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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to history, travel, culture and exploration in Russia, including the former Soviet Union.

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  1. 127450
    First edition, first part, all published; decidedly uncommon, five locations only on OCLC, just Smithsonian and Harvard in North America. With the self-explanatory subtitle "From the river Ob to the River Yenisei and Tomsk branch. 124 views of the most important railroads, buildings, cities, villages, views of foreigners... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 127450

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  2. 114845
    First edition of this atlas considered "one of the finest achievements of pre-revolutionary Russian cartography" (National Library of Russia, Cartography Department on-line catalogue). Covering present day Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Siberia, it was designed to accompany Glinka's three-volume... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 114845

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  3. 123983
    First and only edition, uncommon OCLC locates just 4 copies, three of them in France. Special issue produced by Le Courrier des Pétroles, "the weekly journal for economic and political financial information on all matters relating to oil, liquid fuels and the mining industry" covering developments in the Soviet oil industry:... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 123983

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  4. 80409
    First edition, first issue, plates and text watermarked 1796 as called for by Abbey. The preface asserts that "the authenticity of the present work is undoubted", with good grounds since the plates are reproduced, enlarged, from those in Johann Gottlieb Georgi's Rußland, published St. Petersburg , 1776-80, with a French... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 80409

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  5. 116424
    First edition. Lefevre (1796-1846), physician and traveller, knighted for his services to the British embassy in St Petersburg, "spent fifteen years in Russia, practising first and briefly in Odessa, before moving to St Petersburg. He returned to England in 1842. His very generalised Russian memoirs occupy all of vol. II... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 116424

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  6. Album of fourteen original watercolours taken on a trip from the Baltic to Russia and Persia.
    A excellent group of very well-executed, high quality amateur watercolour views by a mid-nineteenth-century English traveller to Russia, including an unusual series of views of the Volga cities - Nizhny Novgorod, Simbirsk, Samara and "Ouswan opposite Kazan on Volga" - Verkhny Uslon village, located directly opposite Kazan... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 100738

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  7. The Crimean Expedition, to the Capture of Sebastopol.
    First edition in English, same year as the first French. Bazancourt was appointed official historiographer by Napoleon III, and charged with the responsibility of producing a history of the French part in the war in the Crimea. He left in January 1855 and on his arrival "received, from the principal officers of the Army,... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 93112

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  8. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula,
    First edition, evidently first state, and uncommon thus. Superbly detailed map of the Crimean Peninsula produced at the outbreak of the war in the region with "the Russian names, title and observations translated or rendered into English by Major Jervis himself, and various useful and important additions also made to the... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 90443

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  9. Eastward from Paris.
    First edition, first impression of the book in which the thrice-elected Premier recounts his visit to Soviet Russia in the summer of 1933. Herriot largely avoids political issues in his narrative, and instead presents himself as an enquiring traveller. The book was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the... Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 101473

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  10. Russian Ships in the Gulf 1899-1903.
    First edition, first impression. "Using previously unpublished material from the Russian Navy Central Archives in St Petersburg, this book is the first publication of its kind, shedding new light on the period from 1899 to 1903 when Russia succeeded in penetrating the Arabian Gulf for a short time" (jacket blurb). Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 114443

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  11. Caucasian Battlefields.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To George R. Pope, with regards from one of the joint-authors, W. E. D. Allen. 18 June 1956". From the library of the distinguished author and authority on The Great Game, Peter Hopkirk (1930-2014), with his neat book label. The work... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 113956

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  12. Dreiser Looks At Russia.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 107449

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  13. Krim-Girai, Khan of the Crimea.
    First edition, a very pleasing association copy, inscribed "With the Translator's love" on the first blank and with the bookplate of Lord Raglan to the front pastedown. Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, second baron Raglan, was married to Eliot's cousin, Susan Caroline. His father, recently deceased at the time of presentation,... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 109183

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  14. Recollections of Tartar Steppes and their Inhabitants.
    First edition, uncommon. Lucy Atkinson (1817-1893), traveller and writer, accompanied her husband, Thomas Witlam Atkinson, in Siberia, the Kirgiz steppes and eastwards as far as Irkutsk and the Chinese border. Her "vivid account, which is arranged as a series of letters to a friend, shows Lucy Atkinson to have been an indefatigable... Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 109010

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  15. Dreaded Hour.
    First edition, first impression. Flamboyant memoirs of one of Britain's most successful intelligence agents of the First World War; "Hill's first assignment was in Greece, where he flew agents behind enemy lines. In 1917 he was sent to Petrograd as a member of the Royal Flying Corps mission and arrived amid the confusion... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 108825

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  16. With Lord Stratford in the Crimean War.
    First edition, a highly pertinent association copy with the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir William John Codrington (1804-1884) to the front pastedown. Codrington arrived in the Crimea in September 1854 with the rank of major-general, in command of the 1st brigade of the light division. He won the praise of Raglan for... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110762

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  17. Copies of Letters from Lieut. the Honble. Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe A.D.C. to Field Marshal Lord Raglan written during the Crimean War to different members of his family, &c.
    A fascinating family archive of 144 frank and detailed letters in typescript, from the originals, that Calthorpe wrote to his family and friends, spanning the years from 8 April 1854 to 24 July 1855. Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe (1831-1912), 7th Baron Calthorpe, was aide-de-camp to Lord Raglan, commander of the British... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 109872

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  18. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
    First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 109135

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  19. Map of the Battle Fronts of Western Russia: Murmansk to Batum.
    The British Library records three issues between 1941 and 1944. Copac lists four locations: BL, NLS, NLW, and Oxford; the National Archives website notes a copy at KCL in the Liddell Hart Military Archives Brookepopham 11/23; OCLC adds four locations in the USA and the American University of Beirut. This highly detailed... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 106372

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  20. The Awakening of the East.
    First edition in English of the French economist's timely study of the "Far Eastern Question", first published in French in the same year as La rénovation de l'Asie. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 108019

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  21. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula,
    First edition, seemingly an early state, here mounted on ten smaller sheets, rather than the two large sheets as usually encountered, but the positioning of the marbled outer wrappers with the map text, still suggest this bipartite division. Superbly detailed map of the Crimean Peninsula produced at the outbreak of the war... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 104001

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  22. A travers l'Asie centrale.
    First edition. Attractively-produced account of an expedition into Russian Central Asia in 1882-3. Moser, by birth and training a horologist, had travelled extensively in Central Asia when in 1882 he was invited to join the suite of General Tchernaieff, who was on his way to Tashkent as the Tzar's governor general. From... Learn More
    £295

    Stock Code: 103020

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  23. 99740
    First edition. Excellent, and uncommon, survey of the history of the region down to the Russian expedition of 1872-3, written with a wary eye on accelerating Russianization in the khanates. The author James Hutton (1818-93), was born in Calcutta, the son of a merchant. After a brief period as an ensign in the army of the... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 99740

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  24. With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia.
    First edition, first impression. "Ward was colonel of the 25th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. A contentious but important book, violently anti-Bolshevik but also highly critical of American and Japanese policy in Siberia" (Lengel). Very scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 100499

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  25. Central Asia: from the Aryan to the Cossack.
    First edition of this excellent and uncommon survey of the history of the region down to the Russian expedition of 1872-3, written with a wary eye on accelerating Russianization in the khanates. The author James Hutton (1818-93) was born in Calcutta, the son of a merchant. After a brief period as an ensign in the army of... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 98981

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  26. A Journey from Bengal to England through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia, by the Caspian-Sea.
    First edition thus. The first volume was published in Calcutta in 1790, the year before Forster's death, the whole being published for the first time as here. Forster, (c.1752-1791), was an officer of the HEIC on the Madras establishment, and between 1782 and 1784 undertook "a remarkable overland journey from Calcutta to... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 98149

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  27. Reflections on the Present State of British India.
    First and only edition. Uncommon, just ten copies on Copac. A contribution to the debate on the governance of India, from which the arch-opponent of the EIC, and promoter of colonial self-rule, James Silk Buckingham extracted two whole chapters for publication in his journal The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95661

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  28. Russia:
    First edition. In 1805 Pinkerton was sent to the Edinburgh Missionary Society's mission in Karass in the North Caucasus, then in 1812 joined the British and Foreign Bible Society in St. Petersburg. In 1816 he "undertook a tour of some seven thousand miles that took him to Tver, Moscow, Tula, Voronezh, Novocherkask, Taganrog,... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 93113

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  29. Théâtre Complet de la Guerre en Europe, 1855.
    Apparently first and only edition, no other copy traced. Visually highly appealing map produced for the interpretation of events unfolding during the Crimean War. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 90430

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  30. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.
    First edition, a presentation copy inscribed by the author, exiled Polish soldier, patriot, and poet Jozef Tanski (1805-88), " à Monsieur le Général Langermann hommage de l'auteur"; autograph letter signed tipped in before the title in which Tanski presents this work on our "shared enemy, which by its subject cannot fail... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 88287

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  31. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.
    First edition. Colin Campbell began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during The Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in The West Indies, China, Hong Kong, India and The Crimea. Considered brave, dutiful, and modest, 'war-bred' Sir Colin had risen... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 85405

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  32. The Russian Committee for Escaped Military Officers in Rotterdam. 1918-1919.
    No other copy traced, the letterpress cover-title suggests a published item, the manuscript captioning a very small-scale issue. Fascinating visual record of relief services for Russian officer refugees in Holland. By the end of the First World War thousands of Russian prisoner-of-war escapees and deserters were scattered... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 78018

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  33. The Past Campaign: A Sketch of The War in the East,
    First edition. "This narrative of the past campaign in the East records the exciting scenes which I witnessed It makes no pretension to Military criticism" (To the Reader). Woods was special correspondent for the Morning Herald at the Crimean War, one of the least common accounts of the conflict and here in an excellent... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 77573

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  34. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
    First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks... Learn More
    £2,875

    Stock Code: 71516

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  35. Crimean Campaigning and Russian Imprisonment.
    First publication seems to have been in the Glasgow Evening Times, 14 October 1882, then subsequently in Edinburgh in 1883 under the title Reminiscences of Crimean Campaigning and Russian Imprisonment. Farquharson enlisted in the 4th Light Dragoons in 1846 at the age of 14. Just a couple of weeks before the Charge he was... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 50545

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  36. 73280
    First edition. Colin Campbell began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during The Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in The West Indies, China, Hong Kong, India and The Crimea. Considered brave, dutiful, and modest, 'war-bred' Sir Colin had risen... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 73280

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  37. Journal kept during the Russian War:
    First edition. Elusive and highly desirable narrative of the Crimean War by the wife of Paymaster Henry Duberly of the 8th Hussars, part of the legendary light brigade. "Although she missed the battle of the Alma and saw only the aftermath of the battle of Inkerman, she witnessed the cavalry charges at Balaklava and the... Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 68168

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