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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. 90443
    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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