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  • [Akhmatova, Anna 1889-1966, pseudonym of Anna Andreyevna Gorenko ] Reeder, Roberta
    ANNA AKHMATOVA: Poet and Prophet.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The definitive biography of this Russian writer, one of the most tragic and greatest poets of the 20th century and a writer who revolutionized modern poetry . The author spent 10 years writing this, has devoted much of her scholarly life to the study of Akhmatova, edited the Complete Poems and had access to hundreds of otherwise restricted documents. Presents a vivid picture of life among Soviet writers during the Revolution, and under Stalin and finally under Krushchev. Photographs. Very entensive notes and bibliography. Index xv, 619 pp. ISBN: 0-312112416.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37830
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  • THE DEATH OF ACHILLES. by Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    THE DEATH OF ACHILLES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2006). First edition - Mystery featuring Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, originally published in Russian in 1998. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. 320 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 81227
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  • THE DEATH OF ACHILLES. by Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    Akunin, Boris.. Appreciation by H. F. R. Keating.
    THE DEATH OF ACHILLES.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, originally published in Russian in 1998. Translated by Andrew Bromfield.. Numbered 50 out of 80, and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Includes an essay of appreciation by H. F. R. Keating. Bound in marbled boards and half leather, gilt lettering on spine. 370 pp. ISBN: 1-873567715.

    Condition: Fine in fine original mylar dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71195
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  • THE WINTER QUEEN. by Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)
    Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)
    THE WINTER QUEEN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, set in 1873 Moscow where a young law student has just committed suicide. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. the first book by Akunin to be published in the UK. SIGNED on the title page by the translator, Andrew Bromfield. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-297829742.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to the pages, few spots on bottom edge).

    Book ID: 82710
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  • Aldanov, Mark.
    THE FIFTH SEAL.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 1943. dj. Hardcover - A picture of Western Europe on the eve of the second World War, as seen by Soviet officials, written by this Russian writer mostly during his exile in Paris. Translated by Nicholas Wreden.

    Condition: Very good in good dust jacket (prev owner's stamp, edgewear to dj, staining to interior of dj.)

    Book ID: 17254
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  • KANGAROO. by Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    Aleshkovsky, Yuz.
    KANGAROO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1986). Hardcover first edition - Russian author's first novel to appear in English - one which takes the term "kangaroo trial" to extremes - set in 1949, this is a savage satire confronting the hypocrisy and cruelty of the Stalinist regime. Translated by Tamara Glenny. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374180687.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72932
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  • HOUSE OF MEETINGS. by Amis, Martin.
    Amis, Martin.
    HOUSE OF MEETINGS.

    Edition: First North American printing.

    New York & Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel which begins in 1948 in a slave labor camp above the Arctic Circle in Stalin's Soviet Union. The Sunday Times called this 'a slender. moving novel, streaked with dark comedy. . . Amis's best novel since London Fields.' 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1400044559.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80677
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  • HOUSE OF MEETINGS. by Amis, Martin.
    Amis, Martin.
    HOUSE OF MEETINGS.

    Edition: First North American printing.

    New York & Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel which begins in 1948 in a slave labor camp above the Arctic Circle in Stalin's Soviet Union. The Sunday Times called this 'a slender. moving novel, streaked with dark comedy. . . Amis's best novel since London Fields.' SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1400044559.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80678
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  • THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED: A Story. by Andreyev, Leonid.
    Andreyev, Leonid.
    THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED: A Story.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., (1909) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work which reflects Andreyev's own interest during the time of the first Russian revolution in democratic ideals. This novel follows the fates of seven people who have received death sentences, especially those of five failed assassins, but also an Estonian farm hand who murdered his employer, and a violent thief. As each of these condemned people await their executions by hanging they deal with their fate in their own way. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Authorized translation from the Russian by Herman Bernstein, A title in Ogilivie's "popular copyright line" with a price of $1.00 on the spine of the dust jacket and an eight…

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    New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., (1909) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work which reflects Andreyev's own interest during the time of the first Russian revolution in democratic ideals. This novel follows the fates of seven people who have received death sentences, especially those of five failed assassins, but also an Estonian farm hand who murdered his employer, and a violent thief. As each of these condemned people await their executions by hanging they deal with their fate in their own way. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Authorized translation from the Russian by Herman Bernstein, A title in Ogilivie's "popular copyright line" with a price of $1.00 on the spine of the dust jacket and an eight page folded brochure advertising these popular books (including this title) laid in. 190 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Fine in dark red cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover, gilt lettering, in a very near fine dust jacket. While the Ogilivie edition is not uncommon, it is rare to find a copy in this condition, with a dust jacket and the brochure.

    Book ID: 83670
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  • GAMAILIS and Other Tales from Stalin's Russia. by Andreyev, Vladimir (pseudonym)
    Andreyev, Vladimir (pseudonym)
    GAMAILIS and Other Tales from Stalin's Russia.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of six short stories, based on the author's experiences as a former Soviet career officer, and which reveal the horror of the prison system. Andreyev became a political emigre and witness against the Soviet concentration camps. Translated from the Russian by Fred P Berry. 240 pp. Dust jacket by Gordon Martin.

    Condition: Near fine in aquamarine cloth with silver lettering to spine in a very good dust jacket (toning to the dj, especially to the spine)

    Book ID: 82057
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  • TSAR. by Bell, Ted.
    Bell, Ted.
    TSAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster / Atria, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - An international thriller. 501 pp. Map of Russia endpapers. ISBN: 9781416550402.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61619
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  • THE TATTERED CLOAK and Other Novels. by Berberova, Nina
    Berberova, Nina
    THE TATTERED CLOAK and Other Novels.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of six short novels, by this Russian emigree writer, novels rooted in the lives of those who fled the Russian Revolution to live in exile in Paris, as Berberova herself did for many years. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-679402810.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67324
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  • [Bordsky, Joseph] Volkov, Soloman, Translated by Marian Schwartz.
    CONVERSATIONS WITH JOSEPH BRODSKY: A Poet's Journey Through the Twentieth Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    NY & London: The Free Press. (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Nobel prize winning poet Joseph Brodsky was also a great talker as well as a writer. These interviews, recorded over a period of more than 15 years, starting in 1978, in Brodsky's Greenwich Village apartment, recount his childhood in war-torn Leningrad, his life as an underground poet, standing trial in Kruschev's Russia, imprisonment in the icy north his expulsion from the Soviet Union and more. Photography by Mariana Volkov. Translated by Marian Schwartz. Photographs. 306 pp with notes and index. ISBN: 02982450.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 27378
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  • Caldwell, Erskine .
    ALL NIGHT LONG: A Novel of Guerrilla Warfare in Russia.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: The Book League of America, 1942. dj. Hardcover - A story of war behind the German lines during World War II, based on events which Caldwell witnessed while in Russia. 283 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. Uncommon in this condition. Advertisement for war bonds on the back cover of the dustjacket.

    Book ID: 39728
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  • FALL OUT OF HEAVEN: An Autobiographical Journey. by Cheuse, Alan.
    Cheuse, Alan.
    FALL OUT OF HEAVEN: An Autobiographical Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in which Cheuse attempts to come to terms with his "old world" father, a Bolshevik aviator who had defected, an intertwining of his father's story, of Cheuse's own youth in New Jersey, and the account of the trip Cheuse took to Russia. "As an aspiring young writer, Cheuse was entreated by his father, Philip, to read his manuscript of his adventures as an airplane pilot for the Red Army Air Force. . . Nearly 20 years later, four years after his father's death, Cheuse, now an established writer, does read the manuscript, is entranced by this brave young pilot he'd only barely known, and decides…

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    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in which Cheuse attempts to come to terms with his "old world" father, a Bolshevik aviator who had defected, an intertwining of his father's story, of Cheuse's own youth in New Jersey, and the account of the trip Cheuse took to Russia. "As an aspiring young writer, Cheuse was entreated by his father, Philip, to read his manuscript of his adventures as an airplane pilot for the Red Army Air Force. . . Nearly 20 years later, four years after his father's death, Cheuse, now an established writer, does read the manuscript, is entranced by this brave young pilot he'd only barely known, and decides to travel to Russia with his own son, Josh, to visit the scenes of his father's childhood and youth." (Library Journal) Photographs. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-879052732.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83189
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  • THE MIRRORED WORLD. by Dean, Debra
    Dean, Debra
    THE MIRRORED WORLD.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Novel set in 18th century Russia, in St. Petersburg during the reign of Catherine the Great, This "reimagines the life of St. Xenia, one of Russias most revered and mysterious holy figures, in a work of historical fiction that recounts the unlikely transformation of a young girl, a child of privilege, into a saint beloved by the poor." SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 978-0061231452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81756
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  • Fanning, Leonard M.
    FOREIGN OIL AND THE FREE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1954.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive study, which looks at all the oil producing areas of the world - Mexico, Venezuala, Russia, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and more, policies such as the 50-50 profit sharing, etc. Includes an extensive statistical appendix. Photographs, map endpapers, index. 400 pp

    Condition: Fine in red cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30425
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  • THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. by Fitch, Janet.
    Fitch, Janet.
    THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2017). SIGNED first edition - Set in St. Petersburg in 1916 and California in 1932 this is "a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman." SIGNED on the title page and dated in Oct 2017, that is, before publication. 804 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71910
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  • THE ROMANOV SUCCESSION. by Garfield, Brian.
    Garfield, Brian.
    THE ROMANOV SUCCESSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: M. Evans & Company, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of intrigue set in 1941 as the Germans are advancing on Russia - and a group of men plot to restore the Romanovs and remove Stalin from power. 413 pp plus a 1 p historical note. Dust jacket art by Wladislaw Finne. ISBN: 0-871311593.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64341
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  • THE NEXT CENTURY. by Halberstam, David.
    Halberstam, David.
    THE NEXT CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1991). Hardcover first edition - A book which reflects on the recent past and offers a wide-ranging perspective on the startling changes now reshaping the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and an analysis of Japan's rise to its present position in the world's economy. I don't think he could have imagined how prophetic he was being when he said the American century is over! 126 pp. ISBN: 0-68810391X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79640
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  • ROSTINIKOV'S CORPSE. by Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    ROSTINIKOV'S CORPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the first novel featuring Moscow Police Inspector Profiry Rostnikov, (published in the US as a paperback original under the title "Death of a Dissident.")
    A dissident - the subject of a show trial in progress - is murdered with a sickle. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-333318463.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to the pages. price clipped with new publisher's price sticker on lower front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 82926
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  • DEATH OF A DISSIDENT. by Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    DEATH OF A DISSIDENT.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    New York: Armchair Detective Library, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first hardcover edition in the United States of the first novel featuring Moscow Police Inspector Profiry Rostnikov, originally published as a paperback original in 1981. Includes a new preface by Kaminsky. One of 100 copies, numbered and SIGNED by the author on a special preliminary page. v, 239 pp. ISBN: 1-56287019X.

    Condition: Fine in burgundy cloth in a very good slipcase (slipcase bumped along one edge).

    Book ID: 80603
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  • BEARHEAD: A Russian Folktale. by Kimmel, Eric A; illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak.
    Kimmel, Eric A; illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak.
    BEARHEAD: A Russian Folktale.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holiday House, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An adaptation of the Russian folktale 'Ivanko, the Bear's Son.' SIGNED on the title page by Kimmel. Illustrated in full color (watercolors and colored pencil on diazo prints) by Charles Mikolaycak. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8234-09023.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55586
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  • THE CAT AND THE COOK AND OTHER FABLES OF KRYLOV. by [Krylov, Ivan] retold by Ethel Heins, illustrated by Anita Lobel,
    [Krylov, Ivan] retold by Ethel Heins, illustrated by Anita Lobel,
    THE CAT AND THE COOK AND OTHER FABLES OF KRYLOV.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of twelve tales of Krylov, the 19th century Russian poet and fabulist, beautifully illustrated in full color by award-winning artist Anita Lobel, Author's notes and sources. Large format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-688-123104.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51912
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  • THE JOURNEY. Original title: CONTINUATION OF A LEGEND: The Jottings of a Young Man. by Kuznetsov, Anatolii.
    Kuznetsov, Anatolii.
    THE JOURNEY. Original title: CONTINUATION OF A LEGEND: The Jottings of a Young Man.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: New Horizon/ Transnational Publishers, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the Russian by William E. Butler. From the dj, 'In this fictional journal, th renowned author of BABI YAR recounts his thoughts, feelings and activities during his first journey to Sibera in the mid-1950's. . . These vivid memoirs of a perplexed young socialist record the growth of a sensitive, perceptive human being caught between his love for - and disillusionment with - modern Russia." Translator's note. ix, 180 pp. ISBN: 0-88282-3000.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41847
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  • Lackey, Mercedes.
    FIREBIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fantasy novel inspired by the classic Russian fairy tale. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-312-858124.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46367
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  • RASPUTIN'S REVENGE: The Further Startling Adventures of Auguste Lupa - Son of Holmes. by Lescroart, John T.
    Lescroart, John T.
    RASPUTIN'S REVENGE: The Further Startling Adventures of Auguste Lupa - Son of Holmes.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel in his highly praised "Holmes" series, set in Russia. Second state with the pages with the rather numerous errors replaced. 285 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 1-556110111.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (initials on rear endpaper, price-clipped).

    Book ID: 75957
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  • A GRAND PASSION. by Mackey, Mary.
    Mackey, Mary.
    A GRAND PASSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel of three generations of ballerinas from Russia in the days of the Romanovs to Hollywood in the 50's. Chronology. SIGNED on the title page (Mackey described this as her favorite novel, when signing it.) 444 pp. ISBN: 0-671-540777.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 34465
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  • A GRAND PASSION. by Mackey, Mary.
    Mackey, Mary.
    A GRAND PASSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel of three generations of ballerinas from Russia in the days of the Romanovs to Hollywood in the 1950s. SIGNED on the title page. Chronology. 444 pp. ISBN: 0-671-540777.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 45004
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  • FIELD OF MARS. by Miller, Stephen.
    Miller, Stephen.
    FIELD OF MARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Viking, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a historical thriller set in Russia in 1913. "As he investigates the cover-up of a murder, Ryzhkov probes his own superiors in the secret police to the interlocking interests of St.Petersburg's military and business families. His dogged pursuit eventually leads him to uncover an international conspiracy to overthrow the Tsar and destabilize Russian." SIGNED on the title page. Sources. 456 pp. ISBN: 0-670045322.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 70852
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