The Traveler's Russia. Burton Holmes. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1934. 1st edition. Many photos, illustrated color endpapers, 246 pages. Hardcover, missing dj. Beige cloth, spine sunned, some fraying to top and bottom of spine, some foxing to covers. Contents are near fine. Inscribed and signed by Holmes "To Virginia....from Tovarisch Holmski." Interesting travelogue by the fellow who actually coined the term. During a long career, he made short travel films for Paramount and later MGM. 1 copy only.
From the dustjacket flap: "It is a record of a twenty-one day tour made in the late spring and early summer of 1934. From the moment of buying his ticket in this country to the moment of his departure from Russia, he gives a candid account of everything the tourist in Russia today encounters - the pleasures and pitfalls, the thrilling and astonishing spectacles, and the successes and failures of the Soviets. Much of Burton Holmes' success has been built on his ability to take pictures of dramatic and instructive value. The sixty-four pages of pictures in this book reveal him as a past master with the camera. In these pictures he has caught the spirit of the new Russia, and contrasted it with the old."