First edition of one of the greatest Russian novels

BULGAKOV, Mikhail

Master i Margarita [Master and Margarita]
£5,500

BULGAKOV, Mikhail, Master i Margarita

Pleasant example, in the original wrappers, of the first edition of this amazing novel, one of the best ever written in Russia. Banned in Soviet Union.

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Women's emancipation, Lenin's reshaping, and "the emotional dynamic" of the Russian revolution

CHERNYSHEVSKII, Nikolai

Chto delat? Iz rasskazov o novykh liudiakh [What Is to Be Done? Tales of New People]
£15,000

CHERNYSHEVSKII, Nikolai, Chto delat? Iz rasskazov o novykh liudiakh

First book edition of this groundbreaking novel, a cornerstone of Russian literature and, by its influence, political thought. A pleasant example in contemporary binding. Very rare.

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Tolstoy's life and thoughts: a gathering of scarce pamphlets

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich, Anna SEIRON [SEURON] and Nadezhda ZHIVAGO (artist)

Nikolai Palkin. Rabotnik Emelian i pustoi baraban. Dorogo Stoit [BOUND WITH:] Shest let v dome grafa Lva Nikolaievicha Tolstogo [AND WITH:] Assiriiskii tsar Assarkhadon. Tri voprosa [Nikolai "The Beater". Emelian the Worker and the Empty Drum. Too Dear! [BOUND WITH:] Six Years at the Household of the Count Tolstoy [BOUND WITH:] The Assyrian King Assarkhadon. Three questions]
£1,500

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich, Anna SEIRON [SEURON] and Nadezhda ZHIVAGO (artist), Nikolai Palkin. Rabotnik Emelian i pustoi baraban. Dorogo Stoit [BOUND WITH:] Shest let v dome grafa Lva Nikolaievicha Tolstogo [AND WITH:] Assiriiskii tsar Assarkhadon. Tri voprosa

Banned works, illustrated tales, and memoirs of his household: a fine group of works by and about Tolstoy, most in first editions in Russian.

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Published in Brussels

BISSINGER, Edgar

Tainy masonstva [The Secrets of Freemasonry]
£325

BISSINGER, Edgar, Tainy masonstva

A striking cover design for this first Russian edition of a Nazi pamphlet translated for the Russian fascists.

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Ethnic responsibility?

SHULGIN, Vasilii

'Chto nam v nikh ne nravitsia...' Ob Antisemitizme v Rossii ['What We Do Not Like About Them...' On the Antisemitism in Russia]
£375

SHULGIN, Vasilii, 'Chto nam v nikh ne nravitsia...' Ob Antisemitizme v Rossii

"Political anti-Semitism', to be distinguished from a racial one: first edition of this scarce work, which also gives an account of the situation of the Jews in Russia.

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The greatest Russian poet and the greatest Soviet dictator...

[PUSHKIN and STALIN]

Lukomore
£100

[PUSHKIN and STALIN], Lukomore

A small leaf containing a funny parody which could send you to a GULAG camp.

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Famine? Which famine?

VERBYTSKYI, M

Naibilshyi zlochyn Kremlia: zaplianovanyi shtuchnyi holod v Ukraini 1932-1933 rokiv [The Kremlin's Greatest Crime: the Planned Artificial Famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933]
£450

VERBYTSKYI, M, Naibilshyi zlochyn Kremlia: zaplianovanyi shtuchnyi holod v Ukraini 1932-1933 rokiv

A striking cover for a striking book: the first extensive study of the 1930s Great Famine in Ukraine. First edition, published in London.

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Colourful satire by Odessans in Paris

LINSKII, Mikhail, Mikhail DRIZO (pseud. MAD), Arkadii AVERCHENKO and others

Bich. Bitche [Whip]
£2,250

LINSKII, Mikhail, Mikhail DRIZO (pseud. MAD), Arkadii AVERCHENKO and others, Bich. Bitche

Complete set of this scarce satirical periodical of the Russophone community in Paris. With a wealth of caricatural drawings and wide-ranging texts.

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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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A noted military theorist in Argentina

KHOLMSTON-SMYSLOVSKII, [Boris]

Izbrannye stati i rechi [Selected Articles and Speeches]
£195

KHOLMSTON-SMYSLOVSKII, [Boris], Izbrannye stati i rechi

A volume of essays by a Russian anti-communist general, published in South America, where he advised the Argentinian president.

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The first edition in Russian after the Nobel Prize award

PASTERNAK, Boris

Doktor Zhivago [Doctor Zhivago]
£1,250

PASTERNAK, Boris, Doktor Zhivago

First printing of the first "legal" Russian edition of this famous Nobel Prize winner. A lovely copy of Pasternak's masterpiece.

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Gogol's masterpiece with "All of Russia"

GOGOL, Nikolai

Pokhozhdeniia Chichikova, ili Mertvyia dushi. Poema [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls. A Poem]
£39,500

GOGOL, Nikolai, Pokhozhdeniia Chichikova, ili Mertvyia dushi. Poema

A pinacle of humour and Russia's second great novel (after Lermontov's 'Hero of our Times'), here in a fine example of the first edition, with the very rare and famous upper wrapper.

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Ideal from smuggling into the USSR

PASTERNAK, Boris

Doktor Zhivago v vyderzhkakh i poiasneniiakh, opublikovannykh v ezhenedelnike Posev №№ 46, 47, 48 i 49 za 1958 g [Doctor Zhivago in Excerpts and Explanations]
£395

PASTERNAK, Boris, Doktor Zhivago v vyderzhkakh i poiasneniiakh, opublikovannykh v ezhenedelnike Posev №№ 46, 47, 48 i 49 za 1958 g

A scarce, very early pamphlet with important excerpts from Pasternak's celebrated novel - banned in the USSR and published here with help of the CIA.

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An Irish poet fond of Provencal celebrates Romania's independence and publishes it in Plymouth

BONAPARTE-WYSE, William Charles

On Occasion of Roumania Constituting Herself a Kingdom. An Ode. With a French version by Constant Hennion
£950

BONAPARTE-WYSE, William Charles, On Occasion of Roumania Constituting Herself a Kingdom. An Ode. With a French version by Constant Hennion

A fascinating multi-cultural work, from Ireland and the UK to France and Romania - in a fine, large-paper example inscribed by the author, a relative of Napoleon. Very rare.

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Illegally home-made and in superbly fresh condition

BULGAKOV, Mikhail

Sobache Serdtse [Heart of a Dog]
£2,250

BULGAKOV, Mikhail, Sobache Serdtse

Bulgakov's short masterpiece here in 'samizdat' version, ie. typed at home illegally - an unusually fresh example.

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In contemporary binding

TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich

Nov [Virgin Soil]
£4,500

TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich, Nov

Pleasant example of this scarce and important Russian novel - first edition, printed outside Russia.

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Russian fascist printing in Shanghai

[BEILIS AFFAIR]

Obvinitelnyi akt o meshchanine Menakhile-Mendele-Teveve-Beilis: Istoricheskoe delo o ritualnom ubiistve kievskimi khassidami khristianskogo malchika Andreia Iushchinskogo 12 marta 1911 g [Indictment Against the Bourgeois Menahem Mendel Tevev Beilis: Historical Case of the Ritual Murder of the Christian Boy Andrei Iushchinskii by Kiev Hasidim on March 12, 1911]
£475

[BEILIS AFFAIR], Obvinitelnyi akt o meshchanine Menakhile-Mendele-Teveve-Beilis: Istoricheskoe delo o ritualnom ubiistve kievskimi khassidami khristianskogo malchika Andreia Iushchinskogo 12 marta 1911 g

A rare work of historical manipulation, printed in China by Russian émigrés with Nazi sympathies.

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Great Ukrainian satire of the Cold War

KOZAK, Edvard and Liuboslav HUTSALIUK

Lys Mykyta [WITH] Lys Mykyta. Kalendar na rik 1949 [The Fox Mykyta [WITH] The Fox Mykyta. Calendar for Year 1949].
£3,950

KOZAK, Edvard and Liuboslav HUTSALIUK, Lys Mykyta [WITH] Lys Mykyta. Kalendar na rik 1949

A striking satirical magazine, published in the US in Ukrainian, remarkable for its Cold-War caricatures covering more than 20 years. An important run of more than 170 issues, with the very first 1949 Almanac.

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