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Allen, W.E.D., editor
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 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.
$35.00 Book Number: 29481 Order / Enquire
ANATHEMA, a tragedy in seven scenes. Authorized tanslation by Herman Bernstein
New York: Macmillan, 1910.
12mo. Dark blue cloth. pp (vi), (211), (1), (4, ads), (2). Spine lightly darkened, with slight wear at ends, VG otherwise, no owner names.
$29.95 Book Number: 32154 Order / Enquire
SAMSON IN CHAINS: Posthumous Tragedy. Authorized Translation from the Original Manuscript and a Preface by Herman Bernstein
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.
$19.95 Book Number: 32155 Order / Enquire
ARMSTRONG, Terence, Editor, Introduction and Notes
YERMAK'S CAMPAIGN IN SIBERIA. A selection of documents translated from the Russian by Tatiana Minorsky and David Wileman
London: The Hakluyt Society, 1975.
Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine copy in near fine dust jacket. x, 315 pp. (includes references and index), folding frontispiece, 2 maps (1 folding), 154 pen and ink drawings. Gentle rubbing to dust jacket tips, negligible nicks to top-edge of front panel. The Russian conquest of Siberia, although a gradual process of absorbtion, could be said to have started in the 1580 with the campaign of Yermak. 'There are several narrative accounts, collectively known as the Siberian chronicles ... The Remezov chronicle, written about 1700, is illustrated with 154 pen and ink drawings. These are of great historical and artistic interest, for very few Russian drawings of this period survive. All are reproduced here.' - from the dj flap. (Hakluyt Society Second Series No. 146)
$25.00 Book Number: 26433 Order / Enquire
THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED
Toronto: Burns & MacEachern, 1954.
Octavo, blue boards. Slight sunning to spine ends, yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. The thin dust jacket (design by Carl Dair) is tattered, fair only. Foreword by Samuel Beatty, Introduction by George S.N. Luckyj. UK ed. in 1956, US ed. in 1957. A novel set in Siberia about the Stalinist terror for Ukrainians, by a valiant resister who escaped to found a newspaper and publishing house in exile in Germany.
$19.95 Book Number: 39647 Order / Enquire
London: Macmillan, 1931.
Octavo, green cloth. Yellowing and some foxing to page edges and endpapers, else a near fine jacketless copy, no owner names. A novel of exiled White Russians in Manchuria.
$20.00 Book Number: 39335 Order / Enquire
BOGORAS, Waldemar (1865-1936)
SONS OF THE MAMMOTH. Translated from the Russian by Stephen Graham
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".
$50.00 Book Number: 44852 Order / Enquire
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
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.
$50.00 Book Number: 31428 Order / Enquire
PLATONOV. An Abridged Version of an Untitled Play in Four Acts. Translated by Dmitri Makaroff, with an Introduction by George Devine.
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.
$19.50 Book Number: 14272 Order / Enquire
Chernetsov, V. N. and Moszynska, W. Edited by Henry N. Michael
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.
$30.00 Book Number: 35148 Order / Enquire
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF SLAVIC LITERATURES. Translated by Richard Noel Porter and Martin P. Price. Edited, with a Foreword, by George A. Zenkovsky.
Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 1971.
Octavo, pale green printed cloth without dust jacket, as issued. (xii), 225,  pp. Bookplate and small ink date to front pastedown, else a fine copy, no marks in text.
$19.95 Book Number: 14987 Order / Enquire
TRAILING THROUGH SIBERIA
London: The Travel Book Club, 1939.
Octavo, grey cloth. pp (xii), 270 (4) + 2 maps (one folding). Spine very lightly darkened; VG+ clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy otherwise, no owner names. Account of life among the Eskimo of northwest Alaska and northeast Siberia.
$25.00 Book Number: 31431 Order / Enquire
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Illustrated by Philip Reisman
New York: Illustrated Modern Library, 1945.
12mo, red cloth spine and black boards, top edges red. Colour illustrations. Acetate wrapper lettered in red and gilt. Ink owner name at front, small soft bumps to upper outer corners of boards, VG+ otherwise. Wrapper has partial split to rear flap fold; a few letters flaked away from last to lines on front panel, VG otherwise. Lacking the slipcase. Still an attractive copy of an attractive edition. We have added a clear plastic wrapper.
$18.95 Book Number: 46034 Order / Enquire
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV. Translated by Constance Garnett. Illustrated by William Sharp
New York: The Illustrated Modern Library, c1945,
12mo, green cloth spine and illustrated boards, green top page edges, two colour and b&w plates. Ink owner name and Xmas, 1948, ink gift inscription on front free endpaper (blotted slightly onto the pastedown), yellowing to page edges, else fine. Acetate wrapper with printed front panel lightly yellowed to the spine, else fine. Lacking the slipcase.
$18.95 Book Number: 46039 Order / Enquire
THE IDIOT: a novel in four parts. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Illustrated by Boardman Robinson
New York: Random House, 1935.
Tall octavo, red bevel edge buckram, spine gilt lettered, red top page edges, black & white illustrations. Spine a bit tanned, light sunning to upper front cover; ink owner name at front; page edges yellowed, text paper lightly toned, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$24.95 Book Number: 46057 Order / Enquire
50 Years Ago: The Famine Holocaust in Ukraine. Terror and Human Misery as Instruments of Soviet Russian Imperialism. Foreword by Dana G. Dalrymple
Toronto: World Congress of Free Ukrainians, 1983.
Second printing. 56 pp, stapled, in card covers. Numerous photos in text. Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$10.00 Book Number: 29114 Order / Enquire
London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1961.
Small octavo, 208 pp. Red boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Orange price-clipped jacket has minor rubbing, dust soiling; VG+, bright attractive. A novel of Soviet Russia by one of the leading Soviet writers of the time, translated by Humphrey Higgins from its 1956 appearance in the Moscow magazine "Znamya".
$18.95 Book Number: 11259 Order / Enquire
FADEYEV, A. (Alexander Fadeyev, 1901-56)
THE NINETEEN. Translated from the Russian by R. D. Charques.
London: Martin Lawrence, 1929.
Octavo, viii, 293, . Plain card sides with attached pictorial dust jacket. Spine worn, with chips to tips, vertical creases, wear to joints; corner chip and one inch tear to front panel; soiling to rear panel; rear inner hinge repaired with rice paper; just good externally, VG clean and unworn internally, no previous owner names. An uncommon edition of this "first peasant epic of New Russia, [which] deals with the struggle against ignorance and prejudice in a Soviet Village by the Volga." Fadeyev, who joined the Bolsheviks in 1918 and fought in the Russian Civil War, was a staunch Stalinist. He once described Stalin as "the greatest humanist the world has ever known" [!!]. Small wonder he succumbed to alcoholism and suicide. Titled RAZGROM in Russian, this novel was also published in English as THE ROUT.
$24.95 Book Number: 12454 Order / Enquire
THE EMERGENCE OF MOSCOW 1304-1359.
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.
$18.00 Book Number: 22076 Order / Enquire
FISHER, Raymond H., editor
THE VOYAGE OF SEMEN DEZHNEV IN 1648: BERING'S PRECURSOR. With selected documents.
London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981.
Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a northwest or northeast passage between Europe and the Pacific. (Hakluyt Society Second Series No. 159.)
$25.00 Book Number: 26366 Order / Enquire