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Russkaia basnia XVIII-XIX vekov [The Russian fable of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In Russian]

By Stepanov, Nikolai Leonidovich, ed

St Petersburg: Sovetskii pisatel', leningradskoe otdelenie, 1977 -- SECOND AND BEST EDITION. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the fable flourished in Russia as nowhere before, with many thousands of fables being published by hundreds of fabulists (including Anna Bunina, the first professional woman writer in Russian literature). This is the standard anthology and bio-bibliography of the subject; comprising an introductory essay by Nikolai Stepanov (pages 5-[62]), 569 verse fables by seventy-five writers, edited by V. P. Stepanov and Nikolai Stepanov, and copious textual and bio-bibliogaphical notes by V. P. Stepanov (pages [527]-[632]). (Series: Biblioteka poeta. Bolshaia seriia.). Blue cloth gilt. Near fine.. In 16s (197 x 127 mm). Pp. 655..


Sobranie sochinenii [Collected works. In Russian]

By Bednyi, Dem'ian, pseud

Moscow: gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo Khudozhestvennoi Literatury, 1953 ¶ FIRST POSTHUMOUS EDITION and still the standard annotated edition; comprising verse, epigrams, fables, stories, tales, feuilletons, poems, articles, and letters by one of the most prolific and successful writers of the Soviet period; edited by A. A. Volkov with notes by Isaak Eventov (author of the standard life of Bednyi, 1953). The author's real name was Efim Alekseevich Pridvorov. ||| Collation: Five volumes in 8s (199 x 127 mm). Five halftone plates (portraits). Binding: Publisher's red art morocco. References: Muratova 114; Tarasenkov 39/2; Terras 42/2. Condition: A fine set..


Mathematical impressions: [1] The cylinder of a continuous mapping [1967]; [2] Homotopy groups of spheres [1971]; [3] A 2-dimensional sphere in 3-dimensional space can be turned inside out [1985]; [4] The remarkable numb

By Fomenko, Anatolii Timofeevich, b. 1945

Providence (Rhode Island): American Mathematical Society, 1990     ¶ COMPLETE SET of four large posters reproducing three finished drawings 1967-86 and an oil painting 1971, by Anatolii Fomenko, professor of mathematics in the Moscow State University and a leading exponent of mathematics in art.   ||| Together four posters 812 x 601 mm (32 x 24 inches) upright (nos. 1, 3-4) or oblong (no. 2), printed in colors (nos. 1-2) or black and white (3-4) on thick coated stock.  Condition: Very good.  References: Cf Fomenko Mathematical impressions (1990), nos. 51, 233, 242, 253.  Provenance: Serge Gorodetzky (1907-1999), physicist..


[Zapiski okhotnika. French.] Mémoires d'un seigneur russe. Traduits par Ernest Charrière

By Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883

Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1890     ¶ Originally subtitled un "Tableau de la situation actuelle des nobles et des paysans dans les provinces russes", Charrière's translation captured well the social moment of Turgenev's satires, which were instrumental in bringing about the abolition of serfdom under Alexander II.   ||| At head of title: Ivan Tourguéneff.  Series: Bibliothèque des meilleurs romans étrangers.  Collation: Two volumes in 8s (183 x 118 mm); paginated [i-v] vi-xix [xx], [1] 2-254 [255-256]; [i-iv], [1] 2-241 [242-244].  Binding: Early green rib-grain cloth lettered in gilt, publisher's advertisement (for the series, 4 pages) at end.  Condition: Very good, partly unopened.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector..


Slavic history and literatures

By Harvard university. Library

Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard university library, 1971 ¶ ONLY EDITION, now out of print. An essential tool for Russian and Slavonic bibliography; being the shelflist of the most important academic collection of Slavica in North America--including the celebrated Kilgour collection in the Houghton Library--, together with indexes by author, title, and date. (Series: Harvard university. Library. Widener library shelflist, 28-31.) ||| Collation: Four volumes in 16s (281 x 211 mm). Binding: Publisher's red cloth gilt. Condition: A fine set..


A history of Russian hand paper-mills and their watermarks. By Zoya Vasil'evna Uchastkina . . . ; edited and adapted for publication in English by J. S. G. Simmons

By Uchastkina, Zoia Vasil'evna

Hilversum (The Netherlands): The Paper Publications Society, 1962     ¶ ONLY EDITION, published -- happily -- in English at the behest of E. J. Labarre. VERY SCARCE: The subscribers' list accounts for 247 copies, which were taken mostly by institutional libraries.   ||| Collation: In 8s (310 x 230 mm): 361 leaves, paginated [i-ii blank] [iii-vi] vii-xxix [xxx], [1-2] 3-196, (chi)[1-388], 197-297 [298] [299 addenda] [300-304 blank]. Title printed in red and black. Pages (chi)[3-383] are paginated as 'plates' 1-381.  Illustration: Ten halftone plates (fifteen figures on five leaves printed recto and verso), five inserted maps (on three leaves printed recto and verso), folding color map, integral frontispiece (facsimile), nine text illustrations (watermarks), and 815 reproductions of watermarks (on 'plates' 1-381).  Binding: Publisher's blue buckram lettered and decorated in gilt, pale-yellow laid endpapers, blue-and-white headbands, all edges trimmed and plain, as issued.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: OCLC 4110306.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .


Katalog inkunabulov. Sostavitel' A. Kh. Gorfunkel' [Catalogue of incunabula. Compiled by A. Kh. Gorfunkel'. In Russian]

By St Petersburg (Russia). University. Library

St Petersburg: izdatel'stvo LOLGU im. A. A. Zhdanova, 1967 -- ONLY EDITION; comprising an essay On the collection of incunabula at Leningrad university (pages 5-[16]), a catalogue of eighty-one incunabula (including thirty-seven from the library of Karl Wencke), indexes of printers, dates, names, and provenances, and concordances with GW and Hain. Twenty halftone facsimiles. One of 2,000 copies.. First Edition. Beige cloth, dust-jacket. Near fine.. In 8s (217 x 167 mm). Pp. 41, [42-64].


Music and ballet; including the papers of Serge Lifar

By Wagner, Richard, 1830-1883.)  Sotheby's (London, 2002.12.06)

London &c, 2002   ¶ Only edition. 212 lots, including the autograph manuscripts of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder 1858 £534,650 ($841,470) and the autograph libretto for Tristan und Isolde 1857 £204,650 ($322,092). (Sotheby's sale no. L02306, 6 December 2002.)   ||| Collation: 270 x 210 mm: Pp [1-8] 9-182 [183-184].  Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome illustrations and facsimiles.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. Price-list laid in. .


Slovari inostrannykh iazykov v russkom azbukovnike xvii veka: Issledovanie, teksti i kommentarii. [Dictionaries of foreign languages in Russian primers of the seventeenth century: Investigations, texts and commentaries. In Russian]

By Alekseev, Mikhail Pavlovich

St Petersburg: izdatel'stvo "Nauka", leningradskoe otdelenie, 1968 ¶ ONLY EDITION. ||| Collation: In 8s (215 x 170 mm): Pp. 156. Facsimiles, tables. Binding: Publisher's white cloth. Provenance: New York Public Library (stamps, release-stamps). Condition: A very good copy..