Chinese tea in Pushkin's Russia

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Preis-courant neuerhaltener, ausgesuchter, bester Chinesischer Thee die zu haben sind in den Magazinen der Kaufmanns Gregorius Marinin, in St. Petersburg
£1,950

[GASTRONOMY], Preis-courant neuerhaltener, ausgesuchter, bester Chinesischer Thee die zu haben sind in den Magazinen der Kaufmanns Gregorius Marinin, in St. Petersburg

Extremely rare broadside boasting "the all-best" teas from China available at a merchant's in St. Petersburg. The poster contains much interesting information and is illustrated with many Asian scenes. Very fragile but in very good condition.

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Who's who of one of Russia's main business centres

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Adresnaia kniga Sankt-Peterburgskogo birzhevogo kupechestva, birzhevykh maklerov i brakovshchikov pri Sankt-Peterburgskom porte [Address Book of Saint Petersburg Exchange Merchants, Brokers and Inspectors at the Saint Petersburg Port]
£1,500

[SAINT-PETERSBURG] –, Adresnaia kniga Sankt-Peterburgskogo birzhevogo kupechestva, birzhevykh maklerov i brakovshchikov pri Sankt-Peterburgskom porte

Fine example, in the original boards, of this very rare inventory of the main business actors in Saint Petersburg, the Russian capital, under Tsar Alexander II. No other copy traced outside Russia.

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Speaking Russian, and not French, after Napoleon's invasion

LANGUEN, Jacques

Petit manuel russe à l'usage des Français. Ouvrage propre à faciliter l'intelligence de la langue russe ; dans lequel les mots russes sont représentés avec leur prononciation figurée en caractères français et prosodiée
£1,000

LANGUEN, Jacques, Petit manuel russe à l'usage des Français. Ouvrage propre à faciliter l'intelligence de la langue russe ; dans lequel les mots russes sont représentés avec leur prononciation figurée en caractères français et prosodiée
  How to get by in St. Petersburg in (phonetic) Russian during Pushkin's time: a great guide for the higher society. Uncommon. Read More

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Details of a functioning capital

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Sankt-Peterburgskoe gorodskoe obshchestvennoe upravlenie v 1891 godu: Otchety gorodskoi upravy i drugikh gorodskikh uchrezhdenii [St. Petersburg's City Public Administration in 1891. Reports of the City Council and Other City Agencies]

[SAINT-PETERSBURG], Sankt-Peterburgskoe gorodskoe obshchestvennoe upravlenie v 1891 godu: Otchety gorodskoi upravy i drugikh gorodskikh uchrezhdenii

Excellent copy of this extensive report, with many fascinating details on the administration of Saint Petersburg under Tsar Alexander III. Very rarely found outside Russia; and such in an appealing condition.

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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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All plates hand-coloured

BRETON [de la MARTINIERE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph]

La Russie, ou mœurs, usages et costumes des habitants de toutes les provinces de cet empire

BRETON [de la MARTINIERE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph], La Russie, ou mœurs, usages et costumes des habitants de toutes les provinces de cet empire

The preferred fully hand-coloured version of this lovely work on Russian costume and customs, here in a decorative binding. With 3 supplementary plates = 111 plates overall, with original colouring.

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Predicting Napoleon's failure

FAGNANI, Federigo

Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811

FAGNANI, Federigo, Lettere scritte di Pietroburgo correndo gli anni 1810 e 1811

Saint Petersburg before Napoleon's campaign: a superb example in red morocco, very fresh and exempt of any foxing, of the expanded second edition (published the year of Waterloo), containing sixteen more letters in addition to the six published in the original edition of 1812. A scarce Italian book on Russia.

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