Marquis De Custine. Empire of the Czar. An excellent travelogue by the French aristocrat Marquis de Custine (1790-1857) who, in the 1830's, traveled throughout Russia. He details the personalities and workings of society and the court at the time of Tsar Nicholas I. Foreword by Daniel Boorstin and introduction by George F. Kennan, former ambassador to the USSR in the 1940's. Translated from the French. His is a classic take on Russia
NY: Doubleday, 1989. Hardcover with dustjacket in a protective clear book jacket cover. 631 pages. In about fine condition. 1 copy only.