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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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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 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 Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... 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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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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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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The Willy-Nicky Correspondence: Being the Secret and Intimate Telegrams Exchanged Between the Kaiser and the Tsar

By: Bernstein, Herman; Roosevelt, Theodore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University Press of the Pacific: 2004

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283850

ISBN: 1410210014

Condition: Near Fine


2004 Trade Paperback. 158 pp. Foreword transcribed from a letter to the author by Theodore Roosevelt, with a facsimile of the original preceding text. A reissue of the work first released in 1914, which includes 65 telegrams between Wilhelm Hohenzollern and Nicholas Romanov. These provide a clear insight into the system responsible for the sinking of the Lusitania, the use of poisonous gases, the violation of Belgium, the enslavement of Jews in German Poland and Lithuania, the spurious promises to Poland, the sending of explosives in German diplomatic pouches to neutral countries to blow up ne... 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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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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Recollections of Imperial Russia

By: Buchanan, Meriel

Price: $125.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1924

Seller ID: 2283809

Condition: Very Good


Spine faded with a few tiny spots. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [8]-277, [1] pp. 8vo. A history of Imperial Russia with firsthand accounts of time spent there by the daughter of the ambassador Sir George Buchanan, who served in various posts, and was present in Petrograd during the Russian Revolution. Nineteen half-tone photographs and illustrations. View more info

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Petrograd: The City of Trouble, 1914-1918

By: Buchanan, Meriel

Price: $125.00

Publisher: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283854

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed and soiled, split along rear joint, front free endpaper removed, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 262, [4] pp. 8vo. A history of Imperial Russia with firsthand accounts of time spent there by the daughter of the ambassador Sir George Buchanan, who served in various posts, and was present in Petrograd during the Russian Revolution. View more info

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The Dissolution of an Empire

By: Buchanan, Meriel

Price: $125.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1932

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2284276

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Front endpapers a bit foxed, ink name on front paste-down. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 262, [4] pp. 8vo. A history of Imperial Russia with firsthand accounts of time spent there by the daughter of the ambassador Sir George Buchanan, who served in various posts, and was present in Petrograd during the Russian Revolution. View more info

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Diplomacy and Foreign Courts

By: Buchanan, Meriel; Pares, Bernard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd.: 1928

Seller ID: 2283808

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine toned, front joint repaired, a few pages faintly foxed, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. xii, 288 pp. 8vo. A history of British diplomacy by the daughter of the ambassador Sir George Buchanan, who served in various posts, and was present in Petrograd during the Russian Revolution. This work includes a full chapter on the event, as well as a chapter about Bolshevism. Includes an introduction by Sir Bernard Pares, a photographic frontispiece of Sir George Buchanan, and 15 photographic plates (some displaying multiple images). View more info

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Scorched Earth: The Russian-German War, 1943-1944

By: Carell, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273839

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Withdrawn file copy from Research and Analysis Division of SAFAA, with associated stamps on several pages, jacket price clipped, rear jacket panel scuffed. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 556 pp. The war in Russia was moving towards its climax in July, 1943. Hitler refused to listen to his military experts and commanders. He continued to gamble; he staked everything on Operation Citadel, the code name for the battle of Kursk, hoping a victory there would turn the tide for Germany in the entire war. View more info

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Hitler's Decision to Invade Russia, 1941

By: Cecil, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205883

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket lightly toned, front flap price-clipped. 1976 Hard Cover. 192 pp. When Hitler refused to examine the possibilities of a compromise peace with Stalin, he ensured that not only Germany would lose the war, but that the Russians would be drawn into the heart of Europe's pursuit of the retreating forces of the Third Reich.KEYWORDS: SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 MILITARY HISTORY HITLER ADOLF RUSSIA RUSSIAN GERMAN GERMANY View more info

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Closing the Ring (The Second World War, Volume 5)

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1951

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2294633

Condition: Very Good


Light stain along top edge of jacket, jacket lightly rubbed. 1951 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 749 pp. CLOSING THE RING covers the decisive 12 months between June 1943 and June 1944. Command of the seas had returned to Allied hands, the U-boats were mastered and the Luftwaffe beaten. These achievements made possible the 'closing of the ring' which was to extinguish Axis resistance and eventually end the war. The danger was no longer defeat but stalemate. Russian armies were driving the German invaders back into their own country, Italy was freed from the fasci... View more info

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The Lost Fortune of the Tsars

By: Clarke, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292061

ISBN: 0312131186

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges lightly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. xviii, [4], 312 pp. 8vo. Genealogical table, black-and-white photographs. After the Bolshevik murder of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra and other members of the Russian royal family in 1918, what became of the Romanov jewels, Faberge eggs, yachts, money, gold and investments? Separating rumor from fact, Clarke, former financial editor of the London Times, provides solid answers in an inquiry that reads like a good detective mystery. View more info

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White Crow: The Life and Times of the Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, 1859-1919

By: Cockfield, Jamie H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Praeger Publishers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289577

ISBN: 0275977781

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small smudge on page base. 2002 Hard Cover. xii, 309, [1] pp. 8vo. Based on material from the newly opened Russian archives, this is the first biography of Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), the only intellectual in the Russian Imperial Family. This unique study provides insight into the last six decades of tsarist Russia through the experiences of the odd ball member of the clan. An historian and a biologist, the Grand Duke made major contributions in both these fields. A political liberal, he fought tirelessly for reform from within the system. His reformist views made... View more info