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286 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; red cloth, lettered in gilt; without dust jacket. Newspaper clipping pasted into rear endpaper: headline July 26, 1923, CZARINA'S MAID REACHES U. S. , IMPOVERISHED, regarding Countess Irene Keller (Kleinmichel), maid of honor to the Empress of Russia, and the execution of the Romanovs. Some offset to rear pastedown from this interesting clipping. Except for this welcome complication, volume is in fine condition. Scarce in the original.
"Countess Marie Kleinmichel (nee' Keller) was regarded by her contemporaries and present day scholars as one of Russia's greatest pre-revolutionary society leaders. She survived the upheavals and emigrated to Germany where she wrote her memoirs. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna and Peter Massie both wrote of her escape from her palace." (Cart Blackwell, on the Alexander Palace Time Machine, which seemed worth quoting)
Title: Memories of a Shipwrecked World, being the Memoirs of Countess Kleinmichel.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography,
Edition: 1st U.S. Edition
Publisher: N.Y., Brentano's: 1923
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine condition
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 8080
Keywords: Russia Russian Revolution