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UZBEKISTAN. Uzbekskaia SSR na vsesoiuznoy selskohoziaistvennoy vystavke 1939 goda. [i.e. Uzbek Soviet Republic on the All-Union Agrarian Exhibition of 1939].
Moscow : 1940First and only edition, one of 4000 copies, but fragile. Uncommon, just 6 copies traced on WorldCat, all in the United States. A celebration of the Uzbek contribution to the Agrarian Exhibition that opened in 1939 at the VDNKh - The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy - in Moscow and ran till 1941. It had originally been intended as a three-month... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119917
MASON, George Henry; ALEXANDER, William; DALVIMART, Octavien; PYNE, William Henry; D'OYLY, Charles & Thomas Williamson. The Costume of China; The Punishments of China; The Costume of the Russian Empire; The Costume of Turkey; The Costume of Great Britain; The Costumes and Customs of Modern India
London : 1800; 1801; 1803; 1804; 1804; c.1824"A most important series of books on costume" (Hardie, p. 151), this a particularly choice set - presented here in stylish period morocco bindings - of these famous colour plate books, issued by two of the most fashionable publishers of the era, William Miller and Edward Orme.
The Costume of China has plates by the accomplished stipple engraver... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 145507
ZHOMINI, Aleksandr Genrikhovich. Diplomatic study on the Crimean War (1852 to 1856).
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
MUNRO-BUTLER-JOHNSTONE, Henry Alexander. A Trip up the Volga to the Fair of Nijni-Novgorod.
Philadelphia : 1875First US edition, same year as the first UK. The author was MP for Canterbury, his " main interest was foreign affairs He was an ardent imperialist and advocated the maintenance of a strong army and navy. During the Eastern crisis of 1875-8 he became a leading Russophobe and philo-Turk He warned against Russia obtaining access to the Dardanelles and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 111612
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
YOUNG, Gavin, Major. Reflections on the Present State of British India.
London : 1829First and only edition of this uncommon, significant, and largely overlooked premonishment of the Great Game. It is an important 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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 95661
KHANYKOV, Nikolay Vladimirovich. Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].
St Petersburg : 1843First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, A classic of the literature of the Great Game, essentially an intelligence report towards Russia's strategic ambitions in present day Uzbekistan, it is considered the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara.
The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian and diplomat... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 117824
KHANYKOV, Nikolay Vladimirovich. Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].
St Petersburg : 1843First and only edition, uncommon, just 9 locations recorded on WorldCat. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, probably the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian and diplomat Nikolay Khanykov (1819-1878) and is based on his experience during Colonel Konstantin... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 119911
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
JAZZ/SAMIZDAT - DORUZKA, Lubomir. Litso sovremennogo dzhaza [The Face of the Modern Jazz]
Minsk : 1973First Russian edition. This detailed overview of the trends in jazz current in the late 60s - early 70s was written in Czech by noted jazz critic Lubomír Dorůžka (1924-1970), and published by the state-run record label Supraphone in 1970, and it would appear that a copy was brought to the USSR and translated in Belarus soon after that. At the time... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 124913
HOLBROOK, Frederick. Through Turkestan and the Caucasus.
Brattleboro, VT : 1916First and only edition, inscribed on the title page "privately printed" and "no. 129", the total print-run unknown; one copy only traced in auction records (numbered 78); none traced in British and Irish institutional libraries. Holbrook, a construction executive from a distinguished New England family (his father, also Frederick, was governor of Vermont... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143727
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
CONSETT, Thomas. The Present State and Regulations of the Church of Russia.
London : 1729First edition, a collection of Russian documents in English translation, all serving the compiler's attempt to cement the reputation of Peter the Great (who had died four years earlier) as a great leader and reformer.
Thomas Consett was the first Anglican priest of the "British Factory", the association of British merchants who were resident... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 144543
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
NECHAYEV, Alexay Vasilievich. Po gornoi Bukharie. putevye ocherki [In the mountains of Bukhara. Travel Stories].
St Petersburg : 1914First edition. In 1906 Alexksay Vasilievich Nechayev (1864-1915), a paleontologist and geologist from Kazan, made a trip into the Bukhara for the purposes of a scientific survey. However, the present work is his account of the everyday life and traditions of the local people in this isolated locale. The expedition extended into the mountainous areas... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 110611
TIMKOWSKI, George. Travels of the Russian Mission through Mongolia to China, and Residence in Peking, in the Year 1820-1821.
London : 1827First edition in English of reputedly the first individually published Russian account of China, originally published in German as Reise nach Pekin (1825-6). Timkowski (1790-1875) was "royal overseer" on the tenth Russian mission to Peking, where the Russian government had maintained a school and church since 1728. His account is notable for its detailed... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121154
THOMPSON, A. Beeby. The Oil Fields of Russia and the Russian Petroleum Industry:
London : 1904First edition of this handsomely produced and important study by Arthur Beeby Thompson (1873-1968), who has been described as the "Father of the Oil Industry" (John Schmidt, Growing up in the Oil Patch, 1989, p. 127). His involvement with various oil projects went hand-in-hand with important hydrogeological work in Gibraltar, Canada and on the Gold... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 120057
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
LOGOFET, Dmitri Nikolaevich. V gorah i ravninah Buhary (Ocherki Sredney Azii). [In the Mountains and Steppes of Bukhara (Sketches of Central Asia].
St Petersburg : 1913First edition. Dmitri Nikolaevich Logofet (1865-1922) was "undoubtedly the most influential critic of the situation in Bukhara in the early twentieth century" (Becker, Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia, p.212). A colonel in the Amu-Darya Border Guard, Logofet lived in the khanate for more than ten years and published four books and at least two... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 116556
CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
Moscow : 1959First 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
THOMSON, Fanny Mary. Memoranda of a Journey to Moscow in the Year 1856.
Liverpool : 1859First edition of this observant and entertaining travel account, originally published for private distribution. Decidedly uncommon, with three copies located institutionally in the UK, held at Oxford, Cambridge, and the National Library of Scotland, and a further two added internationally, held at the New York Public Library and at Yale. The National... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 138355
GREW, Edwin Sharpe. War in the Far East.
London : 1904-06First 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
WATERMELONS IN UZBEKISTAN. 60 Velikogo Oktyarya (60 Years of the Great October.)
Tashkent : 1977First edition, no other copy traced. "In the spirit of socialist emulation inspired by the 60th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, a specialised engineering office and a pilot plant have successfully completed the key stages of a development plan for melon production. The issues of complex mechanisation of melon cultivation were... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 120082
WAGNER, Moritz. Travels in Persia, Georgia and Koordistan;
London : 1856First edition in English, combining two works: Der Kaukasus und das Land der Kosaken (1847), and Reise nach Persien und dem Lande der Kurden (1851); the final volume, dedicated to his time in Persia, includes observations on the position of women in the region and the Great Game.
Wagner (1813-87) was a German geographer, natural historian and... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109429
RUSSIA. L'Industrie Pétrolière en U.R.S.S.
Paris : 1929First and only edition, uncommon WorldCat locates just four 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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123983
MARVIN, Charles. Our Public Offices:
London : 1882Our Public Offices provoked a minor political scandal on first publication in 1878; this copy of the third edition bears an attractive provenance, with the posthumous book label of Peter Hopkirk (1930-2014), the noted explorer and writer on Russia and Central Asia. Marvin, who had spent his early years working at his father's engineering works on the... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 143603
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
HILL, George Alexander. Dreaded Hour.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Flamboyant memoirs of one of Britain's most successful intelligence agents of the First World War; "Hill's first assignment was in Greece, where he flew agents behind enemy lines. In 1917 he was sent to Petrograd as a member of the Royal Flying Corps mission and arrived amid the confusion of the Bolshevik Revolution.... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 108825
POLONSKIY, Artur Moiseevich Dzhaz-Band: Foks-trot [Jazz Band: Fox Trot].
Moscow : 1926First and only edition, print run of just 1,000 copies. Arthur Polonskiy (1899-1989), who studied at the Kiev Conservatory under the famed Ukrainian pianist, Grigoriy Beklemischev (1881-1935), himself a student of Busoni, was one of the first Soviet composers who attempted to work in the jazz genre. After demobilisation from the Red Army in 1922 he... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130876
UREKLYAN, Gabriel' Arkadyevich as El-Registan & Lazar Brontman. Moskva - Kara-Kum - Moskva [Moscow - Karakum - Moscow].
Moscow : 1934First and only edition. Uncommon, WorldCat 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... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130555
KAZAKHSTAN - KULITOV, Dzhek Galiakparovich (ed.) Dvadsat' let Kazakhstana.
Leningrad : 1940First edition of just 4,100 copies, extremely uncommon, WorldCat 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... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 133938
ROCKETRY - ZANDER, Friedrich. Problema poleta pri pomoshchi raketnykh apparatov: Sbornik statei pod red. M.K. Tikhonravova.
Moscow : 1947First and only edition of this important collection of articles by rocketry pioneer Friedrich Zander (Fridrikh Arturovich Tsander; 1887-1933), edited by a prominent co-worker at Group for the Study of Reactive Motion (Gruppa Isutcheniya Reaktivniya Dvisheniya - GIRD). Just a single copy of this attractive publication traced worldwide in the holdings... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143547
DIVANOV, Khudaibergen. Eighteen original photographs of Khiva and its people.
Khiva : c.1920Eloquent and atmospheric sequence of images showing the ancient Silk Road city of Khiva during a period of rapid transition, the work of Khudaibergen Divanov, Uzbekistan's first photographer whose life and fate mirrored his times. Proscribed and executed in Stalin's Great Purge, vintage prints from Divanov's studio are exceptionally scarce.
All... Learn More£29,250.00
Stock Code: 113773
BICHURIN, Iakinf. Sobranie svedeni o narodah, obitavshih v Sredney Azii v drevnie vremena
St Petersburg : 1851First edition, considered as the first scientific attempt at an ancient history of Central Asia. This was Bichurin's last work, bringing together data collected over the previous three decades. Inevitably it is mostly based on Chinese materials, but, as Bichurin states in the preface, he wanted to show the ethnic history of the whole region of Central... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 119926
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
BOBRINSKOI, Aleksiei Aleksieevich, count. Ornament gornykh tadzhikov Darvaza (Nagornaia Bukhara)
Moscow : 1900First and only edition of this excellent visual record of the traditional designs of the Darvaz Pamiris, an ethnic Tajik group settled in that region on the Panj river, a tributary of the Amu Darya or Oxus in the south eastern part of Bukhara, now part of the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Superb quality "phototype" plates of textiles, the... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144207
VESELOVSKY, Nikolay Ivanovich. Ocherk Istoriko-Geograficheskikh Svedeniy o Khivinskom Khanstve ot Drevneyshikh Vremen do Nastoyashchego
St Petersburg : 1877First and only edition, uncommon, with just seven locations on WorldCat. A detailed, but lucid, historical overview of the Khanate of Khiva, part of present-day Uzbekistan, written by the renowned Russian orientalist and archaeologist Nikolay Veselovsky (1848-1918), perhaps best known for his early excavations of Afrasiab, ancient Samarkand. The present... Learn More£7,250.00
Stock Code: 117826
JAZZ - DLUGACH, Mikhail. Kino-dzhaz (Cinema Jazz).
Moscow : 1937Uncommon, print run of just 8,000 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
PINKERTON, Robert. Russia:
London : 1833First edition, an excellent copy of this attractively illustrated narrative, unusual in the original boards. 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... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 93113
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... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 131618
MEDOVSHCHIKOV, Nikolai Nikolaevich. Bakhchysaray. Avtolithografii.
Simferopol : 1927First and only edition of this locally produced, high quality pictorial souvenir of Bakhchysarai, the ancient capital of the Crimean Khanate. A sequence of evocative lithographs drawn direct to the stone by the noted theatrical designer N. N. Medovshchikov (1898-1988). This copy warmly inscribed by the author "to my kinsperson for the good memory" verso... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143791
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, an online search of institutional libraries showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. A keenly observed and highly desirable insider's account of the early days of Russian Turkestan, with a focus on Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
JAZZ IN RUSSIA. [Title in Russian:] Koncert dzhaz ansambl' - chasti vojsk nkvd.
Russia : c.1945A genuinely remarkable object, advertising a jazz concert for NKVD units - the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, successors to the notorious OGPU - during the Second World War. The NKVD was renamed the MVD - Ministry of Internal Affairs - in 1946, so the event was clearly planned in wartime. Rather than the free expression and improvisations... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 149782