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Russian novelists are great, and so are the rare Russian history books in Biblio's Rare Book Room. Our booksellers have created an incredible collection of rare and antique Russian history books, and many of the featured Russian history books are unique and one of a kind. From multi-volume biographies of Russian emperors to smaller books on a specific aspect of Russian culture, there are plenty of interesting Russian history books to peruse in the Rare Book Room.

Memoirs (Author Signed) by Gorbachev, Mikhail

New York: Doubleday. As New in As New dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Impression. Hardcover. 0385480199 . Seller had this book signed personally at a seminar where Mr. Gorbachev was one of the speakers in 1997. It is signed on the title page not ...

From A Book Legacy


Tales of a Russian Grandmother by Carpenter, Frances

Garden City / New York: Junior Books / Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1933. Book. Illus. by Bilibine, Ivan. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. In blue boards with red titles to upper board and spine. Illustrated with eight colour plates, eight black and ...

From Alan Foljambe, Bookseller


The life of Catharine II, Empress of Russia: an enlarged translation from the French, with seven portraits elegantly engraved, and a correct map of the Russian empire. by CASTERA, Jean-Henri

1798 1ed English Life of Catherine II the Great of RUSSIA by Castera HUGE MAP 3v Catherine II was an 18th-century Empress of Russia, who is better known today as Catherine the Great. It was under her reign than Russian gained prominence in Europe and ent...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Memoirs Of H.R.H. Prince Christopher Of Greece (1938, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.) 1st Ed.) by H.R.H. Prince Christopher of Greece

AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PRINCE CHRISTOPHER OF GREECE. 1st Edition, 2nd Printing Thus Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., 1938. 187 pages, indexed. Antiquarian. Used. Good condition/ No DJ Included. Bright pages, Light foxing noted to endpapers, page margins. Does not affect p...

From Mary Riversong Books


Memoirs (Autographed) by Gorbachev, Mikhail S

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1996. 769pp/illus. Gorbachev's autobiography. Has autographed card tipped in on title page. Clean.. 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ...

From DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books


Memory About Service, Friendship and You. Red Banner Pacific Ocean Fleet, Soviet Navy Photo Album ( Black Sea,) with 15 SIGNED Pen and Ink Original Drawings of Warships by Unknown Soviet Navy Sailor

Soviet Union , 1979. Dated 1979-1982, a unique and RARE Soviet sailor's photo album, 13 1/2" w x 9" h, in string-tied brown velvet over heavy cardboard. Containing 40 pp. of thick cardboard, with 140 black and white and 4 color photographs ...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Life of Catharine II, Empress of Russia. With Seven Portraits Elegantly Engraved, and a Correct Map of the Russian Three Volumes. The Second Edition, Considerably Improved by ( CASTERA, Jean-Henri )

London: Printed for T. H. Longman, 1798. Three volumes in contemporary full calf, expertly rebacked late 19th c. in gilt with fresh end papers, late 19th c. engraved bookplate. Very Good, map of Russia foxed, calf rubbed at edges, calf lacquered, a quite ...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Life of Catharine II. Empress of Russia: WIth a correct map of the Russian Empire (3 volumes) The Life of Catharine II. Empress of Russia: WIth a correct map of the Russian Empire (3 volumes) (Catherine) by William Tooke

Dublin: J. Moore, 1800. Hardcover. Acceptable. 8vo. 3 volume set. Cloth spine. J. Moore, 1800. Dublin imprint. 5th edition. Internally good, without marks or significant damage. Vol. 1 includes fold out map of Russia. Covers are worn, bindings chipped,...

From SequiturBooks



NY: Harper & Row, 1980. First US edition, first prnt. Signed by Solzhenitsyn on the front free endpage for Kroch's & Brentano's First Edition Circle. Kroch's & Brentano's bookmark laid-in as issued. Translated by Harry Willetts...

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA


[Tatar Folk Proverbs] Tatar chalyk makal'lare by Isanbet, Naki [also Nake, Nakyi]

Tatarstan kitap Nasrijaty / Tatarskoe knizhnoe izd-vo, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete in three volumes. 914, 960, and 1013 pages. Text in Tatar; Russian title from colophon: Tatarskiye narodnyye poslovitsy. The classic collection of Tatar prove...

From Eureka Books


Costume of the Russian Empire by HARDING, Edward [publ.]

1810 RUSSIA Costume of Russian Empire Color Illustrated Clothing Travel Voyages An extremely valuable and important illustrated account of history of costumes and clothing from the Russian Empire. Published in 1810, Edward Harding gathered English and Fr...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


ODIN DEN' IVANA DENISOVICHA (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. First Edition in book form) - Roman Gazeta Number 1 (277) 1963. by Alexandr / Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Good. This volume was printed on poor quality paper and rarely survives. Splitting to edge of fragile paper spine. Usual browning/foxing. 46 p. Text in Russian. With author's portrait. This is the second published appearance (and first in book form) of S...

From Itchen Books



T. Nelson and sons. London. 1853. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7 x 4.6 inches). Frontis, vignette on extra title page and four full page engraved plates, each with a tissue guard. Aside from a couple of small water marks to the frontis and title pages this is a ...

From Paul Foster Books


(Russia- Bindings) Histoire de Pierre III, Empereur de Russie Suivie de L Histoire Secrète des Amours et des Principaux Amans de Catherine II by LAVEAUX, J.C. Thievault de]

Paris: Maison La Briffe, 1799. Fine binding signed Hatchards-Piccadilly, the oldest bookshop in London. Three volumes in modern half polished calf over buckram boards, the backs with two black morocco labels and intricate gilt decorations, tops gilt, marb...

From Dale Steffey Books


The campaign in the Crimea: an historical sketch. Second series. by BRACKENBURY, George

1856 1st ed Campaign in CRIMEA War Russia Ottoman Color Illustrated BrackenburyA highly rare 1856 first edition account of the Crimean War by George Brackenbury. This work includes descriptions of battle sequences, camp life, accounts of the condition of ...

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