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ON SLEDGE AND HORSEBACK TO OUTCAST SIBERIAN LEPERS
London: Record Press, no date (ca. 1893). Third printing (first was in 1892). Octavo, olive pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in gilt, fore and bottom page edges rough trimmed. pp (xvi), (244), (22, ads) + facsimile letter from Queen Victoria and three page facsimile letter from Countess Tolstoy, and portrait of the Queen with tissue guard, at front + 1 map and 14 plates. Bit of rubbing to spine tips, cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "Narrative of the trip of an English nurse, in 1890, to a leper colonyin Vilyuyst district; her efforts to improve the situation of lepers." - Arctic Bib. 10964. Larry McMurtry raves about this book in his recent BOOKS: A Memoir.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 31437More details Price: USD $95.00
PLATONOV. Adapted by Susan Coyne and Laszlo Marton
Edition: First printing
Winnipeg: Sirocco Drama, 2001. Glossy card covers. Fine copy. Inscribed by Susan Coyne to a noted Canadian literary couple.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 53168More details Price: USD $14.95
PLATONOV. An Abridged Version of an Untitled Play in Four Acts. Translated by Dmitri Makaroff, with an Introduction by George Devine.
Edition: First of this translation
London: Methuen, 1961. 12mo, 140 pp, black boards. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket is a bit rubbed, with a half inch creased tear to front panel at outer corner, half inch tear to top spine fold, VG otherwise. Chekhov's first play, written in the early 1880s when he was still a student and never presented or even published in his lifetime. First ed. in English was in 1930. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 14272More details Price: USD $19.50
POEMS. Translated by L. Slater. Foreword by Hugh MacDiarmid
Fairwarp, Sussex, UK: Peter Russell, 1959. Second edition, with revisions and additional poems. pp (38), (2, ads) + frontispiece portrait. Printed card covers with dust jacket. Small soft bump to lower outer corners, else fine. Jacket has a very small sticker shadow on front panell, spine lightly yellowed, small spots on rear cover, VG otherwise. First published 1958, this editioin was translated by Pasternak's sister and the portrait, which is first published here, is by his father. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 50167More details Price: USD $17.95
Prehistory of Western Siberia
Arctic Institute of North America /McGill-Queen's University Press, 1974. Tall octavo, maroon cloth. pp (xxviii), 377 + 2 folding maps at rear; many text illustrations. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has a large skinned spot to upper front panel, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 35148More details Price: USD $30.00
RED SUN RISING: the siege of Port Arthur
Edition: First printing
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1962. Red cloth, pp 210, notes, bibliography, index. Ink owner name, very nearly fine otherwise. Jacket has short tears, sunning to red portions of spine, VG otherwise. Great Battles of History series.Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 47954More details Price: USD $14.95
REPORT FROM HOKKAIDO: the remains of Russian culture in Northern Japan
Edition: First edition
Hakodate, Japan: Municipal Library of Hakodate, 1954. Small ocatvo, label on front cover in Japanese. pp , (xviii), 216, . Photos in text. Spine lightly sunnedl; bruise to outer corners of covers and text; VG otherwise, no owner names. Text is in English. Author was with Florida State University.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 41930
RES BALTICA. A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis (1887-1948). Preface by Professor Loy W. Henderson.
Leyden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1968. Blue cloth. 303 pp + frontispiece portrait. Slight yellowing to page edges, ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has short tears at head of spine, VG otherwise. "Among the many unresolved world problems, the fate of the three independent states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, absorbed by the USSR in 1940, provides a striking illustration of the perennial struggle of right versus might. RES BALTICA, published in honor of the memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis, a prominent Latvia diplomat, journalist and scholar, attempts to throw some light on the lesser known aspects of the Baltic problem." - jacket.
Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 16110
RUSSIA IN REVOLUTION 1890-1918
Edition: First US printing
New York: New American Library, c1966. Red & black cloth. pp 352. Index. Ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48436More details Price: USD $18.95
Russia's Rulers Under the Old Regime
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990. Second printing. Red cloth. pp 407. Photos in text. Ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48329
RUSSIAN AND GERMANY AT BREST-LITOVSK. A Documentary History of the Peace Negotiations
Edition: First edition.
New York: Rand School of Social Science, 1919. Terra cotta cloth. pp 192. Spine a little sunned; dam stains with colour loss to margins of covers; text paper lightly toned; small bookplate; else a good, clean, tight and unworn copy of a scarce book. "With the following documentary account of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Negotiations, hitherto an unwritten chapter in the history of the Russian Revolution, the Department of Labor Research begins the publication of a series of monogrpahs on economic and political questions which it hoped will prove valuable contributions to the literature of the Socialist and Labor movements." - from the introductory note by Alexander Trachtenberg.
Condition: Book: Good, Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 26062
Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings 1589-1605. Edited with Introduction, Additional Notes, Commentaries and Bibliography by...Texts translated by Anthony Mango
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press / Hakluyt Society, 1972. Two volumes, blue cloth. pp xxxii, 368; (x), 369-629,  + colour frontispieces, folding maps; indexed. Fine in near fine jackets. "By the early sixteenth century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empries, and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars…(more)
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press / Hakluyt Society, 1972. Two volumes, blue cloth. pp xxxii, 368; (x), 369-629,  + colour frontispieces, folding maps; indexed. Fine in near fine jackets. "By the early sixteenth century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empries, and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars and Georgian kings ruling in Kakheti during the years 1564-1605..Although writers seem to be frequently pre-occupied with questions of protocol, their observations give a clear picture of both current Russian administrative and diplomatic practice and of the life and customs of the peoples of the Caucasus and Georgia."- jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.(less)
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 29481
RUSSIAN LITERATURE: ideals and realities
London: Duckworth, 1916. Second edition, enlarged and rewritten (first ed. was in 1905). Blue cloth. pp xvi, 376, 16, ads. Spine a bit darkened; yellowing to page edges and free endpapers, ink initials at front; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy.
Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 40180
SAMSON IN CHAINS: Posthumous Tragedy. Authorized Translation from the Original Manuscript and a Preface by Herman Bernstein
Edition: First American edition
New York: Brentano's, 1923. Octavo, black cloth lettered in red, red endpapers, red top edges. Spine lightly sunned; two small glue spots on front pastedown; toning to text paper; VG jacketless copy otherwise, no owner names.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 32155
SELECTED WRITINGS OF ALEXANDRA KOLLONTAI. Translated with an introduction and commentaries by Alix Holt
Edition: First US issue
Westport, Connecticut: Lawrence Hill, 1977. Black boards. pp 335. Bibliography, index. Text paper toned, as always, else fine in near fine jacket. "Alexandra Kollontai [was] the only woman member of the Bolshevik central committee and the USSR's first Minister of Social Welfare-is known today as a historic contributor to the international women's movement, and as one of the first Bolshevik leaders to oppose the growth of the bureaucracy in the young socialist state."- jacket.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 51462More details Price: USD $24.95
SEMINARY SKETCHES. Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by Alfred R. Kuhn.
Edition: First edition in English
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. Blue cloth. (xxxviii), (230),  pp. Fine in VG+ jacket. Written in 1862, by the most gifted of the "plebian novelists", it describes the brutal "education" of boys in training for the Russian Orthodox priesthood. This same training helped shape the minds of many Russian radicals (Stalin, for one) and to instill in them a hatred for the church.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 41545More details Price: USD $15.00
SIBIR: my discovery of Siberia
Edition: First printing
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970. Light green cloth. VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names, in a worn, chipped and torn, jacket, just fair.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48793More details Price: USD $11.95
SONS OF THE MAMMOTH. Translated from the Russian by Stephen Graham
Edition: First US edition
New York: Cosmopolitan, 1929. Original tan cloth lettered in black. 254 pp. Short abrasion to lower edge of front cover, slight sunning to the green top page edges; bit of yellowing to endpapers, half-title page, page edges; else fine. Light blue-green jacket has spine and margins of panels sunned to tan; white spine lettering faint; some internal tape repairs; fair. From the Stuart Teitler collection of Lost Race Fiction. Prehistoric novel, including a giant dinosaur. Natan Mendelevich Bogoraz, a.k.a. Vladimir Germanovich Bogoraz, a.k.a. Waldemar Bogoras, was a famous Russian revolutionary, anthropologist, and author, very popular in Russia under the pseudonym "N.A. Tan".
Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44852More details Price: USD $50.00
Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, c1994. Second printing. Red cloth. pp 464 + plates; Index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a corner crease to front flap, else fine. 1.5 kg parcel
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48648
Stepan Osipovic Makarov, 1848-1904
Leningrad: Molodaia gvardiia, 1951. Squarish 12mo, blue cloth spine and blue pictorial boards. pp (432) + frontispiece portrait and other plates. + 3 folding maps. Chronology, notes. Rubber stamp with ink notation inside rear cover, edges of boards and outer corners worn, VG clean and tight copy otherwise. Biography of the distinguished Russian Vice-Admiral. Note: book is entirely in Russian.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44085