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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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Biblionne
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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Povesti i rasskazy [Tales and Stories].

by Chekhov A.

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Biblionne
Published
1894
Condition
In good condition, small loss of leather on the spine and edges, minor losses of paper on the front cover, owner’s mark on the
Edition
285, [2] pp.
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$3,600.00

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Moskva, T-vo I.D. Sytina, 1894. Lifetime edition, prepared by Anton Chekhov (1860–1904). First book edition of the collection. It includes eleven short stories: Bab'e carstvo (A Woman's Kingdom), Poprygun'ya (The Grasshopper), Chernyi monah (The Black Monk), V ssylke (In Exile), Skripka Rotshil'da (Rothschild's Fiddle), Volodya bol'shoy i Volodya malen'kiy (The Two Volodyas), Uchitel' slovesnosti (The Teacher of Literature), V usad'be (At a… Read more
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25 Let so Dnya Smerti. (1904-1929). [25 Years from the Death. 1904-1929].

by A.P. Chekhov.

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Biblionne
Published
1929
Condition
in good condition, minor losses on spine, stain on top edge, stained to back cover.
Edition
[8] pp., 24 plates. Limited to 5 000 copies.
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$350.00

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Moskva-Leningrad, Gosudarstvennoe Izdatelʹstvo, 1929. Limited to 5 000 copies. Album with Chekhov's brief biography and reproductions of rare photographs. These photos published on basis of the Chekhov House-Museum and the Museum of the Moscow Art Theatre collections. One of the most interesting photo made in 1898. There is Chekhov, who was reading text of The Seagull for the artists and… Read more
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P'esy [Plays].

by Chekhov Anton

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Biblionne
Published
1897
Condition
in good condition, rebacked
Edition
335 pp.
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$3,700.00

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Sankt-Peterburg, А.С. Suvorin, 1897. First edition of Anton Chekhov's first collection of plays. The book includes seven plays: Medved' (The Bear), Predlozhenie (A Marriage Proposal), Tragik ponevole (A Tragedian in Spite of Himself), Lebedinaia pesnia (Kalkhas) (Swan Song), Ivanov, Chaika (The Seagull), Diadia Vania (Uncle Vanya). First book edition of five plays (except A Tragedian in Spite of Himself and Ivanov).… 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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Master i Margarita [The Master and Margarita]

by Bulgakov Mikhail

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Biblionne
Published
1966-1967
Condition
in good condition, light tears to covers and spine, extremities slightly rubbed, owner's notes and stamps
Edition
30 pp., 125 pp., 90 pp
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$3,100.00

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This is the handmade book with the first publication of The Master and Margarita, magical novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940), Russian writer and author of probably most popular Russian novel of XXth. The novel was published twenty seven years after Bulgakov's death for the first time. The edition was censored. They cut out whole paragraphs of text and inserted words… Read more
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OCHERKI LITERATURNOGO DVIZHENIYA REVOLUTSIONNOI EPOKHI (1917-1927) [SCETCHES OF LITERARY MOVEMENT OF REVOLUTIONARY ERA (1917-1927)]

by POLONSKII V

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Biblionne
Published
1928
Condition
uncut in original printed wrappers, very good condition, slightly spotted to the cover, with owner’s number to the title
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$170.00

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Moskva-Leningrad: GIZ,1928 First edition. Limited to 3.000 copies. Review of Futurism, Imaginism and Constructivism movements in Russian Literature. Banned, due the articles on Trotsky and Bukharin. [Russian literature 10s – 20s of XXth. Criticism]
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PUSHKIN I MIROVAYA LITERATURA [PUSHKIN AND WORLD LITERATURE]

by Nusinov, Isaak

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Biblionne
Published
1941
Condition
light edgeworn, spotting to spine
Edition
397 pp.
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$125.00

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Moskva, Sovetskiy pisatel', 1941. First and only book edition.Isaak Markovich Nusinov (1889 - 1950) jewish and soviet literary critic and literature historian. In 1917, Nusinov was The Bund leader in Chernigov. He was arrested the following year in Kiev by Symon Petliura's Ukrainian authorities and sentenced to death, but escaped. Until 1939 he headed the Yiddish Section of the Soviet Writers Union.… Read more
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LITERATURA ETIKH LET 1917-1923 [LITERATURE OF THESE YEARS 1917-1923]

by KOGAN P

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Biblionne
Published
1924
Condition
in the original illustrated wrappers
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$240.00

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Ivanovo-Voznesensk: Osnova, 1924 Second edition. Limited to 3.000 copies. The good collected sketches about writers and poets of the iterature of first soviet years. A lot of imprisoned and shooted poets and writers mentioned here, f.e. Osip Mandel'shtam. The book was returned to readers only in 1987.
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$240.00