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  1. First edition of the Garnett translation, first impression; 2 vols, 8vo, two leaves opened roughly publisher's blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges green, with the scarce dust jackets which are slightly tanned, fine copies.

    £1,500
  2. Limited edition, one of 900 copies printed on papier vélin, this numbered 914, from a total edition of 1000, 8vo (24.5 x 17cm); portrait frontispiece after Wright and 12 full-page engravings after Sokolov, all engraved by Alphonse Lamotte and protected by tissue guards, occasional light spotting; recent full crushed brown calf, spine with raised bands and decorated in gilt, gilt title to second part, an excellent example.

    £2,750
  3. Limited edition, one of 25 copies on japon impérial, from a total edition of 345; 4to (24 x 17 cm); translated by André Gide and Jacques Schiffrin, signed 'J. Sch' on the limitation page, foreword by Gide, illustrations in colour by Shukhaev including 7 plates hors-texte, with two additional suites of 19 illustrations each, loose in a separate portfolio, one in colour on japon and one in black on chine, with tissue guards, a.e.g.; 20th century fine binding by Hélène Cauchetier, full green morocco with original wrappers bound in, upper cover with playing card motif inlay design of various colours, doublures with green patterned paper guards, green marbled endpapers, chemise and slipcase, extra suites in a corresponding chemise, an excellent example.

    £7,500
  4. First edition; large 4to (30.4 x 23.5 cm); 266pp., with illustrations by Dobuzhinsky, Gremislavsky and Petrov, vignettes and initials by Chekhonin; original printed wrappers designed by Dobuzhinsky, small contemporary Russian booksellers stamps to inside of lower cover, small orange sticker to inside of upper cover, yapp edges, some minor wear to spine, a very good copy.

    £525
  5. Limited edition, number 127 of 275 copies; 4to (255 x 190 mm, 10 x 7 1/2 in); frontispiece, title vignette, 9 illustrations in text in two or three colours plus tailpieces by Alexeieff, Preface by Prince D. Sviatopolk-Mirsky; later quarter vellum over black cloth boards, after the original, gilt title to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, others uncut some minor spotting, as usual, otherwise very good.

    £675
  6. First edition, 3 vols; 8vo (21 x 15.5 cm); [1], 366pp. including title and half-title, [1] blank; [1] 493pp. including title and half-title, [1] blank; [1], 413pp. including title and half-title, [1] blank, minor stains in each volume, small ink inscriptions to verso of title-page and final leaves in vol.I; contemporary quarter brown morocco over marble boards, spine gilt lettered and ruled, some skilful restorations, morocco entry slipcase, a fine set.

    £22,500
  7. 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.

    £3,000
  8. 2 vols; 8vo (20.9 x 13.4 cm); 5 engraved plates, occasional spotting and offsetting from plates; contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, green morocco labels to spine, compartments gilt ruled; minor restoration to spines; half-title, titles in Russian and French, engraved frontispiece, LXI, 245, [3] pp.; half-title, titles in Russian and French, 378, [3] pp., a copy copy.

    £8,000
  9. Limited edition, one of 775 copies on velin rives; 4to, translated by A. Baranoff ; with 26 lithographic illustrations after Zworykine, of which 15 are full-page; original printed wrappers bound in later half red morocco, spine in five parts with gilt detail and floral inlays, top edge gilt a fine copy.

    £1,250
  10. 16vo (16.5 x 12 cm); half-title, title-page with frontispiece, 323pp; original printed grey boards with orange spine, a fine copy.

    £150
 

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