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, 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.
First edition of the Garnett translation, first impression; 2 vols, 8vo, two leaves opened roughly publisher's blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges green, with the scarce dust jackets which are slightly tanned, fine copies.
First edition, 4to (29.5 x 22 cm); 610pp., 14 full-page colour plates tipped in after Malyutin, Vasnetsov, Nesterov, Roerich and others, some lacking the original printed tissue guards, numerous further illustrations and photographic reproductions also tipped in, illustrations printed in the text and decorative head and tail-pieces, lettrines, titles and vignettes by numerous artists, gilt decorative endpapers; in the original cloth gilt binding with blue Art Nouveau designs by Sergey Malyutin to upper and lower covers as well as spine, some slight wear and minor repairs to binding otherwise a very good copy.
Limited edition, one of 145 examples on Japon Impérial, folio (30.5 x 23.5 cm), text in French, translated by N.Andreieff, half-title, title, 76,  pp., with 20 colour plates and numerous vignettes in text and elaborate borders, polychrome gold and silver printing, with an extra suite in black in the original green paper chemise; original printed wrappers with gilt detail and publisher's slipcase, slipcase slightly worn and faded but otherwise a mint copy.
8vo (19 x 13.5 cm); xii, 296pp., frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout, text in English, translated from Russian by B.C. Baskerville; original black cloth gilt, elaborate vignette in gilt to upper cover, spine slighty rubbed and cockled, a fine copy.
First edition, small 8vo (18 x 12.5 cm); 115pp., illustrations by N. Radlov; original lithographed wrappers in red and black, repairs to spine, right lower corner missing to upper wrapper, some light water-staining but otherwise a good copy.
Limited edition, this copy out of series and inscribed by the artist, small 8vo (19 x 14.5 cm); illustrated with 22 phototypes of which 6 are coloured in pochoir by Saudé, with tissue guards, some pages uncut, signed in ink on the upper fly leaf, original printed thick wrappers, an excellent example.