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Russian novelists are great, and so are the rare Russian history books in Biblio's Rare Book Room. Our booksellers have created an incredible collection of rare and antique Russian history books, and many of the featured Russian history books are unique and one of a kind. From multi-volume biographies of Russian emperors to smaller books on a specific aspect of Russian culture, there are plenty of interesting Russian history books to peruse in the Rare Book Room.


Sueded cream cloth with ship and plane motif in silver and black, lettered in silver. In original slipcase, which is worn. Edition of 500 copies. Darkened patch at bottom of top joint; a few spots, including two at spine and more on rear cover. The book ...

From Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books


Memory About Service, Friendship and You. Red Banner Pacific Ocean Fleet, Soviet Navy Photo Album ( Black Sea,) with 15 SIGNED Pen and Ink Original Drawings of Warships by Unknown Soviet Navy Sailor

Soviet Union , 1979. Dated 1979-1982, a unique and RARE Soviet sailor's photo album, 13 1/2" w x 9" h, in string-tied brown velvet over heavy cardboard. Containing 40 pp. of thick cardboard, with 140 black and white and 4 color photographs ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Costume of the Russian Empire by HARDING, Edward [publ.]

1810 RUSSIA Costume of Russian Empire Color Illustrated Clothing Travel Voyages An extremely valuable and important illustrated account of history of costumes and clothing from the Russian Empire. Published in 1810, Edward Harding gathered English and Fr...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Rites and Ceremonies of the Greek Church, in Russia; Containing an Account of Its Doctrine, Worship and Discipline by King, John Glen

London: Printed for W. Owen; J. Dodsley; J. Rivington; and T. Becket and P.A. DeHondt, 1772. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to. Presentation copy, signed on title page "For Mr. William Richardson, From the Author." B&W 2-page frontis + 12 plates...

From Minotavros Books


The Invasion of Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down to the by Alexander William Kinglake

William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 Volume set. Suitable for a gift. Beautiful half calf, brown levant morocco leather and marbled boards. Gold lettering. Bindings are near fine. Clean, unmarked pages, with sparse foxing. Willi...

From SequiturBooks


Description Historique Et Topographique De Moskow Ou Details Sur Les Moeurs Et Usages Des Habitans De Cette Grande Ville Sur Les Palais, Monumens, Tombeaux Des Czars, Monasteres, Eglises, Edifices Public Qu'Elle Renferme, Sur Les Fetes Et Ceremonies by Richter, Johann Gottfried (1764-1829) / J. Richter / Johann Gustaf Richter

Paris: Pillet, 1812. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo. 67pp, modern black buckram with gilt lettering at spine, textured red pastedowns and endpapers, exlib with fading stamp at title-page and final page, faded catalog number at title-page, occasi...

From Legacy Books II


Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794 (Two Volumes) by Pallas, P. S

London: John Stockdale, 1812. Second Edition . Full Leather. Fair/No Jacket. 4to. 552 pages, plus 24 of 25 plates (lacking #20; nine folding), 3 folding maps; 523 pages, plus 26 of 27 plates (lacking #4; 15 folding). Each volume with 14 vignettes, of w...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


Survey of the Russian Empire: according to its present newly regulated state, divided into different governments, shewing their situation and boundaries, the capital and district towns of each government... by IVANOVICH, Sergei Pelscheev

1792 1ed RUSSIA English Ivanovich on Russian Empire Military Catherine Great Sergei Pelcheev Ivanovich's 'Survey of the Russian Empire' is perhaps the best 18th-century account of the politics, military, and social customs of the Russia during the reign...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books



NY: Harper & Row, 1980. First US edition, first prnt. Signed by Solzhenitsyn on the front free endpage for Kroch's & Brentano's First Edition Circle. Kroch's & Brentano's bookmark laid-in as issued. Translated by Harry Willetts...

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA


Pisma ob Amerike I russkih pereselentsah [Letters about North America and Russian emigrants] by Slavinskiy N

Slavinskiy N. Pisma ob Amerike I russkih pereselentsah [Letters about North America and Russian emigrants] / Nikolay Evstafievich Slavinsky. — 1st edition. — Saint-Petersburg.: Edition of Bookstore for not-locals, typ. P.P. Merkuliev, 1873. — [4], I...

From ParusBook


The Oil Fields Of Russia, And The Russian Petroleum Industry: A Practical Handbook On The Exploration, Exploitation, And Management Of Russian Oil Properties, Including Notes On The Origin Of Petroleum In Russia [Second Edition, Revised, Inscribed To Ralph Arnold) by Thompson, A. Beeby [Inscribed By The Author To Ralph Arnold]

London: Crosby, Lockwood And Son, 1908. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Maps, Charts, Photographs. Xix, 504 Pp + 5 Pp Ads At End. Second Edition, Revised And Expanded. Original Blue Cloth, Gilt, Beveled Edges. Inscribed In London By Th...

From Arroyo Seco Books


The life of Catharine II, Empress of Russia: an enlarged translation from the French, with seven portraits elegantly engraved, and a correct map of the Russian empire. by CASTERA, Jean-Henri

1798 1ed English Life of Catherine II the Great of RUSSIA by Castera HUGE MAP 3v Catherine II was an 18th-century Empress of Russia, who is better known today as Catherine the Great. It was under her reign than Russian gained prominence in Europe and ent...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Living Water A Novel in Four Parts by Kozhevnikov, Alexei

Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1954 Green/blue/gilt covers. Frontispiece of Kozhevniko Liberary of Selected Soviet Literature Stalin Prize 1950 Author of Ocean's Brother 1939. Extra title page in Russian. Illustrated by D. Piatkin. Transl...

From Open Door Books


The Life of Catharine II, Empress of Russia. With Seven Portraits Elegantly Engraved, and a Correct Map of the Russian Three Volumes. The Second Edition, Considerably Improved by ( CASTERA, Jean-Henri )

London: Printed for T. H. Longman, 1798. Three volumes in contemporary full calf, expertly rebacked late 19th c. in gilt with fresh end papers, late 19th c. engraved bookplate. Very Good, map of Russia foxed, calf rubbed at edges, calf lacquered, a quite ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Memoirs (Author Signed) by Gorbachev, Mikhail

New York: Doubleday. As New in As New dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Impression. Hardcover. 0385480199 . Seller had this book signed personally at a seminar where Mr. Gorbachev was one of the speakers in 1997. It is signed on the title page not ...

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