The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday, being Some Random Reminiscences of a British Diplomat. Frederick Spencer Hamilton. First published in 1921, this is the 1923 new and revised edition. An vivid account of Imperial Russia prior to 1914 with detailed impressions on the Russian aristocracy and the influence of French customs and mores, Russian Orthodoxy, including an Easter mass, a tour of the Winter Palace and its treasures before they were privatized and dispersed and much more. Hamilton, a long serving diplomat and foreign service attache, also describes with great feeling his visits to Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, etc., where he met with the highest and the lowest. Vanished, indeed. A great read!
NY: George H. Doran Company, 1923. 1st Edition. 362 pages with index. Blue cloth hardcover with yellow labels to spine and cover in blue lettering. No dustjacket. Binding sound, text clean, some scuffs to covers, overall good with no additional flaws. 1 copy only.