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Collection of books related to Alchemy and published mostly from the end of 19th Century through the 20th Century.

Language: English.

The collection includes practically all important text and commentaries in English related to The Great Work, books on history of Alchemy and early chemistry, alchemical symbolism, Western, Eastern and Oriental sources, alchemical periodicals, etc.

Approximately 650 titles, 900 items.


Item ID: 01739R

Price: $100,000.00

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Karazin, N.) Ukhtomsky, Prince Esper
PUTESHESTVIE TSESAREVICHA NA VOSTOK ("Journey to the Orient of Tsesarevich [Emperor] Nicolas II.") 3 Volumes Set
Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1893-1897

Full title: Vol. I: PUTESHESTVIE NA VOSTOK Ego Imperatorskogo Vysochestva Gosudaria NASLEDNIKA TSESAREVICHA 1890-1891. Vols. II and III: PUTESHESTVIE GOSUDARIA IMPERATORA NIKOLAYA II NA VOSTOK (v 1890-1891). Compiled by Prince Esper Ukhtomsky. Illustrated by Nikolay Karazin. Text in Russian. Elephant folio (15/1/2" x 12" or 40 x 30.5 cm) Full leather (morocco) richly decorated, all edges gilt. Decorated endpapers. 242, 230, (2) pp.; 228, 247, (2) pp.; LXX, 160, 255, (2) pp. Profusely illustrated with text drawings and plates (frontispieces, illustrations, portraits, maps), some in color.

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Item ID: 01560R

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Ke-Sha Proskuriakov
Two albums with original 1920's Caricatures
Kharkiv (Kharkov), 1927-1928

Two albums with ink and whitewash political/propaganda caricatures by Innokenty Proskuriakov (Ke-Sha). The albums were made by the artist himself of coarse paper with hand-drawn covers. Each page contains attached signed drawing(s) on heavy stock with inscription(s) below. Altogether there are 61 caricatures + 1 title page + 2 cover drawings. Some caricatures have drawings on verso (not counted). Many caricatures have editorial notes or stamps on verso.

First album (13-1/4" x 11" or 33.5 x 28 cm) has illustrated cover, title page and 22 sheets with one drawing (1927-1928) on each sheet.
Second album (15-1/2" x 11-3/4" or 39.5 x 30 cm) has illustrated cover and 28 sheets with 39 drawings (1928).

Provenance: Artist's estate

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Item ID: Ar00185

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Vialov [Vyalov], Konstantin
SURAMSKY PEREVAL ("Suram Pass" on Caucasus).
1933

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size in inches: 39" x 31-1/8"

Size in centimeters: 99 x 79 cm

Comments: Konstantin Aleksandrovich Vialov (1900-1976). Signed, dated and titled. Stretched, unframed.

Provenance: Elena Mel'nikova (the artist's widow), 1980 - auction Phillips (London), 1989.

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Item ID: Ar00010

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Peter the Great, Yantsen, D.) Lambin, Nikolay Petrovich (?-1882)
ISTORIYA PETRA VELIKAGO ("History of Peter the Great"). First Edition
St. Petersburg: F. I. El'sner, 1843
"With 600 Original Drawings, Portraits and Decorations by D. Yantsen [Iantsen]". Text in Russian. Imperial 8vo (9-3/4" x 6-1/2") Original full leather richly embossed in gilt to boards and spine. Marbled edges. [4], [VIII], 740 pages. Frontispiece, plates, text drawings. Imperial bookplate to fpd. A gorgeous book, strong and square.

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Item ID: 01596R

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Melnikova, Yelena (1902-1980)
[Industrial Landscape]
[c. 1932-1933]

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size in inches: 25" x 31"

Size in centimeters: 63.5 x 79 cm

Comments: Artist: Elena Mel'nikova. Unstretched, unframed.

Provenance: The artist.

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Item ID: Ar00184

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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: 01704R

Price: $8,495.00

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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).

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Item ID: Pr00191

Price: $7,495.00

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Nissky, Georgy
Dombay
1957
Medium: Oil on Cardboard

Size in inches: 23-3/4" x 18-3/4" (without frame)

Size in centimeters: 59.5 x 47.5 cm (without frame)

Comments: Georgy Grigorievich Nissky (1903-1987). Monogram and date in bottom left corner. Signature (full name), title and date on verso. Framed.

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Item ID: Ar00028

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Filonov, Pavel Nikolaevich
[Pilgrimage]
[c. 1910]

Medium: Ink and pencil on paper mounted on cardboard

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

Size in centimeters: 9.5 x 20.3 cm

Comments: Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov (1883-1941).

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Item ID: Ar00025

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Telingater, Sedelnikov, Freiberg) Mekhlis, et al. (Editors)
GEROICHESKAYA EPOPEYA ("Heroic Epic"). Album of Photo Documents. First Edition
Moscow: "Pravda"/Partizdat, 1935

Editors: Lev Mekhlis, et al. Design by Paula Freiberg, Solomon Telingater and Nikolay Sedel'nikov.

Text in Russian. Folio (13-1/2" x 10") hard cover (with soft cloth, imitation suede?), decorated and titled to front and spine. Monochrome and color photographs, illustrations and maps throughout, some folding, many mounted. With two flag-shaped place marks (pennants). Original slipcase. 5000 copies only.

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Item ID: 02241R

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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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Holland, John Isaac [Johann Isaac Hollandus], et al.
SOBRANIYE RAZNYKH DOSTOVERNYKH KHIMICHESKIKH KNIG... ("Collection of Various Authentic Chemical Books...")
St. Petersburg: The Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1787
Text in Russian. Contemporary calf. 865 pp., copper engravings.

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Item ID: 01752R

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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.

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Item ID: 01733R

Price: $3,495.00

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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.

Bound together with "Crata Repoa".

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Item ID: 01754Ra

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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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Volkonsky Family)
Official hand-made document with boundary map related to property of Prince Volkonsky Family
Kursk, 1902

Medium: Ink and watercolor on thick paper.

Size in inches: 32" x 41"

Size in centimeters: 81 x 104 cm

Comments: Signed, dated, sealed. Unframed. CS.

From Natalia Volkonsky's archive.

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Item ID: Mis00046

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Vorontsov-Dashkov, Count, The Minister of the Imperial Court [Comte Woronzow-Daschkow]
VYSOCHAISHE UTVERZHDENNY TSEREMONIAL... ("Ceremonial Approved from on High...") 5 Crowning Ceremonials
St. Petersburg, Typography of Trenke and Fusnot, [1896]

Five Ceremonials related to the coronation of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II as Emperor of all the Russias.

Five documents are in Russian, another five with the same text in French. Folio (12-3/8" x 7-3/8"). Each of 10 separately titled and paginated. The French titles are:
Ceremonial de la Translation Des Insignes Imperiaux du Palais Imperial d'Hiver a la Salle des Armes du Kremlin a Moscou, (3 pages);
Ceremonial de L'Entree Solennelle a Mouscou de Leurs Majestes L'Empereur Nicolas Alexandrovitch Autocrate de Toutes Les Russies et de L'Imperatrice Alexandra Feodorovna, (13 pages);
Ceremonial de la Proclamation Solennelle du Jour du Couronnement et du Sacre de Leurs Majestes Imperiales L'Empereur Nicolas Alexandrovitch Autocrate de Toutes Les Russies et de L'Imperatrice Alexandra Feodorovna, (6 pages);
Ceremonial de la Translation des Insignes Imperiaux de la Salle des Armes (Oroujeinala Palata), a la Salle du Trone, au Palais du Kremlin, (3 pages);
Ceremonial du Couronnement et du Sacre de Sa Majeste L'Empereur Nicolas Alexandrovitch Autocrate de Toutes Les Russies et de Sa Majeste L'Imperatrice Alexandra Feodorovna, (28 pages).
Each document is also noted as 'Approuve par Sa Majeste L'Empereur. Signe: Le Ministre de la Maison de l'Empereur Comte Woronzow-Daschkow' with 'Imprimerie Trenke et Fusnot' on the last page.

The foregoing Russian documents:
Ceremonial
Ceremonial
Ceremonial
Ceremonial
Ceremonial

All 10 documents are sewn together and backed by white silk cloth, with red silk ribbon marker; with cover having gilt double-headed eagle royal arms.

Laid-in to red folio (12-1/2" x 8") bindings, repeating the gilt Russian arms on front, gilt roll tool surround, gilt tooled inner turn-ins, surrounding light-blue moire silk end-panels.

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Item ID: 04567R

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Vorontsov-Dashkov, Count, The Minister of the Imperial Court [Comte Woronzow-Daschkow]
VYSOCHAISHE UTVERZHDENNY TSEREMONIAL... ("Ceremonial Approved from on High...") 5 Crowning Ceremonials
St. Petersburg, Typography of Trenke and Fusnot, [1896]

Five Ceremonials related to the coronation of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II as Emperor of all the Russias.

Five documents are in Russian, another five with the same text in French. Folio (12-3/8" x 7-3/8"). Each of 10 separately titled and paginated. The French titles are:
Ceremonial de la Translation Des Insignes Imperiaux du Palais Imperial d'Hiver a la Salle des Armes du Kremlin a Moscou, (3 pages);
Ceremonial de L'Entree Solennelle a Mouscou de Leurs Majestes L'Empereur Nicolas Alexandrovitch Autocrate de Toutes Les Russies et de L'Imperatrice Alexandra Feodorovna, (13 pages);
Ceremonial de la Proclamation Solennelle du Jour du Couronnement et du Sacre de Leurs Majestes Imperiales L'Empereur Nicolas Alexandrovitch Autocrate de Toutes Les Russies et de L'Imperatrice Alexandra Feodorovna, (6 pages);
Ceremonial de la Translation des Insignes Imperiaux de la Salle des Armes (Oroujeinala Palata), a la Salle du Trone, au Palais du Kremlin, (3 pages);
Ceremonial du Couronnement et du Sacre de Sa Majeste L'Empereur Nicolas Alexandrovitch Autocrate de Toutes Les Russies et de Sa Majeste L'Imperatrice Alexandra Feodorovna, (28 pages).
Each document is also noted as 'Approuve par Sa Majeste L'Empereur. Signe: Le Ministre de la Maison de l'Empereur Comte Woronzow-Daschkow' with 'Imprimerie Trenke et Fusnot' on the last page.

The foregoing Russian documents:
Ceremonial
Ceremonial
Ceremonial
Ceremonial
Ceremonial

All 10 documents are sewn together and backed by white silk cloth, with red silk ribbon marker; with cover having gilt double-headed eagle royal arms.

Laid-in to red folio (12-1/2" x 8") bindings, repeating the gilt Russian arms on front, gilt roll tool surround, gilt tooled inner turn-ins, surrounding light-blue moire silk end-panels.

We assume that was given to attendee at the ceremonies of coronation, however there are no previous owner names or other written provenance evident.

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Item ID: 04528R

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Peter the Great.
KNIGA USTAV VOINSKY... ("The Book of [Military] Service Regulations") (Kriegs Reglement).
St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1737.
Text in Russian and German. Original calf. 371, 35 pp.

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Item ID: 01419R

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Yablonskaya, Tatyana
ETIUD K KARTINE "NA DNEPRE" ("Sketch to the painting 'On Dnepr'")
[Kiev], 1953

Medium: Oil on cardboard

Size in inches: 10" x 13-3/4"

Size in centimeters: 25.5 x 35 cm

Comments: Artist: Tatiana Yablonskaia. Signed and dated on front; titled on verso. Unframed.

Exhibited: Kiev, 1960 (see the exhibition label on verso).

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Item ID: Ar00143

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Various Authors: Tcheprakoff or Cheprakov (?), et al.
BOUND MANUSCRIPT
1876-1902 (?)
Original manuscript in 8vo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2") bound in parchment.
Illuminated with calligraphy.
84 sheets, double-sided, plus 16 blank sheets.
Texts in French, seem to be related to philosophy or occult (please see the image of the Table of Contents).
Handwritings seem to belong to various people and be signed by some of them.
Various dates from 1876 to 1902 found.
Place(s) unknown but Moscow indicated on one page (please see the image).
Original artworks (watercolors) on both covers, signed but indecipherable (by me).

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Item ID: Au00007

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SOBRANIE VOSTOCHNYKH RUKOPISEI AKADEMII NAUK UZBEKSKOI SSR ("Collection of Eastern Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbek S.S.R."). [Annotated]. Vol. I - XI.
Tashkent: Academy of Sciences of Uzbek SSR / 'Fan".
First (and the only) edition. Text in Russian and (names, MS titles, etc.) in original languages: Arabian, Persian, etc. Cloth. 10-1/4 x 8-1/8. 1000 copies only. Illustrated with photographs of pages. Besides Mss. descriptions and annotations, the volumes contain the following indexes: a) Index of titles (Arabian letters); b) Index of titles (in Russian); c) Index of names of authors and copyists (Arabian letters); d) Index of names of authors, copyists and any other names and geographical names mentioned in Mss. (in Russian); e) Chronological Index (by date of writing); f) Chronological Index (date of copying); g) Index of special mss.; h) Index of correspondence between ms. Number and inventory number; i) list of drawings; j) Table of Contents; k) Errata. Vols. II - XI contain description of near 7,000 Mss. (from No. 744 to No. 7574). Vol. I. 1952. 440 pp. Vol. II. 1954. 590 pp. Vol. III. 1955. 555 pp. Vol. IV. 1957. 560 pp. Vol. V. 1960. 543 pp. Vol. VI. 1963. 738 pp. Vol. VII. 1964. 554 pp. Vol. VIII. 1967. 798 pp. Vol. IX. 1971. 600 pp. Vol. X. 1975. 706 pp. Vol. XI. 1987. 445 pp. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: I. ISLAM. A. History of Religion [Islam]: 1. Islamic Hagiography including religious folklore (Prophets before Muhammad, Muhammad and His Descendants, Lives of Descendants of Muhammad, Imams). 2. Koran (Texts and translations of Koran, Tafsirs, Nasikh and Mansukh, Methodology of reading of Koran, Special properties of Koran, etc.). 3. Hadiths [Traditions of the Prophet] (Collections of Hadiths, Transmitters of Hadiths). B. Islamic Law and Jurisprudence [Shariat and Fikh] (including Biographies of the jurists). C. Moslem Theology: 1. Scholastic Theology. 2. Munajats, etc. 3. Other Theological works. D. Sufism (General issues, Biographies of the Sufis). E. Ismailism. F. Other. 1 Polemics. 2 Prayers. 3 Ritual. II. SCIENCES. A. Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology, Astronomical instruments, Astronomical tables, Calendars, Chemistry and Alchemy, Meteorology, Cosmography, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Physics). B. Medicine (General medicine, Compedia, Books of cures, Pharmacology, Materia Medica, Veterinary). C. Occult Sciences and Talismans (Cabbalistica, Magic, Spells, Divination [Fal], Sand divination [Raml], Magic numbers [Dzafr], Coincidences [Aufak, Vafk], Dream interpretations [Tabir nama], Physiognomy [Ilm al-Kiafat], Shoulder-blade divination [Shona], Talismans). D. History and Related sciences. 1. History (Universal history, History of the Middle Asia, History of India, History of Iran, History of Turkey, History of Eastern Turkestan, History of other countries, etc.). 2. Related Sciences (Biographies - Collections of biographies and Biographies of individuals, Memoirs and Travels, Documents [Deeds (?)], Epigraphy, Epistolary, Record keeping). E. Geography and Travels (Historical Geography, Travels descriptions, Regional geography [Study of Countries]). F. Philosophy and related sciences (General philosophy, Logic, Ethics, Politics, Rhetoric, Didactics, etc.). G. Philology and Theory of Literature (Theory of literature, Poetics, Grammar, Phonetics, Lexicography, Stylistics [Insha], Versification, Murasala, Epistolary works, Lexicography, etc.). III. Fiction and Folklore (Prose, Poetry, Folklore, Epic literature, Drama, Readers, Mu'ammas, Fairy Tales, Anecdotes, Anthologies [Bayazes], etc.). IV. Arts, Crafts, and Sports (Music, Calligraphy, Handicrafts, Sports, Military [War] science). V. Bibliography. VI. Correspondence. VII. Encyclopedias. VII. Miscellany. Etc.

Item ID: 02005R

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Blavatskaya, Elena Petrovna (Helena Petrovna Blavatsky)
TAYNAYA DOKTRINA ("The Secret Doctrine"). In two Volumes
Riga: Uguns, 1937

First in Russian.

Text in Russian. Large 8vo (9-5/8" x 6-1/2") cloth titled in silver to front and spine. 1800+ pp. in both volumes; errata slip.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 02876R

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Volkonsky Family)
Official hand-made document with boundary map related to property of Prince Volkonsky Family
Kursk, 1902?]

Medium: Ink and watercolor on [thick] paper.

Size in inches: over 26" x 18"

Size in centimeters: over 66 x 46 cm

Comments: Signed. [Probably dated and sealed?]. Matted, framed. CS.

From Natalia Volkonsky's archive.

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Item ID: Mis00045

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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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Zabelin, Ivan
DOMASHNY BYT RUSSKIKH TSARITZ ("Everyday Life of Russian Tsarinas in XVI and XVII Centuries")
Moscow: Grachev typography, 1872
Author: Ivan Yegorovich Zabelin (1820-1908). Text in Russian. 4to (10" x 6-3/4") half-leather titled in French and richly decorated in gilt to spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. VIII, 680, 166 pp., lithograph plates (two of them foldouts). Pretty good looking book.

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Item ID: 01625R

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Grand-Duc Nicolas Mikhailowitch (Published by)
RUSSKIE PORTRETY ("Russian Portraits of XVIII and XIX Centuries" Volume I) [PORTRAITS RUSSES des XVIIIe et XIXe siecles. Tome I]. First Edition
St. Petersburg: EZGB, 1905 [St. Petersbourg: Manufacture des Papiers de l'Etat]
Published by Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich (1859-1919). Two folio size (13-3/4" x 11") volumes stoutly bound in blue cloth, plates tipped into gummed linen hinges. Volume 1 contains 100 plates in heliogravure and phototype (194 images); Volume 2 contains the explanatory text for the plates in French and Russian. Former scientific institution library copy with minimal markings (small stamp to rear endpaper of each volume).

Very Rare

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Item ID: 01626R

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Iskander (Aleksandr Gertsen [Alexander Herzen])
BYLOYE I DUMY ("My Past and Thoughts"). First Edition. Vols 1-3
London: Vol'naya Russkaya Tipografiya, 1861-1862

Author: Alexander Gertzen.
Three volumes of four published. Each with its own title page and separate pagination. Text in Russian. Each 7-1/2" x 4-1/b" half-leather over marbled boards; marbled epps and ends. XI, 414, III, (1) pp. + 416, II, (1) pp. + 285, (1), (1) pp. Kilgour 436.

The major Herzen's work. Rare.

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Item ID: 01889R

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Beme, Yakov (Jacob Boehme or Bohme)
AURORA
Moscow: Musaget, 1914

Text in Russian. Large 8vo (9" x 7") Softcover. XV, 406, (8) pp.; engraved portrait. Copy 175 from 337 numbered copies.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 02879R

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Strakhov Adolf (Design); Voroshilov & Budionny (Autographs).
Russian Civil War document GRAMOTA (Official award, Deed), awarding Military Commissar of the First Cavalry Army Joseph Tsibul'sky.
1921.
Text in Russian. Paper mounted on oil-cloth (?). 16-1/2 x 12-1/2 in. Design by Adolf Strakhov (color linocut?). The award was sealed and signed by S. Budionny and K. Voroshilov. Revolutionary War Council awarded Tsibul'sky in commemoration of the first anniversary of the First Cavalry Army. [Budionny and Voroshilov: two the most famous heroes of the Civil War. Semion Budionny (b. 1893) was a commander of the legendary First Cavalry Army (known also for its atrocities). Kliment Voroshilov (b. 1881): a famous Civil War commander, later Defense Minister, one of the closest assistants of Stalin.]

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Item ID: Mis00001

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Tarkhanov, Mikhail Mikhailovich
"To R. Aseev (?)" [Abstract Composition]
[Moscow], 1933

Medium: Starch with pigment on paper

Size in inches: 10-1/2" x 14"

Size in centimeters: 26.6 x 35.5 cm

Comments: Mikhail Mikhailovich Tarkhanov (1888-1962). Signed and dated on verso.

Artist's typeface experiments on verso

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Item ID: Ar00024

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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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Item ID: 01795R

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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: 01839R

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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: 01840R

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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

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Dul'sky, Petr; Adariukov, et al.
KAZANSKIY BIBLIOFIL ("Kazan's Bibliophile"). Magazine of Critique and Bibliography. Issues 1 and 2
Kazan': Druzya Knigi, 1921 [- 1922]
Two first issues of four published. Text in Russian. Folio (12" x 9") softcovers. 117, [3] pp. + 206, [2] pp. Illustrated. 1000 copies only. Old library marking.

Editor: Piotr Dul'skiy.

Aesthetics - Archives - Art - Art history - Artistic life - Bibliography - Biographies - Books review - Chronicle - Competitions - Exhibitions - Folklore - History - Icons - Libraries - Linguistics - Literary criticism - Literature - Manuscripts - Memoirs - Miniatures - Monasteries - Museums - Obituaries - Philology - Philosophy - Poetry - Politics - Prose - Publishing - Religion - Science - Theater - Translations - etc.

Because of political reasons publishing of many early Soviet magazines (especially provincial ones) was stopped, all published issues were destroyed and very few survived.

Very Rare. Not in MOMA, not in Getty, not in British Library, not listed in PPS, not listed in Smits.

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Item ID: 01901R

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Volkonsky Family)
Official hand-made document with boundary map related to property of Prince Volkonsky Family
Kursk, 1902

Medium: Ink and watercolor on thick paper.

Size in inches: 26" x 20-1/2"

Size in centimeters: 66 x 52 cm

Comments: Signed, dated, sealed. Unframed. CS.

From Natalia Volkonsky's archive.

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Item ID: Mis00044

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Peter the Great.
USTAV VOINSKY... ("[Military] Service Regulations") (Kriegs Reglement).
St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1753.
Text in Russian and German. Original calf. [2], 427 pp.

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Item ID: 01407R

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Vambery , Hermann Arminius
ISTORIYA BOKHARY ("The History of Bokhara or Trans-Oxus"). Two Volumes
St. Petersburg: Isakov, 1873
"From the most ancient times to the present. According to Asian published and unpublished manuscript historical sources". Volumes 1 & 2 bound together. First in Russian. Quarter-leather. Decorative epps. XV, 274 + VI, 226, [2] pp. Pre-revolutionary library stamps of Asiatic Department, nice Imperial double-eagle bookplate.

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Item ID: 01593R

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Zhukovsky, Rudolph
Three Russian Lithographs Depicting Typical Russian Characters and Scenes of the 19th Century
[St. Petersburg, 1842-1843]

Medium: Hand-colored Lithographs

Size in inches: Appr. 12-1/2" x 9-1/4" (Plate mark 9" x 7") ea.

Size in centimeters: Appr. 31.7 x 23.5 cm (Plate mark 22.8 x 17.8 cm) ea.

Comments: Artist: Rudolph Kazimirovich Zhukovskiy (1814-1886). Text in French.
Each lithograph is in 15" x 11-1/2" paper passe-partout.

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Item ID: Pr00030

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Thomas, N.) Levesque, Pierre Charles
MOEURS, USAGES ET COSTUMES DES PEUPLES DE LA RUSSIE. First Edition
Paris: Guilleminet, [1801]
4to (10" x 7-3/4") leather-backed boards. Text in French and 16 foldout plates engraved by N. Thomas. Russica L808.

Very Rare

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Item ID: 01672R

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Saveliev, Pavel
MONETY DZHUSHIDSKIYA, DZHAGATAISKIYA ... ("Dzhushid, Dzhagatai, Dzhelairid and Other Coins..."). First Edition
St. Petersburg: Imperial Archeological Society, printed at the Ekspeditsiya Zagotovleniya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag, 1858
Author: Pavel Stepanovich Savel'ev. Text in Russian. Complete. Cloth, original front wrapper bound in. 325 pp. with images of coins (text illustrations + 10 hors-texte plates).
This famous book won 28 awards. It is very important not only for numismatists but for all people studying Russian history of the period of The Golden Horde, etc.

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Item ID: 01715R

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Mechnikov, Il'ya
LEKTSII PO SRAVNITEL'NOY PATOLOGII VOSPALENIYA ("Lectures on the Comparative Pathology of Inflammation"). First Edition
St. Petersburg: K. L. Rikker, 1892
Author: Ilya Mechnikov. Text in Russian. Leather backed cloth titled to spine. Illustrated with text drawings and color lithographic plates.

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Item ID: 01824R

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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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Fabricius, Johann Albert. Trans. By Robert Bishop of Lincoln
OTRYVOK IUDEYSKIKH DREVNOSTEY ("Excerpt from Jewish Antiquities. Testaments of Twelve Patriarchs")
Moscow: University Typography, 1816

First Russian edition of the famous Old Testament apocryphal treatise "Testaments of 12 Patriarchs".

Text in Russian. In original wraps. 170, (2) pp. From the library of well-known freemason Petr Kaznacheev (Pierre Kaznatcheeff).

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 02881R

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Hofmann, Georg Wilhelm Von
DIE SCHLACHT VON BORODINO MIT EINER UEBERSICHT DES FELDZUGS VON 1812 ("The Battle at Borodino with an Overview of the Campaign of 1812"). First Edition
Koblenz: K. Badeker, 1846
Text in German. Half-leather embossed in gilt to spine. With foldouts including a large beautiful colored map (18" x 23-1/4" or 46 x 60 cm) of the great battle at Borodino between Napoleon and the Russian army under marshal Kutuzov. Old stamps of a regiment library.

Rare.

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Item ID: 01823R

Price: $1,395.00

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PRIDVORNY MESIATSESLOV NA LETO ... 1796 ("Court Calendar for 1796")
St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, [1795]
Text in Russian. 4-1/2' x 3" original leather-backed marbled boards, red-toned edges. Engraved frontispiece.

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Item ID: 01585R

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Dolgoroukov, Prince Pierre
NOTICE SUR LES PRINCIPALES FAMILLES DE LA RUSSIE
Bruxelles: Meline, Cans et Compagnie, 1843
Author: Prince Petr Vladimirovich Dolgorukov (1817-1868). Text in French. 5-3/4" x 4" half-leather embossed in gilt to spine. Ex-library copy with stamps to the title page and last page; else clean and nice looking.
Prince Dolgorukow published it 11 years before his monumental "Russian Genealogy Book".

Rare Not in Kilgour.

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Item ID: 01681R

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Prozorovsky, Dmitry
MONETA I VES V ROSSII ... ("Coin and Weight in Russia until the End of the XVIII Century"). First Edition
St. Petersburg: Imperial Archeological Society, printed at the typography of A. Transhel', 1865
Author: Dmitriy Ivanovich Prozorovskiy. Text in Russian. Cloth. 417, (1) pp. with one hors-texte table of coins. Charts, Index.
"The only complete work on Russian metrology", this book won 9 awards.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 01716R

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