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; elephant folio (73.6 x 54 cm); title, dedication leaf, 4pp. of text, 10 plates with tissue guards on China paper with full margins by Cadolle lithographed by Deroy, Joly, Lemaitre, Fragonard, Renoux, Jacottet, Dupressoir and others, subscriber's list, text foxed, some spotting to plates; contemporary half red morocco and red boards, spine with gilt tooling, some wear to spine, corners bumped.
First edition; 4to (25 x 17 cm); title, half-title, 565pp., endpapers replaced, minor foxing; nineteenth-century quarter green morocco, spine with raised bands gilt ruled, initials 'A. K.' to lower part, neat repairs to spine, a good copy.
First edition; 5 parts in 1 vol; folio (54 x 42 cm); 62 chromolitgographic plates with tissue guards after Gagarin, Karpov, Timm, Zichy, F. Teichel, Viale, Zakharov and others, double-page map, plate of skulls, spotting, water stain to corner of preliminary pages; contemporary brown morocco with title to cover and spine rebacked retaining original spine, lightly rubbed.
First edition; 3 vols in one; frontispiece portrait, 100 colour plates, text in French and English, water stain effecting the latter plates, half dark green morocco, spine with gilt tooling and the title 'Russians and Turks', slightly worn; [bound with] Tableau générale de l'empire Othoman, Imprimerie de Monsieur, Paris, 1787, vol. I only, engraved title-page, dedication to King of Sweden, 41 plates, several folding, missing 3 plates (13,19 and 36).
Folio (30 x 23.5 cm); 40pp.; illustrated throughout (some full-page) by Viktor Zamirailo; original pictorial thick paper wrappers, some slight water damage to corners with tape repairs to a few pages otherwise a good copy.
Folio (45 x 32 cm). 58,  pp., including lith. title, with 10 lith. tables and 20 chromolithographed plates; some plates' margins trimmed unevenly, corner of the last plate repaired. Modern green half morocco, spine preserving the original label.
4to,  pp. including French and English title pages, dedications, prefaces and tables of contents, with 73 hand-coloured aquatint plates engraved by J. Dadley after Georgi, each with accompanying text in English and French. Dark green crushed morrocco, covers with borders in gilt and blind, spine richly gilt in six compartments, with broad gilt dividers morrocco lettering-piece to second, all egdes gilt.
First edition in English, 2 volumes, 4to (29.5cm) [xxiv] including title, 552 pp. including half-title, with 25 engraved plates and 14 hand-coloured engraved vignettes; xxx including title, 1 f. detailing errata, 524pp. including half-title, with 27 hand-coloured engraved plates; some offsetting to text. Complete, but the first vignette of volume 2 is mistakenly a duplicate of that of volume 1. Original boards with modern spine in 6 compartments, gilt lettered direct to second, third and fourth, others with gilt decoration, raised bands with gilt, uncut.