Faith in your pocket

[BIBLE, Russian]

Gospada Nashego Iiususa Khrista Sviatoe Evangelie ot Matfeia/Marka/Luki/Ioanna [Our Lord Jesus Christ's Holy Gospel of Matthew/Mark/Luke/John]
£2,500

[BIBLE, Russian], Gospada Nashego Iiususa Khrista Sviatoe Evangelie ot Matfeia/Marka/Luki/Ioanna

Appealing set of this first miniature edition of the Gospels in Russian, a typographic feat as the text is perfectly readable. Bound in full morocco and in excellent condition, from Vera Tishchenko's collection - a fine collector's provenance. Scarce outside Russia.

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La Marseillaise, European operas, and romantic Russian songs

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich] – TSVETKOV M. and Vasilii KITAEV (artist)

Muzykalnyia stsenki. Popuri [Musical Sketches. Potpourri]
£8,750

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich] - TSVETKOV M. and Vasilii KITAEV (artist), Muzykalnyia stsenki. Popuri

An interesting compilation of various international and Russian music, all manuscript, with a lovely watercolour title page and all kept in a refined master binding: a very attractive imperial portfolio made for the Grand Duke. Very rare.

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Imperial copy

NEMIROVICH-DANCHENKO, Vasilii Ivanovich

Skazki deistvitelnosti [Tales of Reality]
£2,750

NEMIROVICH-DANCHENKO, Vasilii Ivanovich, Skazki deistvitelnosti

First edition of these great realistic Russian novellas: the Tsarskoe Selo copy.

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From baptism to wedding

[ROMANOVS]

Four Ceremonials
£6,500

[ROMANOVS], Four Ceremonials

Uncommon luxurious full cream calf binding for the wedding of two first cousins of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II - together with three other ceremonials detailing important events in the close family of Alexander III. A fine group.

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The last Russian coronation in a deluxe binding

[ROMANOVS]

Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials
£3,950

[ROMANOVS], Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials

Details of the processes of the coronation of the last Russian tsar, together with the list of important foreign attendees - including one volume more unusually luxuriously bound in full soft red calf gilt.

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In black cloth with silver eagle

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich] – FREDERIKS, V.B. Baron

Vysochaishe utverzhdennyi tseremonial perevezeniia tela [...] Velikogo Kniazia Mikhaila Nikolaevicha iz g. Kann[...].

Cérémonial [...] pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle [du] Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg

£1,750

[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich] - FREDERIKS, V.B. Baron, Vysochaishe utverzhdennyi tseremonial perevezeniia tela [...] Velikogo Kniazia Mikhaila Nikolaevicha iz g. Kann[...].

Cérémonial [...] pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle [du] Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg

Unusual funeral ceremonial for the transportation of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich's corpse from Cannes to St. Petersburg. A fine association copy.

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From Catherine the Great's library

FIDLER, Konstantin [also FIEDLER]

Slovo pokhvalnoe velikomu gosudariu Borisu Fedorovichu Godunovu [Eulogy to the Great Tsar Boris Fedorovich Godunov]
£5,750

FIDLER, Konstantin [also FIEDLER], Slovo pokhvalnoe velikomu gosudariu Borisu Fedorovichu Godunovu

Very rare first edition in Russian of this praise of Boris Godunov, with great and unusual provenance: Catherine the Great and Smirdin's famous lending library. A lovely example.

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Ancient jewellery in the Grand Duke's library

KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich

Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda [Russian treasures. A study of antiquities of the grand dukedom period]. Vol. 1 [all published]
£6,500

KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich, Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda

Grand Duke Alexey's copy of the first scholarly work on ancient Russian jewelry: an excellent example of the first edition, finely illustrated.

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Mathematics in the hands of the Empress

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan]

Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh [Guide to Arithmetic for Use in People's Schools]
£4,950

[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan], Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh

Empress Mariia Fedorovna's copy of an important Russian textbook for arithmetic. First edition, in a lovely example finely bound in green silk with attractive endpapers.

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Rare illustrations of Ukrainian textile - from an art historian's family

[UKRAINE – TEXTILE]

Ukrainskoe narodnoe tvorchestvo [Ukrainian Folk Art]

[UKRAINE - TEXTILE], Ukrainskoe narodnoe tvorchestvo

An excellent set of this series on the Ukrainian art of lace and textile decoration, richly illustrated. Very rare, on the market like in libraries. With fine literary and artistic provenance.

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Memories from home for the last Russian empress

HALL, Mr and Mrs [ie. Samuel Carter and Anna Maria]

The Book of the Thames. From Its Rise to Its Fall

HALL, Mr and Mrs [ie. Samuel Carter and Anna Maria], The Book of the Thames. From Its Rise to Its Fall

Not only an imperial copy from the Tsarina's library, but possibly a book she had while still in England - since she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. A fine example of this bestseller.

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Nineteenth-century Higher education in 19th-c. St. Petersburg

GRIGORIEV, Vasilii Vasilievich

Imperatorskii S. Peterburgskii Universitet v techenie pervykh piatidesiati let ego sushchestvovaniia [Imperial St. Petersburg University during the First Fifty Years of its Existence]

GRIGORIEV, Vasilii Vasilievich, Imperatorskii S. Peterburgskii Universitet v techenie pervykh piatidesiati let ego sushchestvovaniia

Yudin's copy of this important early work on the history of one of the country's most important universities.

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A European bestseller twice inscribed

GEFTER, Avgust Vilgelm [August Wilhelm HEFFTER] and Konstantin TAUBE (translator)

Evropeiskoe mezhdunarodnoe pravo [European International Law]

GEFTER, Avgust Vilgelm [August Wilhelm HEFFTER] and Konstantin TAUBE (translator), Evropeiskoe mezhdunarodnoe pravo

Important legal treatise, here in a fine example of its first Russian edition, inscribed by the translator to his wife, and later to his son.

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Pandemic in Catherine's Russia - from an Imperial palace

SHAFONSKII, Afanasii Filimonovich

Opisanie morovoi iazvy… [Description of the Plague…in Moscow from 1770 to 1772]

SHAFONSKII, Afanasii Filimonovich, Opisanie morovoi iazvy…

The first Russian scientific work on the plague : an Imperial copy of a major work, in fresh condition.

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With news from the American Revolution in the hands of a Russian woman

[ALMANAC] – RUMOVSKII, Sergei (editor), Login BAKMEISTER and others

Mesiatsoslov na leto ot rozhdestva khristova 1782 [Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1782]

[ALMANAC] - RUMOVSKII, Sergei (editor), Login BAKMEISTER and others, Mesiatsoslov na leto ot rozhdestva khristova 1782

An attractive example of this extremely rare almanac, unusually preserving its gilt floral wrappers and presenting notes of its contemporary Russian female owner. With an overview of national and international events, including American ones in the aftermath of the independence.

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From Kharbin to Asnières

TUROVEROV, Nikolai Nikolaevich, Aleksei ACHAIR, Pavel GUSEV and others

Kruzhok Literaturov Kazakov [Circle of Cossack Writers]: an Archive

TUROVEROV, Nikolai Nikolaevich, Aleksei ACHAIR, Pavel GUSEV and others, Kruzhok Literaturov Kazakov [Circle of Cossack Writers]: an Archive

Fine group of letters and other documents relating to the émigré literary activity before and during WWII - from Kharbin to Paris and its surroundings.

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Exceptional 'Exemplaire No. 1'

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym of Catherine RADZIWILL]

La Sainte Russie

VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym of Catherine RADZIWILL], La Sainte Russie

Superb copy n°1 of this classic work - in full morocco signed by Ritter, printed on Japon, with a unique dedication to the Tsar and his ownerships marks.

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Imperial copy in red morocco

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden

The Songs of the Russian People, as Illustrative of Slavonic Mythology and Russian Social Life

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden, The Songs of the Russian People, as Illustrative of Slavonic Mythology and Russian Social Life

The Tsarskoe Selo copy, bound in red morocco, of this ground-breaking study written by a scholar, at some point librarian at the British Museum and famous for its interest in Russia.

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