On the way to the New World

MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir [MAYAKOVSKY] and David BURLIUK

Otkrytie Ameriki [Discovery of America]
£1,850

MAIAKOVSKII, Vladimir [MAYAKOVSKY] and David BURLIUK, Otkrytie Ameriki

Rare first edition of Mayakovsky's poem, illustrated by Burliuk, here in a fine, pleasant copy.

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A fresh example

[MARBAULT, M. de, also MARBEAU]

Essai sur le commerce de Russie, avec l'histoire de ses découvertes
£2,250

[MARBAULT, M. de, also MARBEAU], Essai sur le commerce de Russie, avec l'histoire de ses découvertes

Lovely, crisp copy of this classic work on Russian trade, esp. interesting for its description of the North Pacific and Alaska - but also of the Black Sea and Ukraine. With German royal provenance.

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The American Civil War for a Russian audience

VIGO ROUSSILLON, Francois-Paul, trans. Stankevich and Vitmer

Voennye sily Severo-Amerikanskikh Shtatov. Voina za nerazdelnost Soiuza (1861 - 1865) [The Military Forces of the North American States. War for the Integrity of the Union 1861-1865]
£2,950

VIGO ROUSSILLON, Francois-Paul, trans. Stankevich and Vitmer, Voennye sily Severo-Amerikanskikh Shtatov. Voina za nerazdelnost Soiuza (1861 - 1865)

Very rare first book in Russian dealing with the American Civil War, illustrated with large folding maps. Apparently no copy in the USA of this first edition, only one outside Russia (in Rome).

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The World Powers seen from Russia - and bound in Istanbul

SKALKOVSKII, Konstantin

Vneshniaia politika Rossii i polozhenie inostrannykh derzhav [Russia's External Policy and the Position of Foreign States]

£1,950

SKALKOVSKII, Konstantin, Vneshniaia politika Rossii i polozhenie inostrannykh derzhav

Wide-ranging and fascinating analysis of the world powers and their relationships with Russia at the turn of the 20th century - with great comments on China and the USA. First edition, bound in Constantinople and with interesting modern provenance.

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A Russian poet in the US

MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir and Aleksandr RODCHENKO (illustrator)

Moe otkrytie Ameriki [My Discovery of America]
£1,000

MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir and Aleksandr RODCHENKO (illustrator), Moe otkrytie Ameriki

Mayakovsky travelling to and photographed in the USA: first edition, in fine condition, with Rochenko's original wrappers.

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An exceptional, large-paper example

KRUSENSTERN, Ivan Fedorovich [KRUZENSHTERN]

Wörter-Sammlungen aus den Sprachen einiger Völker des östlichen Asiens und der Nordwest-Küste von Amerika
£13,500

KRUSENSTERN, Ivan Fedorovich [KRUZENSHTERN], Wörter-Sammlungen aus den Sprachen einiger Völker des östlichen Asiens und der Nordwest-Küste von Amerika

First edition of Kruzenshtern's important study of North Pacific languages, in a superb, very unusual example: very crisp, uncut, in plain temporary wrappers and printed on thicker woven paper. We were unable to trace other such large-paper copies. A rare book on the market: only two copies at auction.

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Russian vessels in America - inscribed

GLADKII, S.V. and Iu.K. DVORZHITSKII (editors)

S beregov Ameriki: iubileinyi istoriceskii sbornik o-va russkih morskih ofitserov v Amerike, 1923 – 1938 [From the Shores of America: commemorative historical compendium of the Association of former Russian naval officers in America, 1923 - 1938]
£950

GLADKII, S.V. and Iu.K. DVORZHITSKII (editors), S beregov Ameriki: iubileinyi istoriceskii sbornik o-va russkih morskih ofitserov v Amerike, 1923 – 1938

A warmly inscribed copy of this interesting book about the Russian navy, especially in relation to the Pacific and the USA. With illustrations and maps, in particular of the northern shore of Russia and North Pacific.

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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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Poe as French surgeon!

POE, Edgar Allan, and OUYDA [pseud. for Maria Louise RAME]

Izbrannye Razskazy [i] Dozhdlivyy Iyun [Selected Short Stories, and A Rainy June]

POE, Edgar Allan, and OUYDA [pseud. for Maria Louise RAME], Izbrannye Razskazy [i] Dozhdlivyy Iyun

Very rare Poe curiosity, showing on the cover a portrait of....somebody completely different! Together with a short story by a female author.

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In a signed full-morocco binding

FOX, Gustavus Vasa

Narrative of the Mission to Russia, in 1866 From the journal and notes by J. F. Loubat. Edited by J. D. Champlin.

FOX, Gustavus Vasa, Narrative of the Mission to Russia, in 1866

Fine example, in full red morocco, of the account of this official American mission to Russia, just 6 months before the sale of Alaska.

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