Catherine the Great: Life and Legend - John T. AlexanderThe Folio Society, 1999, Hardback in Slip Case.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Light crease to one panel of the slip case otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps; Portrait to the frontispiece; Genealogical Tables;
From the cover: “Empress of the vast Russian Empire by the age of 33, Catherine’s private and public life generated tremendous contemporary controversy, and she has subsequently been portrayed variously as a political genius, a despotic foreign adventuress, a tyrant, and a nymphomaniac. Drawing on little-known sources, including Catherine’s billets doux, John Alexander has produced a much-needed balanced appraisal and popular biography of one of the most powerful, infamous, and colourful figures in modern history.”
Size: 10" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIV] 532 pages.