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[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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Diaghilev collecting debts

DIAGHILEV, Serge

Autograph letter, signed, to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot]
£3,950

DIAGHILEV, Serge, Autograph letter, signed, to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot]

Very good autograph letter by Diaghilev, the celebrated founder of the Ballets Russes. With his bold signature, which is rarely found.

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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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"Так писали прежде для царей"

BLINOV, Ivan Gavrilovich (scribe)

Zhitie Feodora Studita [The Life of Feodor Studit].

BLINOV, Ivan Gavrilovich (scribe), Zhitie Feodora Studita

Beautiful illuminated manuscript produced by one of the best scribes of the early 20th-century Russia; very fresh and in its original binding.

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Striking full-page lithographs with gold highlights

[BIBLE, Slavonic] –

Kniga Apokalipsis [...]. Sviatago Andreia Arkhiepiskopa Kesariia Kapadokiiskago skazanie Apokalipsi sviatago Apostala Evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova sokrovennyh otkrovenie [The Book of the Apocalypse].

[BIBLE, Slavonic] -, Kniga Apokalipsis [...]. Sviatago Andreia Arkhiepiskopa Kesariia Kapadokiiskago skazanie Apokalipsi sviatago Apostala Evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova sokrovennyh otkrovenie

A luxury production of the Old Believers' printing press, with gold highlights, very much imitating their richly illustrated manuscripts.

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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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[OLD BELIEVERS LITURGY] –

Posledovanie tserkovnogo peniia i vseletnago sobraniia ot mesiatsa septevriia do mesiatsa avgusta po ustavu, izhe vo Ierusalime sviatyia Lavry prepodobnago i bogonosnago ottsa nashego Savvy Osviashchennago [Liturgy for the months September through August following the Typicon of Saint Sabas].

[OLD BELIEVERS LITURGY] -, Posledovanie tserkovnogo peniia i vseletnago sobraniia ot mesiatsa septevriia do mesiatsa avgusta po ustavu, izhe vo Ierusalime sviatyia Lavry prepodobnago i bogonosnago ottsa nashego Savvy Osviashchennago

A lovely example of a tiny manuscript Menologium in Church Slavonic, a liturgical calendar with hymns celebrating the saints for each month of the year. In attractive, fresh condition, with the ornaments in bright colours, bound in its first binding of red morocco over wooden boards. A great example of an Old Believers' miniature production.

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