Russian Embassies To the Georgian Kings 1589-1601. Edited with Introduction, Additional Notes, Commentaries and Bibliography by.....Texts Translated by Anthony Mango.
Cambridge: Published by the Hakluyt Society....... 1970. In two volumes.
xxxii, 368; (x), (369)-640pp. Fine in d/w.
"By the early sixteenth century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empries, and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars and Georgian kings ruling in Kakheti during the years 1564-1605.....Although writers seem to be frequently pre-occupied with questions of protocol, their observations give a clear picture of both current Russian administrative and diplomatic practice and of the life and customs of the peoples of the Caucasus and Georgia...."
Britain's Discovery of Russia 1553-1815.
London: Macmillan, 1958. First edition.
245pp. Bookplate o/w fine in d/w.
Le Liege De Sebastopol 1854-1855.
Lille: L. Lefort, ..... 1856.
full cont. dark green calf, raised bands, blindstamped design on covers,
144pp. A near fine copy in a pretty binding.
ARMSTRONG, Terence. (editor).
Yermak's Campaign In Siberia. A selection of documents translated from the Russian by ......
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1975. Second Series, Vol. 146.
orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board,
x,315 pp. Spine slightly faded o/w fine.
ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam.
Oriental And Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures In Siberia, Mongolia, The Kirghis Steppes, Chines Tartary, and Part of Central Asia.
London: Hurst And Blackett, 1858. First edition.
cont. half calf, cloth,
(xii), 611pp. Some scattered foxing in the margins of some plates, the large linen backed map is foxed on the rear with splitting to some folds without loss, binding rubbed but certainly a very good copy.
An Outline Of Russian Literature.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, nd. (1915). First U.S. edition.
Bookplate o/w a fine copy in the d/w which has tape repairs to the spine ends.
Shamans, Lamas and Evangelicals. The English Missionaries in Siberia.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1985). First edition.
xviii, 382pp. Fine in d/w.
"The little known yet fascinating story of a missionary venture to Eastern Siberia in the year 1818...."
The Last Secret Forcible Repatriation To Russia 1944-7.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1974). First edition.
224pp. Name o/w fine in d/w.
An account of the forcible repatriation of over two million Soviet men, women and children who found themselves in Allied hands at the end of the war.
One Chilly Siberian Morning.
London: Travel Book Club, (1965). First of this edition.
192pp. A fine copy in an attractive d/w.
The author journeyed through Russia to Central America.
BROWNE, J. Ross.
The Land of Thor.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867. First edition.
orig. purple cloth,
542, (8)pp.ads. Spine an portions of the covers faded to tan o/w a nice copy.
Sketches of travel.
The Midnight Sun The Tsar and The Nihilist. Adventures and Observations in Norway, Sweden, and Russia.
Boston: D. Lothrop, (1886).
orig. pictorial orange cloth,
(xii), (13)-376pp. Name, spine ends rubbed o/w near fine.
"This volume is an attempt to describe the portions of a journey of nearly ten thousand miles in Norway, Sweden and Russia, most likely to interest others...."
BUSH, Richard J.
Reindeer, Dogs and Snow-Shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made In the Years 1865, 1866, and 1867.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. First edition.
orig. rust cloth,
(xxiv), (25)-529pp. The folding map is torn with one portion torn off but present, some light wear to spine ends o/w a near fine copy.
Henry Clifford V.C. His Letters From the Crimea. WIth an Introduction by General Sir Bernard Paget.
London: Michael Joseph, (1956). First edition.
288pp. Fine in a very good d/w.
Henry Clifford, an officer in the Rilfe Brigade, sent regularly form the Crimea many letters which were circulated among his numerous relatives. First commissioned to the Rifle Brigade in 1846 he served in South Africa and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part at the Battle of Inkerman.
Russia and Britain.
London: Collins, nd.(194-?)
128pp. Pencilled notes o/w very good in a very good d/w.
This work traces the historical contacts between Russian and England.
Back in the USSR.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1987). First edition.
197pp. Mark on front pastedown o/w fine in d/w.
An account of Davies trip to Russia as a guest of the Writer's Union of the USSR.
De CUSTINE, Marquis.
Empire Of The Czar A Journey Through Eternal Russia. Foreword by Daniel J. Boorstein, Introduction by George F. Kennan.
New York; Doubleday, (1989). First of this edition. (Reprint of the Longmans edition of 1843, an English translation of the three volume French first edition).
Tall thick 8vo.,
xxxvi, 632pp. Fine in d/w.
De VILLIERS, Marq.
Down The Volga In A Time of Troubles. A journey revealing the people and heartland of post-perestroika Russia.
(Toronto): HarperCollins, (1991). First edition.
Cloth backed boards,
317pp. Fine in d/w.
Tigers, Gold, and Witch-Doctors.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1928). First U.S. edition.
orig. tan cloth,
341pp. Some rubbing to spine ends o/w a nice copy.
An account of a journey through Siberia and northern Central Asia which provides fascinating details about the peoples and their customs (including witch-doctors and the Siberian Indians )as well as a description of the flora and fauna.
Celebrated Crimes of the Russian Court.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1906.
321pp. Bookplate, spine lettering dull o/w very good.
DURRELL, Gerald and Lee.
Gerald & Lee Durrell In Russia.
Toronto: Collins, (1986). First Canadian edition.
192pp. Fine in d/w.