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; 4to (27.5 x 23.5 cm); text and music by Kuzmin, four phototype plates printed on strong wove paper, and four full-page illustrations, by N. Feofilaktov and S. Sudeikin, Сyrillic ownership inscription 'A. Artsikhovskiy' in pink ink to upper flyleaf; decorative coloured silk boards, silk frayed at spine and edges;
Limited edition, one of 600 copies, this being copy number one; folio (34 x 26 cm); 127pp., with 30 plates by Bakst, including 20 coloured by pochoir, 5 colour printed and mounted and 5 plain, lettered tissue guards, black and white and colour illustrations in the text, some restoration to gutter, very minor spotting; original cloth backed boards with vignette printed to centre of upper cover, slight browning, original printed dust jacket with Bakst's design, spine replaced and covers repaired, a very good copy.
First edition, one of 500 copies, of which 100 were hors commerce; small 8vo (190 x 102 mm); some pages uncut, internally fresh; in the original printed wrappers, lower wrapper discoloured, spine partially split but still holding, an excellent example without any restoration.
First edition, number 30 of 325 copies, numbered and signed by the editor M. de Brunoff; 4to; text in French, woodcuts by D. Galanis, 22 plates with tissue-guards, numerous in-text illustrations and photographic reproductions; contemporary red pebble-grain morocco, upper cover with gilt lettering and calligraphic flourish, raised bands, spine panels with gilt sultana centerpiece, gilt titling, mustard yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed, modern marbled paper slipcase, a fine copy.
8vo (20 x 13 cm); [iv], xxiv, 262 pp., , biography of Krylov written by P. A. Pletnev, 25 hand-coloured full-page lithographs by Ulyanov including a frontispiece, plates on various colour paper, minor staining to text block, title foxed; original hand-coloured lithographic boards dated 1848, spine skilfully rebacked, retaining most of the original design, some wear to boards but overall good copy.
First edition; folio (38.5 x 16 cm); 111p., 55 partly coloured lithographed plates, some double page, large geological coloured map; contemporary quarter red morocco over marbled boards, label and gilt tooling to spine, a fine copy.
First edition, one of only 600 copies; 6 volumes bound in 11 parts, folio; 1087 plates, 250 of which are full-page heliogravures and 837 are smaller collotypes, each portrait is accompanied by text in French and Russian, each leaf is stamped 'les portraits russes', with the errarta and addenda slips and tables, incredibly fresh internally; contemporary half maroon morocco over marbled boards, with the original wrappers bound in, slight discolouration to bottom of the spine of one volume, otherwise in excellent condition.