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Muratov,P. (ed.). SOFIYA. Zhurnal Literatury I Iskusstva.. X, Moskva, 1914. No.1-6 (Complete set); 131+ 6,70 + 8,106 + 6,96+ 6,100 + 4,88,8pp., paper, 30x21cm, lavishly illustrated. Spines rubbed, worn, chipped, partly missing, some paper covers detached, frail, edges frayed, binding loose; interior parts of all the issues are in good condition, text and illustrations (Phototypies) are printed on good quality paper which does not show signs of ageing. CONTENTS of zhurnala iskusstva i literatury, izdavaemogo s 1914 goda v Moskve K.F.Nekrasovym pod redaktsiei P.Muratova. Vol.1: N.M.Shchekotov. Drevnerusskoe shit'e; P.Muratov. Gaudentsio Ferrari; B.Bernson. Osnovy khudozhestvennogo raspoznavaniya; A.Diesperov. Blazhennyi Ieronim i ego vek; B.Griftsov. Derzhavin, etc. 22 plates. Vol.2: Vizantiiskoe mifotvorchestvo; P.Muratov. Dva otkrytiya (o drevne-russkoi zhivopisi); B.fon Eding. Ocherki drevne-russkoi arkhitektury. Nalichnik; P.Sukhotin. Drevne-russkaya povest'. O Muromskom kn.Petre i supruge ego Fevronii. O Marfe i Marii. O svyashchennike. O khristianskoi dushe-golube. O chernykh vsadnikakh na voronykh konyakh. Makarii i Antoniya; Bor.Zaitsev. Udobnoe i prekrasnoe; VI.Khodasevich. "Juvenilia" Bryusova, etc. 30 plates. Vol.3: A.Anisimov. Etyudy o novgorodskoi zhivopisi; A.M.Skvortsov. Freski Kavallini; Em.Husid. Dom zolotykh amurov; N.Berdyaev. Picasso; M.Gershenson. Umilenie; K.Loks. Apulei; Ars Asiatica; P.Serov. Zvenigorodskie freski; Roman A.Belago; V.Rozanov, etc. 26 plates. Vol.4: Vse kak v zhizni; V.Grineizen. Illuzionisticheskie portrety (I. Illyuzionizm v iskusstve i iskusstvo povestvovatel'noe. II. Istoriya illyuzionistskogo portreta. A. Skul'pturnyi portret. 1. Egipetskii ritual'nyi portret i razreshenie v skul'pture pervykh osnovnykh problem illyuzionizma. 2. ellinisticheskie portrety. 3. Etrusskii ritual'nyi portret. 4. Rimskii illyuzionisticheskii portret. B. Portret v zhivopisi; I.Eiges. V.A.Zhukovskii; V.Khodasevich. Poetu ili chitatelyu?; Pis'ma Belinskago; K.L. Literatura dlya kannibalov; Pt.Peterburgskaya "Russkaya ikona"; P.Ettinger. Sapunov. 53 plates. Pages 57-64 of this volume, including 3 illustrations, printed twice. Vol.5: Pereotsenki. Ald-r Anisimov. Etyudy o novgorodskoi zhivopisi. II; W.Deonna. Iskusstvo i deistvitel'nost'. Voprosy arkheologicheskogo metoda; P.Muratov. Molodost' Pantormo; B.Griftsov. Poslednii poet; L.Grossman, Bal'zak, Dostoevskii; "Vakkh s vinogradnoi kist'yu - Bruni; 22 plates. Vol.6: Ot izdatelya; Nasledie romantizma; J.Strzygowski. Ravenna kak otrasl' Arameiskago iskusstva; A.M.Skvortsov. Ikona svyatykh knyazei Borisa i Gleba; G.Simmel. Ruiny; N.Berdyaev. rytsar' nishchety; M.Gershenson. Vdokhnovenie i bezumie; V.Bryusov. Russkaya lirika. Poeziya i proza. 14 plates.  GBP 650.00

Detskaya illyustrirovannaya kniga v istorii Rossii. 1881-1939. Iz kollekcii Aleksandra Lur'e. V 2 t. 
Sostaviteli  Ershova L., Semenihin V.  [Text in Russian]
Moscow, Samolet; Ulei, 2009. 382; 471pp., small folio format: 330x277 mm, weight 8 KG .
Book Illustration is a  a complex art form, and many famous artists have been book illustrators
at some stage during their career especially during first third of the twentieth century .
For  painters  children's book illustration was just a way to somehow survive , like Petrov-Vodkin, Chekhonin , Boris Kustodiev , Mstislav Dobuzhinsky and Vladimir Konashevich  This massive and richly illustrated  two-volume set, which includes more than 500 entries of  Russian children's picture books during the years 1881-1939 years , contains an index of more than 190 names of artists . with brief biographical 
information and numerous references. The text is divided into nine chapters .  The two volumes contain
1,800 illustrations and  a glossary and is the result of many years of research  . Many artists are listed here
for the first time not only in Russia but also in the world.  In addition to the rare illustrations one has  added
a list of all pre-revolutionary and Soviet children's book publishers . GBP 425.00

Pravoslavnye ikony XVI - nachala XX veka v Muzee istorii Pravoslaviia na zemle Kuznetskoi: Katalog vystavki  sost. i avt. teksta E. Tikhomirova. - Moskva: VIT-print, 2014. - 320pp., Tir. 2000. Katalog izdan  v ramkakh raboty odnoimennoi vystavki v Muzee istorii Pravoslaviia na zemle Kuznetskoi (g. Emerovo),  otkrytoi v iiule 2011 goda. V nem publikuiutsia shedevry russkoi ikonopisi XVI - nachala KhKh v. V  izdanie takzhe vkliucheny stat'i, kotorye soderzhat nebol'shie kul'turuologicheskie i istoricheskie  ekskursy. Orthodox icons from the 16th to the early 20th century in the museum of history of Orthodoxy  Kuznetsk region. An exhibition catalogue. Moscow, 2014, 320pp., quarto sized hardback, fine copy.  All illustrations in full colours, Each illustration with a short description in English , the text in Russian. [ 2 KG]  GBP 85.00

Larin, B.A. , A.A. Zhdanova (eds.)
Pskovskii oblastnoi slovar' s istorischeskimi dannymi. Volumes 1 8
Edited by Boris Aleksandrovich Larin; Leningradskii gosudarstvennyi universitet imeni A.A. Zhdanova. Mezhdkafedral'nyi slovarnyi kabinet imeni prof. B.A. Larina. Brtiish library entry ststes : sost. IU.I. Borkovskii ... [et al.] ; [red. koll. B.A. Larin ... [i dr.], redaktory L.A. Ivashko, I.S. Lutovinova, M.A. Tarasova.Leningrad : Izd-vo LGU, 1967 - 1990, a rare set of the earlier volumes 1 - 8 .. bound set [Pskov Regional Dictionary with Historical Data].
GBP 75.00
 

 

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