[ROMANOV FAMILY] TWO EARLY 20TH CENTURY RARE PUBLICATIONS ABOUT THE ROMANOV FAMILY
(a) Tatiana Melnik (Botkina) (1898-1986), VOSPOMINANIYA O TSARSKOY SEMÕE I EYA ZHIZNI DO I POSLE REVOLUTSII [Memories About The Royal Family And Their Life Before And After The Revolution], (Harbin: Ankor, 1920), First Edition, 8vo (225 x 150 mm), original soft cover, 99 pp. Text in Russian. Contemporary Inscription in pencil in Russian P.S. Botkinu on the front cover presumably by T. E. Botkina to P. S. Botkin. Memories of the direct witness and participant of the events described in the book. Tatiana Melnik Botkina was the daughter of the TsarÕs Nikolai II medical physician E.S. Botkin, who was killed along with the Royal family by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918 in Yekaterinburg. Botkina and her brother accompanied their father into exile to Tobolsk with the Romanov family following the Russian Revolution 1917. Petr Sergeevich Botkin (1865-1933) was the brother of TsarÕs Nikolai II medical physician E.S. Botkin and a diplomat. He served as a Secretary of Russian Embassy in Washington, Ambassador in Morocco and Lisbon.
(b)TSARSKIY OPRICHNIK [The TsarÕs Oprichnik], (Paris: Soyuz Tsarskikh Oprichnikov, 1930. Journal. Issue N2 (January) of 2). 8vo (232 x 150 mm), original soft cover. Stamped on the front cover Bibliotheque. Union Des Jeunes Russes. 6, Rue St-Lambert, Paris-15e.. Spine restored. This book contains an article about the possible survival of the Romanov Family, including the story by Rotmistr Polyakov a his meeting and conversation with supposedly alive Tsar Nikolai II and his wife.