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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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The Boat

by Shterenberg David

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Biblionne
Published
1970s.
Condition
Near very good condition, publishing house's stamp on the back side.
Edition
1 leave.
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$650.00

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N.p., 1970s. This original drawing for Alistair MacLeod's The Boat (1968).
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The Member of the Wedding.

by Shterenberg David

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Biblionne
Published
1970s
Condition
Near very good condition, publishing house's stamp on the back side.
Edition
1 leave.
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$650.00

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N.p., 1970s. The original drawing for Carson McCullers's The Member of the Wedding (1946). It depicts the main character, twelve-year-old tomboy Frankie Addams. Her image reminds an actress Julie Harris, who played Frankie in the movie The Member of the Wedding (1952).
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Tarantul [Tarantula]

by Dylan Bob

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Biblionne
Published
1991
Condition
In good condition, spine slightly rubbed.
Edition
138, [2] pp., ill
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$550.00

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Vladivostok, Uliss, 1991. Limited to 20 000 copies. First Russian edition of first Dylan's book. Tarantula, an experimental prose and poetry collection in stream-of-consciousness style, was written in 1965–1966. The publishing process was interrupted because of the Dylan's motorcycle accident. First copies appeared by underground press in the middle of 1965. First official edition was issued only in 1971. In 2003… Read more
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$550.00
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Vzglyani na Dom Svoy, Angel. Istoriya Pogrebennoy Zhizni [Look Homeward, Angel. A Story of the Buried Life]

by Wolfe Thomas

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Biblionne
Published
1971
Condition
In good condition only, rubbed dust jacket, tears on dj
Edition
669, [3] pp., ill.
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$400.00

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Moskva, Khudozhestvennaya literature, 1971. Limited to 100 000 copies. Wolfe's first book in Russia. The introduction was prepared by Inna Levidova (1916–1988), a translator, literary critic and key figure of the Soviet bibliography. She was a bibliographer in the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature and wrote important bibliographies of English and American literature. She called Wolfe 'an eternal youth' and… Read more
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$400.00
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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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Sem' Rasskazov [Seven Short Stories]

by Faulkner William

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Biblionne
Published
1958
Condition
In good condition, minor losses on the spine, small cracks on the spine, tears on the cover.
Edition
177, [3] pp.
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$300.00

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Moskva, Inostrannaya literatura, 1958. Faulkner's first book in Russian. This collection of stories includes: Barn Burning (1939), A Justice (1931), Red Leaves (1930), That Evening Sun (1931), Smoke (1932), Percy Grimm (1932) and Victory (1931). The story Percy Grimm is an extract from the novel Light in August (1932). It is interesting, that the second Faulkner's book was issued in the following… Read more
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$300.00
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Rasemon [Rashōmon/羅生門]. The stories

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

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Biblionne
Published
1936
Condition
Near very good condition.
Edition
368, [4] pp.
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$450.00

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Leningrad, Khudozhestvennaya literature, 1936 . Limited to 10 300 copies. First Akutagawa's book edition in Russia. This short story collection includes: Rasho Gate (羅生門/Rashōmon; 1915), The Handkerchief (手巾/Hankechi; 1916), Monkey (猿/Saru; 1916, no translation into English), Fortune (運/Un; 1917), Mensura Zoili (1917), The Story of a Head That Fell Off (首が落ちた話/ Kubi ga ochita hanashi; 1918), Kesa and Moritō (袈裟と盛遠/Kesa to… Read more
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$450.00
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The Centaur

by Updike John

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Biblionne
Published
1963
Condition
In good condition, tears on dj.
Edition
[12], 3-302, [8] pp
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$650.00

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New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. Signed and inscribed by the author: 'To Lila / with best wishes / John Updike / 19-XI-64'. First edition. Updike traveled to the USSR from October 20 to December 6, 1964 (Bellis De J. The John Updike Encyclopedia, 2000). In the USSR The Centaur appeared in the magazine Inostrannaya literature (#1-2) in 1965 for… Read more
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L'viv 1941 Most likely, this poster was hung on wall in a public place. This order was allowed for Jews to live only in city or village communities (Jewish permanent residency). However, they were able to go to work or shopping. The punishment for insubordination was three months imprisonment or penalty of one thousand Polish złoty. Jews also could be… Read more
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$950.00
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The Darling Family

by Miturich Mai

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Biblionne
Published
1970?
Condition
In good condition.
Edition
1 leave, water colors on paper.
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$1,722.00

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N.p., 1970? Tender original illustration for the first Russian translation of J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan: The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (issued in 1971). May Miturich (Miturich-Khlebnikov, 1925–2008) was a 'classic' of children's illustration and nephew of futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov. He studied under his father, an artist Petr Miturich and at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute, where later he… Read more
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$1,722.00
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Zvezdochka [Star]

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Biblionne
Published
1910?
Condition
In good condition, stained on some pages.
Edition
#1—[12] pp., ill.; #2—[20] pp., ill.; #4—[12] pp., ill.
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$1,309.00

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N.p., N.p., 1910? Handwritten miniature children's magazine created by an unknown child. Issues includes fairy tales, short stories, verses (by Russian children's poets), riddles, rebuses, magazine subscriber's drawings and 'readers' letters'. According to these letters, a child made this magazine in a countryside, where she/he spent summer holidays. In 'Our Post' column a child wrote that she/ he missed his friends,… Read more
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‘Otello’ (Venecianskiy Mavr) [Othello (The Moor of Venice)]

by [Bukhoveckiy Dmitriy]

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Biblionne
Published
[1922?]
Condition
In good condition, minor tears.
Edition
1 leaf
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$441.00

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Kozmodemyansk, Gostipografiya, [1922?]. Extremely rare provincial film poster for Othello (1922) for the German silent film directed by later Hollywood émigré, the originally Ukrainian Dmitriy Bukhoveckiy (Dimitri Buchowetzki; 1885–1932). He emigrated from Soviet Ukraine in 1919 and worked as a director and screenwriter in Europe and USA at Paramount and MetroGoldwyn-Mayer. It was the second German Othello film adaptation. Emil Jannings,… Read more
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$441.00
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Mech Mira [The War That Will End War]

by Wells H.G

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Biblionne
Published
1915
Condition
Signed and inscribed by the translator. In good condition, cracks and small losses on the spine, owner’s mark on the spine, sl
Edition
VIII, 132, [2] pp.
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$2,067.00

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Petrograd, Tip. Imperatorskogo uchilishcha glukhonemykh, 1915. One of two first editions of Wells's The War That Will End War (1914) published in 1915 in Russia. The only edition of this translation. Signed and inscribed by the translator, an employee of the Petrograd Military Censorship Commission and staff captain Grigoriy Nazarov to colleague, lieutenant Medar: 'For lieutenant Medar, military censorship officer in… Read more
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Nash Sovremennik Vil’yam Shekspir [Our Contemporary William Shakespeare]

by Kozintsev Grigoriy

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Biblionne
Published
1966
Condition
Signed and inscribed copy in good condition. Dust jacket repaired, small stains on the hardcover.
Edition
348,[4] pp.
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$482.00

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Leningrad-Moskva, Iskusstvo, 1966. Singed and inscribed by the author, probably, to the artist Georgiy Bogdanov (1913–?): 'To Georgiy Aleksandrovich Bogdanov in memory of the Leningrad "Hamlet". 22 XII 66'. Grigoriy Kozintsev (1905–1973)—'the great Russian director of Shakespearean cinema', who started as a an artist and studied at school of Alexandra Exter in Kiev and Natan Al'tman in Petrograd. Kozintsev planned to perform… Read more
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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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Trudovoy Khleb [Hard-earned Bread].

by Ostrovsky A.

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Biblionne
Published
1874
Condition
In good condition, losses on the spine and the front cover edges, stains, owner’s marks.
Edition
44 pp.
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$3,000.00

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Moskva, Lit. G-na Tyazhelova, 1874. First and only separate life-time edition of Russian all-time favourite playwright Alexander Ostrovsky (1823–1886). Rare lithographed edition (from the manuscript text) of a play Hard-earned Bread used in theatre rehearsals. The play was first performed at the Maly Theater on 28 November 1874. This edition was signed by censorship on 21 December. Very rare. We couldn't… Read more
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Kreitserova Sonata [The Kreutzer Sonata].

by Tolstoy L.

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Published
1890
Edition
196, [2], 22, [4] pp.
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$21,300.00

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N.p., N.p., 1890? Extremely rare clandestine hectograph edition of Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata. This is the first novella in Russian about the marriage and the relationships between sexes. After a long story of editing by the author initial text this eighth version (penultimate, finished in October 1889) has been rewritten by Tolstoy's daughter, Maria, and delivered to St. Petersburg. At the same… Read more
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Soedinenie, Perevod i Issledovanie Chetyrekh Evangeliy [Harmonization, Translation and Research of the Four Gospels]. 3 vol. in 2 books.

by Tolstoy L.

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Biblionne
Published
1907-1908
Condition
In good condition, uncut; 1 vol. - uncut, corner of the front cover repaired, stain to the front cover, 2 vol. - losses to spine
Edition
IV, [2], 298 pp.; [2], II, [2], 307, [5], 252 pp.
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$14,000.00

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Moskva, Posrednik, T-vo I.N. Kushnerev, 1907-1908. Lifetime edition. This is the most rare Four Gospels... edition, especially in complete set. Banned edition. Fist volume limited to 6 200 copies, second - 5 000 copies. Tolstoy was excommunicated from the Orthodox church because of his interpretation of the Gospel. Tolstoy specially prepared the second and third parts of the work for this… Read more
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$14,000.00