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  • Master i Margarita [Master and Margarita].

    BULGAKOV, Mikhail.
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    Manuscripts don't burn. A very good and unrestored copy of the first edition in book form of Bulgakov's masterpiece, Master and Margarita. Scarce i...

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  • Talachkino; L'art décoratif des ateliers de la princesse Ténichef.

    MAKOVSKY, S. K.; ROERICH, N.
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    A richly illustrated work dedicated to Talashkino, an artist's colony focusing on the decorative arts which was established in 1893 by Maria Tenis...

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  • Pikovaia Dama. [Queen of Spades].

    PUSHKIN, Alexander; BENOIS, Alexandre.
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    A wonderfully illustrated edition of one of Pushkin's most celebrated works. Tchaikovsky's masterpiece based on Pushkin's Pikovaya Dama was Benois...

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  • Plany S. Peterburga v 1700, 1705, 1725, 1738, 1756, 1777, 1799, 1840 и 1849 godakh, s prilozheniem planov 13 chastei stolitsy 1853 goda.

    TSYLOV, Nikolai Ivanovich.
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    Inscribed presentation copy. An excellent example of of this extremely rare work on St Petersburg, inscribed to Secretary of State Vladimir Ivanovi...

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  • Misticheskie obrazy voiny. 14 litografii [Mystical Images of War: Fourteen Lithographs].

    GONCHAROVA, Natalia.
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    Mystical Images of War is one of the most celebrated works of the Russian avant-garde. First edition of one of the most 'profound and unique artis...

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  • The Seat of the War in the East.

    SIMPSON, William.
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    Deluxe edition with the plates hand-coloured. During the Crimean War William Simpson (1823-1899), became a pioneer war artist: dispatched by the pr...

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  • Stikhotvoreniia [Poems].

    AKHMATOVA, Anna.
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    A heavily censored collection of poems written between 1909 and 1945 - the first of Akhmatova's works to be published after the death of Stalin.Ak...

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  • Arkhipelag Gulag [The Gulag Archpipelago].

    SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander.
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    The complete set of one of the best Russian novels of the 20th century. This Russian edition was published in Paris in 7 parts (in 3 volumes) and ...

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  • Krashchomu druhovi pioneriv ta ditey Pavlovi Petrovychu Postyshevu raport pro nashi dila u zbyranni ta okhoroni bil'shovytskoho vrozhaya

    PERESHKOL'NIK, Lev; REOZENTSVEIG, E; VOLKOVSKIY, E.
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    Exceptionally scarce ukrainian photomontage. An incredible albeit tragic work designed by Lev Pereshkol'nik dedicated to Pavel Postyshev, a top Sov...

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  • Ternovyi vinok [Crown of Thorns].

    KOVALENKO, Oleksa (editor).
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    One of the iconic Ukrainian literary almanacs of the early twentieth century, this volume is a striking example of nationalist-inflected modernism...

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  • Zheleznaia Doroga [The Railway].

    VVEDENSKY, Alexander Ivanovich; PORET, Alisa (illustrator).
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    Vvedensky was one of the great modern Russian absurdist writers, who was arrested along with Daniil Kharms during Stalin's political purges and di...

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  • Korol' i Pastukh: Angliskaia narodnaia ballada [The King and the Shepherd: An English Folk Ballad].

    MARSHAK, Samuil; TRONOV, Vladimir.
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    A striking edition of Marshak's translation of the 16th-century English folk tale King John and the Bishop, illustrated by Vladimir Tronov. Marsha...

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  • V Taige [In the Taiga].

    BOROVSKAIA, Anna.
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    Communism comes to the taiga. A vividly illustrated story set in the Siberian taiga tells the story of Churaul', a brave and sharp-eyed Evenk hunte...

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  • Voyage dans la Russie méridionale et la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie exécuté en 1837... [with]

    DEMIDOFF, M. Anatole de; RAFFET, Auguste, DURAND, André (illustrators).
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    From the Rothschild Ferrières library. A fine set of Demidoff's most sought-after illustrated books bound for Baron James de Rothschild. The rich i...

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  • Voina Gribov [War of the Mushrooms].

    NARBUT, Heorhiy.
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    One of Narbut's best books and a very scarce Knebel title. The king of the mushrooms, Borovik tries to get various groups of mushrooms to join the...

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  • Leto [Summer].

    AKHMETEV, Vladimir.
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    A truly Soviet depiction of the summer holidays for Young Pioneers. The children help harvest crops on a collective farm, chop wood and build hous...

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  • Skazka o Tsare Saltane [The Tale of Tsar Saltan].

    BILIBIN, Ivan; PUSHKIN, Alexander.
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    A beautiful children's book, finely illustrated in colour.Tales illustrated by Bilibin are among the most famous children's books both within and ...

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  • Deviat'sot piatyi [1905].

    SVINENKO, Nikolai; IPATOV, Ia.
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    Illustrated account of the first Russian revolution of 1905-1907 by Nikolai Svinenko, a student of Vkhutein (known as Vkhutemas before 1927). Ipat...

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