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Allen, Julian.  Autocrasy in Poland and Russia; or, a Description of Russian Misrule in Poland, and an Account of the Surveillance of Russian Spies at Home and Abroad. Including the Experience of an Exile  Wiley: New York, 1854.  Cloth octavo; 200 pages; head and foot of spine chipping, short German vocabulary list written on endpapers, good condition overall. The title says it all, a history of Russian oppression of Poland, written by an exile in the United States.        $30.00

Arkhitekturnoe Nasledstvo. Number 12  Moscow: Akademiia Stroitel'stva i Arkhitektury SSSR, 1960.  Cloth quarto; 314 pages; b&w photos and line drawings throughout; light cover wear, very good condition. Number 12 in this series on Russian architectural history. The sixteen articles in this issue mostly concern ecclesiastical architecture.        $20.00

[Auction Catalogue].  The Russian Library of an American Collector  New York: Christie's East, 1994.  Quarto wraps, 76 pages, lots of b&w photos, prices realized inserted; as new condition. Important collection focusing on 18th and 19th centuries; 61 lots theology and church history, 118 lots history, 23 lots travel, 25 lots the arts, 121 lots literature. Some high prices realized and some high reserves passed on.         $25.00

Bocharov, Genrikh Nikolaevich.  Prikladnoe iskusstvo Novgoroda Velikogo.   Moscow: Nauka, 1969 .  Cloth octavo; 129 pages with over 100 photos; very good condition in chipped jacket. Survey of applied arts of Novgorod, both religious and secular. Text entirely in Russian.        $12.50

Bourke-White, Margaret.  Shooting the Russian War  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1943.  Tall cloth octavo; xiv, 298 pages; third printing; b&w photos throughout; occasional light foxing, otherwise very good condition in chipped jacket. Bourke-White's evocative photos and description of Russia during the German invasion        $25.00

Cary, Clarence.  The Trans-Siberian Route or Notes of a Journey from Peking to New York in 1902  New York: Evening Post Job Printing House, 1902.  Cloth octavo; 53 pages, fold-out map; light edge wear and cover soil; light water staining throughout. Detailed account of an American's journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway from Port Arthur to Moscow in the summer of 1902. Lots of description of the railroad, the landscape, the passengers, along with much practical advice for others contemplating the trip. Not an easy book to find.        $50.00

Jagger, John.  Rambling Remarks Re Russia. Being Notes Made on the Journey  N.p.: , December 1927.  Quarto wraps; 64 mimeographed leaves; outer edge s of wraps chipped and worn, light to moderate foxing to contents. Also included is Jagger's "Russia Re-visited: Notes Compiled during a Second Visit to Russia," same format, 56 pages, printed in July 1933. Account of two sponsored trips to the Soviet Union by official of British trade union, the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers. A whole-hearted and naive view of the workers' paradise with lots of international speechmaking and cameraderie. It's almost convincing.        $60.00

Katser, M. S..  Belorusskaia Arkhitektura: Istoricheskii Ocherk  Minsk: Gos. izd-vo BSSR, 1956.  Cloth quarto, 119 pages, text illustrations, very good condition. Architectural history of Belarus from prehistoric times through the 19th century. Text in Russian (Belarusian?).        $15.00

Lazarev, Viktor Nikitich.  Istoriia Vizantiiskoi Zhivopisi  Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1947-1948.  Two volumes, cloth quarto; text volume of 454 pages, plate volume of 40 pages and 350 b&w plates. Very good condition. Pioneering work on Byzantine art by one of the leading authorities on Greek and Russian mosaics and icons. Text entirely in Russian.        $75.00

Mongait, Alexander.  Archaeology in the USSR  Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1959.  Cloth quarto; 429 pages; b&w photo plates and text illustrations; very good condition in lightly chipped jacket. Detailed survey of the subject, concentrating on Asia, with much on the Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia        $17.50

Pipes, Richard.  Russia under the Old regime  New York: Scribner's, 1974 .  Cloth octavo; xxii, 360 pages; b&w photo plates; very good condition in chipped jacket. First part of Pipes' monumental three-part history        $10.00

Presniakov, A.E..  The Formation of the Great Russian State: A Study of Russian History in the Thirteenth through Fifteenth Centuries  Chicago: Quadrangle, 1970.  Cloth octavo; xlii, 414 pages; fine condition in lighly worn jacket. Classic study first published in Russian in 1918        $15.00

Ratiya, Sh.E..  Praktika Restavratsionnikh Rabot  Moscow: Akademiia Stroitel'stva i Arkhitektury SSSR, 1958.  Cloth quarto, 182 pages, text illustrations throughout. Light cover wear, otherwise very good. Overview of Russian architectural restoration practices in the immediate post-war period. Text in Russian.        $17.50

Russkii Vestnik  Moscow: Katkova, 1862.  Quarter leather octavo; marbled boards; 840 pages; backstrip rubbed; a few institutional stamps; front wraps of both issues bound in; contents very good. Volume 40 of the longrunning 19th century review, "Russian Herald", consisting of July and August 1862. Includes articles by the right-wing jurist Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, and the Ukrainian philosopher Pamfil Iurkevich, as well as anonymous articles on Daghestan in 1848, nihilism in Turgenev, and the reorganization of Cossack troops. There is also a short story by Dmitri Grigorovich, the first installation of A.K. Tolstoy's novel "Knyaz' Serebryany", and two installations of a translation of Wilkie Collins' "No Name". A nice artifact of mid-eighteenth century Russian intellectual life.        $55.00

Saltykov, A. B..  Russkaia narodnaia keramika  Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik, 1960.  Cloth quarto; 26 pages text, 80 pages of color and b&w photos. Charming presentation of Russian folk ceramics of the 16th through 19th centuries.         $15.00

Skrobucha, Heinz.  Icons in Czechoslovakia  London: Hamlyn, 1971.  Cloth quarto; 60 tipped-in color plates with facing full page description; very good condition with dust jacket. A rather varied assembly of icons: about half are Greek or Russian icons in state collections and the other half are indigenous Ruthenian icons from eastern Slovakia.        $30.00

Tits, A.A..  Russkoe Kamennoe Zhiloe Zodchestvo XVII Veka  Moscow: Nauka, 1966.  Cloth quarto; 355 pages; b&w photos and line drawings throughout; light cover wear, very good condition. Detailed work on Russian stone residential architecture of the 17th century. Text in Russian        $20.00

Villiers, Frederic.  Port Arthur, Three Months with the Besiegers  London: Longmans, Green, 1905 .  Cloth octavo; 176 pages; b&w plates, folding map; moderate wear at spine extremities; occasional light foxing; very good overall. Daily journal of English correspondent at the siege of Port Arthur.        $60.00

Wallace, D. Mackenzie.  Russia  New York: Henry Holt, 1877.  Gilt decorated cloth octavo; 620 pages; 2 folding maps; light rubbing and cover soil, otherwise very good condition. First American edition of this classic account of late nineteenth-century Russia        $125.00

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