- WELCOME TO PY RARE BOOKS -
FOR FUN and for beauty!
Just a few "random" photographs we've taken, for fun, for beauty, because they took our fancy and we liked them. All pics taken by/for PY Rare Books, from its own stock. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge!
What a stunning binding! Beautiful quality AND beautiful condition - very very rare in the world of rare Russian books...
The design and quality are typical for an Imperial library. This book belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Leuchtenberg. The Duchess was the Tsar's daughter.
...with such a great 3D effect on the covers...I just can't get enough of it!
A very unusual brochure on how to avoid burying people...still alive!
A superb gold-printed lithograph in typical, very decorative traditional Russian style, to announce Nicholas II's coronation, in 1896 - the beginning of the last reign of a Romanov...
Another coronation, exactly 40 years earlier: that of Nicholas' grand-father, Tsar Alexander II. Here with a very rare descriptive booklet
Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond at the end of the 19th century - a panoramic view for the use of young Russians.
What a great cover! Poetry is on fire during the Civil War...
Russian tales for the new diaspora, published in New York and Kharbin. Very rare when it's complete and without any restoration.
The unusual case of a Russian artist travelling through Africa - and producing these striking, masterly and famous drawings.