Oxfam Books & Music Westbury on Trym
First edition 1919. No jacket. Brown cloth with black titles to front and spine. A little marking to boards and spine. Edges and spine slightly scuffed. Faces of page block and endpapers tanned. Crayon inscription to front pastedown. Binding tight. Text bright with only the odd minor mark. Ten B&W plates. 228pp. Written anonymously, the author was Albert Stopford who volunteered to 'work' for the British Government during the Russian Revolution. He was instrumental in smuggling out Romanov jewellery, as well as being a close friend of many in the upper echelons of the Russian society. His diary was written whilst in Wormwood Scrubs, serving time for homosexuality.
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