Russia: Important Books and Manuscripts

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Datum der Auktion: 27.11.2019

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BIBLE, Slavonic. Biblia sirech knigi vetkhago i novago saveta. [Ostrog...

BIBLE, Slavonic. Biblia sirech knigi vetkhago i novago saveta. [Ostrog: Ivan Federov, 12 August] 1581. First edition of the Bible in Slavonic . A feat comparable to the Luther Bible in terms of its cultural import as well as linguistic normative effect, this rare landmark of Russian printing was

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[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Mineia Obshchaia. [General Menaion]. [Moscow: Andronik...

[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Mineia Obshchaia. [General Menaion]. [Moscow: Andronik Timofeev Nevezha?, 1600]. Rare first edition of this important Eastern Orthodox liturgical book, in Russian binding. The Menaion contained texts for the service or celebration of specific observances, saints or events, which

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

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[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Potrebnik Inocheskii. [Book of Prayers for Monks...

[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Potrebnik Inocheskii. [Book of Prayers for Monks]. [Moscow: Pechatnyi Dvor, 1639]. Monastic book of prayers, in a Russian binding. It was published in Moscow in 1639 by the Pechatnyi Dvor – the printing house where the first book in Cyrillic movable type was produced in 1564

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[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Ustav, sirech tserkovnoe oko. [The Order of the Church...

[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Ustav, sirech tserkovnoe oko. [The Order of the Church Rites]. [Moscow: Pechatnyi Dvor, 1641]. Rare edition of this major work on the order of liturgy, in a Russian binding. Derived from the Typikon of the Byzantine rite, the Ustav was first published by the Pechatnyi Dvor in

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[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Sbornik Kirillova kniga. [The Book of Saint Cyril...

[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. Sbornik Kirillova kniga. [The Book of Saint Cyril]. [Moscow: Pechatni Dvor, 1644]. First edition of this Orthodox theological work, in a Russian binding . Known as ‘book of Saint Cyril’ from the author of the opening texts, it was a compendium, compiled by the religious polemicist

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[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. [ Book of Hymns ], in Church Slavonic, on paper, 17th...

[CHURCH SLAVONIC]. [ Book of Hymns ], in Church Slavonic, on paper, 17th century. Manuscript book of hymns, in a Russian binding, a well-preserved instance of the copious production of the Old Believers in 17th-century Russia. Deeply averse to the use of print, they relied solely on manuscript hymn

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KNIAZHNIN, Iakov Borisovich (1740-1791). Sobranie sochinenii . [Collected...

KNIAZHNIN, Iakov Borisovich (1740-1791). Sobranie sochinenii . [Collected Works]. St Petersburg: [Mining College Press], 1787. First lifetime edition of the collected works by the ‘Russian Racine’. It gathers together his most successful plays, mostly tragedies, appreciated by Catherine the Great

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LOMONOSOV, Mikhail Vasilevich (1711-1765). Kratkoye rukovodstvo k...

LOMONOSOV, Mikhail Vasilevich (1711-1765). Kratkoye rukovodstvo k krasnorechiyu [A quick guide to eloquence]. St Petersburg: Imperatorskaya Akademia Nauk, 1748 [recte 1765]. First edition, the corrected issue which includes the author’s alterations, of Lomonosov’s enormously influential Rhetoric

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 9.000 £

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MAGNITSKY, Leontii Filipovich (1669-1739). Arifmetika; Sirech nauka...

MAGNITSKY, Leontii Filipovich (1669-1739). Arifmetika; Sirech nauka chislitel'naia. [Arithmetic, called the computational science]. Moscow: Sinodal'na, 1703. First edition of one of the most famous books printed during the reign of Peter the Great, and the first guide to mathematics published in

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Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 25.000 £

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SUMAROKOV, Aleksandr Petrovich (1717-1777). Raznyia stikhotvoreniia...

SUMAROKOV, Aleksandr Petrovich (1717-1777). Raznyia stikhotvoreniia. [Various Poems]. St Petersburg: [Imperial Academy of Science], 1769. Rare collected edition of poems by Sumarokov, ‘the first truly modern writer in the history of Russian literature’ (Terras). The author of plays and literary

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

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[CORONATION. NICHOLAS II, Tsar (1868-1918)]. Svyashchennoe Venchanie na...

[CORONATION. NICHOLAS II, Tsar (1868-1918)]. Svyashchennoe Venchanie na Tsartsvo Gosudarya Imperatora Nikolaya II. [The Sacred Coronation of the Sovereign Emperor Nicholas II and the Sovereign Empress Alexandra Feodorovna]. [Moscow:] A.A. Levenson, 1896. [With:] Vsepresvetleishii Derzhavneishii

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Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 7.000 £

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DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Zapiski iz mertvago doma. [Memoirs from the...

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Zapiski iz mertvago doma. [Memoirs from the House of the Dead]. St. Petersburg: Iosafat Ogrizko, 1862. First complete edition of this early masterpiece by Dostoevsky, greatly appreciated by Tolstoy and which Lenin described as an 'unsurpassed work of Russian and world

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DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Polnoe sobranije sochinenij. [Complete...

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Polnoe sobranije sochinenij. [Complete works]. St Petersburg: A. Suvorin, 1885-1886. Second posthumous edition of the works of Dostoevsky, edited by A.G. Dostoevsky. 6 volumes (256 x 183mm). With portrait of the author and folding plate reproducing a Dostoevsky

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DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Polnoe sobranie sochinenij. [Complete...

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Polnoe sobranie sochinenij. [Complete Works]. [Vol. 3]. St Petersburg: Th. Stellovsky, 1866. The first edition of ‘The Gambler’, in vol. 3 of the second lifetime collection, ‘one of the most engaging, easily accessible and widely read’ of Dostoevsky’s novels (Frank

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DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Malen’kij geroj. [A Little Hero]. St...

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Malen’kij geroj. [A Little Hero]. St Petersburg: Th. Stellovsky, 1866. The rare first separate edition, with the original wrappers , of ‘the last of Dostoevsky’s pre-Siberian stories’ and ‘one of the brightest’ (Lantz). It was first published anonymously in 1857 in

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GONCHAROV, Ivan Aleksandrovich (1812-1891). Obryv. Roman v pjati chastjakh...

GONCHAROV, Ivan Aleksandrovich (1812-1891). Obryv. Roman v pjati chastjakh. [The Precipice. A novel in five parts.] [In 2 parts]. St Petersburg: Press of the Maritime Ministry, 1870. First edition in book form of Goncharov’s last major work – the novel had appeared in instalments in Vestnik Evropy

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GRIBOEDOV, Aleksandr Sergeevich (1795-1829). Gore ot uma. [Woe from Wit...

GRIBOEDOV, Aleksandr Sergeevich (1795-1829). Gore ot uma. [Woe from Wit] . St Petersburg: at the Military Press, 1839. Second edition , in quasi-miniature format, of this satirical classic play regarded by Aleksandr Blok as ‘the greatest work in Russian literature’. This edition features the

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KRYLOV, Ivan Andreevich (1768-1844). Basni ... v os mi knigakh. [Fables… in...

KRYLOV, Ivan Andreevich (1768-1844). Basni ... v os mi knigakh. [Fables… in eight books]. St Petersburg: Smirdin, 1830. Notable lifetime edition of Krylov’s Fables , which includes the first appearance of Part 8. In 1830 the publisher Smirnov acquired the rights to publish Krylov’s successful

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[LITURGY. OLD BELIEVERS]. Posledovanie tserkovnogo penie i vseletnego...

[LITURGY. OLD BELIEVERS]. Posledovanie tserkovnogo penie i vseletnego sobraniia [Ritual of Church Hymns for the whole Year]. [First half of the 19th century]. Illuminated manuscript on paper, 16mo (80 x 59mm), text in red and brown in polu-ustav, illuminated title in red, green, black and gilt

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[LITURGY. OLD BELIEVERS]. Posledovanie tserkovnogo penie i vseletnego...

[LITURGY. OLD BELIEVERS]. Posledovanie tserkovnogo penie i vseletnego sobraniia [Ritual of Church Hymns for the whole Year]. [First half of the 19th century]. Illuminated manuscript on paper, 16mo (83 x 64mm), text in red and brown in polu-ustav, illuminated title in red, green, black and gilt

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LITURGY, Slavonic. Kanonnik [Book of Canons]. Russia: circa 1866.

LITURGY, Slavonic. Kanonnik [Book of Canons]. Russia: circa 1866. A fine example of an Old Believer liturgical book with typical illustrations the prayers in the eight tones to the feasts . The illuminations represent the Chanter Roman, the Birth of the Mother of God, the Finding of the True Cross

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MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873). Osnovaniia politicheskoi ekonomii s...

MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873). Osnovaniia politicheskoi ekonomii s nekotorymi iz ikh primenenii k obshchestvennoi filosofii [Principles of political economy with some of their applications to social philosophy] . St Petersburg: [n. p.], 1865. First complete edition of Mill’s Principles of political

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MOCHALOV, Pavel Stepanovich (1800-1848). Autograph letter signed (‘Pavel...

MOCHALOV, Pavel Stepanovich (1800-1848). Autograph letter signed (‘Pavel Mochalov’) to Dmitrii Danilovich Chistiakov (‘Pochtenneishii Dmitrii Danilovich!’), in Russian, 17 December [1843], n.p., asking him to explain to his aunt that he has been ill and penniless, but that he is now better and

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[MILITARY. ALBUM.] Kniga soderzhashchaia chertezhi upotrebliaemykh nine...

[MILITARY. ALBUM.] Kniga soderzhashchaia chertezhi upotrebliaemykh nine artileriiskikh orudii s prinadlezhnostiami onykh umenyshennye protiv natural'nykh v 8iu doliu, delannaia pri Vtomrom Kadetskom Korpuse, kadetami onogo v klassse Shatb-kapitana Efimova vtorogo . [An album of drawings of weapons

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[MILITARY. ALBUM]. MIKHAILOVSKY ARTILLERY ACADEMY, ST PETERSBURG. A...

[MILITARY. ALBUM]. MIKHAILOVSKY ARTILLERY ACADEMY, ST PETERSBURG. A portfolio of original ink and watercolour drawings relating to heavy artillery, dated 1835 [watermarked 1834]. 9 watercolour and 4 pen and ink illustrations and diagrams, on wove Whatman paper watermarked 1835, oblong folio, 357 x

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[METROPOLITAN PHILARET (DROZDOV, Vasily Mikhailovich, 1782-1867...

[METROPOLITAN PHILARET (DROZDOV, Vasily Mikhailovich, 1782-1867). Manuscript copy of Philaret's poem ‘Ne naprasno, ne sluchaino’, Russia, [c.1830]. 13 lines, in a chancery hand on a single leaf, 350 x 216mm, with blindstamp monogram of Tsar Nicholas I at upper right (slight age browning, a few

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PISEMSKY, Aleksei Feofilaktovich (1821-1881). Povesti i razskazy … v trekh...

PISEMSKY, Aleksei Feofilaktovich (1821-1881). Povesti i razskazy … v trekh chastiakh [Stories and tales … in three parts]. Moscow: Stepanova, 1853. Very rare first collected edition, with the first appearance in book form of many of Pisemsky acclaimed early stories – Tiufiak (The Muff, translated

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PISEMSKY, Aleksei Feofilaktovich (1821-1881). Ocherki iz krest’ianskago...

PISEMSKY, Aleksei Feofilaktovich (1821-1881). Ocherki iz krest’ianskago byta [Sketches from Peasant Life]. St Petersburg: [A. Dmitriev,] 1856. First edition: ‘one of Pisemsky’s most universally acclaimed books’ (Moser, p. 54) epitomising the work of as ‘a chronicler of the life of the common people

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POPOV, Aleksandr Stepanovich (1859-1906). 'Pribor dlia obnaruzheniia i...

POPOV, Aleksandr Stepanovich (1859-1906). 'Pribor dlia obnaruzheniia i registrirovaniia elektricheskikh kolebanii'. ['An Apparatus for Detecting and Recording Electrical Oscillations'] From : Zhurnal Russkago fisiko-kimicheskago obshchestva volume XXVIII, part 1. St Petersburg: V. Demakov, 1896

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[PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837)]. Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1823 god. [Polar...

[PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837)]. Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1823 god. [Polar Star…for the year 1823]. St Petersburg: V. Grech, 1823. [with] Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1824 god. [Polar Star…for the year 1824]. [with] Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1824 god. [Polar Star…for the year 1824]. [with] Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1825

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