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Russkaia zhizn i eia techeniia v tvorchestve L. Andreeva (The Russian Life and Its Flows in the Works of L. Andreev)

By Ganzhulevich, T.

S.-Peterburg / Moskva (St. Petersburg / Moscow): Izdanie t-va M. O. Volf, 1908. Softcover. Second, expanded edition, n. d. (ca 1908); 8 3/4 x 6; pp. [3], 6-150, [2]; beige wraps, printed in black; a few small spots of foxing to margins; small chips to tips of spine; a bit of wear along edges; overall in very good condition.Leonid Nikolaevich Andreev (1871 - 1919) was a Russian novelist and playwright, hailed as the Father of Expressionism in Russian literature and one of the most important figures of the Silver Age period. In her current book, author Taisiia Ganzhulevich (1880 - 1936) studied and described the representation and interpretation of Russian life in Andreev's works, pointing out that he was the first one to write about degeneration and decadence and that he was a master in exploring the human psyche.


Sobolevskii drug Pushkina

By Saitov, V. I.

Sankt Peterburg (St. Petersburg): Parfenon, 1922. Softcover. First edition, 1 of 1000 copies; 9 1/2 x 6 1/4; pp. [1], 4-46, [2]; off-white, glossy wraps, printed in black; wraps with age-toning and small chips along edges and spine; small label of Russian-French publisher and bookseller Jacques Povolozky to front wrap verso; good to very good condition. Book design by Nikolai Tyrsa.Written by Russian historian, bibliographer, and member of St. Petersburg's Academy of Sciences Vladimir Ivanovich Saitov (1849 - 1938), the book, in prose, letters, and articles, followed the life of Sergei Aleksandrovich Sobolevskii (1803 - 1870). A bibliophile, businessman, world traveller, and one of Pushkin's closest friends since childhood, Sobolevskii would help the author prepare for press a number of his major works, among many other favors, including talking his way out of several duels (alas, not out of the last one). The designer of the book's wraps and the logo of the publisher was renowned painter and graphic artist Nikolai Andreevich Tyrsa (1887 - 1942). He studied under Leon Bakst and Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, was part of Mir Iskusstva, became a professor in his later years and taught painting and drawing, and was a founding member of the Soviet School of Children's Book Illustration.


Sercowa Choroba. Czyli Moje Zycie w Sztuce [Signed/Inscribed by Author]

By Stuhr, Jerzy

Krakow : Wydawnictwo Znak, 2008. Second edition; 5 1/2" x 8"; pp. [4], 7-282, [4]; original pictorial wraps; illustrated from photographs; signed and inscribed by author on half-title page; very minor wear to corners; near fine. Jerzy Stuhr is one of Poland's most beloved and well-known actors and film directors. He is also a drama professor, and the recipient of numerous film and movie awards. His current book marks his debut in writing. Written in the early 90s after Stuhr had had a massive heart attack, it combines autobiographical sketches, memories, and humor and not only showcases his life in the performing arts world, but it also describes his experiences growing up and living in Communist Poland.


Ucieczka do Przodu! Jerzy Stuhr od A do Z w Wywiadach Marii Malatynskiej [Signed/Inscribed by Author]

By Stuhr, Jerzy

Krakow : Wydawnictwo Znak, 2007. First edition; 5 1/2" x 8"; pp. [2], 5-351 including text to last page; original pictorial wraps; illustrated from photographs; signed and inscribed by author on half-title page; very minor wear to corners; near fine. The book contains a lengthy and exhaustive interview with Stuhr by Maria Malatynska - a film critic and an author herself - and covers topics, questions and opinions on cinema, theater, patriotism, immigration, etc.


Sin na Svoia Narod, Sin na Svoeto Vreme (Son of His People, Son of His Time)

By Metodiev, Dimitar

Sofia: Partizdat, 1981. Hardcover. First edition; large 4to 9 ½†x 13†; pp. [26], 27-354, [6]; original pebbled red boards; gilt title; thick glossy pages; minor wear to covers, mostly small nicks to corners of spine; few very light spots to lower margin of first several pages, rest clean; back hinge cracked; good or better.


Tiutchevskii Sbornik. Stat'i o Zhizni i Tvorchestve Fedora Ivanovicha Tiutcheva [Signed/inscribed by author]

By [[compiled and edited by] Lotman, Iu. M.

Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 1990. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition; 6" x 8 3/4"; pp. [2], 3-318, [2] including text to last page; original embossed blue boards; gilt and white title and decorations; very minor wear to corners; near fine. One of 3000 copies. Signed inscribed by Lotman to Professor Anatoly Lieberman. An authoritative compilation of articles and studies on Tiutchev's life and works, who has been known as the last of the three great Romantic poets of Russia.


Blesk i Nishcheta Administrativnoi Sistemy

By Popov, Gavriil

Moskva: Nezavisimoe Izdatelstvo PIK, 1990. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 8vo; pp. [2], 3-238, [2]; with DJ; original green boards with pictorial DJ; very slight wear to lower corners of boards and a faint spot to bottom margin of title page, else fine; DJ with nicks and small cuts along edges. Signed/inscribed by author. Popov was an active member of the Communist Party until 1990. In the 1970s he was dean of the Economics Faculty of Moscow Lomonosov University. After that, he quit the Party and became a staunch proponent of democratization. He was the first democratically elected mayor of Moscow. He resigned in 1992.


Il'ia Efimovich Repin, 1844-1930

By Lebedev, A. I.

Moskva: Iskusstvo, 1944. Soft cover. First edition, staple-bound 4 ½†x 6 ½†; pp. [2], 3-22, [1] including text to last page; original pictorial wraps; illustrated from paintings; fine.


Milosti Bulata Okudzhavui (The Grace of Bulat Okudzhava)

By Tchaikovsky, Roman Romanovich

Magadan: Kordis, 1999. Soft cover. Near Fine. First edition; 8vo; pp. [1], 4-162; original pictorial wraps; a few faint blue spots to spine and minor dust-dulling to margins of back cover, else fine. 1 of only 500 copies ever printed. Signed/inscribed by Tchaikovsky to Prof. Anatoly Liberman, a prominent academician and author from the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. The book follows the music and literary art of Okudzhava during the last 15 years of his life and, more specifically, the challenges of translating his poetry into other languages, while keeping the flow and beauty of the original Russian.


Prikosnovenie k Cheloveku. Povesti, Raskazi, Zapiski (Touching the Person. Novellas, Stories, Notes)

By Bondarin, Sergei Alexandrovich

Moscow: Sovetskii Pisatel, 1973. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], 7-479, [1]; original printed paper-covered boards; cloth spine; corners rubbed; several small spots of age-darkening to covers; dust-dulling to edges of spine; small dent to bottom edge of back board; pages uniformly browned; overall in very good condition. Sergei Bondarin was a Russian novelist who, in 1944, was arrested and sent to a labor camp on charges of "anti-Soviet agitation." He spent 9 years at the camp and then went in exile in the Krasnoyarsk Territory of Siberia. Some of the notes and novellas in his Touching the Person are autobiographical in nature.