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Catherine the Great: Treasures of Imperial Russia from the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The State Hermitage Museum: 1990

Seller ID: 2295098

ISBN: 0904866920

Condition: Near Fine


Light general wear. 1990 Large Softcover. xxvi, 206 pp. Catherine the Great started her collection in 1764 to decorate the Winter Palace. The treasures are now housed in The Hermitage museum in Leningrad. This book presents a selection of these treasures, including jewellery, such as a gold, diamond and sapphire snuff box, diamond watches, chalices, table services, armour, tapestries, dresses and portraits of her and her courtiers. View more info

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Trailing the Bolsheviki: Twelve Thousand Miles with the Allies in Siberia

By: Ackerman, Carl W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284891

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few light spots on boards. 1919 Hard Cover. xvi, 308 pp. 8vo. A work describing the political climate following World War I, and the rise of Bolshevism, by a New York Times correspondent who later became well known for his biography of George Eastman. View more info

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Scenes of Russian Court Life: Being the Correspondence of Alexander I. with His Sister Catherine

By: Alexander I; Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna; Havelock, Henry; Grand Duke Nicholas

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Jarrolds Publishers Limited: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292081

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy, rebound, with usual marks. 1915 Hard Cover. 331, [1] pp. A collection of correspondence from 1805-1812 between Tsar Alexander I and his favorite sister, Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna. Translated by Henry Havelock, and edited with an introduction by Grand Duke Nicholas. View more info

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Catherine the Great: Life and Legend

By: Alexander, John T.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1989

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2292064

ISBN: 0195052366

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Edges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, clipped newspaper review laid in. 1989 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 418 pp. 8vo. One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the multinational Russian Empire, the largest territorial political unit in modern history. Portr... View more info

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The Emperor Alexander I

By: Almedingen, E.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283739

Condition: Good


First American edition. Boards lightly spotted, 2 inch closed jacket tear, jacket price removed. 1966 Hard Cover. 257, [1] pp. 8vo. A biography of the Russian tsar who ruled from 1801 to 1825. View more info

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So Dark a Stream: A Study of the Emperor Paul I of Russia, 1754-1801

By: Almedingen, E.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291174

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with two 1/2 inch closed tears, jacket price clipped. 1959 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Paul I. A biography of the 18th century Russian Tsar Paul I, son of Catherine the Great, from his birth to his death by assassination, after only a few years in power. View more info

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The Russian Diary of an Englishman: Petrograd, 1915-1917

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kirtas Books: 2000

Seller ID: 2283750

Condition: Fine


2000 Trade Paperback. xiii, [1], 228 pp. A print-on-demand reproduction of the anonymous diary first published in 1919 by William Heinemann of London, providing firsthand accounts of life in Russia leading up to the October Revolution in Petrograd in 1917. View more info

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Russian Tsars: The Rurikids; The Romanovs

By: Antonov, Boris

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ivan Fiodorov: 2005

Seller ID: 2287719

ISBN: 5938931096

Condition: Near Fine


Genealogy of the Russian Royal Families pamphlet laid in. A very nice copy. 2005 Large Softcover. An illustrated history of the Russian Tsars. View more info

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The White Book: Evidence, Facts, Documents - Part I: Rightless in an Alien World; Part II: Espionage and Subversion under Cover of 'Human Rights' Campaign

By: Association of Soviet Lawyers; Smirnov, L.; Modjoryan, L.; Modrzhinskaya, E.; Bannov, B.; Gorshunova, Tatyana; Grace, Yevgenia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 2205906

Condition: Very Good


Jacket lightly toned, 1/4 inch closed tear on front jacket edge. 1981 Hard Cover. 246, [2] pp. 8vo. A Cold War propaganda piece claiming the emigrants 'from the USSR to the capitalist world are oppressed and deprived of rights. It tells that freedom of the individual in the West means unemployment, social inequality, humiliation, and family tragedies. The book gives evidence of how imperialist special services make use of freedom of movement for ideological subversion and espionage against the USSR.KEYWORDS: POLITICS POLITICAL PROPAGANDA SOVIET RUSSIA RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ... View more info

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Peter III, Emperor of Russia: The Story of a Crisis and a Crime

By: Bain, R. [Robert] Nisbet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Scholarly Press, Inc.: 1972

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286108

ISBN: 0403004659

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. 1972 Hard Cover. xvi, [4], 208 pp. 8vo. 1972 reissue of the 1902 original. A biography of Emperor Peter III of Russia, including a critical bibliography of other biographies that preceded it. View more info

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The Daughter of Peter the Great: A history of Russian diplomacy and of the Russian court under the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, 1741-1762

By: Bain, Robert Nisbet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Elibron Classics: 2004

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 2287715

ISBN: 1421271095

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. 2004 facsimile of 1899 original. Elizabeth Petrovna (Russian: ?????????? (??????????) ?????????) (29 December [O.S. 18 December] 1709 – 5 January 1762 [O.S. 25 December 1761]), also known as Yelisaveta or Elizaveta, was the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country during the two major European conflicts of her time: the War of Austrian Succession (1740–48) and the Seven Years' War (1756–63). Her domestic policies allowed the nobles to gain dominance in local government while shortening their terms of service to the state. She enc... View more info

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My Russian Life

By: Bariatinsky, Anatole Marie

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co.: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286109

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges and first few gatherings lightly foxed, small dealer bookplate on front endpaper, one gathering repaired at binding. 1923 Hard Cover. xii, [13]-351, [1] pp. 8vo. Translated by Vivian le Grand. A memoir by one of Russian Empress Alexandra's maids of honor. Illustrated with photographic plates. Princess Maria Victorovna Bariatinskaya was one of the Empress Alexandra's first maids of honour (along with Countess Maria Alexandrovna Lamsdorff and Princess Elisaveta Nicolaievna Obolenskaya), and a close friend over the years, although their relationship did have its ups and downs... View more info

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A Year in Russia

By: Baring, Maurice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kirtas Books: 2000

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283751

Condition: Fine


2000 Trade Paperback. xix, [1], 319, [1], 40 pp. A print-on-demand facsimile the 1907 original, which was composed mainly from letters contributed to the Morning Post during 1905, the year of the Russian Revolution. View more info

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Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine

By: Baron, Samuel H.; Kollmann, Nancy Shields

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293182

ISBN: 0875802184

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards slightly bowed, 1/2 inch surface tear on rear jacket panel. 1997 Hard Cover. viii, 213, [3] pp. 8vo. Focusing on the lived experience of individuals in Russia and Ukraine, twelve essays explore continuity and change comparatively and in the context of larger interpretative issues, such as popular culture, mentality, and religiosity. View more info

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Here Comes the Polly: A Biography of a Russian Built Gunboat (The Politkofsky)

By: Becker, Ethel Anderson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205333

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Half-inch tear to top edge of jacket front, very minor surface tear to jacket front. 1971 Large Hardcover. 127 pp. Politkofsky was a small Russian-built sidewheel gunboat that patrolled the Alaskan Panhandle in the 1860s. She was built of yellow cedar at New Archangel, or Sitka, and was 120 feet (37 m) in length and 152 tons displacement. Early copper boilers and a cross-head engine installed, and these came from an earlier ship Imperator Nicholas 1. When the Czar sold Russia to the US in 1867, the steamer was included in the deal. The paddler was then sold into... View more info

Image for Dear Ellen... Royal Europe through the Photo Albums of H.I.H. Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia

Dear Ellen... Royal Europe through the Photo Albums of H.I.H. Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia

By: Beeche, Arturo E.; H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia; H.R.H. Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia; H.I.R.H. Archduchess Helen of Austria; H.Ill.H. Count Hans Veit zu Toerring-Jettenbach

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Eurohistory & Kensington House Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289595

ISBN: 0977196186

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2011 Hard Cover. 136, [2] pp. 350+ rare images from the private collections of Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna and several of her descendants. a two-page family tree features most of the galaxy of royalty included in the pages of the books. Dedication by HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and a Remembrance by HRH Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia. View more info

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The Romanovs: The Way It Was

By: Belyakova, Zoia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ego Publishers: 2000

Seller ID: 2292261

ISBN: 5827600342

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2000 Hard Cover. 174, [2] pp. Includes color and black-and-white images. The present book reveals new stories of forgotten royal members and events of their lives little known to contemporary readers. View more info

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An Englishman in the Court of the Tsar: The Spiritual Journey of Charles Sydney Gibbes

By: Benagh, Christine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Conciliar Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283753

ISBN: 1888212195

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1 inch closed internal tear along jacket spine, otherwise an excellent copy. 2000 Hard Cover. 296 pp. 8vo. Map precedes text. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the early twentieth century, this fascinating true-life account reads almost like a novel. Demoralized by the encroaching liberalism of the Anglican Church, Englishman Charles Sydney Gibbes travels abroad in a crisis of faith. Finding work as a tutor to the Russian aristocracy, his world is changed forever when he receives a personal invitation from Empress Alexandra Fedorovna to become a tutor to her children. His in... View more info

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Half a Life: The Reminiscences of a Russian Gentleman

By: Benckendorff, Constantine [Alexandrovich]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Richards Press Ltd: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290456

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards faintly soiled, ink name, date, and address on front endpaper. 1954 Hard Cover. 319, [1] 8vo. Frontispiece of author from a portrait by Anthony Devas, 8 photographic plates in text. The memoirs of the former Commander in the Russian Imperial Navy and Assistant Chief of General Staff, Red Navy. Benckendorff left Russia in 1924 and settled in England. Includes chapters on World War I and the Russian Revolution. View more info

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Memoirs of the Pages to the Tsars

By: Berry, Thomas E.; Marbach, Peter; Lyons, Marvin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Gilbert's Royal Books: 2005

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290614

ISBN: 0973783915

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Edges lightly rubbed. 2005 Trade Paperback. 283, [3] pp. The history of the Corps des Pages in Russia dates back to the days of Peter the Great. Each of his successors made changes or improvements up until the end of the monarchy in 1917. In 1759, during the reign of Empress Elizabeth, the Corps des Pages became a formal educational institution. In 1802, the Corps des Pages was given a charer by Emperor Alexander I. The Corps des Pages was a military-educational institution which prepared young men to serve the Tsar and his family at Court. Many would go on to serve i... View more info

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Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair

By: Beschloss, Michael R.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291683

ISBN: 0060155655

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear to jacket. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Uncovers the story of Francis Gary Powers's flight in a CIA U-2 spy plane into Soviet airspace two weeks before a vital Paris summit meeting in 1960 between Eisenhower and Khrushchev. View more info

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The Secret Road to World War II: Soviet Versus Western Intelligence, 1921-1939

By: Blackstock, Paul W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Quadrangle Books: 1969

Seller ID: 2289269

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket spine and bottom edge of panels lightly toned, jacket very lightly rubbed, very minor tear along top edge of front jacket panel. 1969 Hard Cover. 384 pp. In this extraordinary book, Paul Blackstock, a former intelligence research specialist, reveals the story of a covert struggle between espionage agencies of Russia and the West in the years between the two world wars. Using original sources from diplomatic archives and personal papers, Mr. Blackstock traces the highlights of this secret war which culminated in the Great Purges, decimated the Soviet military command, and left Stalin in ... View more info

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Life and Thought in Old Russia

By: Blinoff, Marthe

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291690

ISBN: 0271730773

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, ink name on front flyleaf. 1961 Hard Cover. 222 pp. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 7. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. People and Places; 2. Manners and Society; 3. Popular Beliefs and Traditions; 4. Faith and the Church; 5. Book Learning and Education; 6. Art and Esthetics; 7. National Consciousness and Ideologies; A Brief History of Russia; Chronological Tables. View more info

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Reminiscences of Court and Diplomatic Life, in Two Volumes

By: Bloomfield, Georgiana Baroness

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co.: 1883

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 2283734

Condition: Very Good


Sixth edition. Front hinge of first volume just beginning to loosen, owner bookplate (H.H.B.) on front endpaper of each volume, first few leaves of first volume a bit foxed. 1883 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. xi, [1], 341, [3], 38; vii, [1], 348 pp. 8vo. A biography by a British courtier who served as maid of honor to Queen Victoria, and later became a diplomat's wife. Her marriage brought her to the courts at St. Petersburg, Berlin, and Vienna. Includes three portraits and six illustrations from original sketches by the author. View more info

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Death of a Romanov Prince: Prince Oleg Konstantinovich's Promising Life and Early Death

By: Boland, Terry; Beeche, Arturo E.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Eurohistory.com: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289592

ISBN: 0994583001

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed without inscription by Arturo Beeche on half-title page. Bottom corner very lightly bumped. 2018 Large Hardcover. v, [1], 230 pp. Genealogical tables on endpapers. Death of a Romanov Prince follows the brief life-journey of Prince Oleg Konstantinovich, one of the lesser-known members of the powerful and privileged Russian Imperial family. He was a talented young man of intellectual and artistic genius. Oleg was the gifted son of the talented Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich, who wrote under the pseudonym of KR. The Grand Duke was a friend of Tchaikovsky, who set his ... View more info

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The Real Romanovs as Revealed by the Late Czar's Physician and His Son

By: Botkin, Gleb

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company: 1998

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291465

Condition: Very Good


A few light spots on spine. 1998 Hard Cover. 336 pp. 8vo. Includes section of black & white photographs. A modern reissue of the 1931 original. The imprint has not been updated, but the copyright page states 'This book has been reprinted with the kind permission of Mrs. Marina Botkin Schweitzer, daughter of Gleb Botkin.' An account of the Romanovs, written by the son of Dr. Yevgeny Botkin, who was executed by the Bolsheviks along with the Tsar's family during the 1918 revolution. The author's daughter's DNA was used in the 1990s to identify her grandfather's remains, so it is probable this pri... View more info

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Russian Coronation 1896: The Letters of Kate Koon (Bovey) from the Last Russian Coronation

By: Bovey, Kate Koon

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2285035

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by Kate Koon Bovey on front flyleaf ('To Juliene Bryan, I am delighted to send you this book, Kate Koon Bovey'). Boards lightly stained and faded, interior excellent. 1942 Large Hardcover. 50 pp. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A privately printed collection of letters written by Bovey to her parents from Moscow, providing a firsthand account of the coronation of Czar Nicholas II. View more info

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The Quest for Self-Expression: Painting in Moscow and Leningrad, 1965-1990

By: Bowlt, John E; Kornetchuk, Elena; Roberts, Norma

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Columbus Museum of Art: 1990

Seller ID: 2295902

ISBN: 0295970618

Condition: Good


Spine lightly creased, crease on back corner. 1990 Large Softcover. 191 pp. Shows the variety of moods, and styles of Soviet artists. View more info

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The Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia 1917-1921: A Study in the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian Civil War

By: Brinkley, George A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284550

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in fair jacket. Jacket spine faded, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, tape repairs on jacket reverse, minor pencil notes on rear endpaper. 1966 Hard Cover. 446 pp. An examination of the Allied forces' relations with the Russian civil war. View more info

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Russian Revolution (Problems in Civilization)

By: Brower, Daniel R.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Forum Press: 1979

Seller ID: 1296351

Condition: Very Good


Some pages dog-eared. 1979 Trade Paperback. 88 pp. CONTENTS: POLITICAL LEADERSHIP: P.V. Volobuev; William G. Rosenberg; Oskar AnWeiler; Theodore H. Von Laue; Harvey Asher; SOCIAL REVOLUTION AND BOLSHEVIK INSURRECTION: John L.H. Keep; Lazar Volin; Marc Ferro; II. Mints; Robert V. Daniels. View more info