First edition of Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth, signed by his daughter, Maria Rasputin.
Octavo, 266pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Full number line on copyright page. Light dust along top edge of text block. In the publisher’s very good dust jacket, shelf wear, short closed tears, retail price on front flap. Signed by Maria Rasputin opposite the half-title. This copy is signed by the author for The First Edition Circle at Kroch’s & Brentano’s of Chicago, with laid-in bookmark.
Maria Rasputin (1898-1977) was the daughter of Grigori Rasputin. She wrote three biographies about her father, all attempting to rehabilitate his image.