Samples of printing art
Specimens of Polygraphic Arts
The book – a unique phenomena. It can be looked at from numerous aspects – as a phenomena of spiritual culture and as a object of material culture.
A book – it is not only informational, a memorial of history; it is also a memorial of the fine art of a book. Admirers of books, by rights, pay attention not only to the content and the literary mastery of the author, but also on the artistry of its adornments and the mastery of its production.
Among our library collections, a worthy place belongs to the collection of specimens of polygraphic art, past and current. Visitors, who come for the first time to the Department of Rare Editions, turn their attention on these rarities, first and foremost.
So, we propose turning your attention to the examples of polygraphic art from the XIX-XX centuries, which will guide you into the world of artistic adornments of the book, charming you with the richness of their form, beauty of their pictures and accomplished filigrees.
- Arnold F. K. “The Russian Forest”. In 2 volumes – St. Petersburg, 1890-1891
- “The Universe and Humanity: A History of the Research of Nature and Applying its Strength to Serve Humanity”; General Editor G. Kramer; with him Sub-General Editor A.S. Dogel; vol. 2 – St. Petersburg, 1905
- Dolhorukov, I. M. “A Tale about My Birth, Origins and Entire life, My Own Writings Beginning in Moscow, 1788 in the month of August, and on the 25th year from my birth” - St. Petersburg, 1916
- “Russia in Paintings: Our Fatherland in its Terrestrial, Historical, Generational, Economical and Common Meanings”; Assistant Editor P. P. Semenov; vol. 8, §1, Moscow-St. Petersburg, 1901
- “Praising the Book: A Compilation”. Compiler: I. A. Shlapkin. St. Petersburg, 1917
- “Three Ages: Russia from Obscurity to Our Time: A Historical Compilation”. Sub-Editor V. V. Kalasha. Vol. 3 – Moscow, 1912
- “Miracles of Nature”. Revisions and Additions. Translated from German. Sub-General Director V.M. Shymkevich. Vol.1. – St. Petersburg, 
- “Fables”. Aesop. Illustrator A. Rackham. Paris, 1913 (in French)
- “Papyrus Berlin 3127” – Leipzig, 1966
- Bulgakov, M. “Master and Marguerita”. Kiev, 1997
- “Better than All Medicines, Drinking and Eating”. A collection of sayings and proverbs. Moscow, 1975
- Nemirovski, E. L. “Johann Guttenberg's Invention” - Moscow, 2000