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  1. First edition, 4to (29.5 x 22 cm); 610pp., 14 full-page colour plates tipped in after Malyutin, Vasnetsov, Nesterov, Roerich and others, some lacking the original printed tissue guards, numerous further illustrations and photographic reproductions also tipped in, illustrations printed in the text and decorative head and tail-pieces, lettrines, titles and vignettes by numerous artists, gilt decorative endpapers; in the original cloth gilt binding with blue Art Nouveau designs by Sergey Malyutin to upper and lower covers as well as spine, some slight wear and minor repairs to binding otherwise a very good copy.

    £1,000
  2. First edition, 4to (29.5 x 21 cm); title-page and ornaments designed by Narbut, 16 tipped in colour plates after Bakst, Goncharova, Kustodiev, Yakovlev, Somov, Roerich, Larionov and others, with advertisement for Les Éditions de 'L'Art Russe' illustrated by Bakst loosely inserted; original printed wrappers also designed by Narbut, a fine copy.

    £1,200
  3. Limited edition, this copy out of series and inscribed by the artist, small 8vo (19 x 14.5 cm); illustrated with 22 phototypes of which 6 are coloured in pochoir by Saudé, with tissue guards, some pages uncut, signed in ink on the upper fly leaf, original printed thick wrappers, an excellent example.

    £550
  4. 8vo (23 x 17.5 cm); 56pp., illustrated throughout in black and white by Chekhonin, patterned endpapers; blue cloth backed illustrated boards designed by Chekhonin, corners bumped and minor wear otherwise a very good copy.

    £1,000
  5. First edition; 8vo (23 x 17 cm); illustrated with 14 autolithographs; original printed wrappers, spine glued, minor staining to wrappers but otherwise an excellent example.

    £1,200
  6. Sole edition, small 8vo; 10pp., chromolithographed throughout; in the original publisher's wrappers, a fine example.

    £1,200
  7. First edition, one of 999 numbered copies, 4to (30 x 34 cm); 87pp., illustrated with 8 colour plates tipped in after Konchalovsky and numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text; original printed wrappers with typography and illustration by Sergey Chekhonin, slight staining to spine, yapp edges worn but other wise a very fresh copy.

    £800
  8. First edition, limited edition, number 365 of 390 copies on vergé, from a total edition of 430, signed 'J. Sch' (the publisher) on the justification page; 4to (31 x 24 cm); 18 full page hand-coloured pochoir plates by V. Shukhaev, with tissue guards, decorative bands and tailpieces throughout, some minor spotting; twentieth century tree calf over marbled boards, spine in parts and elaborately gilt, labels in red and green, covers slightly rubbed and corners bumped, original printed brown wrappers bound in, a fine example [with] a large original gouache of one of the plates on paper covered thick card (35 x 27.5 cm), signed and dated 1924 in the bottom right hand corner.

    £8,000
  9. First edition, 8vo (22 x 16 cm); with 43 illustrations, four of which are mounted (3 of which are in colour), text in Russian; original grey wrappers printed in red and black, publisher's stamp to lower cover, spine sunned, very small stain to upper cover, a very good copy.

    £950
  10. 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
 

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