Signed first edition of Svetlana: The Story of Stalin’s Daughter, by Martin Ebon.
Octavo, vii, , 9-215pp. Gray cloth, title on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Likely never read. Light toning to endpapers. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, faint toning to spine. Signed on the front free endpaper: “To Jay Mallin, Who was hospitable to a stranger. Good luck! Martin Ebon. New York – Miami. July 25, 1968.”
Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926-2011) was the only daughter and youngest child of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. She caused an international incident in 1967 when she defected to the United States. She was the last surviving child of Stalin.