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Author Name:    HOARE, Samuel, Sir

Title:   Fourth Seal : The End of a Russian Chapter. First Edition

Publisher:    William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1930, 

Seller ID:   113862

HOARE, Samuel, Sir. The Fourth Seal : The End of a Russian Chapter. London : William Heinemann Ltd., (1930). First Edition. Pp (16),3-377,(1) frontispiece + 15 pp plates. Index. 8vo, orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and illustraion to front board. "This book is not a history ofRussia upon the eve of the revolution. If it were, it would tell of the he roism of the army, and the staggering sacrifices made by Russian troops on the allied altar of victory. It is no more than an account of what I myselfsaw in the least representative centre of Russian life, the centre of the Russian Government. In my little corner the ineptitudes and inefficiencies of the antiquated bureaucracy filled the picture. But the picture was not apicture of Russia. It was only the background of the purlieus of Governmen t. The real Russia of 1916 was the Russia of the armies, just as the real Russia of 1930 is the Russia of the dispersion." (from the Introduction). Contents : 1. A yeomanry regiment and a Russian grammar. 2. Business of Egypt. 3. My mission of secret service. 4. The troubles of life. 5. The last days of the Roumanian neutrality. 6. The dark forces. 7. The death of Rasputin. 8. The Tsar who should have been an English squire. 9. The real inteligentsia. 10. The allied Noah's ark. 11. Two honourabe statesmen. 12. The bellsof Moscow. 13. A British and a Russian hero. 14. A lady of sorrows. 15. Th e triumph of nihilism. Wear to spine ends, edges and corners, cloth rubbed,penned name, else very good. 30.00

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