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(RUSSIA.) Map of the Battle Fronts of Western Russia: Murmansk to Batum.
London : 1941The 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
(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 : 1854Uncommon 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
(RUSSIA) L'Industrie Pétrolière en U.R.S.S.
Paris : 1929First 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: "Russian oil is on the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123983
(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
PINKERTON, Robert. Russia:
London : 1833First 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, and through the Crimea... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 93113
BAUER, Bruno. Russland und das Germanenthum.
Charlottenburg : 1853First edition of Bauer's Russia and the Germanic World, one of his major texts on Russia, in which he examines the growing influence of Russian power upon European policy issues and, ultimately, the European philosophical tradition. Written in the wake of the 1848 German revolutions, and inflected with Bauer's disappointment at the results, it originated... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 130780
SERRES, Dominick, & John Thomas. Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing.
London : 1805-6First edition. An excellent copy of probably the grandest English naval aquatint book, eight of the plates here being coloured, in Abbey's copy only plate XVII was coloured. Dominick and John Thomas Serres were father and son. The father was born at Auch in Gascony, and educated at the famous Benedictine academy in Douai, being intended for the clergy.... Learn More£16,500.00
Stock Code: 63304
FLEMING, Ian. From Russia, With Love.
London : 1957First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: "To Erich Hartmann from his impatient patient. Ian Fleming". The recipient, Erich Hartmann (1922-1999), was the head of Magnum Photo, who "throughout his career, pursued many long-term personal projects, and photographic interpretations with literary... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 138464
Engraved by J & C Walker RUSSIA IN EUROPE PART VIII
1844Podolia, Bessarabia, Kherson, Iekaterinoslav, Taurida, Krimea.
Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 55956
BORDWINE, Joseph. Memoir of a Proposed New System of Permanent Fortification.
London : 1834First edition, uncommon, just six locations on Copac, OCLC adds another half dozen. Bordwine, described on the title page as "Professor of Fortification at the Honourable East India Company's Military Seminary, Addiscombe; late of the Quarter-Master-General's Staff, etc.", had served with the 88th Regiment "under General Whitlock sic, but was deprived... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 102068
SNOWDON, Lord. Snowdon on Russia.
Moscow : 2003First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Snowdon on the half title: "To dearest John with fondest love from Tony, 6th June". This book was the result of a sponsored assignment from the Open Russia Foundation to photograph contemporary Russia. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 136308
(RUSSIA: ST PETERSBURG.) MORNAY (illus.) A Picture of St. Petersburgh,
London : 1815First edition, "one of the most beautiful plate books of St. Petersburg" (Bobins Collection). Published at 6 guineas coloured, this is a superb record of the city of Peter the Great - captured in the wake of the Napoleonic wars - and divided into two sections: the first 12 plates represent the months of the year through characteristic views of the city;... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120459
(PAUL I, tsar of Russia.) Reglement de sa Majesté Imperiale concernant le Service de l'Infanterie.
St. Petersburg : 1798First 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
(FUTURE WORLD NOVEL.) The Reign of George VI.
London : 1763First edition of a scarce futuristic novel. "Uncanny in its choice of dates and in its prediction of the emergence of Russia and the United States as world powers, it describes a war between Britain and Russia (1900-01) which escalates into a world war between the British Empire and a coalition of Russia and France (1917-20) who between them have occupied... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 87375
GOLDMAN, Emma. Die Ursachen des Niederganges der russischen Revolution.
Berlin : 1922First edition thus of a compilation of four key articles on Russia, children's welfare, and the lives of two of Goldman's fellow revolutionaries, published immediately after her exile in Russia by the Berlin-based Der Syndikalist, one of the most important publishers of anarchic and syndicalist material at the time; a nice copy in the original wrappers.
The... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141115
DOSTOYEVSKAYA, Lyubov. The Emigrant.
London : 1916First edition in English, first impression. Written by the daughter of Fyodor Dostoevsky and originally published in Russia in 1913, The Emigrant portrays a Russian girl seeking fulfilment in the West due to her disillusionment with Russia's backwards traditions and culture. The introduction is by Stephen Graham, who published With Poor Immigrants to... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 123327
GLINKA, Grigoriy Vyacheslavovich. Aziatskaya Rossiya Atlas.
St Petersburg : 1914First 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
STREATFEILD, Noel. Lisa goes to Russia.
London : 1963First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half title, "To June my proof-reader-extraordinary, with love Noel". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 111010
(RUSSIA: ST. PETERSBURG.) H., F. C. Gemälde von St. Petersburg.
Reutlingen : 1822First edition, remarkably uncommon: among British and Irish institutional libraries Copac locates one copy (British Library); OCLC adds only three more worldwide, all in Germany (Johannes-Gutenburg-Universitat Mainz, Sachsische Landesbibliothek, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek). An edition was also published at Leipzig in the same year, published... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120536
LENIN, Nikolai, pseud. (i.e. Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.) [In Cyrillic:] Razvitie kapitalizma v Rossii (The Development of Capitalism in Russia).
St Petersburg : 1899First edition of Lenin's most important and substantial work, his only genuine contribution to economics, in the original Russian language. "The Development of Capitalism in Russia is an example of Lenin's acute observation of all facets of the Russian economy. Its detailed documentation of the peculiarities of Russian capitalism - peculiarities stemming... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 121610
NORTON, Henry Kittredge. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.
London : 1923First 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
PORTER, Robert Ker. Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.
London : 1813Second edition, first published 1809. An artistic prodigy, admitted to the Academy at the age of fifteen, Porter made his reputation as a painter of spectacular battle scenes and panoramas. In 1804 he was invited to Russia to join the tsar's court as historical painter, being employed in decorating Admiralty Hall, St Petersburg with vast historical... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 62698
WILLIAMS, John. The Rise, Progress and Present State of the Northern Governments;
London : 1777First 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
NEY, Napoléon. En Asie Centrale à la Vapeur.
Paris : 1888First edition. Travelogue of a trip into Central Asia on the recently opened Russia railway serving her newly-annexed khanates. This copy warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title, "A André Déroulède, Affecteux Souvenir au camarade de l'Armée... Son bien devoué, Napoléon Ney, Nice 2/4/1889." Learn More£725.00
Stock Code: 41985
TANSKI, Joseph. Tableau statistique, politique et moral de système militaire de la Russie.
Paris : 1833First 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
(SOVIET RUSSIA; FRENCH POLITICS.) HERRIOT, Edouard. Eastward from Paris.
London : 1934First 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 title Orient. From the publisher's... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 101479
(RUSSIA, THE VOLGA, & THE CASPIAN.) Album of fourteen original watercolours taken on a trip from the Baltic to Russia and Persia.
1869A 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 on banks of the river. Other... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 100738
AKHMATOVA, Anna. [Cyrillic:] Requiem.
Munich : 1963First edition in book form, one of 500 copies, of Akhmatova's masterpiece. Requiem was an outcry, a cycle of poems written from 1935 and capturing the horrors and anguish of the Great Terror under Stalin, during which Akhmatova's husband and son were both sent to the gulag. The poems in Requiem, unpublishable in Russia, were absent from Akhmatova's... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140541
KOSTENKO, Lev Feofilovich. Puteshestvie v Bukharu russkoy missii v 1870 godu [The Russian Embassy's Expedition to Bukhara in 1870].
St Petersburg : 1870First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, OCLC shows BL, and perhaps just one copy in the US. Important account of the early development of Russo-Bukharan relations, a key aspect of Russia's Great Game strategy (Hopkirk cites the secretly produced official English translation).
The emirate had accepted Russian protectorate status in 1868,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 117190
MIKHAILOV, Boris. Unfinished Dissertation or Discussions with Oneself.
Zurich, Berlin, New York : 1998First edition, first printing. Signed by Mikhailov on the half title. Photos of everyday life in Kharkov, Russia with text by the photographer revealing his insights on the history of Soviet photography. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140711
LINTON, Henry. Chart of Modern History.
London & Liverpool : [c.1860?]A substantial Victorian chart of history, showing the parallel developments in the histories of the Roman Empire, the British Isles, France, Germany, Russia, China, Persia, Constantinople and Christianity, from the birth of Christ to modern times. The estimated date is based on the endpoint of dates on the chart, 1858. No other copies could be traced... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 124825
HORNSTRA, Rob. 101 Billionaires.
Utrecht : 2009Second and revised edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. First published in 2008, 101 Billionaires was inspired by an article in Russian business newspaper Finans Magazine, which reported that there were 101 billionaires in Russia, just 18 years after the end of communism. The next year, on the same day that the first... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 125464
[SPILMAN, James.] A Journey Through Russia into Persia.
London : 1742First 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
(ARABIAN GULF.) REZVAN, Efim. Russian Ships in the Gulf 1899-1903.
Reading : 1993First 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£250.00
Stock Code: 114443
SHAKESPEARE, William. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. The third Impression.
London : 1663)Third folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, generally regarded as the rarest of the 17th-century folio editions. An unknown number of copies is thought to have been destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The third folio is a reprint of the second (1632), but the second issue adds seven plays to the corpus, although of these only Pericles is... Learn More£500,000.00
Stock Code: 108578
BOYLE, Robert. The Works.
London : 1772A handsome collected edition of the works of the chemist Robert Boyle, attractively bound in contemporary russia, profusely illustrated with scientific diagrams, and here in very desirable condition. Lowndes calls this the "best edition"; the first collection of Boyle's works was published in 1699 under Richard Boulton's editorship, followed by Thomas... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 135989
MAYNARD, Charles Clarkson Martin. The Murmansk Venture.
London : A presentation copy. Inscribed by the author to: "J. Sewell, With my thanks for help with the illustrations. Charles Maynard, Sept 1928". An account of the expedition by the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in North Russia from May 1918 to September 1919. The work is particularly useful for its detailed coverage of military operations throughout... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 73879
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Defence of Usury; shewing the Impolicy of the present legal restraints on the terms of pecuniary Bargains; in Letters to a Friend.
London : 1816Third edition, first published in 1787. A Protest against Law-taxes was first published alone in 1793, and with Supply without Burthen in 1795. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia". The work expounds the characteristic Benthamite economic principle... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 101341
Engraved by J & C Walker RUSSIA IN EUROPE PART IX AND GEORGIA
1844Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England. Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 55958
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Papers relative to Codification and Public Instruction: including Correspondence with the Russian Emperor, and divers constituted Authorities in the United States. [With:]
London : 1817First edition. The Papers contain early indications of a train of thought which was eventually to lead to Bentham's great Constitutional Code and which was to occupy him for the rest of his life. They consist mainly of letters from Bentham, written from 1811 to 1815, offering his own services as a codifier, especially to America and Russia. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101508
STUMM, Hugo. Chiwa.
Paris : 1874First edition in French, originally published in Berlin the previous year. Stumm, a lieutenant in the Westphalian Hussars, was attached to the Headquarters of Kaufman's Russian expedition to Khiva in 1873, notionally sent to bring an end to the brigandage and slaving that interfered the peaceful pursuit of trade in the region, but in truth part of Russia's... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 48382
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
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, "Three Forces", read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877.
"In the academic year 1876-7 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical Principles of Integral... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86058
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Defence of Usury.
Dublin : 1788First Irish edition, originally published in London in 1787, published in Dublin in the year when a debate on the reduction of the rate of interest (from 6 to 5 percent) was being held in the Irish parliament. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia".... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 93476
BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon de la. The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere to Palestine,
Hafod, Ceredigion : 1807First edition in English. Bertrandon de la Brocquiere (c. 1400-1459) was a Burgundian agent and pilgrim, his book blending travel narrative with a "reconnaissance tour of the Near East" (Tyerman). Although written at the behest of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, with the intention of acting as a spur to an intended crusade in 1454 which never materialised,... Learn More£500.00
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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Corrected draft typescript, signed, on the Soviet threat.
1931Extensively corrected typescript of one of the articles on European affairs commissioned from Churchill during 1931 for syndication in Hearst newspapers. An astute commentary on European Realpolitik, anticipating the Soviet bloc and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. On publication in the Milwaukee Sentinel, 23 August 1931, the piece was headlined; "Winston... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 80696
(BIBLE; English.) MACKLIN, Thomas. The Old [and New] Testament.
London : 1800First edition of the Macklin Bible, "the most ambitious edition produced in Britain, often pirated but never rivalled" (ODNB). This vast undertaking, dedicated to the king, was published in 70 parts, each at 1 1s. (Lowndes). Macklin (1752-1800) issued his prospectus for the bible in 1789; he commissioned new type, new paper, and all the engravings (initially... Learn More£6,750.00
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[TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord.] Poems, by two brothers.
London : 1827First edition, small paper issue, of Tennyson's first book of poems, published anonymously. Despite the title, there were in fact three brothers involved, as the volume included poems by his brothers, Charles and Frederick. The Jacksons paid the authors 20 pounds for the copyright, a surprisingly large sum for unknown authors, obviously convinced of... Learn More£2,500.00
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FLEMING, Peter. One's Company — A Journey to China.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of this second travelogue from the adventurous elder brother of Ian Fleming, with an excellent example of the scarce jacket. One's Company recounts Fleming's trip across Russia, on the Trans-Siberian Railway, and to the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo and Chiang Kai-shek's capital in Nanking. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 133924
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Defence of Usury;
Philadelphia : 1796First American edition, originally published in London in 1787. The Defence of Usury was written during Bentham's stay in Russia, and takes the form of letters to a friend from "Crichoff, in White Russia". The work expounds the characteristic Benthamite economic principle that no adult of sound mind acting freely and aware of the circumstances, should... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 124002
(RUSSIAN WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE.) 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
COLE, G. D. H. & Margaret Cole. A Guide to Modern Politics.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with their stamp on the title page. "Understand the questions which have meant life or death in Germany, Russia, Italy, and which may very soon mean life or death for us" proclaims the front of the dust jacket - a good example of eye-catching Gollancz design and typography. Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 96228
DE CAULAINCOURT, Armand-Augustin-Louis. No Peace with Napoleon!
New York : 1936First edition, first printing. This book concludes the Memoirs of De Cauliaincourt, begun in With Napoleon in Russia (1933). De Cauliaincourt was a close personal aide to Napoleon I who is credited with influencing the Tsar Alexander I for provision to be made for the Emperor on the island of Elba after his forced abdication. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137696
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 : 1798First 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
BEMBO, Pietro. De gliasolani di M. Pietro Bembo nequali si ragiona d'amore.
Venice : 1530Second edition of Gli Asolani, Bembo's most famous work, first published in 1505. The second edition has significant revisions, "which brought the work into greater linguistic and stylistic conformity with Bembo's watershed contribution to the Italian language question debate (questione della lingua) and the Prose della volgar lingua" (Theodore Cachey,... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 114075