Skariatina, Irina, and Victor Blakeslee >>
Title New Worlds for Old : (Signed First Edition, 1935) an Autobiography of the Changing European Scene
Book Condition Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company; 1935
Seller ID 16660
307 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Red cloth, gilt lettering, 207 pages. Front endpaper inscribed 'Very sincerely' and SIGNED by Irina Skariatina and by Victor Blakeslee in fountain pen. ; 1st edition stated. Written by Irina Skariatina, a Russian noble who escaped during the revolution and became an international journalist, and her American husband, Victor F. Blakeslee, a naval officer. This book describes her eyewitness accounts of the early 1930s Europe, including political disruptions in the Soviet Union, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Italy. ; Book shows light wear only, main defects are a small bump to heel and darkening of spine panel, which is still readable. Jacket was long ago snipped, blurbs on flaps affixed to endpapers, rear panel (with blurb for author's previous book) laid in. Rest of jacket is gone. Sold as is.