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Dlinnoe Imya [The Long Name]

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Biblionne
Published
1929
Condition
In near good condition, stains on cover, spine rubbed.
Edition
[12] pp., ill.
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$550.00

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[Moskva], Gosudarstvennoe izdatelstvo, 1929. Limited to 30 000 copies. First edition. The original Japanese tale (長い名前) was published in 1898 (The Yanagita Kunio Guide to the Japanese Folk Tale. 234). The origin of the tale is rakugo (a kind of talk show), an oral art developed during the period of Edo (1603–1868). It was a myth about why Chinese names… Read more
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Polnyi Povorot Krugom [Turnabout]

by Faulkner William

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Biblionne
Published
1963
Condition
In good condition, tears on the front cover, small stains on the cover, spine and back cover slightly rubbed, owner's mark on th
Edition
46, [2] pp., ill
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$450.00

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Moskva, Pravda, 1963. Limited to 111 600 copies. First book edition of these stories in Russia. This collection of stories includes Turnabout (1932) and Delta Autumn (1942). Turnabout is 'one of Faulkner's most popular stories and the best-known of his World War I fictions'. Delta Autumn is one of the seven stories from the novel Go Down, Moses. In the foreword… Read more
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$450.00
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Alice with Long Nec

by Gukova Julia

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Biblionne
Published
1990
Condition
Water colors and pencil on paper, in good condition, signed, tears, stains on the back side.
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$1,309.00

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N.p., 1990. Julia Gukova (b. 1961) studied under Russian conceptualist artist Vitaly Komar at one of Moscow art secondary school. Lately finished Moscow Polygraphic Institute and the private school-studio under Alisa Poret (1902–1984), Pavel Filonov's disciple. Gukova's diploma work—illustrations for A Midsummer Night's Dream (1987)—was published as her second book. She illustrated several children books, including Andersen's and L. Frank Baum's… Read more
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Sverchok na pechi [The Cricket on the Hearth]

by Dickens Charles

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Biblionne
Published
1925
Condition
Near very good condition
Edition
143,[1] pp., ill.
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$414.00

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Moskva-Leningrad, Gosudarstvennoe izdatelʹstvo, 1925. Fine illustrated edition of The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) in Russian. For the first time this translation appeared in Dickens's Collected works (St. Petersburg, vol. 7, 1894). Our edition doesn't contain the translator's name. Cover, headpieces, endpieces and five full-page woodcuts by graphic artist Aleksey Kravchenko (1889–1940). He is considered a master of woodcut. He… Read more
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$414.00
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Tvorcheskii put’ [Path of Creativity]

by Bela Uitz

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Biblionne
Published
1932
Condition
in good condition, front wrapper and spine repaired
Edition
75 p., ill
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$385.00

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Edited by Matsa Ivan [János Mácza]. Designed by Sergeeva. Limited to 5 000 copies. First life-time monograph about Hungarian painter Béla Uitz (1887-1972). He joined Lajos Kassák's avant-garde cicle in 1916. During Hungarian Republic of Councils he became a member of the Directorate of Art. In 1926 Uitz went to the Soviet Union and became a professor of VHUTEMAS. First Uitz… Read more
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$385.00
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Zheleznaia Doroga [The Railroad]

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Biblionne
Published
1937
Condition
In good condition, but first two leaves slightly cut
Edition
[12] pp., ill
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$290.00

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Livre d'artiste. First edition. Elena Safonova studied in VKhUTEMAS under Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. She was close to OBERIU (the Union of Real Art), Russian avant-garde futurist association. She illustrated books of Aleksandr Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms, prominent poets of OBERIU. In 1932 she was arrested and send into exile with members of this union. OCLC locates two copies in Princeton University and Western… Read more
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$290.00
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Otello, Venetsianskii Mavr [The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice]

by Shakespeare William

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Biblionne
Published
1945
Condition
In good condition, wears to back cover, small losses of spine and cover, owner's inscription on title-page.
Edition
140 pp.
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$330.00

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Translation by Boris Pasternak. Cover by N. Il'in. Moskva, GIKhL, 1945. Limited to 25 000 copies. Second edition of Otello in Pasternak's translation. First edition was glassprinting and unofficial, limited to 300 copies. It's practically unobtainable. This translation was intended for production in the Small Theatre [Malyi Theatre] in Moscow, 'which put spurs to me and hurried up'. Pasternak finished the translation in July 1944.… Read more
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$330.00
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Prints Datskii [Hamlet. Prince of Denmark].

by Shakespeare William

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Biblionne
Published
1942
Condition
In good condition, crack on front cover, rebacked, spine restored, new endpapers.
Edition
[1], portrait, 184 p., ill.
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$1,053.00

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Translation by Boris Pasternak. Preface and comments - M. Morozov. Moskva-Leningrad, Detgiz, 1942. Signed to print 7/VIII 1942. The book was issued during the Second World War. Second book edition of Hamlet in Pasternak's translation. Vsevolod Meyerkhold, Soviet theater director, asked to Pasternak translate this play in 1938. Meyerhold decided that Hamlet should be played by two actors: man and woman. One should read… Read more
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Ob elektrifikatsii [About electrification]

by Lenin V.I.

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Biblionne
Published
1936
Condition
in very good condition, spine slightly rubbed, small spots to front cover
Edition
215 pp., portrait, folded plates
Item Price
$950.00

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The fifteenth anniversary edition for GOELRO plan (*State Commission for Electrification of Russia*). The Plan included construction of a network of 30 regional power plants, including ten large hydroelectric power plants, and numerous electric-powered large industrial enterprises. Two folded plates are facsimile of Lenin's letters. The book looks like other important Stalinist editions: stamped hardback, folded plates etc. Construction of Lenin's… Read more
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Otchetnyi doklad XVII S'ezdu Partii o rabote TSK VKP(b) 26 ianvaria 1934 g. [Report to XVII Party Congress about the work of Central CFS 26th of January 1934]

by Stalin I.V

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Biblionne
Published
1935
Condition
in good condition, slightly spots to pages
Edition
152 pp., ill
Item Price
$1,250.00

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Sedel'nikov N. - book design. One of several editions of this Stalin's report but really unusual illustrated. XVII Party Congress nicknamed The Congress of the Victors due to the economic successes of The First FiveYear Plan, and also it was named The Congress of the Condemned. 1,996 party members which attended Congress, 1,108 members were arrested later, about two thirds of… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Shokolad [Chocolate]

by Zilov Lev

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Biblionne
Published
1928
Condition
in good condition outside, many marks by pen on margins, still interesting copy
Edition
30 pp., illustrations in red and black
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$1,250.00

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The one and only edition of the book. The book about chocolate. How it made, from the Native Americans to Russian confectionary Red October. Illustrator Vera Ivanova (1896-1948) studied in VKhUTEMAS and made several books together with Lev Zilov (The century of Russian book art, p.114). The author Lev Zilov (1883-1937) was poet and writer for children. OCLC traces one… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Chasy [Clocks]

by Polonskaia Elizaveta

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Biblionne
Condition
near to good condition, small tears to spine, losses of color layer on spine, marks by pen inside
Edition
16 pp., ill.
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$350.00

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Second edition [of this design]. Poems about clocks from Russian poetess Elizaveta Polonskaia (1890-1969) - member of The Serapion Brothers group (look Leslie Dorfman Davis, Serapion Sister: The Poetry of Elizaveta Polonskaja. Evanston, IL, 2001). Wolfgang Kasack wrote that her poetry is 'clear and beautiful'. In 20s she worked as a translator into Russian, f.e. works of Shakespeare. The illustrations made… Read more
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$350.00
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Zvezdy [Stars]

by Zhigankov P

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Biblionne
Published
1932
Condition
in very good condition
Edition
16 pp., ill.
Item Price
$1,800.00

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This picture book coincides with opening of first Planetarium in Russia (1929). Planetarium 'only looks like a church', but here we will tell you the whole truth about the Universe, will wean you from belief in fairy tales about the creation of the World and 'will teach you the truth'. The book made by Dmitrii Mel'nikov (1889-1966). He worked a lot… Read more
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$1,800.00
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This is the album with grotesque caricatures of wellknown European and Russian paintings; supplement to humoristic weekly serials Satirikon. There are a lot of Russian writers and artists worked as a contributors: Arkadii Averchenko, Teffi, Sasha Chernyi, Don-Aminado, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexander Iakovlev, Leon Bakst, Boris Kustodiev, Ivan Bilibin, Boris Grigoriev, Sergei Sudeikin, Nikolai Remizov (Re-Mi), Aleksandr Iunger. The most interesting… Read more
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$1,400.00
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Izvestnio li seru? [Does the Sir Know?]

by Emden E.

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Biblionne
Published
1932
Condition
near to good condition
Edition
[16] pp., ill.
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$750.00

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The pamphlet of Esfir' Emden (1905-1961) was the answer to black public relation campaign against Russian butter in the English market. The campaign started in January 1931, and to the end of this year nearly five hundreds articles about small bug founded in Russian butter in UK appeared in English and Australian newspapers. Until 1931 Russian butter had a monopoly… Read more
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Lansere E. - covers. There is first publication of Boris Kustodiev's illustrations to Gogol's stories Koliaska [The Carriage] and Shinel ' [The Overcoat]. These illustrations is called 'narrative' as they complete Gogol's text. The best Russian publishing house of that time, Expedition of making of state papers, ordered them to Kustodiev in 1905 , but unfortunately the edition never appeared in… Read more
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$650.00
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Loshadka. [The Horse]

by Kvitko Leib

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Biblionne
Published
1938
Condition
in good condition, owner’s inscription
Edition
[12] pp., ill
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$200.00

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Moskva: Detizdat TsK VLKSM,1938 Livre d'artiste. First edition. Leib Kvitko is an Yiddish poet, a member of The Kultur Lige. His books were translated by the best Soviet poets and illustrated by the Russian children's favourite artist Vladimir Konashevich. During the Second World War Kvitko became a member of Jewish Ani-Fascist Committee. Together with Peretz Markish, David Hofstein and Itzik Feffer… Read more
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$200.00
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Solominka, ugol' i bob [The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean]

by The Brothers Grimm

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Biblionne
Published
1938
Condition
in good condition, spot to first page
Edition
[12] pp., ill.
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$450.00

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A. Vvedensky - adaptation First edition of adaption. It was reissued twice in that year. Aleksandr Vvedensky was one the founders the OBERIU group (Union of Real Art). This association considered be one of the most radical poetry groups. The members of the group were attacked in press, then arrested and expelled from Leningrad. Since that Vvedensky started work for children.… Read more
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Rabochii prazdnik. Stikhi dlia detei. [Working holiday. Verses for children]

by Vvedensky A.

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Biblionne
Published
1930
Condition
in good condition
Edition
11 pp., ill.
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$2,500.00

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First and only one edition. Livre d'artiste. Lithographed book. Aleksandr Vvedensky was one the founders the OBERIU group (Union of Real Art). This association considered be one of the most radical poetry groups. The members of the group were attacked in press, then arrested and expelled from Leningrad. Since that Vvedensky started work for children. Nevertheless Vvedensky was arrested and… Read more
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$2,500.00
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Notnaia azbuka [The music alphabet]

by Konchalovskaia Natalia

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Biblionne
Published
1947
Condition
in very good condition
Edition
38 pp., notes, ill
Item Price
$210.00

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Moskva: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1947 Two-color lithographed edition. The post-war edition of teaching children music literacy. Natalia Konchalovskaia (1903-1988) famous Soviet writer and translator, author of popular children's books. Her father was the artist Petr Konchalovskii, and the grandfather – prominent Russian artist Vasilii Surikov. Her sons - Andrei Konchalovsky and Nikita Mikhalkov are famous film directors. Innokentii Shaposhnikov (Proskuriakov, Kesha 1901- 1960)… Read more
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$210.00