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[Moscow]: A. Rerikh, ca. 1900-1903. Oblong folio (25.5 × 35 cm). Original embossed green cloth with gilt title to front board and 25 leaves of photographic plates. Inscription to marbled boards reads: "Presented to F. Lambert by acting Abbot of Solovetsky Monatery, Sept. 20, 1918." Boards and corners lightly scuffed; discoloration to cloth edges; small ink stain to… Read more
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image of Précis du Droit Public Grand-Duché de Finlande Par L. Mechelin [Summary of the Public Law of Finland by L. Mechelin]

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Helsinki: J.C. Frenckell, 1886. Octavo (22 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappers; 127 pp. Wrappers lighly toned due to stock; small chips along wrapper edges. Internally very good. Second edition. An important work on Constitutional law of Finland, commenting specifically on Russo-Finish political relations, written by the law professor and statesman, Leonard Mechelin (1839-1914). Published in French for political… Read more
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image of L'oeuvre Demi-Séculaire de la Societé de Littérature Finnoise et Le Mouvement National en Finlande de 1831 a 1881 [The Semi-Secular Work of the Finnish Literature Society and the Finnish National Movement 1831-1881]

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Helsinki: Société de literature finnoise, 1882. Octavo (22 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappers; 127 pp. Small tape repair to head of spine; else about very good. A history of the Finnish nationalist movement during the relatively liberal reign of Alexander II over the Grand Duchy of Finland, written by the historian Ernst Gustaf Palmén (1849-1919). While officially a… Read more
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image of Zaklad pravoslavnago khrama v Zheneve [The founding of the Orthodox Church in Geneva]. WITH: Russkaia Krestovozdvizhenskaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov' v Zheneve [Russian Orthodox Church of the Exaltation of the Cross in Geneva]

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Moscow: Tip. V. Gotie, 1863. Octavo (23 × 15 cm). Original printed self-wrappers; 5 pp. Binding reinforced with paper; foxing throughout. About good. Geneva: Russkaia tipografiia, 1939. Octavo (20.5 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 16, [1] pp. Five leaves of illustrations. Light soil to wrappers, else very good. Two brochures on the history of… Read more
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Kharkov: Izdanie F. I. Kuzmina, [ca. 1915-1916]. Broadside on purple stock, measuring 55 × 35 cm, printed to recto and verso, with decorative header. Old horizontal and vertical creases; light discoloration; pre-revolutionary stamp of the Imperatorskii Moskovskii Muzei (Moscow State Historical Museum); else about very good. This WWI propaganda poster published in the Russian Empire outlines the action… Read more
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image of Bozhieiu milostiiu. Starshaia liniia doma Romanovykh posle muchenicheskoi konchiny imperatora Nikolaia II, ego sem'i i velikago kniazia Mikhaila Aleksandrovicha [By the Grace of God. The old line of the House of Romanovs after the martyric death of Emperor Nicholas II, his family and the Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich]. Album of 121 black and white photographs depicting members of the royal family in the late 19th and early 20th century

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[Paris]: 1957. Oblong quarto (22 × 28). Original pictorial wrappers, illustrated with the imperial heraldry of the Romanov family; 129, [3] leaves, most featuring black and white photoreproductions with Russian captions, printed on coated paper stock throughout. Scarce album of 121 black and white photographs, depicting members of the royal family in the late 19th and early 20th… Read more
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image of Chem bylo kazachestvo [What were the cossacks?]. Otdel'nyi ottisk statei iz nomerov 82-87 zhurn. "Vol'noe Kazachestvo--Vil'ne Kozatsvo"

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Prague: Izd. red. zhurn. "Vol'noe Kazachestvo", 1931. 12mo (15 × 11.5 cm). Original staple-stitched blue wrappers; 48, [1] pp. Very minor soil to wrappers; very good or better. Rare Cossack-related publication, issued by the "Vol'noe Kazachestvo" (Free Cossacks) movement when Prague was still a key center of Russian emigre and especially Cossack life. Balinov's essay, which is primarily… Read more
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image of Historico-philosophica descriptio picturae novae bibliothecae fornici inductae in Canonia Strahoviensi Canonicorum Praemonstratensium Pragae in Monte Sion ab Antonio Maulbertsch, Academiae Artium Vindobonensis et Berolinensis sodali, cura et impendiis Wenceslai Josephi Mayer, abbatis Sionei et Milovicensis, Regii Eleemosynarii, Et Inclyti Regni Bohemiae Praelati

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Prague: Typis Viduae Elsenwanger, Factore Antonio Petzold, 1797. Quarto (26 × 20.5 cm). Contemporary silk binding with silver-embossed decorative borders; all edges gilt; [7], 54 pp. With an engraved dedication leaf to Emperor Francis II, one small vignette, and frontis showing a detailed view of the library. Very good, printed on thick laid paper; binding very lightly soiled… Read more
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London; New York: 1936; 1937; 1941. Oblong octavo (14 × 21.5 cm). Paper-covered bloth binding; title to spine; bound photostat (Igestat) copies of the original printed material. With pencil marks consisting of minus and plus signs in the margins, as well as very few longer annotations. Very lightly rubbed at corners; internally very good. Contemporary photostat copies of… Read more
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image of Trysten', 15-28 VII 1916: ko dniu 225-letiia L.-Gv. Keksgol'mskago polka, 1710-29/VI-1935 [Trysten. 15-28 VII 1916: for the 225th anniversary of the Keksgolm battalion 1710-29/VI-1935]

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Paris: self-published, 1935. Octavo (19.5 × 14 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 62, [2] pp. Includes maps. Partially unopened and uncut. Light foxing to wrappers and along the fore edge, else very good. A WWI testimony, this pamphlet describes the devastating "victory" in the battle for Trysten' of the Keksgol'm battalion during the unsuccessful offensive of the Western Front in… Read more
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image of Obzor piatiletiia organizatsii i deiatel'nosti Kavkazskoi Shelkovodstvennoi Stantsii [Overview of the first five years of the Caucasian Silk Station]. ; Trudy Kavkazskoi Shelkovodstvennoi Stantsii, Tom VI, Vypusk I [The Works of the Caucasian Silk Station, vol. VI, issue I]

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Tbilisi: Tipografiia K. P. Kozlovskogo, 1892. Quarto (28.5 × 22 cm). Original embossed silk-covered boards; gilt title to front board; 70, [1] pp. Boards lightly soiled; gilt partially faded; some foxing to end papers, but overall very good. A detailed account of the business of sericulture in the Trans-Caucasus region (the only major silk-producing region of the Russian… Read more
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image of Den' russkoi skorbi pamiati Tsaria-muchenika Gosudaria Imperatora Nikolaia Aleksandrovicha, Evo Avgusteishei Sem'i i Vernykh Slug 17-go iulia 1956 goda v gor. N'iu-Iorke. Vselenskaia panikhida v Voznesenskom Kafedral'nom Sobore v Bronkse. Traurnoe sobranie. Rech' K. N. Nikolaeva "Imperator Nikolai II, pervaia gosudarstvennaia Duma i krest'ianstvo."

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New York: K. N. Nikolaev, 1956. Octavo (23.5 × 15.5 cm). Original staple-stitched self-wrappers; 24 pp. Frontis portrait. Printed on coated paper stock. Very good; uncut and unopened; front wrapper with a diagonal crease and touch of dust-soiling. Rare brochure issued on the anniversary of the last Tsar and his family's gruesome death at the hands of the… Read more
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image of Ischeznuvshii gorod: tragediia Nikolaevska na Amure [The disappeared city: the tragedy of the city of Nikolaevsk-on-Amur]

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Vladivostok: Tipo-litografiia Iosif Korot, 1920. Octavo (17.5 × 12.5 cm). Contemporary quarter-cloth over boards, with original wrappers not preserved; 70 pp. 21 photo-illustrations. Ownership stamp to title page. Slightly resized, about very good. First edition. Filled with rare photographs of the destruction brought on by the Russian Civil War in the Far East, this text was written by… Read more
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St. Petersburg: Ispolneno v Khudozhestvennoi Fototipii i Tsinkografii A. I. Vil'borg, 1900. Quarto (32 × 23.5 cm). Original string-bound pictorial wrappers; [34] leaves on coated stock, with tissue guards, many of them printed. Color lithographs, as well as photographs in unusual configurations (early photo-montage), with ornamental floral frames in the Jugendstil manner. Wrappers lightly chipped at corners,… Read more
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image of Ocherki pokoreniia Kavkaza: s risunkami i kartami [Sketches on the conquest of the Caucasus: with drawings and maps]

Ocherki pokoreniia Kavkaza: s risunkami i kartami [Sketches on the conquest of the Caucasus: with drawings and maps]

by Sluzhivyi (pseud. of Dmitrii Nikolaevich Dubenskii, 1858-1923)

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St. Petersburg: self-published (Tipografiia M. M. Stasiulevicha), 1901. Large octavo (25 × 17.5 cm). Publisher's decorative green wrappers preserved in contemporary ochre cloth binding with gilt tooling to front board; [4], 147, [3] pp. With numerous photographs, one reproduction on coated stock, and two folding maps bound at the back. Ownership note of Baron Traubenberg. Binding lightly shaken… Read more
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Ierusalim (Jerusalem): self-published, 1931. Octavo (23 × 16 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 122, [2] pp. About very good. First and only edition of this memoir by Mikhail A. Pols'kii (1891-1960), a Russian Orthodox priest (protopresviter) and theologian, who was imprisoned by the Soviet government for his religious service but later managed to flee from the notorious prison camp at… Read more
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image of Novaia ideia zemlevladeniia: proekt zemel'nago pereustroistva Rossii [New ideas on land ownership: project for the reformation of Russian agriculture]

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First Russian edition. London: Edinburgh University Press, 1919. First Russian edition. Large octavo. Later cloth with decorative front wrapper preserved; 175, [1] pp. Eight leaves of color plates, one folded. Light soil to wrapper; first few pages slightly spotty; traces of moisture to gutter and lower edges; text and plates bright and clean. A scarce proposal for transforming… Read more
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image of Pro strach židovský [For the Fear of Jews]. WITH: Žídé a my [The Jews and us].; Traktáty mladého Československa [Treatises of young Czechoslovakia], svazek 1. a, b and 2. a, b.

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Brno: Vydává Kateřina Slavatová, 1937. Octavos (18 × 12.8 cm). Original printed wrappers; 30 and 30, [1] pp. Very good copies. Two first issues of this series of anti-semitic pamphlets, containing a re-edition of Jan Neruda's famous "Pro strach židovský" [For the Fear of Jews, originally 1870] and a pamphlet of six short essays by the author. They… Read more
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image of Výstava umění v Čechach XVII--XVIII století, 1600--1800, Pražske baroko: Valdštejnský palác; palác zemského zastupitelstva; pořádá umělecká beseda v Praze za účasti hlavního města Prahy [An exhibition of art in Bohemia of the 17th-18th centuries, 1600-1800, the Czech Baroque, held at Valdstejn Palace]

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Prague: Umělecká beseda, 1938. Octavo (20.8 × 14.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 140, [16] leaves of black-and-white illustrations. Very good. Illustrated catalog for an exhibition of Czech baroque art, organized by Umělecká beseda and the city of Prague in 1938. Laid in is a plan of the exhibition grounds at Valdstejn Palace. Approximately sixty pages of introductory articles… Read more
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image of Russkaia revoliutsiia i nezavisimost' Pol'shi. Perevod s pol'skago [The Russian Revolution and Polish independence]

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Paris: Tip. "Franko-Russkaia" Pechat', 1922. Octavo (19 cm). Original wrappers; 61 pp. Uncut and unopened copy; foxing to rear wrapper and top edge; ca. 4 cm. tear along edge of rear wrapper. Russian translation of a Polish pamphlet on the Russian role in declaring Poland's independence in 1917. The author argues against the fiction of a British invention… Read more
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