Lot 118. GILLARD, Peter. The tragic fate of Nicolas II and his family. Paris, 1922.

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Lot 118GILLARD, Peter. The tragic fate of Nicolas II and his family. Paris, 1922.
59 Avec Photographies hors texte, 3 Fac - similes, 2 3 Plans et Cartes dans le texte. Bon état. Rousseurs. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. GILLIARD, Pierre (1879-1962) [the Tragic fate of Nicholas II and his family.] Paris, Payot, 1922 (1921). - 264 p.: Il.; 21 see - Calico binding era embossed in gold on the spine. With 59 photographs outside the text, 3 facsimiles, 2 maps and 3 plans in text. Vlad. inskript: "Alexander Petroff". Pierre Gilliard (1879-1962) is a Swiss, French teacher. In 1905, the Prince Leuchtenbergsky Gilliard was invited to St. Petersburg to teach French language to his young son Sergei. After a year, Gilliard began to teach French Olga and Tatiana. In 1913 he became a teacher and virtual tutor 9-year-old Alexis. Was with the Royal family in Tsarskoe Selo until August 1917, in Tobolsk until may 1918, held in Yekaterinburg. After the murder of the Royal family remained in Siberia, where he helped the investigator Sokolov. In 1920 Gilliard returned to Switzerland. Return Gilliard in Europe, he found in the press numerous stories, which have been mixed with outright lies. After reading some newspaper report of the "spectator" about his own death along with the Royal Family, he began writing a series of articles for the magazine "L Illustгation" that formed the basis of the book. First edition. Provenance: Abbot Athanasius (in the world PETROV, Alexander A.; 1892 – late 1960s).

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