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The Three Kingdoms Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection

By: Afanasiev; Alexander

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Moscow, Raduga Publisher: 1998

Edition: New Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 110672

ISBN: 5050043905

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Pictorial green boards. No dustjacket. The covers have slightly bumped corners and smudges which can only be seen if held up to the light. The rear free endpaper has a Russian price sticker. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 166 pp. Superbly illustrated in colour by Alexander Kurkin; reminiscent of Dulac, Harry Clarke and Kay Nielson. Endpapers are also beautifully illustrated. Overall, apart from the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. " Here is a collection of Folk Tales from the Russian version of the Grim... View more info

Turkish Gambit

By: Akunin, Boris; Andrew Bromfield

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition UK; First Printing

Seller ID: 111598

ISBN: 029764551X

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Dark green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is very light browning to the top page fore-edge, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. (6) + 230 pp. Overall, this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin, broken-hearted and disillusioned, has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. Captured by the Turks, he wins his freedom in a game of backgammo... View more info

Peter the Great . New Appreciations in History 7.

By: Anderson M. S. (edited by E. W. Ives)

Price: £2.99

Publisher: London, The Historical Association: 1993

Edition: Reprint - Second Edition

Seller ID: 112968

ISBN: 0852783612

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Number Seven in the 'New Appreciations in History' Series. 32 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Notes; Further Reading. Looks Unread/untouched. Other titles in similar condition in this series available - please enquire if interested. ; New Appreciations in History; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Russian Folk Tales. Folk Tales of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R

By: Anon

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House: (1950)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113055

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


No Date given - but likely 1940s / early 1950? . In red-orange boards with blue decorative titling to the spine and decorated title stamped in blue and white to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has some closed tears (internally repaired with clear archival tape) , some chipping and surface scrapes to the edges but is otherwise complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG. Internally some browning to the endpapers o/w FINE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 243 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w by T. A. Mavrina and K... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register and Mentor, Volume V (5) BOUND with ' the Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia ....' & 'The History of the Revolution in Portugal, in the Year 1640; or an Account Of....' This Volume 5 Covering December 1812 - April 1813.

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812/13

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112801

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather with gilt titling/banding/small decorations and marbled paper boards. Quite an attractive book, but scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather, and the spine edges have split on the top and bottom edges and are cracking all up the sides. Some small loss there and to the head/tail of the spine and to the rear inner edges. There is also some cracking of the leather to the centre of the spine but no loss. ALL hinges holding tight however and for it's age i... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register & Mentor, Volume IV (4). BOUND with 'the Life of Charles XII. King of Sweden". Translated from the French. & Now Published with Additions & Corrections.' This Vol 4 Covers May-November 181

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112873

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather and marbled paper boards. Lacking two thirds of the spine leather. NO Title Label. Scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather. However ALL hinges holding tight and the book is holding tight. The page fore-edges are age-toned and have some light staining. The book, as is the other I have listed (Volume 5) , is a slightly odd collation and consists of - a Full page Engraved Frontispiece of 'His Gracious Majesty George the Third' opposite a most attractive... View more info

La Russie. Manuel Du Voyageur

By: Baedeker Karl

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Karl Baedeker: 1897

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 108743

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Baedeker's 'Russia' in French. Slim Red cloth Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and to the front board. The background colour to the spine is slightly fading towards pink but all lettering is clear and bright. The very corner tip to the lower front cover is rubbed through but all else is near fine. The book is in Excellent condition - Very Clean, Tight and Bright. All hinges secure. Good deep colour to the front and rear boards. This is the "Deuxieme Edition. Avec 14 cartes et 22 Plans" - ALL Maps and plans are in Near Fine condition, intact and as called for. The original '... View more info

The Vainglorious War, 1854-56

By: Barker, A.J.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110705

ISBN: 0297002155

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket. There is some minor creasing to the top and bottom of the dustjacket spine and the page fore-edges have slight foxing (brown spots). The top edge is dyed red. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. (xix) + 348 pp. Illustrated in b/w with b/w maps and map endpapers. Eight Appendices; Source Notes; Bibliography; Index. Overall, apart fom the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Near Fine' copy. " Colonel Barker paints a detailed and vigorous ac... View more info

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The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography. An Extensive Series of Maps, Embracing the Most Recent Discoveries and the Latest Political Divisions of Territory in all Parts of the World. Compiled and Engraved from the Most Authentic Sources.

By: Blackie W. G.

Price: £1,050.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son.: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113798

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Modern? (ish) half leather, bound with a heavy plain black unlettered leather spine, with 4 raised bands, and corners over burgundy cloth boards. Reinforced inner hinge in blue 'cloth' with marbled paper endpapers stuck down to white card, and similar to the rear endpapers - which in this case should be 'endcards'. These 'endcards' have the half title and the last page stuck down to these white card endpapers. Possibly an Amateur binder? . Large Folio/Small Elephant Folio. Approx 38 cm x 31 cm (15" x 12.5"). (xi) + [i] + 100 maps plus Index 117 pp. These 100 numbered maps are hand-colo... View more info

East of the Sun The Conquest and Settlement of Siberia

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110815

ISBN: 0434928895

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped and has slight fading to the base colour of the spine although the lettering is still bright and clear. The paper is uniformly cream and the page fore-edges are slightly tanned, otherwise there are no Inscriptions or other Marks. 542 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and b/w maps. Source Notes; Bibliograpy; Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This narrative covers four ce... View more info

The End of the Communist Revolution

By: Daniels, Robert V.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 48156

ISBN: 0415061490

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Black boards with bright silver-gilt titling decoration to the spine and front board. No dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (viii) + 222 pp. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. "Daniels puts Perestoika firmly in its long-term historical perspective by placing it in a broad theory of revolutionary process, within the context of Leninism, Stalinism and Breshnevism. In this systematic interpetation of the Soviet experience, he places it as the final stage in a broad theory of revolutionary process b... View more info

Russia The Roots of Confrontation

By: Daniels, Robert V.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Harvard, Mass, Harvard University Press: 1986

Edition: Reprint; Third Printing

Seller ID: 109047

ISBN: 0674779665

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers, No dustjacket as issued. (xiii) + 411 pp, incl. Illustrations in b/w, etc. No Inscriptions or Marks. Internally FINE. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "Robert V. Daniels' book Russia: The Roots of Confrontation, first published in 1985, examines the historical contrasts between East and West and elucidates the Russian enigma. The book springs from the thesis that Russia's national character and its international relations can be understood only in light of the traumas and triumphs, privation and privileges that the ... View more info

Europe in Modern Times, 1900-75

By: Evans, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 7547

ISBN: 0713104724

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. Ex Reference library usual MINIMAL stamps, marks, etc, protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Overall a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224 pages View more info

Bloody Sunset

By: Fullerton, Alexander

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 109977

ISBN: 0356202763

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not price-clipped. The bottom page fore-edge has a light line across it - but this looks to be a printing flaw. No Inscriptions or Marks. 329 pp. 1 b/w Map. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. "In the summer of 1918, Count Nikolai Solovyev pleads with Lt. Bob Cowan for help in rescuing five females, including two of the Tsar's daughters. Cowan wants to help, but the Royal Navy's task is to fight Turks and Germans, not Bolsheviks..........! ." ; 8vo 8"... View more info

World War I in Photographs

By: Gilbert, Adrian; John Terraine (Consultant editor)

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Black Cat (Macdonald & Co): 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 111014

ISBN: 0748101489

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Pictorial laminated boards with identical pictorial dustjacket. The rear cover of the dustjacket has one small closed tear which is now neatly repaired to the inside with clear archive tape. There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the top corner of the front free endpaper, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 192 pp. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and maps. Bibliography; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This book presents some 550 of the best photographs taken during World War I, speciall... View more info

Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union

By: Golomshtok, Igor & Alexander Glezer. (Editor) Michael Scammell

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110223

ISBN: 0436477009

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers, which have a little edgewear and creasing/curling - but pretty minor. No dustjacket as issued. Very slight soiling to the page -edges but negligible . This copy is from - the late - Artist Arthur Giardelli's collection - and although he hasn't written his name in it, he has 'sidelined' in ink parts of the Introduction by Ronald Penrose but nowhere else. No other Inscriptions or Marks. (xvi) + 172 pp. Illustrated in b/w, and colour; Bibliography. Contents: - 'Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union' by Igor Golomshtok; 'The Struggle to Exhibi... View more info

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EASEL and BOOK DRAWING. SCULPTURE by Lado Grigolia (In Georgian / Russian (?) and ENGLISH)

By: Grigolia Lado (Vladimir Davidovich Grigolia). Compiled and Designed by Inna Divnogortseva-Grigolia

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Tbilisi, Georgia, Khelovneba Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113814

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


TEXT IN GEORGIAN/RUSSIAN and ENGLISH. Grey cloth-covered boards with deep black titling to the spine and decoration to the front board. Sewn head binding. In the original publisher's cream and black dustjacket. The dust jacket has some light edge wear here and there, but is complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. The book covers are overall VG/NF but the very bottom edge has some green paint which has also smudged on to the bottom front edge - the paint is likely to be removable, but I'm not going to try. The former owner was an arti... View more info

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Through Soviet Russia 1937. 1st Edition SIGNED Copy

By: Hooper Major A. S.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Somerset and London, Privately Printed At the Author's Expense By Purnell and Sons, Ltd. ,: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114666

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Privately printed at the Author's expense. 1937. First Edition. Good plus copy in the original colour-printed, stiff-card wrappers with plain inner flaps. Spine creased, spine edges rubbed, and some slight chipping with loss to the head/tail of the spine. Front and rear covers complete, the rear inner edge slightly discoloured and slight creasing to the front bottom corner. 126 pages. Internally SIGNED by the AUTHOR in ink on the front free end-paper. Overall tight, bright, and clean inside with some wear to the spine. A Good Plus SIGNED copy. See Images; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed b... View more info

Soviet Social Problems

By: Jones, T.Anthony & Walter D. Connor & David E. Powell

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Boulder. San Francisco. Oxford, Westview Press Inc: 1989

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 108556

ISBN: 0813376904

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy but Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings.. Dustjacket is Not clipped and which has been protected in a clear book plastic cover. "Describes and analyzes the Soviet Union's social problems, focusing on those it shares with Western industrial societies. While the contributors emphasize the current period, they also provide a historical perspective on the development of long-standing problems and on the evolution of official attitudes toward them. Essays examine a broad range of problems including drug and alcohol abuse; nuclear an... View more info

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Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. Part Two: Kasparov Vs Karpov 1975-1985 Including the 1st and 2nd Matches. (SIGNED Copy)

By: Kasparov, Garry

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Everyman Chess, Gloucester Publishers Plc: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114131

ISBN: 1857444337

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1st Edition. Heavy, Large Octavo size (8vo) / Small Quarto (4to). In Fine red cloth, with Bright Silver titling to spine. In the original publisher's near fine decorated dustjacket. The bottom front corner and the bottom of the spine have been heavily bumped but this doesn't show under the d/j. The book otherwise is FINE. Looks unread. Crisp white page edges and pages. Garry Kasparov's SIGNATURE on a plain label stuck to the front free endpaper. Internally Fine. NO other Inscriptions or Marks, 424pp, Contents cover: - Foreword; On the Eve of Battle; The First Match 1984/85; The 49th Game; The ... View more info