Peter Kropotkin. Memoirs of a Revolutionist. MA (Boston): Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1899. Later edition. Gilt spine titles in very good condition. Frontispiece portrait and two additional portrait illustrations, all with tissue protect. 519 pages, index. Light staining to bottom of back board. Bookseller (Japan) labels front and back boards. Overall about fine and clean. 1 copy only.
Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was a philosopher and scientist who made valuable contributions to geography by explorations in Siberia, Finland, and Manchuria, then turned anarchist and revolutionist who advocated communism but without a centralized government. He was born into a princely (the pre-Romanov Ruriks) dynasty. His father was major general Prince Alexei Petrovich Kropotkin who owned large tracts of land and nearly 1,200 male serfs. His mother was the daughter of a Cossack general. Pyotr Kropotkin is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.