Striking patterns in colour

STASOV – STASSOFF, V[ladimir Vasilievich]

Russkii narodnyi ornament. Vyp. 1: Shitie, tkani, kruzheva [All published] L'Ornement national russe. Première livraison. Broderies, tissus, dentelles
£2,250

STASOV - STASSOFF, V[ladimir Vasilievich], Russkii narodnyi ornament. Vyp. 1: Shitie, tkani, kruzheva [All published]

The first significant study of Russian textile ornaments, richly illustrtaed, and still one of the most remarkable such works. First edition, complete.

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No other copy traced

[RUSSIAN ART] –

Khudozhestvennaia galereia P. i S. Tretiakovykh [The Art Gallery of P. and S. Tretyakov]
£1,500

[RUSSIAN ART] -, Khudozhestvennaia galereia P. i S. Tretiakovykh

Fine, high-quality production showing some of the most famous Russian paintings. An extremely rare Geneva publication.

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Charming ballet costumes in postcards

BAKST, Leon

Feia kukol [La Fée des poupées]
£2,750

BAKST, Leon, Feia kukol

A complete set of these lovely postcards showing ballet costumes by the master of the genre, who would later be central to Diaghilev's 'Ballets Russes'.

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Famous Russian children book

CHERNYI, Sasha (pseud. for Aleksandr Mikhailovich GLIKBERG) and Boris GRIGORIEV (artist)

Detskii ostrov [The Children's Island]
£1,950

CHERNYI, Sasha (pseud. for Aleksandr Mikhailovich GLIKBERG) and Boris GRIGORIEV (artist), Detskii ostrov

Grigoriev's famous children book, in the original publisher's binding; a very good example.

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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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Avant-garde theatre in pre-revolutionary Russia

[EVREINOV, Nikolai] – KAMENSKII, Vasilii Vasilievich

Kniga o Evreinove [A Book About Evreinov]
£250

[EVREINOV, Nikolai] - KAMENSKII, Vasilii Vasilievich, Kniga o Evreinove

Avant-garde theatre - including Wilde and Beardsley - through the eyes of an avant-garde poet, artist and aviator. Published the year of the Revolution, by an important theatre woman.

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Striking 'lubki' in great condition

SITINE [Ivan SYTIN] (publisher)

Images et dessins populaires russes jusqu'a 1860 [Title on cover]
£4,750

SITINE [Ivan SYTIN] (publisher), Images et dessins populaires russes jusqu'a 1860 [Title on cover]

Some great imagery in a rare volume of 85 plates - mostly military but only, with many themes strikingly depicted. A rare item of Russian folk art, here in fine condition.

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With a fine original watercolour

POUCHKINE, Alexandre and Boris ZWORYKINE (artist) [PUSHKIN and ZVORYKIN]

Boris Godounov
£4,950

POUCHKINE, Alexandre and Boris ZWORYKINE (artist) [PUSHKIN and ZVORYKIN], Boris Godounov

One of the great productions of the Parisian Russian artists - this one from the "tirage de tête" on Japon with a watercolour by Zworykine.

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Propaganda's beauty

[CHEKHONIN] – EPHROS, Abram and Nikolai PUNIN

S. Chekhonin. A Master of the Soviet Empire Style [and] On the Art of Chekhonin
£1,450

[CHEKHONIN] - EPHROS, Abram and Nikolai PUNIN, S. Chekhonin. A Master of the Soviet Empire Style [and] On the Art of Chekhonin

Avant-garde and propaganda's early days: the English version of this celebration of one of most striking Russian artists and designers.

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With gold chromolithography

PETROV-ROPET, Ivan (artist)

Obiavlenie o koronovanii Nikolaia II i Aleksandry Fedorovny 14 maia 1896g [Announcement of the Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna on 14 May 1896]
£1,500

PETROV-ROPET, Ivan (artist), Obiavlenie o koronovanii Nikolaia II i Aleksandry Fedorovny 14 maia 1896g

Beautiful broadside, very decorative, in very good condition.

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Copy Number 1

[BAKST] – LEVINSON, André

Bakst: the Story of the Artist's Life
£4,250

[BAKST] - LEVINSON, André, Bakst: the Story of the Artist's Life

The most celebrated artist of the Ballets Russes, celebrated here in this beautiful production - of which it is the copy num. 1 out of only 315 printed for the UK.

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Lovely piece of binding art from Odessa

[ODESSA – BINDING]

Presentation portfolio
£1,950

[ODESSA - BINDING], Presentation portfolio

Odessa's Chief Prosecutor receives a fine leather portfolio with silver plaque - with the original documents preserved.

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£5,250

POUCHKINE, Alexandre and Vasily CHOUKHAEFF (artist) [PUSHKIN and SHUKHAEV], Boris Godounov

One of the great artists' books of the Russian Paris school - here in the deluxe version on Japon Impérial: one of 18 copies only.

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The best illustrated edition of the novel

GOGOL, N[ikolai] V[asilevich]

Pokhozhdenie Chichikova ili Mertvye dushi: Poema [The Adventures of Chichikov, or Dead Souls: A Poem]
£2,500

GOGOL, N[ikolai] V[asilevich], Pokhozhdenie Chichikova ili Mertvye dushi: Poema

The most lavish illustrated edition of Gogol's masterpiece, in its original binding.

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In stunning colour

MEYER J[ohann Jacob] (artist)

Vues pittoresques des palais et jardins impériaux aux Environs de St. Pétersbourg
£65,000

MEYER J[ohann Jacob] (artist), Vues pittoresques des palais et jardins impériaux aux Environs de St. Pétersbourg

One of the best plate books on St. Petersburg, here in a fantastic example in excellent contemporary hand-colour. Beautiful and very rare.

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Beautiful copy in its striking binding

[BAKST] – ALEXANDRE, Arsène and Jean COCTEAU

L'Art décoratif de Léon Bakst
£3,950

[BAKST] - ALEXANDRE, Arsène and Jean COCTEAU, L'Art décoratif de Léon Bakst

The earliest, largest and most impressive work on Bakst's striking art. A fine, fresh example, in its great art-déco binding.

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Finely inscribed by Iliazd

ILIAZD [also ILYAZD, pseud. for Ilia ZDANEVICH]

Lidantiu faram [Le Dentu the Beacon]
£22,500

ILIAZD [also ILYAZD, pseud. for Ilia ZDANEVICH], Lidantiu faram

Excellent example of this famous, innovative avant-garde work, in brilliant condition and inscribed by Iliazd to André Salmon.

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Very clean, in the publisher's slipcase

[BAKST] – LEVINSON, André

The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess
£1,950

[BAKST] - LEVINSON, André, The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess

One of the great books on Bakst' talent - the only one devoted to a specific ballet. A copy remarkable for its cleanliness, especially of the fragile original binding.

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