Our Russian and Eastern European section gathers Western books on these regions (‘Rossica’ among others) as well as works in vernacular, including Russian and Polish. Other rare items related to Russia and Eastern Europe can be found in our map department, our photography section, as well as in the prints section. Many other valuable books and prints can be made available by request only, so please feel free to browse our website and to contact us in Russian, English or German with any questions you may have.
Contact Bernard Shapero for more information about books relating to Russia & Eastern Europe at Shapero Rare Books.
First edition, limited edition, one of 1000 copies on Vergé d'Arche, this unnumbered; 8vo (21 x 16 cm); title, frontispiece, head and tail-pieces and initials illustrated in black and red after Goncharova, upper flyleaf stained, otherwise internally fresh; publisher's pictorial wrappers, skilful repairs to spine, yapp edges worn, a very good copy.
Limited edition, one of 25 copies on Japon de 'Shidzouka', from a total edition of 685, signed by Lebedev; folio (39 x 28 cm); illustrated and engraved entirely by Lebedev, lettrines coloured by hand; stitched in the original self-wrappers, some age toning to margin of upper cover, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition, 12mo (18 x 11.5 cm); 64pp., presentation inscription in pencil to title-page, introduction leaf with illustration in black and white after Ekster, colour plate after Maria Vasil'eva and four plates in blue after Burliuk under the title 'Four Women'; publisher's printed wrappers, rubbed and slightly stained, spine chipped at extremities, upper cover splitting; fresh internally.
First UK edition, 8vo (20.5 x 15 cm); translated from the Russian by G. S. Counts & N. P. Lodge, 218pp., black and white illustrations throughout; original pictorial cloth, spine slightly sunned and cocked, a very good copy.
First edition, 3 volumes bound in one; folio (45 x 31.5 cm); half-titles, engraved frontispiece, 100 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Atkinson, text in English and French; light toning on first few leaves, occasional light offsetting, some spotting in volume II (plates 54-56), contemporary full red morocco gilt by Staggemeier & Welcher with their ticket to front pastedown, all edges gilt, a fine copy.
First edition; 4to (26 x 19.5 cm); 32pp. including title page, illustrations in colour throughout after Dobuzhsinky; original printed wrappers, right margin trimmed, some scattered staining, foot of each page slightly soiled, skilful reinforcement to spine otherwise a very good copy.
First French edition, 8vo (22 x 14 cm); engraved frontispiece of Cossack soldiers, 94pp., numbering in ink to corner of each page; 19th century quarter green calf over marbled boards, flat spine gilt ruled, red morocco label with gilt title, a fine copy.
First edition, part 1 (all published), 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm); engraved additional title and 11 engraved plates, 5 vignettes, with the list of subscribers, marbled endpapers, two small marginal worm holes, some thumbing, clean tear with no loss to p.79 touching text, little marginal spotting; contemporary calf, red morocco gilt label to spine, damage to black morocco label, calf rubbed, upper joint and spine cracked, a good copy.