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ACKERSDIJCK, JAN (1790- 1861)
Verhaal Eener Reize in Rusland, Gedaan in Het Jaar 1835. 2 Volumes.
. Groningen, W. van Boekeren 1840. [VI],XIV,302; [IV],VI,[2],363p. With engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Contemp. half black calf leather binding with leather corners, gilt titles and decorations on the spines, marbled paper covered boards . Text sl. darkened, which is usual for this work, pinhole in margin on pp. 130/131, First (only) edition. An account of the author's three months crossing through Russia, with visits to St Petersburg, Moscow, Gorki and Kazan, for the greater part written in the form of a diary. It is regarded as one of the most interesting and one of the most reliable sources for the knowledge of Russia in the early nineteenth century, full of details about Russian history, culture, daily life, administration, institutions, commerce, etc. Jan Ackersdijck had been a lawyer in Utrecht and in 1825 was appointed professor of political sciences in Liège. After the Belgian revolution of 1830 he left the Southern Netherlands and the following year was appointed professor in Utrecht. He there occupied himself with a variety of subjects, public law, political history, colonial policy, rural economy, etc. He also lectured on statistics and economic theory, and for that has been credited with being the first academic economist in the Netherlands. Though he published a number of smaller works on these subjects he did not expose his economic theory in a more systematic way, yet he is said to have considered himself a follower of Malthus. He was convinced of the importance of own observation of foreign countries and therefore made travels to most European countries. The present book on his travel to Russia is his only more extended publication. He travelled all over Europe to collect data on the geography, population, society, trade, etc. paving the way and laying the foundation for the disciplines that later in the 19th century would be called 'economy' and 'sociology'. Ackersdijck left Utrecht in June 1835, and travelled by way of Hamburg, Kiel and Lübeck to St. Petersburg, and from there to Novgorod, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kazan, Simbirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hamburg to return to Utrecht in October of the same year. SEE: Cat. Russica A135. NNBW IV,c.9. Butter p.54, Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 13; Cat. NHSM I, p.196; Tiele, Bibl. 24; WorldCat shows 2 copies.
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Book number: F2576
GBP 398.00 [Appr.: EURO 445.5 US$ 524.78 | JP¥ 59570]
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Keywords: Russian Travel Russia Rare

 
ADRIANOVA-PERETS, V.P. (VARVARA PAVLOVNA)(1888-1972) (ED.)
Slovo O Polku Igoreve.
. Sbornik issled. i statei pod red. chlena - korresp. AN SSSR V.P. Adrianovoi-Perets.( Institut russkoi literatury (Pushkinskii dom) Moskva-Leningrad, Akad. Nauk, 1950, 478pp. b/w illustrations in the text and on plates. hardback.
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AKHMATOVA, A. - SHILOV, L. (ED.)
Anna Akhmatova V Portretakh I Fotografiyakh. Buklet-Katalog. Vyp. 1
. Moskva: Gos. literaturnyi muzei, 1989. 12 4to sized b/w portraits and photographs by D.Bushen, Yu.Annenkov, K.Petrov-Vodkin, N. Tyrsa, G.Vereiskii, N.Kogan, A.Tyshler, M.Nappel'baum, V.Vinogradov, N.Punin, N.Glen; quarto sized collection of photographs on stiff carton in slipcase.
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Book number: WO040-R
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 1.75 US$ 1.98 | JP¥ 225]
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Keywords: Weblists2 Russian Literature Slavic Thornslav Portraits Akhmatova

 
AKHMATOVA, A.
Stikhotvoreniya I Poemy. (Biblioteka Poeta. Bol'shaya Seriya. Vtoroe Izdanie)
. Nastoyashchee izdanie yavlyaetsya naibolee polnym i pervym nauchno podgotovlennym sobraniem proizvedenii A.Akhmatovoi (1889-1966). V nego voshli knigi "Vecher", "Chetki", "Belaya staya", "Podorozhnik", "Anno Domini", a takzhe "Trostnik" i "Sed'maya kniga", opublikovannye v sbornike "Beg vremeni", i poemy. Ryad stikhotvorenii pechataetsya vpervye po rukopisyam iz arkhiva A.Akhmatovoi. Vstup.st. A.Surkova. Sostavlenie, podgotovka teksta i primechaniya V.Zhirmunskogo. Leningrad: Sovetskii pisatel', 1976; 557pp. frontispiece portrait, facsimiles, b/w illustrations, photographs tipped in plates, alfavitnyi ukazatel'; fine hardback. [ sp r lit ].
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ANON.,
Almanach de St-Petersbourg
0. 1913. Cour Monde et Ville 1913/14. 4me Année. St. Petersburg [& Leipzig], 1913; xv. 676, xvi-xxxiv pp.; publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, red lettering-piece on spine, red edges; spine slightly faded and slightly dull, the leather lettering piece a little rubbed, two small, almost invisible stains on front cover, contents slightly embrowned, particularly in the extreme margins; overall a very good copy, the two stains on the cover being more like small, slightly darker areas. A rare publication which contained all they wanted to know - who was who with addresses - this takes up most of the book -, services, where to get what (including perfume, champagne, automobiles, dresses, furs, jewellery, suits, pianos, furniture, but also "grottes pour aquariums", "glaces", "fruits secs", "fusils de chasse" etc. etc.), where to eat, where to stay, spas abroad, and a very great deal more. The Nabokovs head the Ns in the addresses section. Replete with advertisements, some full-page, many illustrated, two in colour. Mostly in French, though some of the advertisements are in Russian, German or English. The preface,by F.van der Hoeven, is dated "mai 1913".
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Keywords: Ianweb Russian History Russian Culture Trade Catalogues Almanachs Ephemera Antiquarian Illustrated Books Russia Rare Russian Nabokov

 
APCHINSKAYA, N.
Mark Shagal. Grafika.
. Risunki, guashi, akvareli, pasteli. Summary and catalogue in English. 223 pp. portrait of Chagal on frontispiece, with many b/w and coloured illustr. throughout the book, some of which are full page , b/w photographs of the artist; hardback in fine d/ j. (folio size), "Sov. khudozhnik", M. 1990.
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Book number: R71636
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ARVATOV, B. I. (BORIS IGNATEVICH), 1896-1940.
Iskusstvo I Klassy
. Moscow and Petrograd: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1923, 88pp. First edition. see: Getty Cat. No. 32, British Library Cat. No. 15 . wrappers printed in black and red, signed: L.N. Avant-garde cover (Constructivism). text browned, some annot (small lines) in margins, 3 cm of spine missing at the bottom .part of text uncut, picture available.[DR-2].
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Book number: F1427
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 140 US$ 164.82 | JP¥ 18709]
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ASEEV, N.,
Izbran'. Stikhi 1912 - 1922.
. Moskva -Peterburg Krug, 1923, (edition of 3000 copies) Orig. printed paper covers, corner of rear cover expertly repaired. With a cover design printed in black and orange by A. Rodchenko. Aseev, futurist poet and member of LEF. Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko ( 1891 -1956) Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. One of the founders of constructivism and Russian design and one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. library marking on rear cover. covers foxed, with damp stains, split spine lacks 3 cm at the top and 2 cm at the bottom. No card sale or cheque for this title, payment only by bank transfer.
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Book number: F0123
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 196 US$ 230.75 | JP¥ 26193]
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AVVAKUM, & EPIFANII
Pustozerskii Sbornik.
. Avtografy sochinenii Avvakuma i Epifaniya (AN SSSR In-t russkoi lit-ry). Leningrad, 1975, XIV+196+262pp. includes the full facsimile. hardback. v.g. WORLD CATALOGUE ENTRY: Pustozerskii sbornik : avtografy sochinenii Avvakuma i Epifanii a by Avvakum Petrovich, Protopope; Epifanii, monk; N S Demkova; N F Droblenkova; L I Sazonova; Institut russkoi literatury (Pushkinskii dom). [ rare].
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Book number: F2275
GBP 9.95 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 13.12 | JP¥ 1489]
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Keywords: Slavonic-Lot Old Russian Russian-Lot

 
BARKHUDAROV, S.R AND MANY OTHERS ( EDS.)
Slovar Russkogo Yazyka Xviii Veka Volumes 1-21 , All Volumes Published So Far
. At head of title page: Institut russkogo iazyka. Akademiia nauk SSSR. / Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk, Institut lingvisticheskikh issledovanii, 1984 - 2015, [redaktsionnaya kollegiya S.G. Barkhudarov..et al.].Original cloth bindings, Ex-library Hertford college, University of Oxford with the small college library stamps on the end papers, titles, reverse title pages and in some cases above the list of editors/contributors, texts darkened in part of the volumes, later volumes printed on better quality paper. Volumes 20 and 21 unmarked. A rare set complete till the present including the small Ukazatel' istochnikov issued in 1984, 144pp. STANDING ORDERS FOR FUTURE CAN BE RECORDED.
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Book number: F3019
GBP 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 207 US$ 243.93 | JP¥ 27690]
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BASHKIN, V.; KUPRIN, A.; OLIGER, N.; SOLOGUB, F.
Zemlya. Sbornik Tretii.
. Contents: N. Oliger "Osennyaya pesnya" - V. Bashkin "Lipy shumeli" - F.Sologub "Staryi dom" - A.Kuprin "Yama". Moskva: Moskovskoe knigoizdatel'stvo, !909. 338 pp. cover illustration by I.Bilibin, repeated on the title page. very good new paper coverd boards , original front cover pasted to new front board , pages are slightly brown, otherwise fair condition.
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Book number: F2284
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.75 US$ 85.71 | JP¥ 9729]
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BELYI, A.
Ya (Sumashedshee).
. Predlagaemyi vnimaniyu etyud - otryvok iz povesti "Zapiski chudaka". Contents: "To smert'." - "Moya biographiya." - "Razvitie." - "Gde "ya"?" - "Pered Bergenom." - "Tri goda nazad." - "Bergen." - "Ploshchad'." - "Sumasshedshii." Berlin: "Ogon'ki", 1922; 175-214pp. in later binding, pages browned.with title page only, no covers bound in [ Dr - 1 ].
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Book number: R72196
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BICHEVSKAYA, JEANNE,
Poet Pesni Bulata Okudzhavy / Sings Bulat Okujava's Songs
. 33 Phono record/stereo record, Melodiya, 1985, the titles of the songs are on the back of the sleeve in Russian and English.
¶ Zhanna Vladimirovna Bichevskaya (or Jeanne Bichevskaya, born 1944), is a prominent Soviet and Russian singer and folk musician. She was born in Moscow and in 1971 she graduated from the Moscow Circus and Performing Arts School. She was teacher of music in Zagorsk (Sergiev Posad). In the 1970s, Zhanna started to perform Russian folk songs and romances. At that time she was deeply influenced by Bulat Okudzhava, and she quickly gained popularity in Russia and abroad with some critics dubbing her the Russian Joan Baez. Her unique style of music is often described as Russian country-folk. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Zhanna Bichevskaya's songs started to have more political, nationalist and spiritual themes. She performed a series of White Guard officer's songs, as well as a series of religious songs. The lyrics to the latter were composed by Father Roman, a priest of the Pskovo-Pechorsky Monastery. In 1999, Zhanna also became the host of her own show on Voice of Russia radio station.
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Book number: F2616
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Keywords: Bulat Okudzhava Okudzhawa

 
BLOK, ALEXANDER
Polnoe Sobranie Stihotvorenii: 3 Volumes
. T. 1: 1897-1902. T. 2: 1902-1908. T. 3. 1909-1921. Moskva, 2009-2011, 440,456,360pp. with facsimiles of some poems in colours on plates. V tom voshli proizvedeniia, sozdannye s 1 ianvaria 1909 g. po 15 marta 1921 g. Kommentarii zanimaet 125 stranits. Hardback set, in d/j's , very good condition, corners sl. bent.
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Book number: GYD0001
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 61.75 US$ 72.52 | JP¥ 8232]
Keywords: Russian Literature Gydov

 
RUSSIAN BONDS
City of St. Petersburg, 4½% Viii Loan, 1913,
. bond for £100, no.12952, attractive piece with coat of arms at top, green, olive and pink with black text, text in Russian, English, French and German,
¶ created in virtue of the decision of the council of ministers sanctioned by H.I. Majesty on the 25 February 1913. 12 coupons left. tear in one of these repaired with a bit of sellotape. size: small A-3.; TOGETHER WITH: Troitzk Railway 1913 Loan, bond for £20, ornate border, brown, blue and red respectively, with 10 coupons left, same size.
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Book number: F3140
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28 US$ 32.96 | JP¥ 3742]
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Keywords: Russian Russian

 
BRIGGS, A.D.P.,
Vladimir Mayakovsky : A Tragedy
. (Russian literary profiles) Oxford, 1979, 127 pages, paperback
¶ with the author's dedication in ink , signed, dated April 1979. (ISBN: 0902672355) .
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Book number: F2290
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 US$ 8.57 | JP¥ 973]
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BRIK O[SIP]., E. POLIVANOV, VIKTOR SHKLOVSKII, B.M. EIKHENBAUM, LEV YAKUBINSKII
Poetika. Sbornik Po Teorii Poeticheskogo Yazyka.
. [ poetics. Collection of Articles on Theory of Poetical Language ]. First Edition. Petrograd, 1919. Softcover. 7 x 9 in. 168, [2] pp. 2 parts . in one, 22 cm. Contents: Part I. Viktor Shklovskii : Potebnya / L.P. Yakubinskii : -- O poeticheskom glossemosochetanii / Viktor Shklovskii: O poezii i zaumnom yazyke / E.P. Polivanov O zvukovykh zhestakh yaponskogo yazyka / L.P. Yakubovskii: O zvukakh stikhotvornogo yazyka / L.P. Yakubovskii: Skoplenie odinakovykh plavnykh / Osip Brik : Zvukovye povtory / Part II. Viktor Shklovskii: Iskusstvo kak priem / Viktor Shklovskii : Svyaz priemov syuzhetoslozheniya c obshchimi priemami stilya / B.M. Eikhenbaum: Kak sdelana "Shinel" / Brik, Osip (1888-1945): Russian Soviet writer, play-writer, literary critic. Co-founder of LEF . The book has yellowed pages, the loose front cover is soiled and a bit frayed with a name and date in ink in the right top corner. The rear cover lacks a piece in the bottom left corner just outside the printed frame around publisher's advert. No Spine, book held together with 2 staples. This is Mikhail Zoshchenko's copy with his autograph ZOSHCHENKO in the right top corner of the title page. LC call number PN1047.P63 1919. A unique copy.
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Book number: F0124
GBP 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 307.75 US$ 362.6 | JP¥ 41160]
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Keywords: Weblists2 Russian Literature

 
BRYUSOV, V. (ED.)
Poeziya Armenii S Drevneiishikh Vremen Do Nashikh Dnei.
. v' perevodakh russkikh poetov Yu.K.Baltrushaitisa, K.D.Bal'monta, A.A.Bloka, akademika I.A.Bunina, Valeriya Bryusova, Yu.A.Verhovskago, Vyacheslava Ivanova, Fedora Sologuba, V.F.Khodasevicha, S.V.Shervin skogo. Izdanie Moskovskago Armyanskago Komiteta, 1916; 520pp. In library or private binding with worn edges, handwritten title on spine, original paper cover (multicoloured autotype by M.S.Sar'yan) preserved, though repaired, title page damaged, ex-library copy,lge8vo,, paper yellowed, stamps in several margins text in good condition.
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Book number: F3057
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.5 US$ 59.33 | JP¥ 6735]
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Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws Armenian Armenia Blok Bunin Bal'mont Bryusov Sologub Sollogub Khodasevich Baltrusaitis Rare Russian Russrare Loft 2

 
CHAGALL, KANDINSKY, MALEWITSCH
Chagall, Kandinsky, Malewitsch Und Die Russische Avantgarde
. Hamburger Kunsthalle. Kunsthaus Zuerich, 1998; 287pp. bound, profusely illustrated, quarto, d/j. Artists: Mark Chagall, Alexandra Exter, Pavel Filonov, Nataliya Gontcharova, Vasilii Kandinskii, Ivan Klyun, Mikhail Larionov, Vladimir Lebedev, Aristarkh Lentulov, Kazimir Malevich, Il'ya Mas hkov, Lyubov' Popova, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Ol'ga Rozanova, Vladislav Strsheminski, Vladimir Tatlin. Authors: Ch.Heinrich, E.Petrova, Andrei Belyi, Nikolai Punin, Kazimir Malevich, original documents - protocols, manifests etc. Texts in German. [ DL - 2 ].
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Book number: 091851
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Keywords: Wim Meeuws Russian Art Avant-Garde

 
CHARMS, DANIIL & MUTSAERS, CHARLOTTE
Alle Mensen Houden Van Geld
. Amsterdam, Pegasus , 1990, 71 blz.met tekeningen van Charlotte Mutsaers in rood en zwart. paperback. nieuw.
¶ . Onder andere op voorspraak van Charlotte Mutsaers en Hugo Brandt Corstius. In 'Alle mensen houden van geld', verdeeld in 17 'Voltooide werken' en 12 'Onvoltooide werken', zijn korte verhalen gebundeld (sommige niet langer dan een halve pagina) en voorzien van een informatief nawoord van Thomas Langerak. De prachtige illustraties zijn van Charlotte Mutsaers. De verhalen zijn allemaal zo rond 1936-'37 geschreven, maar verschenen nooit eerder in druk. Vertaald uit het Russisch door Jan Jasper Zijlstra. (ISBN: 9789061432159) .
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Book number: F3133
GBP 18.50 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 US$ 24.39 | JP¥ 2769]
Catalogue: Dutch
Keywords: Dutch Russian 9789061432159

 
CROSS, A.G.,
Russian Literature in the Age of Catherine the Great.
. A collection of essays. Oxford, 1976; 229pp. good hardback Introduction; The Memoirs of A.T. Bolotov and Russian Literary History; Continuity and Change in the Russian Ode; Fedor Emin and the Beginnings of the Russian Novel; A Trojan Horse within the Walls of Classicism: Russian Classicism and The National Specific; Radishchev"s Polemic Against Sentimentalism in the Cuase of Eighteeneth-Century Utilitarianism; Sentimentalism and Pre-Romanticism as Terms and Concepts; Russian Literature in the Reign of Catherine: Synchronic Tables; Bibliography of English-Language Scholarship on Russian Eighteenth-Century Literature, Thought and Culture, 1900-1974; Notes on Contributors; Index. [sp]. (ISBN: 0902672290) .
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CROSS, A.G.,
The Russian Theme in English Literature. From
. the Sixteenth Century to 1980. An Introductory Survey and a Bibliography, CONTENTS: Introduction / Chronological Index / Author Index / Short Title Index / Subject Index Both the introductory essay and the new bibliography break completely new ground in the study of Anglo-Russian literary relations. The long introductory essay (of about 22,000 words) attempts to survey Russian themes in original English imaginative writing (poetry, plays, novels) from Elizabethan times up to the present day against the background of general de4velopments in Anglo-Russian relations. It reveals the persistent interest in Russia over more than four centuries by a host of writers, both major and log-since forgotten, and introduces little known works in all genres which provide an interesting insight into English attitudes and prejudices. The bibliography lists nearly 1100 works and is divided into four sections. The first and central part is the chronological listing, arranged according to the publication date of the first British edition. Full details of American editions are given only when no British edition subsequently appeared, although indications of prior publication in the U.S.A. and of any differences in title are provided in the annotation. The second listing is an alphabetical index of authors. Numbers locate the works by the individual authors in the chronological index. Finally, there is a Subject Index, which performs the function of allowing researchers to identify works in the first Index that refer to such broad areas as 'Peter the Great', '1812', 'the Crimean War', 'Nihilists', 'the October revolution'. Oxford, 1985; 278pp. bound in d/j, illustrated fine copy.
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Book number: R51011
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Keywords: Clivedone Russian Literature Slavic Thornslav

 
DEMIANOVA, GENIA.
Comrade Genia: The Story of a Victim of German Bestiality in Russia Told By Herself.
. with a Preface by Ronald Scarfe . London, Nicholson & Watson; [1941] First Edition , xii,128pp. pale blue cloth, somewhat faded, spine rubbed, sl. worn, no jacket.
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Book number: NAZ-WO110
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 11.21 | JP¥ 1272]
Catalogue: Russian History
Keywords: Nazi Russia

 
DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE DE, 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
. 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.
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Book number: F2901
GBP 12950.00 [Appr.: EURO 14488.75 US$ 17075.26 | JP¥ 1938277]
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Keywords: Russia Rare Russian History Travel

 
DEVRIENT, A. (ED.)
Sbornik Russkogo Istoricheskogo Obshchestva. Vol. 8.
. This volume contains "Spisok dvoryan Moskovskoi gubernii, podpisavshikh nakazy, dannye deputatam v Komissiyu dlya sochinenii proekta Novogo Ulozheniya". S.Peterburg: Tipographiya Vtorogo Otdeleniya Sobstvennoi Ego Imperatorskogo Velichestva Kantselyarii, 1871. 612 pp. new half leather binding , pages stained and foxed, previous owner signature in pencil on the title page, several pages annotated in pencil in Russian, a few marginal markings in the index, [ lft 3 ].
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Book number: R72416
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 US$ 46.15 | JP¥ 5239]
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Keywords: Russian History Economic History Rare Book Slavic Russian Historic Society

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