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Russian Imprints

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Described on this page are copies of miniature books in the Smith Collection published by a press in a country other than the United States.

Russian Imprints

Bible Verses. One in Russian, one in Japanese.

Calendar. Teknicheskaya Kniga, 1983. 2 11/16″ x 1 7/8″. [The first in Russian.?] Printed in red and black, bound in grey plastic with gold.

Dnevnik Valeria Riumiya. 2″ x 1 1/2″. Published on Lenin’s birthday.

Epigrams. 5 vol. Moscow: Kniga, 1986. Each volume is covered in brown paper. 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″. The set is held in a paper half-case.

Erchov, P. P. Konek Gorbunok. Moscow: Khudozhestvenaya Literatura, 1975. 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″.

Fedorov, Ivan. Azbuka (Alphabet). Moscow: Izdatelstvo “Prosvesheniya”, 1977. 3 3/8″ x 2 1/4″. Bound in brown leather with a gold stamped design on the cover. Designs on the edges of the paper and a figured black and gold dust wrapper. Has a white silk ribbon for a page marker. The Cyrillic alphabet printed in red and black. [#4401 of 500 copies.??] Printed in red and black with silk ribbon.

Gamzatov, Rasul. Pismena. Moscow: Molodaya Gvardiya, 1969. Bound in green cloth with a picture stamped on the cover with title. 254pp., 2 1/8″ x 1 5/8″. Top edge red. Printed in three colors. Poems with table of contents in rear.

Kalita, N.I. Portrety Ruskikh Pisatelye. Moscow: Polygraphiya, 1991. 62pp. 3 15/16″ x 2 11/16″. Contains black and white portraits of famous Russian writers. Bound in grey cloth over boards with the author’s name gold stamped on the spine and a black and white portrait affixed to the spine and bordered by gold stamping.

Kamensky, Vasili. Poems. Moscow, 1984.

Komsomolskaya Pesnia. Novosibirsk: Zapadna Sibirskoe Knizhnoe Izdatelstvo, 1983. 255 pp. 3 3/8″ x 2 5/8″. Russian language book. Bound in red cloth with printed illustration and dust wrapper.

Kunyaev, Boris. Serdse e Pulya. Riga: Liesma, 1985. 159 pp. 3 5/16″ x 2 9/16″. Includes illustrations. Bound in tan cloth with printed illustration on the front cover. Title on cover and spine. With a ribbon book mark.

Lermontov, Mikhail. Lirika (Lyric Poetry). Moscow: Izdatelstvo “Khudozhestvenaya Literatura”, 1972. 222 pp. 2 15/16″ x 2 1/4″. Includes the author’s portrait. Bound in blue leatherette, printed in silver, with a printed dust jacket.

Nastavleniye dlya Krasnovo Okhpanika. 1979.

Puskin, Aleksandr Sergevich. Bakhchisaraisky Fontan. Moscow: Izdatelstvo “Khudozhestvenaya Literatura”, 1977. 3″ x 2 1/4″.

Puskin, Aleskandr Sergevich. Skazki (Fairy Tales). Moscow: Izdatelstvo “Khudozhestvenaya Literatura”, 1976. 70 pp. 2 15/16″ x 2 1/4″. A well-designed Russian miniature book. Illustrated. Partly printed in two colors. Decorative printed endpapers. Bound in red cloth, gilt stamped. Includes colored dust jacket.

Tvorchestvo Ily Glazynova. Moscow, 1991. Bound in grey book cloth. 2 3/4″ x 4″. Paintings of Ilya Glazunov.

Zhukovsky, B.A. Ballady. 2 vol. Moscow: Kniga, 1982. 324 and 426 pp., 2 ¾” x 4″. Bound in blue cloth with blind stamping on front covers and author’s name stamped on spine in silver. Each has a blue silk book mark.

Not found as of November 7, 2006:

Shilov, A. Miniature Albums of Russian Artists. Moscow, Vladimir Markov, 1991.

Russian Bookplates. Kiev, 1977.