New York: Abrams, 1978. Translated from Russian by Inna Sorokina. Photos by Lydia Tarasova. 319 illustrated, mainly in color. 338 pages. Thick small folio, gray cloth, d.w. New York and Leningrad: Abrams/Aurora Art, (1978). First American edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper, with ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
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New York: Viking, 2004. Illustrated with some black-and-white photographs and movie stills. 300 pages, 8vo two-tone black and grey boards, dust wrapper. New York: Viking, (2004). First American Edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper. Story of Checkov's niece who was a silent movie star, and a soviet spy in Nazi Germany.
Paris: Bellin, Nicolas, 1764. Map. Copper plate engraving. Uncolored. Image measures 8 1/2" x 6 3/4". Beautiful map of Crimea beautifully depicts the Crimean Peninsula. Details towns and topography beautifully rendered in profile. Map retains its natural black and white. In very good condition with minor foxing in left margin. Part of Bellin's "Le Petit atlas maritime". Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de.....