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Here you can find an interesting selection of literary fiction and historical biography.

  • Anna Karenina, 2 volumes [1939]

    Anna Karenina, 2 volumes [1939]

     Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy. NY: Random House, 1939. Introductory essay by Thomas Mann. Constance Garnett translation. Color illustrations/plates by Philip Reisman. First printing. Hardcovers with beige linen bindings, red top edge stain. 968...

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  • Sultana by Prince Michael of Greece

    Sultana by Prince Michael of Greece

    Sultana. Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark. NY: Harper & Row, 1984. First edition, 448 pages. Photo of author on the back cover. Hardcover with edge worn dustjacket in a protective clear Mylar cover. Slight lean. Contents near fine. Jacket...

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  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. Robert Massie. NY: Random House, 2012. 672 pages. Maps, notes, bibliography, index and a reader's guide. Paperback in gently used condition. The eminent Russian history biographer Robert Massie applies his...

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  • Peter the Great: His Life and World [Massie]

    Peter the Great: His Life and World [Massie]

    Peter the Great: His Life and World. Robert Massie. NY: Knopf, 1980. 1st edition. BOMC. 909 pages. Photos and maps, map endpapers. Illustrated in color. Hardcover with dust jacket in a protective clear Mylar cover. Text about fine condition (few pages...

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  • Journey Among Warriors [Eve Curie]

    Journey Among Warriors [Eve Curie]

    Journey Among Warriors [Eve Curie]. Eve Curie was the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, the discoverers of radium and Nobel Prize winners. As a news correspondent, her journey begins as the world is mired in war for just over two years, during which...

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  • Galina: A Russian Story [Vishnevskaya biography]

    Galina: A Russian Story [Vishnevskaya biography]

    Galina: A Russian Story by Galina Vishnevskaya. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. First edition. 527 pages. Translated by Guy Daniels. Several sections of black and white photographs. Hardcover in chipped dustjacket, now in protective clear Mylar...

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  •  The seasons of the year as told in old Russian proverbs

    Seasons of the year as told in Russian proverbs [1965]

    Времена года в старых русских пословицах. Пословица - всем делам помощница. Иллюстрации Н. Кочергина. The seasons of the year as told in old Russian proverbs. A proverb assists in all matters. USSR (Leningrad): Художник РСФСР, 1965. IN RUSSIAN...

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  • Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction

    Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction

    Xenia Gasiorowska. The Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction. WI (Madison): Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1979. 1st printing, stated. 174 pages, illustrations, endnotes, plot summaries, bibliography, and an index. Hardcover in good dustjacket now in a...

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  • Glory [Vladimir Nabokov]

    Glory [Vladimir Nabokov]

    Vladimir Nabokov. Glory (Подвиг). Written and published in 1932 and translated by Nabokov's son, Dmitri, in 1972. It was his fifth Russian-language novel but his last to be translated into English. Somewhat autobiographical, the novel's Swiss-Russian...

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  • The Naked Year (Голые Года) Boris Pilnyak

    The Naked Year (Голые Года) Boris Pilnyak

    The Naked Year (Голые Года). Boris Pilnyak (Борис Пильняк - 1894-1938). Written in 1922, the novel was one of the first fictional accounts of the Russian Civil War. Set in the provincial town of Ordinin, it is an unconventional impressionistic account of...

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  • Siberian Gold [1936]

    Siberian Gold [1936]

    Siberian Gold. Theodore Acland Harper in collaboration with Winifred Harper. NY (Garden City): Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936. 335 pages, decorated orange and black cloth boards. Part of the Young Moderns Books series. Hardcover with good dustjacket in...

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  • Pnin and King, Queen, Knave - Front Covers

    5 Nabokov Vintage Paperbacks

     Five Vladimir Nabokov Vintage Paperbacks.  Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) wrote Pale Fire (Бледный огонь) in 1962. It is a poem in a novel by the fictional poet John Shade, with a foreword and lengthy commentary written by Shade's neighbor and...

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  • A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857

    A Russian Looks at America [1857] reprint

    A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857. Translated from the Russian and edited by Arnold Schrier and Joyce Story. IL (Chicago): University of Chicago Press, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket in about fine condition,...

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  • The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    Louis Adamic. The Native's Return: An American Immigrant Visits Yugoslavia And Discovers His Old Country. An autobiography and historical travel guide in three parts: Home Again in Carniola, The Coast and Mountain Regions, Belgrade and Croatia and a...

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  • Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient Butterworth [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. Hezekiah Butterworth. Full title: The Adriatic to the Baltic; A journey of the Zigzag club from Vienna to the Golden Horn, The Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. MA (Boston): Estes & Lauriat, 1882. 2nd printing...

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  • Peter The Great And The Move To The West [1948]

    Peter The Great And The Move To The West [1948]

    The City And The Tsar. Peter The Great And The Move To The West (1748-1762). Harold Albert Lamb's (1892-1962) prose is direct and fast-paced, well-researched and accurate to the time period. This is one of Lamb's scarcer titles. (A good synopsis of his...

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