AKHMATOVA, Anna (trans.) Korean and Chinese poetry in Russian.
Moscow : 1954 & 1956First editions, each inscribed by Akhmatova to the linguist and fellow translator Aleksandr Kholodovich, with whom she collaborated extensively on the translation of Korean poetry. This is a lovely set of Asian poetry in Russian and with a great association.
The inscription in the second work includes a quote from the Orthodox Eucharist reflecting... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 142729
All-Russian League of Equal Rights for Women. Golosuite za spisok #7.
[Petrograd : 1917]A remarkable survival of a flyer printed by the All-Russian League of Equal Rights for Women for their political campaign for the election to the Constituent Assembly in November 1917. The League participated in elections as its own party under the number 7.
In English the flyer text reads: ''Female Citizens and male citizens! The League of Equality... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 134554
BEZOBRAZOV, Vladimir. [In Cyrillic:] Molodaia Rossiia [Young Russia].
Stuttgart : 1871Sole edition of this notably rare and pseudonymously published book by one of the leading Russian economists of the 19th century. It was published in Stuttgart under the pseudonym "Evropeets European" which allowed Bezobrazov (1828-1889), who was in the civil service, to critique the development of the Russian economy, especially agriculture, a decade... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127122
BUKHARIN, Nikolai. Zametki ekonomista.
Moscow : 1928First edition in book form. This is Bukharin's last major work, "Notes of an Economist", his famous public warning against Stalin's five-year plan, which was first published as an article in Pravda on 30 September 1928. Bukharin was formally removed from the editorship of Pravda the following June and from the leadership of the Comintern in July, and... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 120529
BULGAKOV, Mikhail. [The Master and Margarita.]
Paris : 1967First edition in book form of the Master and Margarita, following publication in two issues of the Russian periodical Moskva in 1966 and 1967; rare in such nice condition. Although the novel had been completed in 1938, in common with most of Bulgakov's prose it was not published until long after his death in 1940.
Bulgakov published a number... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 148575
BULGAKOV, Mikhail. Sobach'e serdtse.
Paris : 1969First separate edition in Russian of Bulgakov's suppressed satirical masterpiece, originally written in 1925 and not published in the Soviet Union until 1987. The text had only been printed in Russian in clandestine samizdat editions, and in two European magazine editions in 1968, the Frankfurt journal Grani, and the London journal Student. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 146141
BULGAKOV, Mikhail. Dyavoliada. Rasskazy (Devildom: Short Stories).
Moscow : 1925First edition, first impression, of Bulgakov's first book and the only one printed in the Soviet Union in his lifetime. As well as "Devildom", the stories include "The Fatal Eggs", "13. The house of Elpit Pabkomunna", "Chinese story" and "Chichikov's adventures" (a satire on Gogol's Dead Souls, where the characters from the original novel are placed... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131768
DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. Zapiski iz mertvago doma (Notes from the House of the Dead).
St Petersburg : 1862First complete edition, very rare presentation copy to Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov (1817-1897), inscribed by the author in Russian at the head of the first half-title, "Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov, from the author, in memory, with respect and sincere devotion".
A superb association for this novel. Miliukov and Dostoevsky's brother Mikhail were... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 125557
DRUSKIN, Mikhail Semenovich. Ocherki po istorii tantseval'noi muzyki [Essays on the history of Dance Music].
Leningrad : 1936First and only edition. One of 3500 copies. Uncommon, just 14 copies on WorldCat. This is the first systematic work on dance music in Russian, which includes notable early criticism of Shostakovich's ballets. Mikhail Druskin (1905-1991), Soviet musicologist, was responsible for a wide range of cultural-historical publications, also working as a broadcaster.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126481
GORKY, Maxim. Meshchane. [Philistines.]
St Petersburg : 1902First edition of Gorky's controversial first play. Initially, Meshchane was licensed for publication but banned from public performance by the censors. Following negotiations and some judicious cutting, permission was granted for the play to proceed at the private Panayevsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It debuted on 26 March 1902 with a heavy police presence... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 140124
KONDRAT'EV, Nikolai Dmitrievich. Mikhail Ivanovich Tugan-Baranovskiĭ.
Petrograd : 1923Scarce first edition of the biography of the Ukranian business-cycle analyst Tugan- Baranovskiĭ (1865-1919), written by one of his favourite pupils, the agricultural economist Kondratév.
"Kondrat'ev's meteoric rise was probably due in considerable measure to the fact that he was privileged to be one of the 'closest' (his own expression) pupils... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144038
LUXEMBURG, Rosa. Nakoplenie Kapitala
[Moscow] : 1921First edition in Russian of Luxemburg's most important work, translated from the original German (Akkumulation des Kapitals, 1913) by one of the few Russian Luxemburgist economists, Sholom Moiseevich Dvolaitskii.
Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919) was a socialist thinker and writer, one of the leaders of Polish and German Social Democracy, and an economist.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127114
MANDELSTAM, Osip. Shum Vremeni [i.e. The Noise of Time].
Leningrad : 1925First edition, first printing, of Mandelstam's first prose work, a series of autobiographical sketches which provide an important source for Mandelstam's childhood, despite not formally being an autobiography: "my desire is not to speak about myself but to track down the age, the noise and the germination of time". The work was commissioned in 1923... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 132476
MARX, Karl. [Index librorum banning Das Kapital from Russian public libraries.]
Saint Petersburg : 1894Extremely rare example of a Russian index librorum for public libraries, recording the first - and rather late - attempt to censor the works of Marx, listing the first two volumes of Das Kapital, being the first edition of volume one in Russian (1872), and the first edition of volume two (1885). Scarce, no other examples traced on WorldCat or KVK.
"By... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 124940
MARX, Karl. [Das Kapital, in Russian:] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.
St Petersburg : 1872 & 1885 & 1896First edition in Russian of all three volumes of Das Kapital, extremely rarely found complete. This was the first foreign translation of "the Bible of Marxism". Though the censors viewed its appearance complacently - "few people in Russia will read it, and fewer still will understand it" - the first volume, issued in 3,000 copies, was quite successful... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 127174
MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir. Oblako v shtanakh. Tetraptikh. (A Cloud in Trousers: A Tetraptich.)
1918First edition with the unexpurgated original text, the second overall following a substantially censored first edition in 1915. Before the 1917 revolution Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) had been a "regular scandal-maker" (his own words) of the Futurist school, but by 1918 his revolutionary voice found endorsement in this uncensored edition of his key... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130878
NEMNICH, Philip A. An universal European Dictionary of Merchandise,
London : 1799First edition of a multi-lingual dictionary for merchants, the first part giving English words with their European translations, followed by a series of eleven dictionaries of European languages, together with Russian and Latin, and their English translations, compiled by the young German encyclopaedist, lexicographer and travel writer Philipp Andreas... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 88447
PASTERNAK, Boris (trans.); SHAKESPEARE, William. [Hamlet.]
[Moscow : 1941First edition, first printing, of Pasternak's translation of Hamlet. By the early 1930s socialist realism was enforced as the only officially sanctioned form of literature, resulting in Pasternak withdrawing from publishing his own writings, and instead turning to translation, where he produced translations of Goethe, Schiller, Keats, Shelley, and several... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135615
PASTERNAK, Boris, (trans.); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust.
[Leningrad] : 1953First edition of Pasternak's Russian translation of Goethe's masterpiece, presentation copy inscribed to a close friend and fellow poet, "to one of the most interesting people and the best poets of the present times, Simon Chikovani, with love and devotion, B. Pasternak, 9 February 1954", on the front free endpaper.
Chikovani (1902-1966) was... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 132166
PAVLOV, Ivan Petrovich. [In Cyrillic:] Lektsii o rabote glavnykh pishchevaritel'nykh zhelez.
St Petersburg : 1897First edition of Pavlov's celebrated Lectures on the work of the principal digestive glands, first delivered in St Petersburg the previous year, the greatest contribution to our understanding of the physiology of digestion and the work that led to his being awarded the Nobel prize for medicine in 1905. The book first describes and illustrates the artificial... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 133069
SMITH, Adam. [Wealth of Nations in Russian:] Issledovaniia o prirode i prichinakh bogatstva narodov s primechaniiami Bentama, Blanki, Bukhanana, Garn'e, Mak-Kulokha, Mal'tusa, Millia, Rikardo, Seia, Sismondi I Tiurgo.
St Petersburg : 1866First edition of the much-improved second Russian translation of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, reproducing the notes and apparatus from the 1843 Blanqui edition. This translation, published following the growing public dissatisfaction with an earlier version, encumbered with obsolete prose and unspecific terminology, appeared in the Library of Classical... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 99950
SOLOVIEV, Vladimir. Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)
Moscow : 1877Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer, and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877. Mankind, he argues, is subject to three forces: the urge towards social unity, the urge towards individualism, and the urge to recognise God in other... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86058
USEINOV, Kazim Useinovich. Skazki i legendy tatar Kryma.
Simferol : 1936First edition of this rare and fragile compilation of regional folklore, an area of research that was soon to be suppressed under detatarization with fatal consequences for Useinov. Highly attractive little book, thematically woven together by design elements drawn from local textile and visual arts employed as head- and tail-pieces, elaborated initials,... Learn More£1,450.00
Stock Code: 145240
USSR - KROPP, Vilem, & František Branislav. Poezdka Družby [in Cyrillic].
Prague : 1959First Russian-language edition, first printing, first published the previous year in Czech. This photobook was produced to commemorate the visit of Antonin Novotny, First Secretary of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia 1953-68 and President of Czechoslovakia from 1957 to 1968, to the Soviet Union in July 1958. The photos are by Kropp (1920-2012),... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 122502
ZAMYATIN, Yevgeny. We.
New York : 1952First complete edition in the original Russian, first printing, of this seminal work of dystopian science fiction. Taking its title from Bakunin's phrase - "I don't want to be I, I want to be we" - the novel takes place in the totalitarian One State of the future, and takes the form of a diary of spaceship engineer D-503, relating his struggle with... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139693