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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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DISSONANT VOICES IN SOVIET LITERATURE. by Blake, Patricia and Max Hayward, editors.
    Blake, Patricia and Max Hayward, editors.
    DISSONANT VOICES IN SOVIET LITERATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of stories, essays, and poems showing the other face of post-revolutionary Russian writing. "Slightly more than half" of the material was included in the "Partisan Review: Dissonant Voices in Soviet Literature Number 3-4, Volume XXVIII, 1961" but this includes revisions and much additional material. Includes "M. Ts." and the poem "Without Love" by Boris Pasternak, as well as contributions from Sergei Esenin, Isaac Babel, Alexander Grin, Evgeni Zamyatin, Julia Neiman, Evgeni Evtushenko, Ilya Ehrenburg and others. Introduction by Max Hayward on Soviet Literature, 1917-1962. Also includes brief introductions to each selection. References to original Russian sources. xlii, 308 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate, some crinkling to the top of the dj spine)

    Book ID: 68228
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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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  • 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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  • PERFECT RIGOR: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century. by Gessen, Masha.
    Gessen, Masha.
    PERFECT RIGOR: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2009). First edition - "In 2006, an eccentric Russian mathematician named Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. The Poincare conjecture is an extremely complex topological problem that had eluded the best minds for over a century. In 1998, the Clay Institute in Boston named it one of seven great unsolved mathematical problems, and promised a million dollars to anyone who could find a solution." This is the story of Perelman, and how his mind of incredible computational power became increasingly unable to deal with the messiness of the human affairs - at the time this was written, the only person with whom Perelman would talk was his mother, with whom he shared an apartment. Notes. 233 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to corner of cover).

    Book ID: 69172
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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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  • METRO: A Novel of the Moscow Underground. by Kaletski, Alexander.
    Kaletski, Alexander.
    METRO: A Novel of the Moscow Underground.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Described as a "brilliant and mordant social comedy," the Metro underground of the title refers to both the Moscow subway system and the Bohemian "Moscow underground" network of individualists, actors and artists, con men and black marketeers, all, in their different ways, subverting the Soviet system. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-670805114).

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41228
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  • A COLD RED SUNRISE. by Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    A COLD RED SUNRISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1988). dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth mystery featuring Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov - a "brilliant if unorthodox detective, a champion weight lifter, a loving family man, and a realist in a strange and perverted world. Set in Moscow and in Tumsk in deepest Siberia. Winner of the Edgar Award for best mystery novel. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-684-189054.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60825
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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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  • BYZANTIUM ENDURES. by Moorcock, Michael.
    Moorcock, Michael.
    BYZANTIUM ENDURES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set during the Russian Revolution, this is the story of Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski - or Pyat - a scientific prodigy, a self-serving liar and an anti-Semite whose best kept secret is that he is himself a Jew. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-394519728.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, creasing to flaps of dj)

    Book ID: 79708
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  • Morison, David.
    THE U.S.S.R. AND AFRICA.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London: Institute of Race Relations and Central Asian Research Center / Oxford University Press , 1964. A look at Soviet aims, attitudes and a significant section on African Studies in Soviet Russia. Includes a 50 pp appendix on Soviet views on Africa, country by country, showing the political forces, the economy and foreign policy for each country. Map, vii, 124 pp.

    Condition: Very good (rubbing to covers, prev owner's name stamp)

    Book ID: 79644
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  • THE GENTLE AXE. by Morris, R. N.
    Morris, R. N.
    THE GENTLE AXE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, 2007. First edition - The author's first novel - one which is "Dostoyevsky-like, conjuring a cast of poseurs, prostitutes, poor gentlefolk, scam artists and grubby-nailed reprobates against the backdrop of RussiaÕs second city" (NY Times review), Se in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1866 and 1867, police investigator Porfiry Petrovich "faces his most challenging murder case since the events made famous by F. Dostoevsky in the novel Crime and Punishment- a case with disturbing parallels and even darker implications" 305 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (an unread copy, but lower corner bumped).

    Book ID: 67643
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  • SPEAK, MEMORY: An Autobiography Revisited. by Nabokov, Vladimir.
    Nabokov, Vladimir.
    SPEAK, MEMORY: An Autobiography Revisited.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Putnam, (1966) dj. Hardcover - An account of a vanished world and of "a loving, civilized family, of adolescent awakenings, flight from Bolshevik terror, education in England, and emigre life in Paris and Berlin." Illustrated with photographs. Index, 316 pp. Map endpapers showing his family's lands in the St Petersburg area.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth in a good dust jacket (chipping and wear to the dj at the top of the spine).

    Book ID: 78224
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  • Nason, Tema.
    ETHEL: The Fictional Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of Ethel Roseberg the woman convicted and put to death in 1953 on charges of being a spy for Russia. ISBN: 0-385-301685.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.(Bottom of spine damaged from water and a little worn)

    Book ID: 27381
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  • NOCTURNE (From the Notes of Lieutenant Amiran Amilakhvari, Retired) by Okudjava, Boulat.
    Okudjava, Boulat.
    NOCTURNE (From the Notes of Lieutenant Amiran Amilakhvari, Retired)

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1840s Russia, where Tsar Nicholas I rules as an absolute autocrat. Translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis. 316 pp. Dust jacket by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-06-0132892.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (remainder mark, short edge tears and other wear to dj).

    Book ID: 70574
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