London : Downey & Co, 1895. First Edition. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked pictorial cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Item #243263
Physical description; volume 1 (only): 233 p. ; 20 cm. Contents; 1. A tame despot. The tzar mujik. Hesitating on the crossway -- The Liberal period. A tory democratic programme. The upshot of autocratic democratism -- Count Dmitry Tolstoi. A man with a system. The great famine, and the economic conditions of the Russian peasants. The Jewish question in Russia. The Poles and the Finns. Subjects; Peasants — Russia — Social conditions. Jews — Russia — History. Russia — Politics and government — (1881-1894). Russia — Social life and customs — 19th century. Russia — History — Alexander III, (1881-1894).