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  • KUPRIN, Alexandre
    SULAMITH : A Prose Poem of Antiquity, Translated from the Russian by B. Guilbert Guerney

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Nicholas L. Brown, 1923. 12mo, cloth and boards with spine label. pp (160) + colour frontispiece. Spine a little darkened, with slight wear at ends; yellowing to page edges; mild soiling to boards; soft crease to front free endpaper; VG jacketless copy otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43267
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  • MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir
    THE BEDBUG and selected poetry. Edited by Patricia Blake. Translated by Max Hayward and George Reavey

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York & Cleveland: World, 1970. Octavo, orange cloth. Sticker stain on front free endpaper, text paper lightly toned, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Previously published by Meridian in 1960.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 37018
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  • YEVTUSHENKO, Yevgeny
    THE BRATSK STATION and Other Poems. Translated by Tina Tupikina-Glaessner, Geoffrey Dutton and Igor Mezhakoff-Koriakin. Foreword by Peter Levi.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Hart-Davis, 1967. Reddish boards. 253, (3) pp. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has minute rubbing to head of spine, light yellowing to white rear panel, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6200
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  • MOYNAHAN, Brian
    THE CLAWS OF THE BEAR. A History of the Soviet Armed Forces from 1917 to the Present.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Hutchinson, 1989. Maroon boards. xx, 468 pp + plates. Fine copy. Jacket has small rubbed spot to head of spine, else fine. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 9550
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  • SOLOGUB, Feodor (Fyodor Kuzmich Teternikov, 1863-1927)
    THE CREATED LEGEND: authorized translation from the Russian by John Cournos

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Martin Secker. Green cloth lettered in black. pp (319), (1, ad). Variant without inserted 16 pp 1916 catalogue at rear. Light spotting to rear cover but not glaring; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; very light tanning to inner margin of title and facing page; yellowing to page edges; in all, a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Five page Introduction by Cournos. Sologub was a Russian Symbolist poet, novelist, playwright and essayist, and the first writer to introduce the morbid, pessimistic elements characteristic of European fin de siècle literature and philosophy into Russian prose. The first novel "of a monumental weird trilogy, THE CREATED LEGEND (1914), a deeply flawed work that is nonetheless one of…

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    London: Martin Secker. Green cloth lettered in black. pp (319), (1, ad). Variant without inserted 16 pp 1916 catalogue at rear. Light spotting to rear cover but not glaring; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; very light tanning to inner margin of title and facing page; yellowing to page edges; in all, a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Five page Introduction by Cournos. Sologub was a Russian Symbolist poet, novelist, playwright and essayist, and the first writer to introduce the morbid, pessimistic elements characteristic of European fin de siècle literature and philosophy into Russian prose. The first novel "of a monumental weird trilogy, THE CREATED LEGEND (1914), a deeply flawed work that is nonetheless one of the most ambitious, bizarre, and fascinating achievements of fantastic literature. Whereas THE LITTLE DEMON devastatingly condemned the poshlost' of this world, THE CREATED LEGEND triumphantly asserts the transforming power of art, embodied in the Satanist mage-poet Trirodov (the author's thinly disguised surrogate). A extraordinary mélange of occult romance and political melodrama, Sadean horror show, and spiritual quest, this novel anticipates magic realism by two generations, audaciously melding reality and fantasy in highly colored prose. As an exercise in wish fulfillment, THE CREATED LEGEND ranks with Baron Corvo's HADRIAN VII, in its sheer outrageousness and improbability is often transformed into a vision of compelling power by Sologub's literary genius."- The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 394. Reginald 38077. The Russian original of this novel translates as DROPS OF BLOOD. The other two volumes in the trilogy were not published in English until 1979. Scarce, and important.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44557
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  • BORDEN, Mrs. John
    THE CRUISE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHT: Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic. In which the Sea-Scouts have a great adventure

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, black cloth gilt, endpaper maps. pp (2), (xvi), 317. Many photos in text. Yellowing to page edges; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names, no flaking to the cover gilt. An expedition through the Bering Stait to Port Hope and Wrangel Island. Borden Field Museum 1927 Alaska Arctic Expedition, endorsed by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. In search of brown bears, polar bears, walrus, and seals. AB 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31428
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  • TAGER, Alexander B.
    THE DECAY OF CZARISM. The Beiliss Trial. A Contribution to the History of the Political Reaction During the Last Years of Russian Czarism. Based on Unpublished Materials in the Russian Archives. Translated from the Russian Original.

    Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1935. Blue cloth. (xxii), (298) pp. Ink inscription to front free endpaper covered over with "white out"; page edges tanned; soft creases to fore margin of a few leaves; else a VG clean & unworn copy. "Menahem Mendel Beilis (sometimes spelled Beiliss), 1874 -1934) was a Russian Jew accused of ritual murder in Kiev in the Russian Empire in a notorious 1913 trial, known as the 'Beilis trial' or 'Beilis affair'. The process sparked international criticism of the antisemitic policies of the Russian Empire. Beilis's story was the basis for Bernard Malamud's novel The Fixer, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award." - Wikipedia. He was accused of killing…

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    Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1935. Blue cloth. (xxii), (298) pp. Ink inscription to front free endpaper covered over with "white out"; page edges tanned; soft creases to fore margin of a few leaves; else a VG clean & unworn copy. "Menahem Mendel Beilis (sometimes spelled Beiliss), 1874 -1934) was a Russian Jew accused of ritual murder in Kiev in the Russian Empire in a notorious 1913 trial, known as the 'Beilis trial' or 'Beilis affair'. The process sparked international criticism of the antisemitic policies of the Russian Empire. Beilis's story was the basis for Bernard Malamud's novel The Fixer, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award." - Wikipedia. He was accused of killing a Christian child to use its blood in a Jewish ritual. A classic case of the regugnant blood libel fantasy.

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    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13329
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  • TOLSTOY, Sophia (Leo Tolstoy)
    THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY.

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Random, 1985. Black cloth, endpaper geneaology. pp (xxxvi), 1043 + plates. Index, Faint damp staining to fore and bottom page edges, near fine otherwise. Jacket has some crinkling to the surface lamination, VG otherwise. 1.85 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52856
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  • Stone, Norman
    The Eastern Front 1914-1917

    London: Penguin, c1998. 5th printing. pp 348. Notes, index. Ink owner name at front, VG clean & unworn copy otherwise. This paperback edition adds an informative 5 page author introduction to the text of the 1975 hardcover edition. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44196
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  • FENNELL, John
    THE EMERGENCE OF MOSCOW 1304-1359.

    Edition: First UK edition.

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1968. Black cloth. 352 pp, indexed, map in text. Spotting to spine and front cover; ink name to lower front pastedown; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy in a VG+ jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22076
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  • WEEKS, Albert L.
    THE FIRST BOLSHEVIK: a political biography of Peter Tkachev

    Edition: First Edition

    New York University Press, 1968. Red cloth. pp 221 + plates. Ink owner name at front, else fine in very nearly fine jacket. First full-length treatment of this 19th century radical who was a strong influence on Lenin.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48723
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  • SPECTOR, Ivar
    THE FIRST RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: its impact on Asia

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, c1962. 180 pp, bibliography, index. Ink call numbers to upper inner corner of front cover but no other library marks; ink owner names in top margin of first page; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise, no text marks. The hardcover edition was in 1962, this paperback edition is later (1967?). Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44024
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  • THE FISHERMEN. Translated and with a Preface by Dr. Angelo S. Rappoport. by GREGOROVITSH, (Dimitry) [Dmitrii Vasil'yevich Grigorovich, 1822-99].
    GREGOROVITSH, (Dimitry) [Dmitrii Vasil'yevich Grigorovich, 1822-99].
    THE FISHERMEN. Translated and with a Preface by Dr. Angelo S. Rappoport.

    London / Philadelphia: London: Stanley Paul / David McKay, no date [1926]. New edition (first UK was in 1916). 16mo, dark green cloth stamped in black and blind, with a nice floral decoration to spine and front cover. [4], 368 pp. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has large chips to spine tips and panels, edge tears; fair. The 12th volume in the publisher's International Library series. "Dimitry Gregorovitxh, whose novel THE FISHERMEN now appears for the first time in English dress, entered the arena of Russian Literature almost simultaneously with Tourgeniev, and is rightly considered to be one of the best exponents of the life of the Russian working people." - translator's preface. Uncommon book, even more so in any kind of jacket. "The Russian Dickens".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16705
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  • HOUGH, Richard
    THE FLEET THAT HAD TO DIE

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1958. Cloth and boards. pp (xii), 212 + plates. Bookplate and owner name at front, VG otherwise. Jacket has small chips to spine ends, VG otherwise. Battle of Tsu-Shima, Russo-Japanese War. Japanese admiral Togo destroyed the Russian fleet, which ended the war. marked the emergence of Japan as a world power, and was one of the causes of the Russian Revolution.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47805
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  • OSTROVSKY, Alexander
    THE FOREST: Comedy in Five Acts. Translated from the Russian by Clara Vostrovsky Winlow and George Rapall Noyes

    Edition: First edition in English

    New York: Samuel French, 1926. Original buff printed card covers. pp [2], 126, [4, ads], stapled. Yapp fore edges of covers have shallow chips, two nicks to top edge of front cover, tanning to first and last page, text is fine, mostly unopened at edges. Inscribed by the translator "W.H.M from G.R.N. 7/3/26". Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    Book ID: 27444
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  • Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich
    The Frigate Pallada. Translated by Klaus Goetze

    Edition: First of this translation

    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. Cloth & boards, endpaper maps. (xxii), (650) pp, full page illustrations in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has two nicks, else fine. Goncharov's novel OBLOMOV (1859) is one of the great classics of Russian literature. "In 1852, prior to the writing of OBLOMOV, Goncharov - seeking adventure and wishing to broaden his horizons - signed on the accompany the frigate 'Pallada" on her long voyage to open Japan to Russian trade for the first time. The result was this book, a beautifully written, lovingly detailed account of a long and difficult journey through the Atlantic, around Europe and the tip of Africa to the Indian Ocean, through to Singapore and…

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    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. Cloth & boards, endpaper maps. (xxii), (650) pp, full page illustrations in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has two nicks, else fine. Goncharov's novel OBLOMOV (1859) is one of the great classics of Russian literature. "In 1852, prior to the writing of OBLOMOV, Goncharov - seeking adventure and wishing to broaden his horizons - signed on the accompany the frigate 'Pallada" on her long voyage to open Japan to Russian trade for the first time. The result was this book, a beautifully written, lovingly detailed account of a long and difficult journey through the Atlantic, around Europe and the tip of Africa to the Indian Ocean, through to Singapore and Japan, and finally overland back through Siberia." - jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 25753
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  • RAISIN, Jacob S.
    THE HASKALAH MOVEMENT IN RUSSIA.

    Edition: First Edition

    Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1913. Green cloth. 355 pp + frontispiece. Notes, bibliography, index. VG+ copy, no owner names. "Haskala ("enlightenment" or "education"; often termed the "Jewish Enlightenment") was an extensive intellectual movement among the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe, with a certain influence on those residing in Western Europe and Muslim lands. Active from the 1770s to the 1880s, the Haskala advocated integration of the Jews into their surrounding societies, encouraging among others the adoption of local vernaculars, secular studies and economic productivization. Concurrently, the movement promoted a Jewish cultural revival, manifested mainly in the creation of modern Hebrew literature." - Wikipedia.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 9009
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  • MacKENZIE, David
    THE LION OF TASHKENT: The Career of General M.G. Cherniaev.

    Athen, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1974. Terra cotta cloth. xx, 267, [1] pp. Fine copy. Orange dust jacket a bit sunned to spine, with one inch tear to upper inner corner of front panel, small external tape repair to head of spine, VG otherwise. Cherniaev was an important figure in 19th century Russia's imperialist expansion. He took the Central Asian city of Tashkent without authorization in 1865, and twice was governor of Turkestan (twice sacked for insubordination). In 1876 he became a hero for leading a Serbo-Russian army against the Ottoman Empire (he fervantly believed the South Slavs should become a part of Mother Russia and wanted to restore Christianity to Constantinople). Compared by some to America's General…

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    Athen, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1974. Terra cotta cloth. xx, 267, [1] pp. Fine copy. Orange dust jacket a bit sunned to spine, with one inch tear to upper inner corner of front panel, small external tape repair to head of spine, VG otherwise. Cherniaev was an important figure in 19th century Russia's imperialist expansion. He took the Central Asian city of Tashkent without authorization in 1865, and twice was governor of Turkestan (twice sacked for insubordination). In 1876 he became a hero for leading a Serbo-Russian army against the Ottoman Empire (he fervantly believed the South Slavs should become a part of Mother Russia and wanted to restore Christianity to Constantinople). Compared by some to America's General Custer Turgenev called him "a cheap copy of Garibaldi" and "one of the most worthless Russian types." This is the first full-length study of the general in any language.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 10352
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  • BABEL, Isaac
    THE LONELY YEARS: the Lonely Years 1925-1939: Unpublished Stories and Private Correspondence

    Boston: Godine, 1995. Card covers. Three black dots to fore edges, else fine. Edited and with a new introduction by Nathalie Babel, not contained in the 1964 hardcover edition.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 53227
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  • ARTZIBASHEF, Michael
    THE MILLIONAIRE. Translated by Percy Pinkerton. With an Introduction by the author

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Huebsch, 1915. Black cloth lettered in red. pp (244). Made from UK (Secker) sheets.. Frayed at spine ends; light foxing and yellowing to endpapers; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Two novellas and a short story, with an autobiographical sketch.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50592
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