Partially unopened, in the publisher's boards

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Razluka [Separation]
£1,500

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Razluka

An attractive example of this fragile production, Tsvetaeva's first poetry collection published abroad. First edition.

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"Russia's Sapho" and her circle of female friends

PARNOK, Sofiia

Vpolgolosa. Stkihi 1926-1927 [Half-Whispered. Poems 1926-1927]
£4,250

PARNOK, Sofiia, Vpolgolosa. Stkihi 1926-1927

An inscribed copy of Parnok's last collection of verses: a very rare work by a Russian woman standing out in the literary landscape of the country.

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Early talent

KOVARSKAIA, Evgeniia (artist)

Pro Lisu i Kolobok. Russkaia skazka [The Fox and the Little Brown Bun. Russian Fairy tale]
£175

KOVARSKAIA, Evgeniia (artist), Pro Lisu i Kolobok. Russkaia skazka

Lovely small fragile book for children drawn by a child. In fine condition in the publisher's wrappers.

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Only allowed to translate

AKHMATOVA, Anna (translator)

Koreiskaia klassicheskaia poeziia [Korean Classical Poetry. Translated by Anna Akhmatova]
£2,750

AKHMATOVA, Anna (translator), Koreiskaia klassicheskaia poeziia

A fine association copy of this touching work of one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th century, then only allowed to do translation work. Inscirbed by Akhmatova to her fellow translator.

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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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Possibly Russia's greatest poetess - in the original velvet

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Volshebnyi fonar. Vtoraia kniga stikhov [The Magic Lantern. Second Book of Verse]
£19,500

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Volshebnyi fonar. Vtoraia kniga stikhov

Very rare first edition of Tsvetaeva's second book of poetry, containing two of her most famous poems. One of only 500 copies; an attractive example with the fragile original velvet binding unrestored.

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Russian fables for Europe: illustrated and translated

KRYLOV – KRILOFF, Ivan Andreevich

Basni russkiia [...] Fables russes [...] imitées en vers Français et Italiens par divers auteurs
£8,750

KRYLOV - KRILOFF, Ivan Andreevich, Basni russkiia [...] Fables russes [...] imitées en vers Français et Italiens par divers auteurs

Attractive example of this famous edition of Russia's greatest fabulist, in Russian, French and Italian, with engraved plates. A luxury lifetime production, here particularly fresh.

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With many important poets of the Silver Age

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, et al

Antologiia [Anthology]
£1,000

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, et al, Antologiia

The young Tsvetaeva among other greats: Blok, Belyi, Solovev, Voloshin etc. Her second appearance in print, and the first of two poems of hers. With the original printed wrappers.

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The great poetess' comments on poetry

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Poet i vremia [The Poet and Time]
£650

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Poet i vremia

Scarce first publication of Tsvetaeva's important essay on poetry.

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Translated by a revolutionary woman

LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iurievitch

The Hero of Our Days, from the Russian of Michael Lermontoff, by Theresa Pulszky
£1,450

LERMONTOV, Mikhail Iurievitch, The Hero of Our Days, from the Russian of Michael Lermontoff, by Theresa Pulszky

Lermontov translated by a friend of Herzen and wife of a Hungarian revolutionary. First edition of this translation.

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American methods for Russian libraries

PLUMMER, Mary Wright and Sergei I. POVARNIN (translator)

Rukovodstvo dlia nebol'shikh bibliotek. Perevod s 3 izdania, s ob"iasneniiami i dopolneniiami [Hints to Small Libraries. Translated from the third edition, with explanations and additions by the translator]

£450

PLUMMER, Mary Wright and Sergei I. POVARNIN (translator), Rukovodstvo dlia nebol'shikh bibliotek. Perevod s 3 izdania, s ob"iasneniiami i dopolneniiami

Unusual Russian guidebooks for libraries, translated from the American work of a prominent female librarian. Fine example of the first edition, very rare: no copy traced outside Russia.

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By the first American woman war photojournalist

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret

Meet Some of the Soviet People
£800

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret, Meet Some of the Soviet People

The variety of peoples of the USSR in fine photographic portraits by a great photographer, possibly the most significant woman photographer of her time.

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Inscribed by the translator, a feminist character

[PUSHKIN] – Alexandre POUCHKINE, Véra STARKOFF (transl.) and Marie EGOROFF (artist)

Rouslane et Ludmile
£2,450

[PUSHKIN] - Alexandre POUCHKINE, Véra STARKOFF (transl.) and Marie EGOROFF (artist), Rouslane et Ludmile

The first complete poetic French translation of Pushkin's celebrated work. Strikingly illustrated by an original Russian female artist, and this copy inscribed by the translator: a politically-engaged playwright and one of the main figures of the feminist theatre movement in France. Rarely found, and only 500 copies printed.

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The Pantheon of the Silver Age - a complete set

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Isaac BABEL, Iosif BRODSKII, Osip MANDELSHTAM, Vladimir NABOKOV, Boris PASTERNAK, Marina TSVETAEVA et al

Vozdushnye Puti [Airways. Almanach. Vols I-V]
£1,500

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Isaac BABEL, Iosif BRODSKII, Osip MANDELSHTAM, Vladimir NABOKOV, Boris PASTERNAK, Marina TSVETAEVA et al, Vozdushnye Puti

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.

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The great Russian poetess lists her Russian publications

AKHMATOVA, Anna

Typed letter signed ('Anna Akhmatova') to Boris Tarasov ('Dear Boris Aleksandrovich')
£2,750

AKHMATOVA, Anna, Typed letter signed ('Anna Akhmatova') to Boris Tarasov ('Dear Boris Aleksandrovich')

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.

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Important early book for Russian children - with a sewn translation label

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator]

Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. *** [Children's library [ie. Kleine Kinderbibliothek], published in German by Mr. Campe, and translated by M. ***].
£3,950

KAMPE [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich; and Aleksandr Semenovich SHISHKOV, translator], Detskaia biblioteka, izdannaia na nemetskom iazyke gospodinom Kampe, a s onago perevedena g. ***

More than a translation, an original adaptation, dedicated to Princess Dahskova, the first woman head of an Academy of Sciences and first female member of the American Philosophical Society. A very rare early edition of this important book for Russian children - and a lovely example with a sewn translation label!

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From Catherine the Great's library

FIDLER, Konstantin [also FIEDLER]

Slovo pokhvalnoe velikomu gosudariu Borisu Fedorovichu Godunovu [Eulogy to the Great Tsar Boris Fedorovich Godunov]
£5,750

FIDLER, Konstantin [also FIEDLER], Slovo pokhvalnoe velikomu gosudariu Borisu Fedorovichu Godunovu

Very rare first edition in Russian of this praise of Boris Godunov, with great and unusual provenance: Catherine the Great and Smirdin's famous lending library. A lovely example.

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The unpublishable finally published

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna

Lebedinyi stan [A Swans' Wedge. Poems from 1917-1921]

TSVETAEVA, Marina Ivanovna, Lebedinyi stan

First edition of this important cycle about the Revolution and the Civil War, impossible to publish in the USSR and even abroad for several decades. A very good copy.

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