MARYE, George Thomas.
Nearing the End in Imperial Russia.
First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the same year. Author George Thomas Marye (1849–1933) was a San Francisco banker appointed ambassador to Russia by President Woodrow Wilson. This book recounts his experiences during the First World War and the waning days of the Czar’s rule, and contains important observations of the Ramonov family, Rasputin, and the Russian upper classes.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Minor fading of spine, free endpapers tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with faded spine panel and a few short closed tears.