Russian history rare books
[NAPOLEONIC WARS] - БОЖЕРЯНОВ, Иван Николаевич [BOZHERYANOV, I.N.].Нашествие Наполеона. Отечественная война 1812 г. Альбом репродукций в красках по картинам известных художников.
Folio (42 x 34 cm). Decorated title page, IX, 41 plates with colour illustrations tipped in, each plate with a printed sheet of text. Publisher's cloth folder with decorative colour embossing on upper board; slightly spotted.£2,750
PETRAUD, Pierre-Mathurin (1808-1880).Russian Officers and Cossacks at a Military Outpost in the Caucasus.
Oil on canvas. Framed (105.5 x 82 cm).£19,500
The hinged lid applied with a parcel-gilt silver plaque engraved in French 'The President of the French Republic Émile Loubét', below an enamel seal of the French Republic with crossed French and Russian flags, the lid further applied with a spray of tobacco leaves and a trompe l'oeil cigar band, raised bead and leaf tip borders, the sides applied with silver fleurons, the hinged front with keyhole escutcheon engraved with details of the Saatchi & Mangoubi tobacco company, its cover with the Imperial Russian arms, the silk-lined interior with two tiers of hinged trays, the underside of the lid with gilt French inscription 'Suppliers to the Court of his Majesty the Emperor of Russia, Company of the Tobacco Factory, Saatschy & Mangouby, St Petersburg' beneath the Imperial Warrant, 84 standard, with original key
width 33cm, 13in.£14,500
Vols. I-III fourth edition, vol. IV third edition; 4 vols, 8vo (27.2 x 19 cm), text in two columns, paginated accordingly. Contemporary red calf over red cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines, red edges; slightly rubbed and sunned.£2,750
Large folio (60.5 x 44.5 cm). Title, 15 lithographed plates (incl. 2 plates by N.S. Matveev, 7 by N.A. Bogatov, 3 by K.V.Lebedev, 2 by K.A.Trutovskiy), tissue guards with printed text; light marginal waterstain to one plate and tissue, light occasional spotting. Original publisher's quarter calf over green cloth boards, lettering to upper cover; spine rubbed with some losses, upper spine restored, covers slightly spotted.£9,750
SOLNTSEV, Fedor.Antiquités de l'empire de Russie editees par order de sa Majeste L'Empereur Nicolas I. Drevnosti Rossikogo Gosudarstvo. [Antiquities of the Russian State].
6 vols bound in 4, folio (53 x 40 cm); 508 chromolithographed plates with captions in French and Russian, vol. I with additional title in French, the others in Russian , by F. Dreger after F. Solnstev, additional supplement of 11 chromolithographs inserted at the rear of vol. VI, without the Russian text; contemporary half maroon morocco, skilful restoration, light soiling to some plates but otherwise very fresh internally, all edges gilt.£125,000
ALTAEV, Alexandra (pseudonym of Margarita Rokotovna).Apostol' Istiny. Istoricheskaia povest' o zhizni odnogo iz velikikh geroev nauki [The Apostle of Truth. Historical tale of the life of the one of the great heroes of science].
Lifetime edition; 4to (19.4 x 15 cm); with 13 illustrations including frontispiece of Galileo Galilei, marbled edges; green cloth with pictorial and gilt detail to cover, marbled edges; a fine copy.£250
[ST PETERSBURG].Санкт-Петербургское городское общественное управление в 1891 году: Отчеты городской управы и других городских учреждений.
Octavo (24.3 x 15.5 cm), two parts in 1 vol. CCXLVI pp., including title, with 12 plates (1 double page), 1 folding plan and a large folding map of Saint Petersburg; 598 pp. with 1 folding table; owner's inscription to title, closed tear to large folding map. Original publisher's pictorial cloth.£750
ALEKSANDROV, podporudchik and leytenant TAMPLIN.Doklad po voprosu obrabotki dereva po sisteme Payelia.
(33 x 21.5 cm). 10 ll., signed by authors. Contemporary cloth.£650
TOLSTOY, Aleksey Konstantinovich.Tsar' Fedor Ioannovich v postanovke moskovskogo khudozhestvennogo teatra.
Folio (38 x 27.7 cm); complete with title including a list of actors and 12 collotype plates by K.A. Fisher, repaired tears to title, margins of 4 plates cut not affecting image, loose in portfolio; original patterned card boards with white cloth spine and printed label to upper cover.£1,500