The 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.
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В разделе ‘Россия и Восточная Европа’ представлены западные издания по этим регионам (в т.ч. ‘Россика’), а также книги на местных языках, таких как русский, польский и грузинский языки. Другие редкие предметы связанные с Россией, Кавказом, странами Восточной Европы и Средней Азии можно найти в наших разделах карт и фотографии, а также в секции гравюр. Информация о многих других ценных книгах и гравюрах может быть предоставлена только по запросу. Вы можете связаться со мной на русском, английском или немецком языке и задать любые интересующие Вас вопросы.
Мы всегда заинтересованы в приобретении качественного материала, будь то отдельные предметы или полные коллекции.
СОЛЖЕНИЦЫН, Александр Исаевич [SOLZHENITSYN, Aleksandr Isaevich].
Архипелаг Гулаг. [The Gulag Archipelago]. YMCA-Press, Paris, 20 decembre 1973.
One of the best Russian novels of the XX century: very good example of rare first issue of volumes I-II. ‘The Gulag Archipelago has long been a part of the great canon of Russian literature. It is undoubtedly Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece…£1,500.00
БУЛГАКОВ, Михаил [BULGAKOV, Mikhail].
Собачье сердце [Heart of a Dog]. [ca. 1968].
Two of the earliest publications of Bulgakov’s classic canine satire of scientific and social engineering in early Soviet Russia. Heart of a Dog was originally submitted to the journal Nedra [Natural Resource] in 1925, but it was turned down after…£2,950.00
Дом Пашкова. [Pashkov house].[c.1820].
Description Ceramic plate (18 cm diameter), pierced edge., published [c.1820]. Bibliography Stock ID: 88099£650.00
Travels in Russia, and a residence at St. Petersburg and Odessa, in the years 1827-1829; intended to give some account of Russia as it is, and not as it is represented to be, &c, &c.1830.
Description First edition. 8vo., inscribed presentation copy from the author, xix, 486 pp., contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine, a little rubbed and worn, all edges gilt, a good copy., published 1830. Bibliography Stock ID: 95890£275.00
[BALLETS RUSSES] – BAKST, Leon.
Programme Officiel des Ballets Russes: Mai – Juin 1912. Septieme saison des Ballets Russes organisee par M. Serge de Diaghilew avec le concours de M. Gabriel Astruc. Theatre du Chatelet.1912.
Very good copy, in the original fragile wrappers, of this early programme lavishly produced by Brunoff together with Diaghilev and showing all main Russian stars (Nizhinskiy, Karsavina, Fokin, Nelidova…) and many of their colourful costumes by Bakst, all framed in…£950.00
БОГУСЛАВСКИЙ, Л. [BOGUSLAVSKII, L.]
Istoriia Apsheronskago Polka. 1700-1892. [History of the Absheron Regiment].1892.
FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT SET. A very important primary source for the history of the Caucasus, and a rare history of this celebrated infantry regiment. Published under the auspices of Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich, with a number of plates illustrating…£20,000.00
Les ruines d'Ani, capitale de l'Arménie sous les rois Bagratides, aux Xe et XIe s. 1861.
Very rare atlas showing views of the ancient Armenian capital known as “”the city of a thousand and one churches””. Ani, founded more than 1,600 years ago, was the capital of the Bagratid Armenian kingdom between 961 and 1045, which…£9,500.00
[SUVOROV, Alexander] – VENDRAMINI, Giovanni (John).
Suvorov's March across the Alps. Jan 1, 1805.
Fine large aquatint depicting heroic crossing of the Alps by the Russian troops in the War of the Second Coalition. This is the first in a pair of coloured aquatints by Giovanni Vendramini (1769-1839) after Robert Porter (1777-1842), and depicts…£2,250.00
МЕЛЬГУНОВ, Сергей Петрович [MELGUNOV, Sergey Petrovich].
Дела и люди Александровского времени [Affairs and People of the Alexander I's epoch].1923.
A very fresh example of this uncommon émigré edition that comprises selected articles by the famous Russian historian exploring the personality of Alexander I, his epoch and associates. Sergey Melgunov (1879 – 1956) was a Russian historian, publicist and politician…£975.00
[RUSSIA] – [LITURGY – SLAVONIC] –
Канонник [Book of Canons]..
An exceptionally fine example of an Old Believer liturgical book, beautifully illustrated with 35 full-page illuminations.Created by a skilful master, they depict in great detail the most significant events from the story of the New Testament, including the Annunciation, the…£45,000.00
[RUSSIA] – ROMANOVA, Grand Duchess Victoria Fedorovna, Jacques and Julie-Jacques NOZAL (artists).
Молитвослов – A Book of Prayers. 1929.
Unusual illuminated manuscript on vellum, written and decorated by the Grand Duchess of Russia – beautifully bound and featuring four silver plates in a great art-deco style. The manuscript text, written both in Russian and English, is richly adorned with…£11,500.00
[CAUCASUS, CRIMEA, CORFU] –
Collection of Watercolours by a British tourist. 1881 – 1885.
These charming watercolour sketches were evidently made by a British traveller on a touristic trip, as they capture natural and architectural beauties of the regions he or she visited. Considerable number of sketches (35 watercolours and 8 pencil drawings) were…£3,950.00
ТУРГЕНЕВ, Иван Сергеевич (переводчик) и Чарльз ПЕРРО [TURGENEV, Ivan Sergeevich (translator) and Charles PERRAULT].
Синяя Борода [La Barbe bleue]..
A lovely edition of the French folk tale famously popularised by Charles Perrault and first published by Barbin in Paris in 1697. It was first published in Russian with other Perrault’s tales translated by Ivan Turgenev in 1866 under the…£475.00
[RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK] –
Осень и Зима в Деревне [Autumn and Winter in the Village].1915.
Through a series of colourful illustrations the book educates young readers about the work and leisure in a countryside. Having opened his first printing house in 1876, Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin achieved national recognition already in 1882, when he was awarded…£350.00
[NICHOLAS II] –
В Память Священного Коронования их Императорских Величеств в Москве 1896 г. [In the Memory of the Coronation of their Imperial Majesties in Moscow in 1896].1896
The first part comprises an overview of all the coronations that took place in Russia during almost 300 years reign of the Romanov dynasty. The second part is dedicated exclusively to the description of the coronation of the last Russian…£2,750.00Search