Liubovnik ledi Chatterlei
LORENS, D. G. [D. H. LAWRENCE] and Tatiana LESHCHENKO (transl.), Liubovnik ledi Chatterlei, , 1932.
First edition in Russian of Lawrence's famous scandalous work, banned in the UK, USA and Soviet Union. An early translation by a talented Russian woman who went from Moscow to New York and to the GULAG, and inspired Solzhenitsyn. Very rare: no copy in Russian libraries, none in the UK, only two traced in WorldCat (Princeton and Syracuse). Read More
[NABOKOV, Vladimir Dmitrievich, as:] SIRIN, V, Mashenka, , 1926.
First edition of Nabokov's first novel, in the original Russian: a great example of this important edition, in the original publisher's wrappers in very good condition. Read More
Masonstvo v Russkoi Emigratsii
SVITKOV, Nikolai [pseud. for Nikolai STEPANOV], Masonstvo v Russkoi Emigratsii, , 1964.
Uncommon second edition of Svitkov's main work on Russian Masonry, published in Brazil. Read More
AKHMATOVA, Anna, Isaac BABEL, Iosif BRODSKII, Osip MANDELSHTAM, Vladimir NABOKOV, Boris PASTERNAK, Marina TSVETAEVA et al, Vozdushnye Puti, , 1960-67.
The first publication of Akhmatova's 'Poem Without a Hero' [Poem bez geroia] - as well as many other works by some of the best Russian poets and authors of the 20th century: a complete set of this important literary almanac, rare so. Read More
Typed letter signed ('Anna Akhmatova') to Boris Tarasov ('Dear Boris Aleksandrovich')
AKHMATOVA, Anna, Typed letter signed ('Anna Akhmatova') to Boris Tarasov ('Dear Boris Aleksandrovich'), , 25-Nov-62.
Fine book-related letter signed by Akhmatova, one of Russia's greatest poets, where she lists her recent publications in Russia, after a difficult period of hard censorship. Read More
Na putiakh k dvortsovomu perevorotu (zagovory pered revoliutsii 1917 goda)
MELGUNOV, Sergei, Na putiakh k dvortsovomu perevorotu (zagovory pered revoliutsii 1917 goda), , 1931.
Rather objective historical analysis of the Russian political plots around Tsar Nicholas II before the revolution. A fine example of the first edition. Read More
Geroi Smutnogo Vremeni
BELZEN, Ia. Ia. (artist), Geroi Smutnogo Vremeni, , 1921.
Very rare album of full-page satirical illustrations of the situation in Russia during the turbulent years of the Civil War. Published in Berlin in 1921, and particularly remarkbale for its even-handed swipe at all participants in the War. Only three copies traced in Western public institutions. Read More
O znamenitykh russkikh liudiakh
SKITALETS [pseud. of Stepan Gavrilovich PETROV]., O znamenitykh russkikh liudiakh, , 1927.
Very rare Russian book published in Japan, presenting short sketches of important Russian contemporaries, such as Tolstoy, Lenin, Gorky and Pleakhanov. Read More
ZHABOTINSKII, V. (ALTALENA). [also JABOTINSKY], Piatero, , 1936.
Very rare first edition of Jabotinsky's best novel: one of 75 copies on papier Japon, out of a total printrun of only 125 copies. A fine novel about Jabotinsky's native city in Ukraine, Odessa, far from his important Zionist militant activities. In original Russian. Read More
Novyia pokhozhdeniia Ostapa Bendera: Kniga vtoraia romana "Zolotoi telenok"
ILF i PETROV [ie. Ilya ILF and Evgeny PETROV], Novyia pokhozhdeniia Ostapa Bendera: Kniga vtoraia romana "Zolotoi telenok", , 1931.
After "The Twelve Chairs": rare first edition of the second part of "The Golden Calf", Ilf and Petrov's beloved masterpiece of Soviet satire. A lovely example in original wrappers and published outside the Soviet Union. Read More
AKHMATOVA, Anna, Beg vremeni, , 1965.
First edition of Akhmatova's last book published during her lifetime, and the most complete collection of her poems to that date, with many published here for the first time. Complete with the dust-jacket illustrated with Modigliani's portrait of the great Russian poetess. Read More
Konstantin Leontiev. Ocherk istorii religioznoy mysli
BERDIAEV, Nikolai Alexandrovich, Konstantin Leontiev. Ocherk istorii religioznoy mysli, , 1926.
An excellent, unopened example, in original wrappers, of the first edition of this work where two important Russian thinkers meet. Read More
Apelsinnye korki. Stikhi dlia detei
CHEKHONIN, S. (artist) and M. MORAVSKAIA, Apelsinnye korki. Stikhi dlia detei, , 1921.
Scarce émigré edition illustrated by one of the most famous Russian book illustrators and designers of the early 20th century. With an attractive cover design. Read More