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(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
(RUSSIAN TURKESTAN.) Collection of 44 original silver gelatin stereo view photographs of Russian Turkestan from the "Srednyaya Aziya" (Central Asia) Series.
Moscow - Saint Petersburg : 1910Highly 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
(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
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
Stock Code: 139109
(RUSSIAN MILITARY REFUGEES IN HOLLAND.) The Russian Committee for Escaped Military Officers in Rotterdam. 1918-1919.
Rotterdam : 1919No 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 in cheap lodging-houses throughout... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 78018
(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
(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
(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
(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
(VICTORIA, Queen.) MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
Lonodn : 1875-80This set inscribed in the first volume by Queen Victoria: "To Lord Methuen In recollection of former happy days and of the marriage of our grandson William of Prussia, from Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle Feb: 27. 1881".
Pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper is a folding manuscript letter embossed with the arms of Windsor Castle, addressed... Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 135188
(MacDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre.) ROUSSET, Camille (ed). Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
Paris : 1892First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122621
ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam. Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the confines of India and China.
London : 1860First edition. 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 of an explorer and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139349
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
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
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
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
HEARD, James. A Practical Grammar of the Russian Language.
St Petersburg : 1827First edition of "the first Russian grammar in English" (Rapoport, p. 475), the work of the pedagogue James Heard (1798-1875), who had originally been a student of Joseph Lancaster, the Quaker education reformer, at Borough Road, Southwark. He was "invited somewhere about 1819 by Count Rumyantsev to set up a school on the Lancaster plan, which was then... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 126820
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
BURTON, Elaine. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.
1954Two 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
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
HOLMAN, James. Travels through Russia, Siberia, Poland, Austria, Saxony, Prussia, Hanover, &c. &c.
1825Second edition in the same year as the first. In 1798, Holman, aged just 12, joined the Navy as a first class volunteer, and served until 1810, when he was invalided out with severe rheumatism, shortly afterwards becoming totally blind. He was made a naval knight of Windsor, but found the regime too restrictive and "managed to convince the authorities... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 65611
KOSTENKO, Lev Feofilovich. Sredniyaya Azia I vodvorenie v nei russkoy grazhdanstvennosti [Central Asia and the establishment of Russian rule]
St Petersburg : 1870First edition. Extremely uncommon, just 4 locations on OCLC. The first publication of Gen. Lev Feofilovich Kostenko (1841-1891) who was appointed as deputy director of the Turkestan General Staff in Samarkand in 1867, just a year before Bokhara finally accepted protectorate status, He complied the present regional review from information gathered... Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 122371
[COLLINS, Samuel.] The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London;
London : 1671First edition of "a very entertaining account of life in the Russian court" (DNB), published the year after the author's death; a French translation appeared in 1679.
Collins (16191670) accepted a position as physician to Tsar Alexei, the father of Peter the Great, in 1660; the present work contains his observations on life at the Romanov court... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 136104
(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 OCLC or KVK.
"By... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 124940
LAFFEMAS, Isaac de. L'Histoire du commerce de France. Enrichie des plus notables antiquitez du traffic des païs estranges.
Paris : 1606First edition of Iasaac de Laffemas's History of Commerce in France, extremely scarce. Son of Barthélemy de Laffemas, the first great mercantilist minister of France, Isaac obtained the position of civil lieutenant of Paris, and subsequently member of the council of state. Like his father, he embraced the idea of improving manufacture in France in... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 119070
ALEXANDER, William. The Costume of the Russian Empire,
London : 1803First 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 language edition published simultaneously... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 80409
WARNERY, [Charles Emmanuel de] Remarks on Cavalry; by the Prussian Major General of Hussars, Warnery. Translated from the Original.
1798First edition. Warnery was born in Switzerland, a participant more than a dozen campaigns, between 1733-45 he served in Sardinia, Austria, and Russia. In 1745 he moved to Silesia and until 1758 served with distinction as an officer in the Prussian Hussars. From 1766 he was in the service of Poland as the adjutant of Stanislaw August Poniatowski, and... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 63116
MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
London : 1857First 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 are excellent, with some strong... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109135
MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
London : 1857First 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 are excellent, with some strong... Learn More£2,875.00
Stock Code: 71516
CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece.
Paris : 1782First edition, first issue, the Discours Préliminaire concluding on the fourth line of page xvi. First volume only, but complete in itself, and without doubt one of the most desirable of all 18th-century works on Greece. A second volume was published in two parts, the first in 1809, and the "final biographical livraison was published posthumously"... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 83997
DUKE, Vernon. Holograph Musical Quotation Signed: "April in Paris".
1941Boldly penned and lengthy musical quotation - the first seven measures including lyrics - of one of Duke's finest and most memorable compositions, neatly inscribed "To Lionel A. Aucoin from Vernon Duke Sept. 27th, 1941". "April in Paris" is, of course, one of the timeless standards of the "Great American Songbook", originally composed for the 1932 Broadway... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 121835
(TURKESTAN.) WALKER, James Thomas. Turkestan and the Countries between the British and Russian Dominions.
Dehra Dún : 1883Very fine example of this rare and impressive Great Game map in its sixth and most important iteration, its four discrete sections, when combined, covering an enormous area of Central Asia extending from the head of the Persian Gulf, in the southwest, up to Lake Balkhash, in the northeast, and from Astrakhan on the Caspian, in the northwest, all the... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127101
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 : 1854First 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
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 : 1854First 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 in the region with "the Russian... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 104001
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
ZHOMINI, Aleksandr Genrikhovich. Diplomatic study on the Crimean War (1852 to 1856). Russian Official Publication.
London : 1882First English edition of this important account compiled by the senior advisor to the Russian Imperial Foreign Ministry. A timely publication guided not by "any idea of vain recrimination... On the contrary... the moment has come for the all the European Powers to strike a balance... and to acknowledge towards one another their mea culpa".
Originally... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 141302
(GRANT, U. S.) LECOMTE, Ferdinand. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.
Paris : 1872-4First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped-in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 68206
VICO, Giambattista. De antiquissima italorum sapientia ex linguae latinae originibus eruenda libri tres.
Naples : 1710First edition of the Italian philosopher, historian, and jurist's fullest statement of the verum factum principle, the first book in the unrealised series of three outlining his anti-Cartesian philosophical system. The second and third books, Liber Secundus Physicus and Liber Tertius Moralis, were never completed for unknown reasons. Liber Primus Metaphysicus... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 116811
(AFGHANISTAN.) Very impressive large map including parts of British India, Russian Turkestan, Bokhara, Persia and Baluchistan.
Dehra Dún : 1901Rare and very striking wall map of Afghanistan, dated June 1901, compiled under the orders of the Surveyors General of India Major-General Charles Strahan (1895-99) and Colonel St. George Corbet Gore (1899-1904): an online search of institutional libraries records copies at just 3 institutional libraries world-wide (British Library, Wisconsin and Bayerische... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 129882
AUDUBON, John James, & John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America.
New York : 1852-54-54Early octavo edition. The naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) had made his reputation with The Birds of America (published between 1827 and 1839), widely regarded as the finest illustrated book ever produced, with record-breaking auction prices to match. In the early 1840s, while the octavo edition of The Birds was still in the press,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 128407
(CENTRAL ASIA.) Russian Missions into the Interior of Asia.
London : 1823First edition of these rather scarce English versions of three important early Central Asian narratives, published as part of Sir Richard Phillips's New Voyages and Travels series, and including that of "intrepid Murav'ev", described by Peter Hopkirk as the first Russian player of the Great Game, published his report on what is now Uzbekistan in 1822.
"The... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 106587
DUBERLY, Frances Isabella Locke, Mrs. Henry. Journal kept during the Russian War:
1855First 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
(ADMIRALTY.) General Instructions and Local Regulations for the Squadron and Naval Establishments on the China Station, 1899.
[Hong Kong] : 1899Extremely rare station order book printed a few months before the onset of the Boxer Rebellion, untraced in libraries and secondary literature. From the library of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, not marked as such, though copiously revised by annotation or by the insertion of printed slips, assiduously enumerated in the "Corrections to Station Order Book"... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 114737
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
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
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
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
KRUSENSTERN, Alexandre de. Précis du systeme, des progres et de l'état de l'instruction publique en Russie.
Warsaw : 1837First edition, followed by Polish and German translations (Warsaw: S. Orgelbrand, 1838; Breslau: W. G. Korn, 1841). Alexandre de Krusenstern (1807-1888) - russified as Aleksandr Ivanovich - described on the title page as chamberlain to the tsar, was the son of Admiral Adam Johann von Krusenstern, who led the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe.... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123034
SMITH, Adam. [Theory of Moral Sentiments, in Russian:] Teoriia nravstvennykh chuvstv … S pis'mami M. Kondorse k Kabanisu o simpatii. Perevel P. A. Bibikov.
St Petersburg : 1868First edition in Russian of The Theory of Moral Sentiments, very rare. This landmark translation (it is still the one used in Russia today) was made by Pavel Bibikov, who had brought out a translation of the Wealth of Nations (the edition read by Lenin) two years before. Both were published as part of his series the Library of Classical European Writers.... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 128700
(BAKST, Léon, & others.) PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118960
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
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
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
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
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