KOSTIA THE COSSACK: an historical novel translated from the Russian by Olga Vitali and Natalie Tsytovitch. Edited, with a foreword by Henry Irving Brock
Edition: First edition in English
New York: Duffield, 1930. Thick octavo, red cloth with vertical gilt band on front cover lettered in black, spine gilt lettered, red pictorial endpapers. pp (x), 508, . Yellowing to page edges, spine a little sunned, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. A novel of the mid 17th century during the reign of the first Romanoff, focusing on the struggle between the Don Cossacks and the Turks for Azov. The young hero, a nobleman of Moscow, travels all the way to Lhasa and meets the Grand Lama of Tibet. Pyotr Nikolayevich Krasnov was a Don Cossack historian and officer, promoted to Lieutenant General of the Russian army when the revolution broke out in 1917, and one of the leaders of the counterrevolutionary White movement afterwards. He was handed over to the Soviets after the war and they hung him in 1947. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.