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EVANGELION (Four Gospels)
Lvov (Lemberg), Printed in the Printing office of the Church of St. Mary by Semen Stavnytsky, 1690

Text in Church Slavonic. Folio (13" x 8-1/4") Full-leather binding with one clasp. Beautifully printed in red and black throughout on strong paper. Illustrated: title-page with broad woodcut-border showing apostles and saints; the full-page woodcut on title-page verso depicts the Holy Cross before the skyline of a city; 4 full-page woodcuts with the portraits of St. Matthew, Marcus, John, and Lucas; some of them are signed and dated (1681-1683) by Eustaphi Zavado from Lviv (?); the text is richly illustrated with 51 woodcuts, many of them belonging to the chapters of Matthew and Lucas; numerous initials in woodcut.

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Item ID: 01796R

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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: 01841R

Price: $1,995.00

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STANDARTY FORMATOV KNIZHNOY PRODUKTSII ("Standards of Formats of Book Production")
Moscow-Leningrad: GIz, 1930
Text in Russian. Softcover. 144 pp. Avant-garde cover (Constructivism). 1500 copies only.
Review copy

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

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Item ID: 01863R

Price: $345.00

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Statistics] - 4 Postcards
Leningrad, c. 1931
Text in Russian (also in English and German). Design: Constructivism.

Scarce.

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Item ID: PC00006

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GOSUDARSTVENNY TREST POLIGRAF ("State Trust 'Polygraph'")
Moscow, 1927
Text in Russian. Oblong (8-1/8" x 4-3/4") wraps sewn by cord. Illustrated with dozens of some picture samples in various colors. 1500 copies only.

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Item ID: 01916R

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VSE K LUCHSHEMU! ("All Is for the Best")
St. Petersburg, 1837

Text in Russian. 6-1/2" x 4" pamphlet. Illustrated with woodcut. Faint US library stamp (discarded).

Rare.

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Item ID: 01932R

Price: $195.00

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OBIKHOD TSERKOVNY (NOTNY) ("Rules of Church Singing" with Music)
No place, n/d [end of 18th - beginning of 19th Century]
Text in Church Slavonic. 8-5/8" x 7-1/2" Contemporary full-leather binding. 361 pp. Printed in red and black. Illustrated with woodcut-borders and woodcut vignettes.

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Item ID: 01933R

Price: $995.00

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LE PETIT JOURNAL Supplement Illustre 4 Octobre 1896
[Paris], 1896

Text in French. Folio (17" x 11-3/4"). Illustrated with portraits of the Russian Emperor an Empress. Folded.

Scarce.

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Item ID: 02084R

Price: $175.00

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ORGANIZATSIYAM PROLETKUL'TA ("To Proletkult Organizations")
Moscow: Central Committee of the All-Russian Council of Proletkult, 1919

Highly important document on the Proletarian Culture (Proletkult) movement containing plan of its organizing, etc.

Text in Russian. 7" x 4-1/4" stapled booklet.

Very Rare publication, especially in such condition.

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Item ID: 02812R

Price: $495.00

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POLNOE SOBRANIE ZAKONOV ROSSIYSKOY IMPERII S 1649 GODA ("The Complete Code of Laws of the Russian Empire from 1649"). Vol. XXXVIII. 1822-1823
[St. Petersburg], 1830

Text in Russian. Folio (12" x 9") Hardcover. 1354, (1) pp. printed in two columns. Large and heavy volume. CS.

Very Rare in any condition.

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Item ID: 02981R

Price: $900.00

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INSIDE SOVIET SLAVE LABOR CAMPS 1939-1942. An Analysis of Written Statements by 9,200 Former Prisoners
Based on Research Prepared by THE U.S. LIBLARY OF CONGRESS. No date or Place

Text in English. 4to (10-3/4" x 8-1/4"), stapled. Illustrated.

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Item ID: 01309R

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ORTHODOX SERVICE BOOK (Bound Manuscript)
[Russia, 19th Century?]

Folio (15-1/4" x 9-1/4") Full leather boards, embossed with ornament. 212 pp. Text in Church Slavonic with old Russian music notations, written in red and black. Decorations in the text. Incomplete (?).

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Item ID: Mis00040

Price: Upon Request

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LOSHADI - HORSES [Export Catalogue]
Moscow: Prodintorg, n/d

Text in Russian and English. Landscape 8-5/8" x 9-3/8" Stapled wraps. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings.

Scarce.

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Item ID: 03746R

Price: $145.00

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ARODNEEKU DOMAS. May 1925. The only published Issue
Riga: RABCB, 1925

Only one issue ever published.

Text in Latvian. Stapled booklet. Avant-garde design to front (Constructivism).

Rare.
WorldCat shows no copies worldwide.

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DOPOVID' TSENTRAL'NOI STATYSTYCHNOI UPRAVY USSR... / EXPOSE DE L'ADMINISTRATION CENTRALE STATISTIQUE DE R. S. S. d'OUKRAINE...
Kharkiv (Kharkov), 1929

Text in Ukrainian and French. 4to (10" x 7") Softcover. 500 copies only.

Very Rare.
WorldCat shows only 2 copies worldwide.

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Item ID: 06030R

Price: $245.00

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SUCHASNA STATYSTYKA NASELENNIA UKRAINY / STATISTIQUE DE LA POPULATION DE L'OUKRAINE...
Kharkiv (Kharkov), 1929

Text in Ukrainian and French. 4to (10" x 7") Softcover. 500 copies only.

Very Rare.
WorldCat shows only 3 copies worldwide.

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Item ID: 06031R

Price: $245.00

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"Dyadya Levontii".
KOMSOMOL'SKY PETRUSHKA. ("Komsomol's Punch"). Farcial play.
Kharkov: Molodoi Rabochiy, 1923.
First (and the only) Edition. Text in Russian. Soft Cover. Constructivist cover. Illustrated. Artist V. Koronin.

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Abramov, Al.
CONRAD VEIDT. First Edition.
Moscow: Kinopechat', 1926.
Text in Russian. 16mo Stapled wraps. Illustrated. Cover by K. Vialov (Constructivism). [Vialov, Konstantin (1900-1976): Well-known Russian avant-garde painter and graphic artist. VKhUTEMAS, "OST". Exhibited in 1923 (Moscow) with Popova, Rodchenko, Exter; 1924 (Moscow) with Stenberg; 1925 (Paris) with Altman, Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Stepanova; 1927 (Leipzig) with Lissitzky; 1930 (Moscow) with Malevich, etc.]

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Agnivtsev A.; Arkhangel'sky A.
Sheet Music I TUT I TAM ('Here and There'). Baliev's Songs No. 1.
Moscow: Baliev, n/d [1910s].
Text in Russian. 13 x 10 in. [3] pp. Illustrated cover. [Baliev, Nikita (1886?-1936): Well-known Russian actor. Especially known as director and master of ceremonies of founded by him first Russian Theater-cabaret 'The Bat'. Emigrated with his theater in 1920. Performed in Paris, New York. Died in U.S. Agnivtsev, Nikolai (1888-1932): Russian and Soviet poet. Known for his variety show songs and children's poetry. Was in emigration from 1917 to 1923. Arkhangel'sky, Alexandr (1846-1924): Russian composer and conductor. Died in Prague.]

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Akhmatova, Anna et al. Edited by A. Volynsky.
PARPHENON ("Parthenon"). First Collection. First Edition.
St. Petersburg: Parthenon, 1922.
Softcover. Text in Russian 3000 copies only. Cover by N. Tyrsa. [Poetry and Literary Criticism. N Pushkin, Goethe, Andrey Bely, Fet, Jewish poetry, music, et al. [Bely Andrey (Belyi, Andrei) (1880-1934): the famous poet and writer, theorist of Symbolism.]

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Akhmatova, Anna) Vinogradov, V. V.
O POEZII ANNY AKHMATOVOY ("On Poetry of Anna Akhmatova"). Stylistic Sketches. First Edition.
Leningrad, 1925.
Hard covers over wraps. Text in Russian. 1650 copies only.

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Akhundov, Ismail
KHOROSHIE VALIKI ("Good Rollers")
[c. 1928-1930]

Medium: Linocut

Size in inches: 5-3/4" x 4-3/8" (Plate mark 4-1/4" x 3")

Size in centimeters: 14.6 x 11.1 cm (Plate mark 10.5 x 7.6 cm)

Comments: Artist: Ismail Gusein ogly Akhundov (1907-?). Text in Russian
Rare experimental impression

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Item ID: Pr00146

Price: $150.00

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Aksionov, et al.
SBORNIK STATEI PO ISKUSSTVU. IZDANIE OBSHCHSTVA KHUDOZHNIKOV "BUBNOVY VALET". VYPUSK I. ("Collection of Articles on Art. Published by the Artists' Society "Knave of Diamonds"). First Issue.
Moscow, 1913.
First (and the only) Edition. Text in Russian. Soft cover. Illustrated (Avant-garde paintings). Rear cover missing.

Item ID: 00287R

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Aleksandrov, A.]
Sheet Music GIMN SOVETSKOGO SOIUZA (Hymn of the Soviet Union).
Moscow: G.M.I., 1944.
Text in Russian. SC. 8vo, 4 pp.. Ornamental cover.

Item ID: 00015R

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Aleksandrova, Zinaida.
MOI MISHKA ('My Teddy Bear').
Moscow: Detizdat, 1940.
1st edition. Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. 3-7/8 x 2-3/4 in. [10] pp. Illustrations and cover by Fedor Lemkul'. Children's illustrated poetry.

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Alexandre II [Tsar Alexander II]
DECRETS DU 19 FEVRIER (2 MARS) 1864 Concernant l'Organisation des Populations Rurales en Pologne
Saint-Petersbourg [St. Petersburg]: Librairie de la Cour Imperiale, S. Dufour, 1864
Text in French. Softcover.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 01647R

Price: $895.00

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Altman, Lenin) Gorky, Maksim
VLADIMIR IL'ICH LENIN
Leningrad: GIZ, 1924

Author: Maxim Gor'kiy. Portrait of Lenin by Nathan Al'tman.

Text in Russian. 6-1/2" x 4-3/4" Softcover. Avant-garde cover. Disbound.

Scarce. Not in MOMA, not in Getty, not in British Library, not in NYPL.

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Item ID: 02557R

Price: $145.00

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Altman, Nathan (Organized by).
Exhibition Catalog: KATALOG PERVOY GOSUDARSTVENNOY SVOBODNOY VYSTAVKI PROIZVEDENIY ISKUSSTVA ("Catalog of the 1st State Free Exhibition of Art Works".)
Petersburg: Art Palace (previously Zimny), 1919.
First (and the only) edition. Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. Exhibited works of many known artist (Benua, Bilibin, Boris Grigoriev, Dobuzinsky, etc.) including abstract works by Altman, Matiushin, Mayakovsky, Puni (Pougny), Filonov, Chagall, etc.)

Item ID: 00026R

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Altman, Nathan) Kuznetsov, E. D., Kozintsev, Grigory.
Exhibition Catalogue: NATHAN ALTMAN. First Edition.
Leningrad, 1968.
Text in Russian. Softcover. Illustrated. 3000 copies only. [Altman, Nathan (1889-1970): Famous Russian and Soviet Jewish avant-garde artist. Paintings, graphics, sculpture, theater, posters, book design, porcelain, agitprop. Studied in Odessa and in Paris. Exhibited from 1906 ("World of Art", "Knave of Diamonds", "Union of Youth", etc) in 1922 (Berlin) with Archipenko, Chagall, Filonov, Gabo, Lissitzky, Malevich, Puni (Pougny), Rozanova, Tatlin; in 1925 (Paris) with Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Popova, Rodchenko, etc.. Worked for Jewish theater, illustrated Jewish books.]

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Altman, Nathan) Volkovysky, Arnold.
SOLNTSA POTSELUI (Kisses of the Sun').
St. Petersburg, 1914.
1st edition. Text in Russian. SC. 10-1/4' x 7-5/8'. 69,III pp. Illustrations and cover (Lithograph) by Nathan Al'tman.

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Altman, Nathan.
Proof (sample print) of the cover for the book ISTORIIA MOEI GOLUBIATNI (The History of My Dovecote) by I. Babel'.
c. 1926.
Text in Russian. Thick paper, 9 x 6 in. Constructivist design.

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Anatol'ev, Nikolay
ORGANIZATORY VKP(b) V GORKAKH ("Organizers of the Communist Party in Gorki")
[Moscow], 1950

Lenin and Stalin

Medium: Oil on plywood

Size in inches: 16" x 24"

Size in centimeters: 40 x 60 cm

Comments:
Artist: Nikolai Anatoliev. Signed on front and verso. Unframed.

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Item ID: Ar00314

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Andreev, A.
K NOVYM ZADACHAM PROFESSIONAL'NYKH SOYUZOV ("To New Tasks of Trade Unions"). First Edition
Moscow: GIz, 1921

Text in Russian. Large 8vo (9" x 6") Stapled brochure. Tiny private library stamp.

Rare.

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Item ID: 03926R

Price: $125.00

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Andreev, M. Ill. by V. Tvardovsky.
SAMSUSAM. Children's Book.
Leningrad: Raduga, n/d (1920's).
Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. Profusely illustrated by V. Tvardovsky.

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Annenkov, Yury) Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
RAKOVY KORPUS ("Cancer Ward"). First Edition
Paris: YMCA-Press, 1968

Artist: Georges (George) Annenkoff. Text in Russian. 9" x 6-1/4" softcover. 446 pp. Author's portrait, errata slip.

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Item ID: 01893R

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Annenkov, Yury) Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
V KRUGE PERVOM ("In the First Circle"). First Edition
Paris: YMCA-Press, 1969

Cover by Georges (George) Annenkoff. Text in Russian. 9" x 6-1/4" softcover. 666, (1) pp. Author's portrait.

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Item ID: 02066R

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Annenkov, Yury) Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
V KRUGE PERVOM ("In the First Circle")
Paris: YMCA-Press, 1969

Cover by Georges (George) Annenkoff. Text in Russian. 9" x 6-1/4" softcover. 666, (1) pp. Author's portrait.

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Item ID: 04142R

Price: $95.00

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Anonymous
TAINSTVO KRESTA ("Sacrament [Mystery] of the Cross"). First Edition.
St. Petersburg: Typography of I. Ioannesov, 1814.
Text in Russian. Quarter-leather marbled boards over original wraps; spine with raised bands embossed in gilt. 301, [1], 36, [1] pp. Engraved half-title; one hors-texte engraved plate.

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Item ID: 01381R

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Anonymous
VALAAMSKY MONASTYR' ("Valaam Monastery and Its Zealots")
St. Petersburg: Valaam Monastery, 1889
Text in Russian. Tall 8vo (9" x 6") quarter-leather embossed and titled to spine. VIII, 3334, [1] pp. Illustrated (frontispiece, plates). Nice looking book.

Rare

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Item ID: 01589R

Price: $895.00

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Anonymous
Untitled
N/d

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size in inches: 25-7/8" x 36-1/8"

Size in centimeters: 65.7 x 91.7 cm

Unstretched, unframed.
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Item ID: Ar00121

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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.

Bound together with "Dikiy Chelovek...".

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Item ID: 01754Rb

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Anonymous
PREDVARITEL'NOYE PONIATIYE K POZNANIYU NATURY ("Preliminary Notions for Cognition of the Nature")
St. Petersburg: Morskaya Tipografiya, 1819
6-3/4" x 4" card covers. Text in Russian. Gift inscription (1822); Klochkov's antiquarian bookstore's bookplate. A small piece of the title page cut out.

Very Rare Alchemical work.

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Item ID: 01756R

Price: $1,145.00

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Anonymous
Advertising poster "All Smoke Cigarettes BOB"
Riga: A-s Mundel & Ko., [c. 1930]

Medium: Color Lithograph on thick paper

Size in inches: 12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Size in centimeters: 32 x 24 cm

Text in Latvian. Unframed.

Rare.

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Item ID: Pr00424

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Anonymous (Russian Folk Art)
NIAN'KA S REBENKOM ("Nursemaid with Child", Nourrice)
Archangelsk region, 19th Century
From the collection of Nathalie Ehrenbourg-Mannati.

A triangular figurine of the elongated feminine type; carved in the Archangelsk region.

Medium: Carved wood

Size: 7-1/2" (19 cm) high

Exhibited: Paris, 1960 with other items from this collection at "L'ART POPULAIRE RUSSE DU XIXeme SIECLE" (see item 199).

Reproduced:
1. "Les jouets populaires russes au XIX siecle" in December 1965 issue of the magazine Connaissance du Monde (see p. 76);
2. "Art populaire russe: les Koustari du XIX siecle" in June 1968 issue of the magazine Jardin des Arts (see p. 19).
Catalogue number on the bottom. CS.

More information about this important collection see under N. Erenburg's name.

Rare.

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Item ID: Mis00012

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Anonymous (Russian Folk Art)
BURAK (Loukochko), 2 Pieces
Velikiy Ustiug, 19th Century
From the collection of Nathalie Ehrenbourg-Mannati.

Buraki, (Birch containers with handled lids), 2 pieces made in Velikii Ustiug.

Medium: Carved birch bark, "birch-bark lace", with colored foil backgrounds.

Size: 3-1/2" (9 cm) and 2" (5 cm) high.

Exhibited: Paris, 1960 with other items from this collection at "L'ART POPULAIRE RUSSE DU XIXeme SIECLE" (see items 200 and 201).
Catalogue numbers on the bottom. CS.

Reproduced:
"Art populaire russe: les Koustari du XIX siecle" in June 1968 issue of the magazine Jardin des Arts (see p. 16).

More information about this important collection see under N. Erenburg's name.

About Buraki see here: English / Russian; Alison Hilton, Russian Folk Art (Indiana University Press, 1995), p. 33 and color illustration, Fig. 3.7 ; and other sources.

Rare.

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Item ID: Mis00013

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Anonymous (Russian Folk Art)
LESOVIKI-MOKHOVIKI ("The Forest or Moss People", Jouets en Mousse), 4 Pieces
Vologda, 19th Century
From the collection of Nathalie Ehrenbourg-Mannati.

Lesoviki-mokhoviki. The two women are carrying wood and the two men have little axes.

Medium: Moss, bark and have pinecones as arms.

Size: 9-1/2" to 11" (24 to 28 cm) high

Exhibited: Paris, 1960 with other items from this collection at "L'ART POPULAIRE RUSSE DU XIXeme SIECLE" (see items 143-146).
Catalogue number on the bottom of each item. CS.

Reproduced:
1. The Catalogue of the 1960 exhibition (see the illustration);
2. "Art populaire russe: les Koustari du XIX siecle" in June 1968 issue of the magazine Jardin des Arts (see p. 16).

More information about this important collection see under N. Erenburg's name.

About Forest or Moss People see here: English / Russian; and other sources.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: Mis00014

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Anonymous.
LESNAYA PROMYSHLENNOST' ("Timber Industry of the U.S.S.R. in 1929-1933") [Presentation Book] First Edition.
Moscow: GLTI. 1934.
Text in Russian. Oblong (9-1/2 x 12-1/4) Cloth titled to front. Illustrated with diagrams, photographs and photomontages. Design: Constructivism. 2500 copies only. Published as presentation book for delegates of XVII Congress of VKP(b) (Communist Party).

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Anonymous.
TVORIMYE NEMTSAMI ("The Atrocities That Germans and Austrians are Committing"). First Edition.
Moscow: Bel'tsov, 1914.
Wraps. Text in Russian. Illustrated cover. [WWI Chap-book. Rare]

Item ID: 00715R

Price: $195.00

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Anonymous.
YUMBO. Children's Book.
Harbin: Zaitsev, n/d (1920's?)
First Edition? Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. Illustrated (color).

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Anonymous. Ill. by A. Soborova.
YUNY GEROY ("Young Hero"). Children's Book.
Moscow: Mirimanov, 1924.
First thus. Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. Illustrated by A. Soborova. Fair.

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