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D'IAKONOVA, ELIZAVETA ALEKSANDROVNA [ 1874-1902 ]
Dnevnik Elizavety D'iakonovoi 1886-1902 G. : Literaturnye Etiudy, Stikhotvoreniiya, Stat'i, Pis'ma.
. Izdanie 4-e, znachitel'no dopolnennoe. Pod red. i s vstupitel'nymi stat'yami A.A.D'yakonova. Moskva, izdanie V.M.Sablina, 1912; 836PP. bound in new cloth, title page repaired as right bottom corner was missing , new end papers and title label
¶ D'iakonova came to fame posthumously, as the author of a diary which was frequently compared to Bashkirtseva's. The diary's success was due to the author's frankness, the timely "woman question' issues that it touched on, and the view of many that she 'typified" young women of her generation. D'iakonova was bom into a merchant family in the village of Nerekhta in 1874. In her diary she describes her mother as despotic and unloving. She completed secondary school in laroslavl' and then wanted to continue her education at the university level, but her mother was strongly opposed to her attending. D'iakonova was forced to wait four years to apply for entrance into the Higher Courses for Women in SPb. when she would no longer need parental approval. Even then her mother was able to block her acceptance for a while. The courses had been her escape, and their reality proved to be a great disappointment. While still a student, she began her literary career with the publication of a translation. Then she published an article, "Women's Education" (Zhenskoe obrazovanie), in the journal Women's Came (ZhenD) and several fictional sketches under the pseudonym E. Nerekhtskaia/D'iakonova graduated from the courses in 1899, She rejected an earlier idea of going to work as a rural schoolteacher. Instead she traveled around Russia. In 1900 she went 10 Paris and started law school at the Sorbonne. She used her life abroad in Paris and London as the basis of several semi-fictional pieces which she published in the journals Kitvite (KievI) and Northern Land (Severnyi krai). While at the Sorbonne, D'takonova developed an obsessive crush on a French doctor and psychologist. She visited him under the pretext of having a psychologically caused illness. These efforts came to nothing. In 1902, at the age of twenty-eight she committed suicide [ DL 3/5 ].
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Book number: R71047
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Catalogue: Russian Rare
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Russian Literature Thonslav Russian-Lot

 
DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE, PRINCE OF SAN DONATO.
Voyage Dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée Par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie Exécuté En 1837. . . Par Mm. De Sainson, le Play, Hout, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau Et Du Ponceau 2 Volumes
. Dédié à Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'après nature et lithographié par (Auguste) Raffet. With 100 tinted lithographs printed on India paper, by Auguste Raffet and printed by Auguste Bry (including additional lithographed title, and 9 other lithographed section titles), all with tissues. Half-title, illus. lithogr. title to face the title-page, with a plate list on verso numb. 1-100. 2 unn. pp. (half title), pp. 3- 64 with descriptive text for the plates nos. 1-87 (no description for the text of the plates 88-100 as usual, so complete). Large folio (530 x 350 mm). Contemp. black half chagrin, back gilt. With heraldic bookplate Louis Mondanton. Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ] First edition of this rare and complete album of an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople and Smyrnia. Plates nos. 1 (frontispiece) - 8, Hungary; nos. 9- 19, Wallachia; nos. 20- 24, Moldova; nos. 25- 30 Bessarabia; nos. 31- 54 Crimea, 1st part; nos. 55- 68, Camp of Vosnessensk, inter alia portrait of Nicolas I; nos. 69- 80; Crimea, 2nd part; nos. 88- 100 show the portraits of the members of the expedition. The present huge work describes and illustrates scenery and exotic architecture, not only of the Russian meridional region, and depicts also uniforms, military camps, costumes, professions, festivities, trade, custom and manners of Armenians, Cossacks, Gipsies, Jews, Russians, Tartars, Turks, etc. An interior of a coffee shop is shown. This scientific journey to southern Russia and the Crimea, etc. was organized by Count Demidoff (1812-70) on behalf of the government. 22 scholars (of which Jules Janin wrote the descriptive text), and artists (of which Raffet was the most important one) accompanied the expedition. Opposite plate 93, (portrait of J. J. Huout) is a 3- page A.L.S. by his son Paul dated Colmar, 1 July 1868 . Prince Demidoff was a famous art collector. His collection was sold in Paris in 1870.- 2 small stamps and stamped number on title, a few slight spots, and some light smudging to margins at the beginning. A nice association copy on large paper. Brunet II, 583; Vicaire III, 167; NBG 13/14, p. 559 & NBG 25/26, p. 578; cf. Atabey 337 (later ed.); not in Blackmer.+ A de Démidoff: Voyage dans La Russie meridionale et la Crimee, par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie, execute en 1837. Paris, 1840.in half blue morocoo binding, gilt titling. 7+621+(3) pp. pag. 64 plates by affet. Frontispiece: Nicolaas I on horseback . PAYMENT FOR THESE 2 VOLUMES ONLY VIA BANK TRANSFER.
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Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia Rare Russian History Travel

 
HARDY, C. STUART (ILLUSTRATOR)
Merry Folk. A Book for the Children's Playtime.
. London, Ernest Nister, New York, E.P. Dutton & Co. n.d. [189-] (printed in Bavaria) landscape forma 24 x 28 cm.[61pp.] with 16 fine Chromo Lithographic plates and b/w illustrations in the text by L. Stuart Hardy. Coloured illustrated front board, Red cloth spine, edges & corners worn, text slightly browned. the plates are wonderful [ OCLC Number: 13757254 ] dedication in ink on page opposite first text page with date Christmas 1900.
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KARASIK, MIKHAIL AND PAVEL GERASIMENKO (EDS.)
Kharmsizdat Presents. Russian Dada, Oberiu Box, Literary Constructivism, the Leningrad Literary Underground.
. dada, Oberiu box, Literary constructivism, the Leningrad literary underground] St Petersburg: M.K. & Kharmsizdat, [2003]. 79p. ill. Exhibition and catalogue concept: Mikhail Karasik. At head of title: Gosudarstvennyi Russkii muzei, Muzei Liudviga v Russkom muzee. Published by the State Russian Museum in Russia in 2003. 30 cm. " Text in Russian and English. limited edition of 499 copies"--T.p. verso. Catalog of an exhibition held Dec. 25, 2003-Feb. 1, 2004 at the Gosudarstvennyi? russkii? muzei?. The catalogue is bound with red thread in the Japanese style. Colour illustrations on front and back foldout covers. " ISBN: 574520088X ; " OCLC Record Number: 54531022 Founded in 1928 by Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky, OBERIU became notorious for provocative performances which included circus-like stunts, readings of what was perceived as nonsensical verse, and theatrical presentations, such as Kharms's Elizabeth Bam, that foreshadowed the European Theatre of the Absurd. The presentations took place in venues ranging from theaters and university auditoriums to dormitories and prisons. The group's actions were derided as "literary hooliganism" in the ever-more conservative press of the late 1920s. It was chastised even more in the early 1930s, and many of its associates were arrested. The OBERIU has often been called "the last Soviet avant-garde.". (ISBN: 574520088X) .
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Book number: F3217
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Keywords: Russian Art Dada Limited Editions 574520088x

 
VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With linocuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. Printed in red and black. One of the 26 copies marked A - Z.( private press ).
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. Number 11 of the 30 copies (11 to 40) bound in Japanese brown Natsume paper covered boards and prited on Roger Powell paper , the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.( private press ).
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LAWRENCE - CHURCHILL (WINSTON)
Proceedings at the Unveiling of the Memorial to Lawrence of Arabia, City of Oxford High School for Boys, 3 October 1936.
. Oxford: J. Thornton & Son, 1937, small 4to. 23 [1] pp. Frontispiece (of the monument). original tan wrappers printed in blue. First edition, first printing. photographic frontispiece showing memorial , this has small remnant of rusty paperclip at the top as has the title page. Image of frontispiece has slightly offset to title page. In the original sl. discoloured cover chipped at edges Slightly discoloured text A memorial wall plaque by Eric Kennington was unveiled by Winston Churchill at the City of Oxford High School for Boys on 3 October 1936. He unveiled the plaque to the school's most famous old scholar; his lengthy address appears on pages 9-18. O'Brien E117 (the first issue, with the John Johnson imprint). including the text of opening remarks from H.M. Lodge (President of the Old Oxford Citizens' Society) followed by Churchill's speech. In 1966, when the school was merged with Southfield School to form the Oxford School, the plaque was moved to the new school premises in Glanville Road, Cowley. Unique association copy . inserted is a letter dated 2dn March 1954 from Basil Blackwell (made a Knight Bachelor in 1956 by Queen Elizabeth II, the only bookseller ever to receive that honour) asking Frederick Thornton for permission to reprint Churchill's address as a kind of introduction to Ned Lawrence's "The Home Letters of T.E.Lawrence and his Brothers". Published by Blackwell's that same year . Churchill had agreed that this could be included. AND the bookshop's original copy of Frederick Thornton's reply giving permission although he wrote that in his opinion the copy-right was with sir Winston. On this copy Frederick (Mr. Fred to the staff of Thornton's ) has scribbled a correction and adds by hand: "When a typist guesses, she always seems to guess wrong: but one never knows just how much has been guessed rightly". keept in an original 50's J. Thornton's bookshop envelope.
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Book number: F3266
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Keywords: T.E. Lawrence Oxford Churchill Lawrence of Arabia

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