. Kriegs-Artickeln mit beygefügten kurzen Anmerckungen und Processen [BOUND WITH] Ekzertsitsii, Prigotovlenie k marshu, zvaniia i dolzhnosti polkovykh chinov. Exercitia, Marsch und Pflichten wie auch Devoir der Regiments-Chargen

Attractive example of these important legal and military texts, rarely found.

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Important early eyewitness description of Siberia and China

BRAND, Adam

Beschreibung der Chinesischen Reise : welche vermittelst einer zaaris. Gesandschaft durch dero Ambassadeur, Herrn Isbrand, Ao. 1693, 94 und 95 von Moscau über Groß-Ustiga... und durch die Mongolische Tartarey verrichtet worden

BRAND, Adam, Beschreibung der Chinesischen Reise : welche vermittelst einer zaaris. Gesandschaft durch dero Ambassadeur, Herrn Isbrand, Ao. 1693, 94 und 95 von Moscau über Groß-Ustiga... und durch die Mongolische Tartarey verrichtet worden

A rich diminutive volume, with much new material on Eastern Russia and China, including Ludolf's first descriptions of Russia - scarce first edition, the Macclesfield copy.

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From Ukraine to North America, from the origins to Catherine the Great

DILTEI Filipp Genrikh – Philippe Henry DILTHEY

Opyt rossiiskoi geografii s tolkovaniem gerbov i s rodosloviem tsarstvuiushchego doma, sobrannyi iz raznyh avtorov i manuskriptov Essay géographique sur la Russie avec le blason et la généalogie de la maison regnante, compilé de différens auteurs & manuscripts

DILTEI Filipp Genrikh - Philippe Henry DILTHEY, Opyt rossiiskoi geografii s tolkovaniem gerbov i s rodosloviem tsarstvuiushchego doma, sobrannyi iz raznyh avtorov i manuskriptov

Detailed and wide-ranging description of the history, peoples and geography of the Russian empire under Catherine the Great. Very rare: only four copies outside Russia, one only in the US.

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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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Russia, Persia and China at the time of Peter the Great

BELL, John

Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia [to Ispahan...to Pekin through Siberia...from Mosco to Derbent in Persia... A Journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople]

BELL, John, Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia [to Ispahan...to Pekin through Siberia...from Mosco to Derbent in Persia... A Journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople]

The preferred first edition in the Quarto format; with the folding map of Siberia up to China.

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With the large map of the Russian Empire

STRAHLENBERG, Philipp Johann von

An Historico-Geographical Description of the North and Eastern Parts of Europe and Asia; but More Particularly of Russia, Siberia, and Great Tartary

STRAHLENBERG, Philipp Johann von, An Historico-Geographical Description of the North and Eastern Parts of Europe and Asia; but More Particularly of Russia, Siberia, and Great Tartary

Fine, fresh example of this famous work, with its impressive map but also with important illustrations and a wide-ranging content on Siberia and other Russian regions.

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In a most unusual, remarkable artist binding

COUTÉPOFF, Nicolas [KUPEPOV, Nikolay Ivanovich]

La Chasse grand-ducale et tsarienne en Russie. Période du Xe au XVIe siècle [with] La Chasse tsarienne en Russie. XVIIe siècle

COUTÉPOFF, Nicolas [KUPEPOV, Nikolay Ivanovich], La Chasse grand-ducale et tsarienne en Russie. Période du Xe au XVIe siècle [with] La Chasse tsarienne en Russie. XVIIe siècle

'Tsarskaia Okhota': the greatest Russian hunting book in a spectacular and most unusual Belgian binding made of cuir repoussé, incoporating Samokish's design of a falcon with open wings. A great example of this striking luxury book.

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Astrology and predictions in Russia

[BRUCE’S CALENDAR]

[The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar] Kniga, imenuemaia Brusovskoi kalendar.

[BRUCE'S CALENDAR], [The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar]

Complete example of an early, fully engraved edition of this famous, richly illustrated civil calendar, with predictions to the 20th century. A fine example with provenance charmingly handwritten. "A great rarity" writes Bitovt.

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For the 1730s Baltic traders

Morskii poshlinnyi reglament ili ustav […] Neues See-Zoll-Reglement […]

[BOUND WITH:]

Lateinisch-Rußisch und Teutsches Vocabularium. Latino-rossiiskaia i nemetskaia slovesnaia kniga.

[BOUND WITH:]

Poshlinnoi Tarif […]. Zoll-Tarif […]

, Morskii poshlinnyi reglament ili ustav […] Neues See-Zoll-Reglement […]

[BOUND WITH:]

Lateinisch-Rußisch und Teutsches Vocabularium. Latino-rossiiskaia i nemetskaia slovesnaia kniga.

[BOUND WITH:]

Poshlinnoi Tarif […]. Zoll-Tarif […]

An exceptional sammelband for Russo-German sea trade under the Germanophile Tsarina Anna Ivanovna, containing three rare and early Russian publications: the first bilingual editions of the new duty statute and of the customs tariff, together with a trilingual dictionary. A lovely, fresh example in contemporary binding.

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Forbidden texts with provenance marks

MIKHAILOV, Kozma Afanasievich and other authors

[A Sammelband of Five Manuscript Works]

MIKHAILOV, Kozma Afanasievich and other authors, [A Sammelband of Five Manuscript Works]

Very rare manuscript collection of theological and philosophical texts, including some forbidden by Catherine the Great's government in the 1780s. Very well preserved in its contemporary binding. With a poem authored most likely by the compiler of the manuscript and dedicated to the opening of the bronze horseman, the celebrated monument to Peter the Great inaugurated by Catherine in St. Petersburg.

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