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.
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.
Duodecimo (19 x 12.7 cm). XVII, 241 pp.; foxing, occasional spotting, lacking all 7 plates. Contemporary brown half-calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering and library shelf mark to spine; slightly rubbed.
Quarto (26.5 x 18.3 cm). 90 numbered plates coloured by hand, Russian, German and French captions in the plate; first plate spotted, small traces of mount to the versos. Later vellum with manuscript score; soiled.
First edition; 2 parts in one volume; folio (65.6 x 48 cm); title and dedication, text in French and Italian, 180 engraved plates including two frontispieces, wide-margins, some minor foxing to titles but otherwise plates in excellent condition; modern quarter black morocco and marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt title.
First edition, limited edition of 500 copies, this copy hors serie; 4to, illustrated with 30 plates by Grigoriev with tissue guards; publisher's special binding for the owner of half vellum over boards, title gilt stamped to upper cover as well as 'The Moscow Art Theatre...Special Edition by Order of Morris Gest'.