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Bakst, Goncharova, Larionov, Bilibin, et al.)
BALLET RUSSE. 32+ Programs
1916-1961

Souvenir programs and Highlights of American Tours 1916-1962.

Text in English. Folio (11" x 8-3/4" to 14" x 10") softcover and stapled or sewn wraps. Profusely illustrated with theater works and photographs.

Covers: Leon Bakst, Henri Matisse, Natalya Goncharova, Salvador Dali, Boris Aronson, Christian Berard, Corrado Cagli, Evgeny Berman, Dorothea Tanning, Jean (Ivan) Bilibine, Jean de Botton, Joan Junyer, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Basil Schoukhaeff (Vasily Shukhaev), Andre Derain, Bernard Lamotte, et al.

Illustrations (scenery and costumes): Lev Bakst, Pablo Picasso, Alexandre Benois (Aleksandr Benua), Andre Derain, Boris Aronson, Henri Matisse, Constantin Terechkovitch (Konstantin Tereshkovich), Jean Lurcat, Eugene Berman, Joan Miro, Michel Larionoff (Mikhail Larionow), Raoul Dufy, Mstislav Dobujinsky (Doboujinsky, Dobuzhinsky), Comte Etienne de Beamont, Nathalie Gontcharova, Cecil Beaton, Pavel Tchelitcheff (Chelishchev), Salvador Dali, et al.

Scarce.

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Auction records: Paris auctions 2005-2006 sold from $8,000 to $16,000 (BR3c-02)


Item ID: 03265R

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Soudeikine, Remisoff) Balieff, Nikita
Four Souvenir Programs of BALIEFF'S CHAUVE-SOURIS (The Bat Cabaret)
Paris and New York, [early 1920's]

French and American Seasons of The Bat Theater of Moscow by Nikita Baliev.

Covers and illustrations by Sergei Sudeikin and Nikolai Remizov.

Text in French and English. Folio (12" x 9" to 12-3/4" x 9-3/4") stapled wraps. Profusely illustrated with photographs and theater works.

Scarce.

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Auction records: French auctions August 2005 and June 2006 two of them sold for 2,280 Euros


Item ID: 03301R

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Lunacharsky, Anatoly.
ISKUSSTVO I REVOLIUTSIYA ("Art and Revolution"). First edition.
Moscow: Novaya Moskva, 1924
Softcover. Text in Russian. 229, [II] pp. Bibliography. 5000 copies only. [On Art, Revolution, Politics, Propaganda, Productive Arts, the famous 1922 exhibition of Russian avant-garde in Berlin (Kandinsky, Archipenko, Tatlin), "World of Art (Diagilev, Bakst), etc. - Lunacharsky, Anatoly (1875-1933): the Famous Russian and Soviet writer, art critic. Was the minister of culture in 1920s. - Very Rare.]

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 217.)

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Lunacharsky, A.
SOTSIAL'NYIE OSNOVY ISKUSSTVA ("Social Ground of Art"). First edition.
Moscow: Novaya Moskva, 1925.
Softcover. Text in Russian. Rear cover missing. [Lunacharsky, Anatoly (1875-1933): the Famous Russian and Soviet writer, art critic. Was the minister of culture in 1920s. - Very Rare.]

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 217.)

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Various Authors and Artists. Foreword by I. Unshlicht
FELIX DZERZHINSKY
Moscow: AKhRR, 1926

Authors and artists: Boris Korolev, Demyan Bedny, Fedor Modorov, Petr Kotov, Yevgeny Katsman, et al.

Text in Russian. Softcover. Illustrated. 5000 copies only.

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 421.)

Very Rare.

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Strakhov] D. Erde, S. Chernomordik, M. Ravich-Cherkassky, V. Stal'ny, V. Zalezhsky. Editor V. Yudovsky
KAKIE PARTII BYLI V ROSSII ("What Parties Were in Russia") Complete Set
Kharkov: Proletary, 1930

Set of 5 books: MEN'SHEVIKI ("Mensheviks"), ESERY ("S.R. or Socialist Revolutionaries"), ANARKHISTY ("Anarchists"), KADETY ("Constitutional Democrats"), MONARKHISTY ("Monarchists").

Design by [Adolf Strakhov].

Text in Russian. 6-7/8" x 5" Softcovers. 50-100 pp. in each. Avant-garde covers (Constructivism). The books are in original printed folder.

Copies of this item were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 452.)

Very Rare, especially complete set in such condition. Not in MOMA. Not in Getty. Not in British Library. Not in NYPL.

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Lunacharsky, Anatoly
KUL'TURA V KAPITALISTICHESKUYU EPOKHU ("Culture at the Capitalistic Epoch"). First Edition
Moscow: Vserossiysky Proletkul't, 1923

Author: Anatoliy Lunacharskiy.

Text in Russian. Softcover. 5000 copies only.

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 217.)

Very Rare.

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Various Authors. Compiled by Nikolay Brodsky and N.Sidorov
OT SIMVOLIZMA DO "OKTIABRIA" ("From Symbolism to "October"). Literary Manifestos (Proclamations). First Edition
Moscow: Novaya Moskva, 1924

Compiled by Nikolai Brodskiy and N. P. Sidorov.

Text in Russian. Softcover. 303 pp. 3000 copies only.

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 213.)

Important and Very Rare reference.

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Temerin, Meyerhold) Various Authors
LES", "BUBUS", "MANDAT" I "RYCHI KITAY" V OTSENKE KRITIKOV MOSKVY I LENINGRADA ("Forest", ... in Evaluation of Critique of Moscow and Leningrad"). Meyerkhold Theater Tour in Kiev and Odessa. First Edition
Moscow: Teatral'ny Oktiabr', 1926

On the Theater of Vsevolod Meierhold. Photos by Aleksey Temerin.

Text in Russian. 7" x 5-1/8" Softcover. Cover with Constructivist typography. Illustrated with photographs.

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 209.)

Very Rare.

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Katsman, Yevgeny
KAK SOZDAVALSIA AKhRR ("How AKhRR Was Created"). First Edition
Moscow: AKhRR, 1925
Author: Evgeny Katzman. Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. 500 copies only. An important document of the history of Russian Soviet art.

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 163.)

Very Rare.

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Lenin) Goltsev, V. V. (Compiled)
LENIN. (Album. One Hundred photographs). First Edition.
Moscow-Leningrad: GIZ, 1927.
Text in Russian. Folio (13-3/4 x 10) Hardcover embossed in gilt to front. Album of photographs. Poor. [Very Rare]

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 204.)

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Kogan, P. S.
LITERATURA ETIKH LET ("Literature of These Years") 1917-1923. First Edition.
Ivanovo-Voznesensk: Osnova, 1924.
Tall 8vo (9-1/4 x 6) Softcover. Text in Russian. 3000 copies only. Cover design by L. Chernov-Plessky. [On Symbolism, Impressionism, Futurism, Constructivism, Socialist Realism, Bedny, Bely Andrey (Belyi, Andrei), Zamiatin, Remizov, Blok, Erenburg, Pilniak, Esenin, Mayakovsky, LEF, etc. - Very Rare]

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 172.)

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FRONT-ILLUSTRIERTE. Fur den Deutschen Soldaten. No. 15
N/p, September 1944

Photomontage WW2 leaflet: Soviet propaganda for German soldiers.

Size in inches: 11-3/8" x 17" (unfolded)

Size in centimeters: 29 x 43 cm

Comments: Text in German. Illustrated throughout with photographs and photo-montages.

Rare, especially in such condition.

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Shtetler & Co.)
Russian Letterpress Entertainment Broadside DIAFANORAMA or GALLERY OF TRANSPARENT PICTURES
Moscow: 1834

Medium: Letterpress

Size in inches: 17-1/2" x 11-1/2"

Size in centimeters: 44.5 x 29 cm

Comments: Supplement to "Moskovskiye Vedomosti". Text in Russian.

Very Rare.

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Yanel, Matsa, et al.
ZA LENINSKOYE ISKUSSTVOZNANIYE ("For Leninist Art Criticism".) First Edition.
Moscow-Leningrad: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1932.
Materials of Discussion. Text in Russian. Softcover. 211 pp. Design with elements of Constructivism. 5000 copies only. [Materials of important discussion at the time of changing of official policy from Avant-garde to socialist realism. - Very Rare]

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 120.)

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FRONT-ILLUSTRIERTE. Fur den Deutschen Soldaten. No. 7
N/p, April 1944

Photomontage WW2 leaflet: Soviet propaganda for German soldiers.

Size in inches: 11-3/8" x 17" (unfolded)

Size in centimeters: 29 x 43 cm

Comments: Text in German. Illustrated throughout with photographs and photo-montages.

Rare, especially in such condition.

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Gorodetsky, Sergey et al.
KRASNY BOGATYR ("Red Bogatyr") and Other Stories. First edition.
Petrograd: "Krokodil", 1923.
Text in Russian. 4to (10-1/4 x 7) wraps. Pictorial cover (Avant-garde design by V. Kozlinsky.) [Kozlinsky, Vladimir (1891-1967): Famous Russian Soviet Avant-garde artist. Worked with Mayakovsky, Puni (Pougny), etc. ROSTA Windows. Gorodetsky, Sergey (1884-?): well-known Russian poet. - Very Rare].

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 187.)

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Goncharova, Natalya) Falla, Manuel De
Sheet Music EL AMOR BRUJO (L'amour Sorcier)
London: J. & W. Chester, Ltd. c. 1921

Music by Manuel de Falla. Cover design and decoration by Nathalie Gontcharova. Text in French and English. Folio (12" x 9-1/2") softcover. Minor issues consistent with age.

Rare. Not in MOMA, not in Getty, not in British Library.

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Various Authors. Compiled by Nikolay Brodsky and N.Sidorov
OT SIMVOLIZMA DO "OKTIABRIA" ("From Symbolism to "October"). Literary Manifestos (Proclamations). First Edition
Moscow: Novaya Moskva, 1924

Compiled by Nikolai Brodskiy and N. P. Sidorov.

Text in Russian. Softcover. 303 pp. 3000 copies only. Title page and pages after 274 missing.

Copies of this book were systematically withdrawn from libraries and bookshops and destroyed by the order of Soviet government. ("Collated List of Books to Be Withdrawn from Libraries and Book Trading Network" page 213.)

Important reference, Very Rare in any condition.

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Larionov) Anonymous
Children's Work from the Futurist Exhibition MISHEN' ("The Target")
[c. 1912]

Medium: Collage and pencil on paper

Size in inches: 4-5/8" x 7-3/4"

Size in centimeters: 11.5 x 19.5 cm

Comments: Unframed.

Provenance: From the collection of architect Nikolay Vinogradov.

Exhibited at the famous futurist exhibition MISHEN' ("The Target") organized by Mikhail Larionov (Moscow, 1913).

Reproduced:
"Goncharova" p. 168.

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Kukryniksy]
NIKOLAY CHKHEIDZE [Political Caricature]
[c. 1925]

Medium: Ink and watercolor on paper l/d on cardboard

Size in inches: 18-1/4" x 14"

Size in centimeters: 46.5 x 35.5 cm

Comments:
Artists: [Kukryniksy]. On the drawing: Carlo Chheidze.
Unframed.

Similar work.

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Klutsis, Senkin) Kon, Felix (Editor)
PAMYATI POGIBSHIKH VOZHDEI ("In Memory of Fallen Leaders"). First Edition
Moscow: Moskovsky Rabochy, 1927

Cover: color lithograph (photomontage).
Artists: Gustav Klucis and Sergei Sen'kin.

Text in Russian. Folio (13-7/8 x 10-1/8") Hardcover. Illustrated.

MOMA Cat. No. 699.

Reproduced:
"Gustav Kluzis" p. 31,
Tupitsyn p. 178,
Gassner ill. 195,
Snopkov p. 107,
"Cut and Paste" p. 115,
MOMA Collection p. 238,
Karasik p. 230,
and other sources.

Very Rare. According to Valentina Kulagina-Klutsis, because of political reasons copies of this book were withdrawn from circulation by the order of the Soviet government. Not in Getty. Not in British Library. Not in NYPL.

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Item ID: 04244x

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Zwenigorodskoi, A. W.) Stasoff, W. W.
Histoire du Livre LES EMAUX BYZANTINS ["Byzantine Enamels"] A. W. Zwenigorodskoi. First Edition
St. Petersbourg [St. Petersburg], 1898.
Folio (12" x 8-1/4") Boards magnificently decorated in gilt. Title page in red and gilt, thick paper. Illustrated with plates. Richly decorated edges and endpapers. 100 numbered copies only (This copy not numbered). In publisher's (?) protective wrapper and matching slipcase. The condition of the book is FINE. (Slipcase needs repair.)

Very Rare in such condition.

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Pasternak, Ryback, et al.) Various Artists, Composers and Authors
Jewish Sheet Music
Various places and years

Various composers and authors.
Covers by Leon Pasternak, Moisey Maimon, Issachar Ryback, Yevgeny Holstein, Grigory Bondarenko, Boris Titov, Aleksey Ushin, et al.

Reproduced in "Tradition and Revolution" (see p. 221), etc., DAPA No. 11 (see p. 89). Some items from this collection were present on exhibitions: "Tradition and Vanguard" (see the card), "Russian Jewish Artists" (The Jewish Museum, New York, 1996), and others.

Rare.

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Auction records: New York auction June 2013: one Ryback piece sold for $3,500


Item ID: 04571x

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Utkin, Ekaterina II) Sumarokov, Pavel
OBOZRENIE TSARSTVOVANIIA I SVOISTV EKATERINY VELIKIIA ("Viewing of Reign and Characteristics of Catherine the Great"). In Three Parts. First Edition
St. Petersburg: Typography of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1932

Complete set.

Author: Pavel Sumarokov.

Text in Russian. All three volumes are uniformly bound in half-leather bindings of the period. (1), (5), II, 263 pp. + (1), (2), 240 pp. + (2), 254, (3) pp.
Frontispiece of the 1st volume: engraved portrait of the Empress by Nikolay Utkin.
To the 2nd volume complimentary added the engraved portrait of Prince Grigory Potemkin.
From the private library (19th Century?) of Vladimir Bobrovsky.

Rare complete set with the portrait.

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Item ID: 04610x

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Karamzin) Stroev, P.
KLIUCH ILI ALFAVITNY UKAZATEL... ("The Key or Alphabetic Index to Karamzin's History of the Russian State ... Includes 24 Genealogical Tables of Russian Princes")
St. Petersburg: Einerling, Typ. of Pratz, 1844

Text in Russian. 4to (10-1/2" x 6-3/4") half-leather titled to spine. 496 columns +45 pp. (Tables) + 2 pp. (Abbreviations). Very old (Vilna's Rabbinic College) library marking with minor issues consistent with age.

Rare.

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Item ID: 04610x02

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Utkin, Islavin, Isleniev) Griboedov, Alexander
GORE OT UMA ("Woe from Wit")
St. Petersburg: Aleksandr Smirdin, 1854

With hand-made corrections by L. Islenyev.

Author: Alexander Griboyedov.
Author's portrait by Nikolay Utkin.

Text in Russian. 7" x 4-1/2" half-leather binding. 162 pp. Frontispiece: author's portrait. Needs rebacking. CS.

Obolyaninov 572.

From the library of Lev Islavin with his bookplate and explanations pertaining to the copy.
Also, with the owner's signature of his father-in-law, high-born nobleman Leonid Isleniev and numerous hand-made notes made by L. Islenyev who added to the poem pieces of the text eliminated or changed by the censorship of Tsar Nicolas I.

One of a kind copy of this Rare book.

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Item ID: 04610x03

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Kaerma, Tarni (?)
Original design for the Soviet children's game [USSR]
1965

Medium: Watercolor, gouache and collage on cardboard

Size in inches: 8" x 11-5/8" (Image 6-3/4" x 10-3/4")

Size in centimeters: 20.5 x 29.5 cm (Image 17 x 27.5 cm)

The artist's signature and date on verso. From the archive.

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Item ID: 04612x

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(Blarenberghe)
[EXERCISES DE LA CAVALERIE]. Album of Engravings.
No Place: Guill Sergent (printer), c. 1775.
A very large volume of engravings about cavalry. The spine bears the following: "Exercises de la cavalerie". The page size is 63.5 x 46.5 cm, and there are 32 plates. Numbers 14 and 15 each have four gatefold panels; no. 25 is a triple-fold; the other 29 are doublespreads. The engravings are after Blarenberghe (no first name or initial, probably Louis-Nicolas van Blarenberghe (1716-1794), or Henri-Desire van Blarenberghe, (1734-1812). There are numerous engravers. A few of the engravers have dated their work 1775. The 32 plates are numbered 1-32 and all deal with cavalry and horsemanship. The first plate shows a riding ground and 6 cartouches illustrating saddling, mounting, and the like. The second plate bears the legend "L'Ecole des Chevaux". Various legends refer to the campaigns of 1740 and 1748, so that might be Swedish-Russian War. The plates do not represent actual battles but, rather, depictions of the types of formations used at various times and in various circumstances. From a private library with stamps. Large and heavy item.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 04616x

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Set of Maps Titled: SPETS. KARTA EVROPEYSKOY ROSSII ("Special Map of the European Russia")
Petrograd-Moscow: Military Topography, 1910's

Size in inches: 23" x 28-3/4" (approx.)

Size in centimeters: 59 x 73 cm (approx.)

Comments: Military topographical maps of the European part of Russia including Caucasus, etc. The scale is 1:420000. Text in Russian. Three maps have smaller size (approx. 23" x 17" or 58 x 43 cm).
We offer 129 maps (130 sheets) of 145 (the last number).

Rare

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Item ID: 04616x01

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Shchusev, Pokryshkin, Minenko
MECHETI SAMARKANDA. Vypusk I. GUR-EMIR - LES MOSQUEES DE SAMARCANDE. Fascicule I. GOUR-EMIR (The only published)
St. Petersbourg [St. Petersburg]: Expedition pour la confection des papiers d'etat [EZGB], 1905

Izdanie Imperatorskoi Arkheologicheskoi Komissii - Publie par la Commission imperiale archeologique. Only one part was published.

Drawings ("D'apres nature") by Aleksei Shchusev, Petr Pokryshkin, A. Minenko.

Text in Russian and French. Elephant folio (30" x 21-3/4" or 76 x 55 cm) paper wrapper with loose sheets as issued. IX pp. text (illustrated), 18 plates (mostly in color); of them 3 folding or double-page.

Very Rare oversize copy. Smaller size (folded) copies are also rare but not as much as unfolded.

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Item ID: 04616x02

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Lomonosov, Mikhail; Leonard Euler, et al.
NOVI COMMENTARII ACADEMIAE SCIENTIARUM IMPERIALIS PETROPOLITANAE. Vols. I - V
Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Typis Academia Scientiarum, 1750-1760
5 volumes. 4to (10" x 7-1/2") original calf titled and decorated in gilt to spines, raised bands, red tinted edges. Engraved frontispiece in Vol. I; engraved title pages in each volume; engraved plated (foldouts) at the end of each volume. In five volumes: 2677 pp., 10 unpaginated sheets, 76 hors-texte plates. Natural browning to some pages; Very nice copy.
A famous publications of the Academy of Sciences founded by Peter the Great, containing important works of prominent scientists of that period in mathematics, physics, mechanics, astronomy, meteorology, biology, anatomy, medicine, etc.

Very Rare, especially in such condition.

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Item ID: 04616x03

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Utkin, Ekaterina II) Sumarokov, Pavel
OBOZRENIE TSARSTVOVANIIA I SVOISTV EKATERINY VELIKIIA ("Viewing of Reign and Characteristics of Catherine the Great"). In Three Parts. First Edition
St. Petersburg: Typography of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1932

Complete set.

Author: Pavel Sumarokov.

Text in Russian. All three volumes are uniformly bound in half-leather bindings of the period. (1), (5), II, 263 pp. + (1), (2), 240 pp. + (2), 254, (3) pp.
Frontispiece of the 1st volume: engraved portrait of the Empress by Nikolay Utkin.
To the 2nd volume complimentary added the engraved portrait of Prince Grigory Potemkin.
From the private library (19th Century?) of Vladimir Bobrovsky.

Rare complete set with the portrait.

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Item ID: 04616x04

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Various Artists and Authors) Sobko, Nikolay (Editor)
ISKUSSTVO I KHUDOZHESTVENNAYA PROMYSHLENNOST' ("Art and Artistic Industry"). Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Three full years
St. Petersburg: Imperial Society of Encouragement of Arts, 1898-1901

Editor: Nikolai Sobko. Text in Russian. Folio size magazines for three years: 1898-1899, 1899-1900, and 1900-1901. 1st and 3rd years in original wrappers; 2nd year in library binding. Profusely illustrated with text drawings and plates (b/w and in color).
In various condition. 2nd year is a bound ex-library copy with few old (1920's and earlier) stamps; first three issues bound at the end.

18th Century and earlier - 19th Century - Aesthetics - Archeology - Architecture - Art criticism - Art history - Art teaching (Stroganoff School, etc.) - Artistic associations - Artistic correspondence - Artistic education and propaganda - Artistic life - Artistic production (handicraft, artistic factories, etc.) - Auctions - Autobiographical materials - Bibliography - Biographies - Books review - Carpets and rugs - Caucasian art and architecture (Georgian, etc.) - Ceramics - Chronicle - Churches - Collections - Competitions - Construction - Earthenware - Embroidery - Engravings - Excavations - Exhibitions - Folk Art and artistic industry - Frescoes - Furniture - General art matters - Glass - Graphics - History - Satire and humor (Caricatures, etc.) - Icons - Ivory wares - Jewelry - Landscapes - Libraries and archives - Manuscripts - Medals - Miniatures - Monasteries - Monumental art - Monuments - Mosaics - Moscow Kremlin - Museums - Obituaries - Oriental art (Japanese, Middle Asian, etc.) - Ornaments - Painted wooden eggs (Pisankas) - Paintings - Palaces - Porcelain and porcelain industry - Portraits - Pottery - Restoration - Schools of art - Sculpture - Slavic art (Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, etc.) - Textile - Travels of artists and travel notes - Ukrainian art and architecture (Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, etc.) - Western art and architecture (French, Spanish, Greek, Roman, Celtic, etc.) - Woodcarving - etc.

Bem, Elizaveta - Bogoliubov, Aleksei - Borisov, Aleksandr - Briullov, Karl - Kramskoi, Ivan - Nesterov, Mikhail - Polenova , Elena - Repin, Ilya - Roerich, Nicholas (The Editor's assistant in 1898) - Shevchenko, Taras - Shishkin, Ivan - Surikov, Vasily - Sverchkov, Nikolay - Tropinin, Vasily - Vasiliev, Fedor - Vasnetsov, Apollinary - Vasnetsov, Victor - Vereshchagin, Vasily - Tretyakov, Pavel - and many others.

Rare.

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Item ID: 04616x05

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Reimers, Heinrich Christoph von (1768-1812).
ST. PETERSBURG AM ENDE SEINES ERSTEN JAHRHUNDERTS ("St. Petersburg at the End of Its First Century"). 2 vols. First Edition.
St. Petersburg: F. Deinemann, 1805.
Two volumes (complete set). Old boards with leather labels to spines. XL, 390 + XVIII, 442 pp. Frontispiece, two engraved title pages, foldout charts, 5 foldout engraved plans of St. Petersburg (the largest one colored). Some yellowing/staining inside but nothing terrible, else strong, in very nice condition. Plans in very good condition, complete, not torn.
An important Russian book about St. Petersburg. The author came from Estonia and wrote in German. Russica R678.

Very Rare complete set in such condition.

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Item ID: 04616x06

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Bobrinsky, Count Aleksey
NARODNYIE RUSSKIYE DEREVIANNYIE IZDELIYA ("Russian Folk Wooden Wares"). 12 Issues
Moscow, 1910-1914
Author: Count Aleksey Alekseevich Bobrinsky (1861-1938). First Edition. Elephant Folio size (17" x 12-3/4") decorative portfolio, cloth over boards with leather label to front. Contains original text in Russian (title page with introduction, 11 separate indexes and general index to all plates) and 163 loose plates. Complete as published.
Also included is a full size book of German translation of the text made by P. Ettinger and published in Leipzig by Karl W. Hiersemann in 1913.
Complimentary added 12th (supplemental) issue separately published in Moscow in 1914 (Portfolio containing text in Russian and 34 (of 37) plates.)

Very Rare set

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Item ID: 04616x07

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Pevtsov, Mikhail with Petr Kozlov, Vsevolod Roborovsky and Karl Bogdanovich
TRUDY TIBETSKOY EKSPEDITSII ("Transactions of the Tibetan Expedition"). All Three parts. First Edition
St. Petersburg: The Imperial Geographical Society, 1892-1896

Three parts bound in two volumes. Text in Russian. Small folio (12" x 8-3/4") cloth bindings. Frontispiece; illustrations; maps, plans, etc. (large foldouts). Complete. Two private library stamps on the title page of the first volume.
Part I. Mikhail Vasil'evich Pevtsov. PUTESHESTVIYE PO VOSTOCHNOMU TURKESTANU... ("Travel Along East Turkestan..."). 1895. VIII, 423 pp.
Part 2. Karl Inanovich Bogdanovich. GEOLOGICHESKIYE ISSLEDOVANIYA V VOSTOCHNOM TURKESTANE ("Geological Researches in East Turkestan"). 1892. VIII, 167, (1) pp.
Part 3. Vsevolod Ivanovich Roborovskiy and Petr Kuz'mich Kozlov. EKSKURSII V STORONU OT PUTEY TIBETSKOY EKSPEDITSII ("Side Trips from the Route of the Tibetan Expedition"). 1896. (4), 126, (1) pp.

For the book Pevtsov received the major award in this field: Constantine Medal.

Rare, especially complete.

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Bogdanovich, Petr?
DIKIY CHELOVEK ("Savage Man Laughing at the Erudition and Customs of the Contemporary Society"). First Edition
St. Petersburg: P. Bogdanovich / Shnor, 1781
Authorship attributed to Petr Bogdanovich. Text in Russian. 6-1/8" x 4" half-leather. Engraved decorations.
Philosophical treatise. From the library of Petr Kaznacheev with his bookplate.

Very Rare.

Bound together with "Crata Repoa".

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Item ID: 04616x10a

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Anonymous
CRATA REPOA ("... or How in the Ancient Times Was conducting Initiation into the Secret Society of Egyptian Priests"). First in Russian
St. Petersburg: Kleen, 1779
Text in Russian. 6-1/8" x 4" half-leather. Engraved decorations.
Occult treatise. From the library of Petr Kaznacheev with his bookplate.

Very Rare.

Bound together with "Dikiy Chelovek...".

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Item ID: 04616x10b

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Sverchkov (Sverchkoff, Svertschkoff), Vladimir.
ESKIZY VOINY V FINLIANDII 1854 GODA ("Outlines of the Finnish War 1854") TECKNINGAR UR KRIGET I FINNLAND AR 1854. First Edition.
St. Petersburg: Vladimir Sverchkov, n/d.
Elephant folio (17" x 24" or 43 x 61 cm) Original paper folder containing all 7 lithographs (lithos size 14-3/4" x 22-1/4" or 37 x 56 cm). No text. [Very Rare]

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Item ID: 04616x11

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Bakst, Leon) Alexandre, Arsene and Jean Cocteau
THE DECORATIVE ART OF LEON BAKST. (With Original Watercolor)
London: The Fine Art Society, 1913
Artist: Leon [Lev Samoilovich] Bakst (1866-1924). Text in English. Elephant Folio (16" x 11" or 40.5 x 28 cm) original full vellum, embossed with decoration in gilt to boards and spine; top edge gilt, others uncut; slipcase.

Frontispiece portrait of Bakst, woodcut headpieces by Bakst, 77 tipped-in color and monochrome plates from original drawings, plus original watercolor signed by the artist.

"Of this Edition de Luxe, containing an Original Drawing in Water-colour by Monsieur Leon Bakst, 80 copies only have been printed for all countries".
(Because the book was published in French and English, this copy is probably one of 40).

Very Rare copy with original watercolor

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Altman) Malevich, Mayakovsky, et al.
ISKUSSTVO KOMMUNY ("The Art of the Commune"). Almost complete Set
Petersburg: IZO NKP, 1918-1919

Avant-garde literary and artistic newspaper. 17 (18) of 19 issues published in all.

Text in Russian. 4 or 6 pages in each issue; size 18" x 12-1/2" (46 x 32 cm).
No issue 4; issue 18 in photocopy.

Letterpress masthead by Natan Altman.

Contributors: Boris Kushner, David Shterenberg, Kazimir Malevich, Nathan Al'tman, Nikolay Punin, Osip Brik, Victor Shklovsky, Vladimir Mayakovskiy, et al.

Aesthetics - Artistic education and propaganda - Artistic production Children - Churches - Drama - Exhibitions - History - Libraries - Magazine review - Museums - Poetry - Polemics - Porcelain and porcelain industry - Proletkult - Toys - Western art Revolution - Futurism - etc.

MOMA Cat. No. 169, Getty Cat. No. 264, British Library Cat. No. 150.

Reproduced: Compton-2 (see p. 46), and other sources.

Because of political reasons publishing of many early Soviet periodicals was suspended, all published issues were destroyed and very few survived.

Highly important and rare periodical. Not in NYPL.

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Item ID: 04616x13

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Kuznetsov, Pavel
Three Sets of Lithographs [printed by the artist] on TURKESTAN
Moscow-Leningrad, GIZ, 1923
Text in Russian. Three sets of original Lithographs [printed by the artist] (all published) by Pavel Varfolomeevich Kuznetsov (1878-1968). First one was published as a book, other two as portfolios. 2000 copies only.

1. TURKESTAN. Lithographs [printed by the artist]. 1st Series of Drawings with Author's Foreword. 9" x 6-3/4" Softcover. 18 illustrations: front and rear covers, title page, 14 numbered and one unnumbered on verso of rear cover. Soiling/staining, pencil notes inside. Complete. Pretty Rare.

2. TURKESTAN. Lithographs [printed by the artist]. 2nd Series of Drawings. Folio size (15" x 11-1/2") portfolio. Title list, author's foreword list. 18 illustrations: front and rear covers of the folder, title page, 14 numbered and one unnumbered. Folder separated and needs repair; illustrations in pretty good condition. Reproduced in in John Milner. "A Dictionary..." (see pp. 242-243). Complete. Rare.

3. GORNAYA BUKHARA ("Mountainous Bokhara"). Lithographs [printed by the artist] in Colors. Folio size (16" x 11-3/4") portfolio. Title list, author's foreword list. 17 illustrations: front and rear covers of the folder, title page, 12 numbered and 2 unnumbered. Folder separated and needs repair; illustrations in pretty good condition. Complete. Very Rare.

Very Rare complete set. Not in MOMA Collection.

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Item ID: 04616x14

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Ioann Damaskin, et al.
ORTHODOX SERVICE BOOK (Bound Manuscript)
[Russia, 19th Century?]

202 pp. Text in Church Slavonic with old Russian music notations, written in red and black. Full leather boards, embossed with ornament. Decorated headpieces.

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Item ID: 04616x15

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[Feofilakt Bolgarsky (Theophilus, Bishop of Bulgaria)?]
TOLKOVANIYE NA EVANGELIE ("Commentary of the Gospels of St. Mark and St. Luke")
[Moscow, ca. 1656 (?)]

Text in Church Slavonic. Folio (12-1/2" x 8") contemporary full-leather binding over wooden boards (missing the clasps). Beautifully printed in red and black on strong paper. With two full-page woodcuts portraying St. Marc and St. Lucas. In pretty good condition for its age. Title-page might be missing but pagination does not confirm the loss? From the property of

Very Rare.

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OKTOECHOS [OCTOECHOS]
[Moscow], 1649
A very rare imprint of the well-known text of the Oktoechos ("The Book of the Eight Tones). Text in Church Slavonic. Folio (14" x 8-1/2") Contemporary full-leather binding over wooden boards with clasps and the Holy Cross in gilt. Beautifully printed in red and black throughout on strong paper. With numerous initials and headpieces in woodcut. In pretty good condition for its age.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 04616x17

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Ushakevich, Vasily (Engraver)
TRIODION si est, Tripesnets Sviatoi Velikoi Chetyrdesretnitsi...
Lvov (Lemberg), Semen Stavnytsky in the Lviv Dormition Brotherhood Press, 1689?
The Liturgy of the ten weeks before Easter. Text in Church Slavonic. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4") Contemporary full-leather binding with the Holy Cross in gilt.
Woodcuts by Vasyl' Ushakevych.
Printed in red and black. Illustrated with broad woodcut-border on title and two woodcuts on title verso, numerous illustrations and headpieces throughout the text; numerous initials. The fine and contemporary binding with loss at head of spine; title page in fragile condition.

Very Rare.

(On engravings in early Ukrainian books see "Ukrains'ka Knyga".)

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Item ID: 04616x18

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Zubritsky, Nikodim aka Nikodemus Zubrzycki (Engraver)
LEITURGIARION si est, Sluzhebnik Liturgii ... ("The Service Book of the Liturgy...")
Lvov (Lemberg), Lviv Dormition Brotherhood Press, (ca. 1665 - 1691)
Text in Church Slavonic. Folio (12" x 7-1/4") Contemporary full-leather binding.
Woodcuts by Nykodym Zubryts'ky.
Beautifully printed in red and black. Illustrated with broad woodcut border on title, woodcut on title verso, woodcuts throughout the text (some of them full-page); numerous initials in woodcut. One stamp (on leaf four) cut out with loss of some text; title page in fragile condition, the year has been cut out the title-page. Content should outweigh flaws.

Very Rare in any condition.

(On engravings in early Ukrainian books see "Ukrains'ka Knyga".)

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Item ID: 04616x19

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Ioann Damaskin
ORTHODOX SERVICE BOOK (Bound Manuscript)
[Russia, 18th Century?]

Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/2") full leather boards, embossed with ornament. 168 pp. Text in Church Slavonic with old Russian music notations, written in red and black. Decorated headpieces.

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Item ID: 04616x20

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Schatz, Otto Rudolph
ALBUM Containing 11 Erotic Watercolors
Prague, 1941

Medium: Watercolors

Size in inches: 16-3/4" x 11" each

Size in centimeters: 42.5 x 28 cm each

Comments: Otto Rudolph Schatz (1900 Wien - 1961 Wien). Well-known and well listed artist. The album was made by the artist himself. (Hand made covers, decorated endpapers). Contains 15 sheets: 11 erotic watercolors and one sheet with author's name, place, and year (O. R. Schatz. Prag, 1941), and 3 blank pages.

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