SOLOVEYTCHIK, George. POTEMKIN, Grigory Alexandrovitch).
Title: Potemkin : A Picture of Catherine's Russia. First thus in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Percival Marshall, London, 1949,
Seller ID: 114630
SOLOVEYTCHIK, George. Potemkin : A Picture of Catherine's Russia. London : Percival Marshall, (1949). First thus printing. Pp. (8),9-227,(1), portraitfrontispiece, + 4 p. of black and white plates. 8vo, navy blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. George Solveytchik, b. 1902, St. Petersburg; d. 1982, an Oxford-educated journalist and historian. "Grigory Alexandrovitch Potemkin, soldier, statesman, lover and consort of Catherine of Russia, wasone of the most remarkable figures of eighteenth-century Europe. A man of exceptional personality, Potemkin led a life of glamour and action unrivalled by any of his contemporaries. George Soloveytchik's distinguished biography, the only fully documented and authoritative account of the life of Potemkin, has won the highest praise from critics throughout the world. Its value to the historian and the student of world affairs is enhanced by the skill and care with which the author has sifted the mass of state, diplomaticand private papers, bearing on Catherine's reign and published in Russia o r other countries throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which present the figure of Potemkin in a very different light than heretofore." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The Russian Scene; 2. Youth and Early Beginnings; 3. Preparation; 4. Alcove Revolutions; 5. Favourite Presumptive;6. The Lovers; 7. Consolidation; 8. Potemkin Takes Charge; 9. Love Adjuste d; 10. The Builder; 11. Diplomacy; 12. England's Offer; 13. Serenissimus; 14. Southern Splendour; 15. Second Turkish War; 16. The Russian Sardanapalus; 17. "Potemkin's Apotheosis"; 18. The End. With index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 50.00