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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. Limited edition, one of 145 examples on Japon Impérial, folio (30.5 x 23.5 cm), text in French, translated by N.Andreieff, half-title, title, 76, [6] pp., with 20 colour plates and numerous vignettes in text and elaborate borders, polychrome gold and silver printing, with an extra suite in black in the original green paper chemise; original printed wrappers with gilt detail and publisher's slipcase, slipcase slightly worn and faded but otherwise a mint copy.

    £3,200
  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. First edition, 8vo (23 x 19 cm); 15pp., illustrated throughout in red, yellow, black and blue, staples slightly rusted; original printed wrappers, a fine example.

    £1,350
  5. 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
  6. First edition, folio (30.5 x 23 cm); 8pp., chromolithographed throughout after Mitrokhin with three full page; original printed wrappers, slight soiling to lower of upper cover but otherwise a fine copy.

    £950
  7. First edition, 8vo (22 x 17.5 cm); 8pp., chromolithographs throughout; original printed wrappers, small 'Printed in Russia' stamp to bottom of cover, lower third of spine split, some rusting to original staples but holding fine, a very good copy.

    £950
  8. Sole edition, small 8vo; 10pp., chromolithographed throughout; in the original publisher's wrappers, a fine example.

    £1,200
  9. 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
  10. 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.

    £12,500
 

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