map end-papers in colour (Russia in the reign of Nikolai I); b/w. frontis. photo. (Tsar Nicholas II with son Alexei) colour illust. of Romanov family crest; titles; contents; & cast of characters in the tragedy, to the front. For almost eight decades, the world has been fascinated by the tragic fate of the Romanovs - the last Tsar and Tsarina who were murdered, with their five Children, by the Bolsheviks in 1918. With the advent of perestroika and the crumbling of Soviet rule, the opportunity arose to' delve into hitherto forbidden rchives buried deep within the crypt of secrecy that was the Soviet system. This book is the product of years of work to shed more light on the tragic deaths in Yekaterinburg all those years ago. As well as unearthing material which sheds more light on their deaths, it provides an enthralling description of the last Romanovs as people. With hundreds of unique and historic photographs from the personal albums of Tsar Nicholas - an early camera enthusiast - and the whole family, here at last it's possible to put flesh on the bones of those tragic historic skeletons unearthed from their resting place in the Russian soil.
First Edition; Small Folio (over 12" -19" tall); Gilt titles spine & front; Dust Jacket un-clipped & now in archive acetate film protection; illustrated by sepia & b/w. photo's. with some colour illustrations; Includes index.
Author Bokhanov, Alexander N. & Dr Manfred Knodt; Vladimir Oustimenko; Zinaida Peregudova; Lyubov Tyutyunnik & Translator]: Lyudmila Xenofontova
Binding Hardcover (Original Brown Cloth)
Publisher Leppi Publications; London
Condition Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket