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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. Collection of 44 original silver gelatin stereo view photographs of Russian Turkestan from the "Srednyaya Aziya" (Central Asia) Series.
    (RUSSIAN TURKESTAN.) Collection of 44 original silver gelatin stereo view photographs of Russian Turkestan from the "Srednyaya Aziya" (Central Asia) Series.

    Moscow - Saint Petersburg : 1910

    Highly uncommon and interesting collection of stereo photographic views of Russian Turkestan, the term used by Imperial Russia for the territories including modern-day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. They were issued by one of the major Russian publisher of stereo views, "SVET" ("Light"), who also issued views of the Caucasus;... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 132996

  2. Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei
    (UZBEKISTAN.) Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei

    Moscow : 1840

    First edition. Extremely uncommon, no copies traced on OCLC. The first attempt to describe khanate of Khiva as an individual entity, without reference to its neighbouring states. Issued at the time of Perovsky's disastrous campaign which was intended to free Russian slaves in the khanate, it was no doubt as a useful reference for officers. Perovsky... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 120924

  3. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
    PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]

    St Petersburg : 1868

    First and only edition, decidedly uncommon with OCLC showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. Highly desirable account of Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan - and its surrounding area at the time of the Russian annexation. On the establishment of the new Russian Governor-generalship... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 117849

  4. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].
    (JAZZ) DLUGACH, Mikhail. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].

    Moscow : 1937

    Uncommon, print run of just 8000 copies. An advertisement for the Soviet Little peoples' circus group, the "Musical and Eccentric Group of Lilliputians", founded in late 1920s under direction of Mikhail Kachuriner (1896-1976), and continued until shortly after his death. The main accent was always on musical talent, the performers having musical instruments... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 124905

  5. Aziatskaya Rossiya Atlas.
    GLINKA, Grigoriy Vyacheslavovich. Aziatskaya Rossiya Atlas.

    St Petersburg : 1914

    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 work of the same title,... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 114845

  6. Through Russian Central Asia.
    GRAHAM, Stephen. Through Russian Central Asia.

    London : 1916

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "For Leslie Jones, Stephen Graham, 5 / xii / 71". Graham (1884-1975) was one of the most interesting travelers in and commentators on Russia: born in Edinburgh, the son of the journalist and author P. Anderson Graham, he left school at 14 to work as a clerk... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140649

  7. Eimi.
    CUMMINGS, E. E. Eimi.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 7 of 1,381 copies signed by the author, additionally inscribed "For H. W. from EEC. April 3". Eimi was a travelogue, in Cummings's signature abstract prose, of his visit to the Soviet Union in 1931. As explained on the limitation page, the unusual limitation was apparently simply a reflection of the number... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138117

  8. Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia.
    SHEIL, Mary Leonora, Lady. Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia.

    London : 1856

    First edition and only contemporary edition of the "first travel book on Persia by a woman" ( Nash, Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger, p. 114). Mary Anne Leonora Woulfe (1825-69) married Capt. Justin Sheil (18031871), an Indian Army officer in 1847. Her husband had had a distinguished career, educated Stonyhurst, he was commissioned... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139756

  9. The Silk Road.
    HEDIN, Sven. The Silk Road.

    1938

    First edition in English, translated from the Swedish edition of 1936. " Sino-Swedish Expedition to Central Asia of 1933-35. This book deals with the exploration of the region round Lop-Nor." (Yakushi). Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 104257

  10. Soviet Russia:
    (RUSSIA.) Soviet Russia:

    London : 1924

    First edition of this account by the British foreign office of the newly established Soviet state. Scarce, with Copac listing copies in eight institutions. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 126897

  11. Oriental and Western Siberia:
    ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. Oriental and Western Siberia:

    London : 1858

    First edition of this handsome book. Having trained as a stonemason, Atkinson became an architect carrying out some highly accomplished commissions in the Manchester area. Around 1844 "inspired by Alexander von Humboldt's accounts of Siberia, Atkinson then moved to St Petersburg There, in 1846, he abandoned architecture as a profession for the pursuits... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139393

  12. O pereformirovanii voysk Otdel'nogo Kavkazskogo korpusa.
    (MILITARY) O pereformirovanii voysk Otdel'nogo Kavkazskogo korpusa.

    St Petersburg : 1834

    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, no other copy traced. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped supralibros and pencilled press-marks, as having come from Nicholas I's English-style Cottage Palace and home farm estate Aleksandriya. To the east of the main park of the Peterhof, this area of landscaped parkland and it's complex of intimate... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 135947

  13. Travels in Persia, Georgia and Koordistan;
    WAGNER, Moritz. Travels in Persia, Georgia and Koordistan;

    London : 1856

    First edition in English, combining two works: Der Kaukasus und das Land der Kosaken (1847), and Reise nach Persien und dem Lande der Kurden (1851). Wagner (1813-87) was a German geographer, natural historian and collector who carried out extensive expeditions worldwide. He is best known for his contribution to the development of evolutionary theory,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 109429

  14. Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.
    (STALIN.) Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.

    Moscow : 1949

    The first and only edition, 10,000 copies in all, but this the deluxe issue in full leather binding. Handsomely presented and produced, this richly illustrated history of the life of Stalin was prepared by the Lenin State Museum (now State Historical Museum). The typography and printing were by the Krasnyi Proletarii - "Red Proletariat" - the Central... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132982

  15. Bitvi russkih s bukhartsami v 1868 godu I geroiskaia oborona goroda Samarkanda.
    KOL'DEVIN, N. Bitvi russkih s bukhartsami v 1868 godu I geroiskaia oborona goroda Samarkanda.

    St Petersburg : 1878

    Second edition, the first published in 1873. Uncommon, OCLC with just two locations of the first, LoC and BL, none for this second which appears to be more substantial with 44 pages as against the first's 29. Attractive propaganda piece recounting the story of the heroic Bokharan campaign for the troops. Following the Crimean War the Russian military... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 121924

  16. Karta Zakaspiyskogo Kraya. Sostavlena po Noveyshim Svedeniyam v Voyenno-Topograficheskom Otdele Kavkazskogo Voyennogo Okruga
    STEBNITSKY, Ieronym Ivanovich. Karta Zakaspiyskogo Kraya. Sostavlena po Noveyshim Svedeniyam v Voyenno-Topograficheskom Otdele Kavkazskogo Voyennogo Okruga

    [Tiflis] : 1875

    One of the earliest detailed maps to be made of the Transcaspian region - the area between the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea - which in the years immediately following the issue of this map, was annexed piecemeal to the Russian Empire following a series of brutal campaigns led by Generals Lomakin, Skobelev, and Annenkov. The map... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 109039

  17. General Orders issued to the Army of the East,
    (CRIMEAN WAR.) General Orders issued to the Army of the East,

    London : 1856

    First and only edition, covering the tenures of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan, General Sir James Simpson, and General Sir William John Codrington whose copy this is.
    Raglan had died in June 1855, following the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade in October 1854 and the strong criticism it brought him. He was swiftly replaced by Simpson who, after a... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 133591

  18. Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:
    (CRIMEAN WAR.) Life of Field-Marshal Lord Raglan:

    1855

    First edition. Extremely uncommon memorial volume - just 4 copies on OCLC, none in the US, all but the BL copy apparently second editions - this much enhanced by the addition of the extremely attractive card, which, mounted against the blue of the endpapers, gives the impression of a Wedgwood plaque. This copy with the ownership inscription of the... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 60766

  19. Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii [Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry].
    (MILITARY) Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii [Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry].

    St. Petersburg : 1833

    First and only edition, genuinely scarce, a single copy traced to the Russian Presidential Library. A handsomely presented volume, a contribution towards Nicholas I's efforts at far-reaching reform of the army, a volume which would have had minimal distribution among those directly involved in the administration. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 133891

  20. Armenia:
    CURZON, Robert. Armenia:

    London : 1854

    First edition of this work by the English traveller, diplomat and author, Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (1810-1873), who, in 1842-1843, was joint British Commissioner in Erzurum as part of the British-Turkish-Persian-Russian boundary commission sitting to delineate the Turkish and Persian frontier. This book, published about a decade later, describes... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 133062

  21. Letters from Turkey and the Crimea.
    [MAUDE, Sir George Ashley] Letters from Turkey and the Crimea.

    ?London : 1896

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Library Hub locating just two copies, BL and Oxford, OCLC adds two more, Princeton and Michigan. Maude commanded "I" Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in the Crimea, "the letters give many interesting details of what happened from the time of landing in Turkey up to the Battle of Balaklava, upon which occasion... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 135247

  22. Life in the Trenches before Sebastopol.
    PORTER, Whitworth, Major. Life in the Trenches before Sebastopol.

    London : 1856

    First and only edition, uncommon just 13 copies on OCLC, only two - Harvard and Duke - in the US. Whitworth Porter (1827-1892), was a Second Captain in the Royal Engineers, following earlier service in Dominica, Ireland, and Malta, he embarked for the Crimea in February 1855."He served in the trenches at the siege of Sevastopol until June. He received... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 132572

  23. Assault of Sevastopol. Two Topographical & Panoramic Sketches,
    BIDDULPH, M.A., Captain. Assault of Sevastopol. Two Topographical & Panoramic Sketches,

    London : [1855]

    First edition. Uncommon and attractive visual memoir of the famous siege operations at Sebastopol in the Crimea. Only 4 complete sets on COPAC, with OCLC adding just 3 more. Biddulph was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1843, and served at various stations including Bermuda, promoted second captain in 1850. On the outbreak... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 50552

  24. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.
    (RUSSIA.) GREGORY, Isaac, & George Falkner. Russia & Turkey: Gregory's Map of the Seat of War on the Danube, Baltic, & Asia, Shewing the Position of the Hostile Armies.

    London : 1854

    Uncommon strategical map covering the region from Galicia in the north to Navarino in the south, from Mostar in the west to Tiflis in the east. Undated, but the latest date in the explanatory notes is 1852, and the British Library date their copy to 1854. It seems likely that this map, although it relates entirely to the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-9,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135954

  25. Reglement de sa Majesté Imperiale concernant le Service de l'Infanterie.
    (PAUL I, tsar of Russia.) Reglement de sa Majesté Imperiale concernant le Service de l'Infanterie.

    St. Petersburg : 1798

    First and only edition. Single location on OCLC at BL, KVK adds a copy in the Austrian National Library lacking 2 plates; and copies in the Zentralbibliothek der Bundeswehr, Düsseldorf, and Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle. Decidedly uncommon infantry manual for the Imperial Russian Army from the brief reign of Tsar Paul I... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 132180

  26. The West Point Atlas of American Wars.
    (SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR.) ESPOSITO, Vincent J., Brigadier-General (ed.). The West Point Atlas of American Wars.

    New York : 1964

    A remarkable copy of this classic work, first published in 1959. Inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To His Royal Highness Prince Brigadier Abdul Wali on the occasion of your visit to The United States Military Academy, D. V. Bennett, Major General, USA, 11 March 1968". The set was presented as a memento to the Sandhurst-trained deputy commander... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 128934

  27. Osnovnoe vooruzhenie vooruzhennykh sil NATO [The basic weapons arsenal of the NATO armed forces].
    (COLD WAR.) Osnovnoe vooruzhenie vooruzhennykh sil NATO [The basic weapons arsenal of the NATO armed forces].

    ?East Germany : c.1982

    Unrecorded samizdat publication, an unusual and highly appealing piece from the Cold War era. This well-illustrated manual details the arsenals of US and NATO forces in the early eighties. The text is divided into colour-coded sections, the first containing "intercontinental strategic nuclear weapons", followed by "eurostrategic nuclear weapons", the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 124566

  28. A Journey Through Russia into Persia.
    [SPILMAN, James.] A Journey Through Russia into Persia.

    London : 1742

    First edition. James Spilman (1680-1753) started trading in Russia in 1701, rising to the position of one of the leading British merchants to the country and making a major contribution to the Anglo-Russian treaty of commerce in 1734. In 1742 he published this work, containing an account by John Elton and Mungo Graeme of their explorations in 1739,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 117448

  29. Caucasian Battlefields.
    ALLEN, W. E. D., & Paul Muratoff. Caucasian Battlefields.

    Cambridge : 1953

    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 of the extraordinary scion... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 113956

  30. Map of the Battle Fronts of Western Russia: Murmansk to Batum.
    (RUSSIA.) Map of the Battle Fronts of Western Russia: Murmansk to Batum.

    London : 1941

    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 map (1:3,220,177 ; 1 in. 50.75... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 106372

  31. With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia.
    WARD, John. With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia.

    London : 1920

    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
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 100499

  32. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula,
    JERVIS, Thomas Best. To her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, and the Allied Armies of France and England. This Military Topographical Map of the Krima Peninsula,

    London : 1854

    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 original Russian map" (map... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 90443

  33. Théâtre Complet de la Guerre en Europe, 1855.
    (CRIMEAN WAR.) Théâtre Complet de la Guerre en Europe, 1855.

    Paris : 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
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 90430

  34. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.
    TANSKI, Joseph. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.

    Paris : 1833

    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 to be of interest to a military... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 88287

  35. The Past Campaign: A Sketch of The War in the East,
    WOODS, Nicholas Augustus. The Past Campaign: A Sketch of The War in the East,

    London : 1855

    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 copy. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 77573

  36. Journal kept during the Russian War:
    DUBERLY, Frances Isabella Locke, Mrs. Henry. Journal kept during the Russian War:

    1855

    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 assault on Malakhov, experienced... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 68168

  37. Etnograficheskiye i Statisticheskiye Materialy po Sredney Azii i Orenburgskomu Krayu [Ethnographical and Statistical Materials on Central Asia and Orenburg Region].
    GALKIN-VRASKOY, Mikhail Nikolayevich. Etnograficheskiye i Statisticheskiye Materialy po Sredney Azii i Orenburgskomu Krayu [Ethnographical and Statistical Materials on Central Asia and Orenburg Region].

    St Petersburg : 1868

    Second enlarged and illustrated edition, published just a year after the first which was an unillustrated offprint from the Proceedings of the Russian Geographical Society on the Department of Ethnography, issued in a run of just 250 copies. Uncommon, just 5 copies located on OCLC. The book is based on Galkin-Vraskoy's (1832-1916) travels across Central... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 117848

  38. In Many Wars.
    (RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.) LYNCH, George & Frederick Palmer. In Many Wars.

    [Tokyo] : [1904]

    First edition of this remarkable collection of 49 war correspondent's tales, with the signature of 39 of the correspondents on rice paper pasted beneath their submission. The idea for the book was conceived of by a group of war correspondents waiting to be sent to the front line with the Japanese Army at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in 1904. Each correspondent... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129228

  39. War in the Far East.
    GREW, Edwin Sharpe. War in the Far East.

    London : 1904-6

    First edition. Attractive, well-illustrated history of the Russo-Japanese War edited from contemporary accounts by a respected journalist and editor, who worked on the staff of the Educational Times and the Daily Graphic, editor of the Illustrated Scientific News and Knowledge. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 119129

  40. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
    CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).

    Moscow : 1959

    First edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper verso, "To big Misha for good memory. Prof. A.L. Chizhevskii. May 8, 1960". This was one of the last publications of Alexander Chizhevskii (1897-1964), the eminent Soviet interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of heliobiology and aero-ionization, and widely considered to be his magnum... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 137282

  41. Communism & Cowgirls.
    HORNSTRA, Rob. Communism & Cowgirls.

    Utrecht : 2004

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, one of 250 copies. This bilingual work, with text in both Dutch and English, is included in Parr and Badger's The Photobook: A History Volume III.
    Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125462

  42. Taiti-trot.
    FOMIN, Boris Ivanovic & Konstantin N. Podrevsky. Taiti-trot.

    Rostov-On-Don : 1927

    Unusual provincially published edition of the arrangement of Vincent Youmans's Tea for Two made by Boris Fomin (1900-1948) in 1926 for inclusion in his operetta ''The Career of Pierpont Blake'', lyrics by Konstantin Podrevsky (18881930). "After the restoration of diplomatic relations between the USSR and many Western European countries in 1924, several... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 134553

  43. A Journey from India to England,
    JOHNSON, John, Lieutenant-Colonel. A Journey from India to England,

    London : 1818

    First edition of Johnson's journey from Bombay to London. After 35 years in India, devoting most of his time "to the acquisition of local and professional knowledge" (preface), British Officer John Johnson decided to travel to England by land. This account of his travels documents the local life and customs encountered along the route, and, with future... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 134957

  44. Puti amerikanskoi muziki [The ways of American music].
    KONEN, Valentina. Puti amerikanskoi muziki [The ways of American music].

    Moscow : 1961

    First edition, first impression, print-run of 5000. Detailed overview of American jazz. Soviet musicologist Valentina Konen (1909-1991) was one of the leading authorities on jazz culture in USSR. Born in Baku she left Russia after the October Revolution and spent 10 years in USA, studying at Juilliard (1924-9) specialising in piano. During her time... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 135739

  45. A Journey from Bengal to England through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia, by the Caspian-Sea.
    FORSTER, George. A Journey from Bengal to England through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia, by the Caspian-Sea.

    London : 1798

    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 Europe, travelling through Jammu... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 98149

  46. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
    POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]

    Moscow : 1948

    First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 133933

  47. Moscow.
    KLEIN, William. Moscow.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing, scarce in the jacket. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 133212

  48. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.
    NORTON, Henry Kittredge. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression of this "careful and thorough study of the history, government and problems of one of the most interesting of the new states, which has subsequently lost its independent existence by merger with Russia" (The American Political Science Review), of which 18 editions in English were published between 1923 and 1981.
    "Although... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132942

  49. Ostrov Sakhalin. Iz putevykh zametok.
    CHEKHOV, Anton Pavlovich. Ostrov Sakhalin. Iz putevykh zametok.

    Moscow : 1895

    First edition in book form of Chekhov's first-hand investigative report on the much-contested north Pacific island. Chekhov visited Sakhalin in 1890, and his account was first serialized in the popular journal Russkaya Mysl (Russian Thought) in 1893-94. This book version includes four additional chapters; Chekhov also revised and corrected the previous... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 132594

  50. A'lbom zdaniy, prinadlezhavschih Moskovskomy gorodskomu upravleniyu. (Album of the municipal buildings of Moscow.)
    (RUSSIA; Moscow.) A'lbom zdaniy, prinadlezhavschih Moskovskomy gorodskomu upravleniyu. (Album of the municipal buildings of Moscow.)

    Moscow : [1912-13]

    Superb and extremely scarce photographic record of pre-Revolution Moscow, captured in a series of quite stunning images by one of the foremost Russian photographers of the period, P. P. Pavlov. Among the many subjects featured here are schools, hospitals, orphanages, public housing, gasworks, tram depots, abbatoirs, and administrative buildings, focusing... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 131502

  51. Bokhara: Its Amir and its People.
    KHANYKOV, Nikolay Vladimirovich. Bokhara: Its Amir and its People.

    London : 1845

    First edition in English, first published in Russian in 1843. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, essentially an intelligence report towards Russia's strategic ambitions in present day Uzbekistan, considered to be the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 131052

  52. Dvadsat' let Kazakhstana.
    (KAZAKHSTAN.) KULITOV, Dzhek Galiakparovich) (ed.) Dvadsat' let Kazakhstana.

    Leningrad : 1940

    First edition of just 4,100 copies, extremely uncommon, OCLC locates copies at the universities of Kansas and Hawaii only. Edited by the then first secretary of the Kazakh Communist Party, this is a spectacular, if fragile, visual celebration of the establishment of Soviet Kazakhstan, originally founded as the Kirghiz Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 133938

  53. The Rise, Progress and Present State of the Northern Governments;
    WILLIAMS, John. The Rise, Progress and Present State of the Northern Governments;

    London : 1777

    First edition of a lengthy survey of the northern countries of Europe. The author acknowledges the assistance he received from various heads of state and dignitaries, not only through conversation, but from access to their libraries and public records.
    "Williams, deriding Voltaire for describing a country he had never visited, seems to have been... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 132188

  54. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.
    BURTON, Elaine. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.

    1954

    Two scrapbook albums of photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, compiled and neatly annotated by Elaine Burton MP (1904-1991) upon her return from the three-week British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia starting on 30 September 1954.
    Burton was one of two women selected as a participant, the second being Conservative MP Edith Pitt.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131618

  55. Secret memoirs of the Court of Petersburg: Particularly Towards the End of the Reign of Catharine II. and the Commencement of that of Paul I.
    MASSON, Charles François Philibert. Secret memoirs of the Court of Petersburg: Particularly Towards the End of the Reign of Catharine II. and the Commencement of that of Paul I.

    London : 1800

    First edition in English, following publication in French the same year. Masson (1762-1807) had been a French member of the Russian court, and to their displeasure revealed many of their salacious secrets in the present work. This present English translation has some of the more sordid anecdotes removed, "the grossness of which would undoubtedly outrage... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 131422

  56. Moskva - Kara-Kum - Moskva [Moscow - Karakum - Moscow].
    UREKLYAN, Gabriel' Arkadyevich as El-Registan & Lazar Brontman. Moskva - Kara-Kum - Moskva [Moscow - Karakum - Moscow].

    Moscow : 1934

    First and only edition. Uncommon, OCLC locates just 4 copies - BL, Princeton University, Indiana University and Yale University - and a single copy of a Yiddish edition at the Center for Jewish History. "The Kara Kum (or Black Sand) desert of central Turkmenistan became, briefly, a Soviet cultural obsession when, in July 1933, a team of 23 cars from... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 130555

  57. [Cyrillic title:] Puteshestviye v Ussuriyskom Kraye, 1867-1869 gg. S kartoy Ussuriyskogo Kraya (A Trip in the Ussuri Region 1867-1869).
    PRZHEVALSKY, Nikolay Mikhailovich. [Cyrillic title:] Puteshestviye v Ussuriyskom Kraye, 1867-1869 gg. S kartoy Ussuriyskogo Kraya (A Trip in the Ussuri Region 1867-1869).

    St Petersburg : 1870

    First edition of the first comprehensive description of the Ussuri region and Przhevalsky's first book, published at his own expense; very scarce, we have been able to trace one institutional location only, the incomplete copy at the Russian Presidential Library (lacking title page).

    Przhevalsky (1839-1888) passed through the military academy... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 129968

  58. La Peste et la Lutte contre elle dans les steppes du Sud-Est de la Russie.
    NIKANOROV, Sergei M. La Peste et la Lutte contre elle dans les steppes du Sud-Est de la Russie.

    Saratov : 1924

    Remarkable visual record documenting the Soviet efforts to combat plague on the Central Asian steppe; highly scarce photo album, OCLC showing only four locations (BL, Munich, Leipzig, and Hong Kong), produced under the auspices of Sergei Nikanorov, Director of The Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology of the South East (Mikrob) and the man charged... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 129693

  59. Chernets, kievskaia povest [The Monk, a tale of Kiev].
    KOZLOV, Ivan Ivanovich. Chernets, kievskaia povest [The Monk, a tale of Kiev].

    [St Petersburg : 1825

    First edition of Kozlov's Byronic poem, the work that established his literary reputation, and which spread Byronic ideals among the Russian literary scene. Kozlov (1779-1840) lost his sight in 1821 and had to forgo his successful military and civil service career. He instead took to writing, learning English and German to add to his Russian and French,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 129707

  60. Stikhotvoreniia [Poems].
    NEKRASOV, Nikolai Alekseevich. Stikhotvoreniia [Poems].

    [St Petersburg : 1879

    First complete collected edition of the poems of Nekrasov, published the year after his death. At his funeral, Dostoevsky hailed him as "the greatest Russian poet since Pushkin and Lermontov". "Nekrasov did not succeed in creating a school of his own: no 'peasant' poets came in his wake. But he, more than any other Russian poet, made his contemporaries... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 129724

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