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The family Greig in Russia
The family Greig in Russia
by A. L Fullerton
Edition: Unknown Binding

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FROM THE BOOKS INTRODUCTION, 20 Feb 2010
This review is from: The family Greig in Russia
Hardback, Green Cloth, Gilt Titles To Spine, 8" 5", (vii) 244pp.. Edited and bound by Joanne Garland, Greenfield, Massachusetts. Comprising of a Limited Edition of 70 copies.

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INTRODUCTION.

Sarah [1] Cook, born around 1752 to a Scottish merchant and his wife, married a Russian naval officer, Grand Admiral Samuel K. Greig (see facing page - Frontispiece). Their union would give rise to children and grandchildren who later married into the Russian nobility. This extensive Greig family line is described in detail in the present voume.
This work is a new examination of the descendants of Sarah [1] (Cook) Greig (c. 1752-1793) in Russia. The history of this family may be reconstructed to a degree from records such as the family burial ground in the Smolensky Cemetery, records in the Russian Archives, and historical references made in the mass of publications available on Russian history.
As for the eventual fate of this family line, inquiry made to Dr. Dimitry Fedosov of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow resulted in the opinion that Sarah [1] (Cook) Greig's Russian descendants were later "exterminated" during the Russian Revolution.
We know know that the last male survivor who carried the name Greig was probably Baron Ivan von Greig of Konigsburg, who died in 1956. However, a possibility remains that female branches of the Greig family may have produced descendants who are still living. One of these branches is that of Vera Greig, who married Count Peter Ivanovich Tolstoy, brother of the director of the Hermitage.
The present inquiry into the Greig descendants in Russia has produced the surprising finding that Greig (1853-1870), daughter of the Russian Admiral Alexis Samuilovich Greig (1775-1845), married Prince Esper A. Ukhtomsky [11] (1832-1885), [12] giving rise to a noble line of descent that has a living representative. This living descendant was born Princess Natalya Ukhtomskaya in 1945, daughter of Prince Dimittry Ukhtomskii (1912-1993), a well-known Russian photographer.
One should also note that throughout the following text, frequent reference is made to9 the Russian city known as St. Petersburg. However, from 1700 and earlier through the present time, this city has been known variously as "Pertrograd," "St. Petersburg," and "Leningrad." This text does not trouble itself with the relationship between name and chronology, but rather refers to this geographical location as "St. Petersburg."

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[11] The spelling that appears in MERSH (Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History, 51 volumes, Gulf Breeze, Florida) is "Ukhtomskii." It is often rendered as "Ukhtomsky," and in French it becomes "Oukhtomsky."

[12] Note on dates: Western writers concerned with Russian matters generally note in thier preface that Russian dates are given in accord with the Julian calendar [O.S. = old style], which ran behind the the Gregorian calandar [N.S. = new style] by twelve days in the 19th centuary and 13 days in the 20th century until Lenin's revolution on 25 October 1917, which is now 7 November 1917. The general reader is usually interested in the 'sequence' of events rather than the 'absolute' timing demanded by "scholars." The latter is of interest in comparing European events with Russian events, which is a tedious and generally unrewarding process. Here we offer dates that reflect the documents from which they were obtained, sometimes carvings in stone.

Also woth noting is the fact that by Slavic custom, rank was inherited by 'all' of a noble's legitimate children, rather than by only the first-born male ("primogeniture").
Thus, Russian nobilty included a vast proliferation of individuals. The noble ranks were ordered as follows for males:
Tsar
Grand Duke
Prince {German: Furst} [Russian: Knaez]
Count [German: Graf]
Baron

On 24 January 1722 a "Table of 14 Ranks" was promulagated so that all Russians would know their 'place' in society.

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I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THE READER MORE INFORMATION ON THIS VERY INTERESTING FAMILY TREE, BUT IT WOULD TAKE FOR EVER. HOPE THAT THE ABOVE IVES YOU A GOOD IDEA OF THE BOOKS CONTENTS (many black white photographs). Has stated, the book was printed has a limited edition of 70 books - Copyright, (AUTHOR COMPILER) by A. l. FULLERTON, (2001).
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Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress [Bound with]; Illustrations of Thomson's Castle Of Indolence (by William Rimer); Compositions From Campbell's Gertrude Of Wyoming (by C. E. Hicks); Historical Outlines.
Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress [Bound with]; Illustrations of Thomson's Castle Of Indolence (by William Rimer); Compositions From Campbell's Gertrude Of Wyoming (by C. E. Hicks); Historical Outlines.
by George Godwin & Lewis Pocock
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Four Books Bound Together, 12 Aug 2009
The Book Has Contemporary Marbled Boards, 16.5" X 11", [Published by ART-UNION of LONDON] And There Are 4 Different Subjects [BOUND TOGETHER]. Usually, These Are Bound Seperately. Where Possible, I have Given The Amazon Ident Number Which as Previously Listed The Books Individually.

THE FOUR BOOKS THAT ARE BOUND TOGETHER ARE :

1. "Bunyan's Pilgrim Progress". EDITOR(s) George Godwin & Lewis Pocock.
FRONTIS + 21 Black / White Plates [ See Amazon Ident B002HTLJ9I ].

2. "Illustrations Of Thomson's Castle Of Indolence", By William Rimer. (with illustrative embellishments engraved on wood by Mr John Bastin. From a series of original designs made expressly for this work by Mr William Rimer) mdccxlv
FRONTIS + 11 Black / White Plates. [ See Amazon Ident B00085TPP8 ].

3. "Compositions From Campbell's Gertrude Of Wyoming" by C. E. Hicks
FRONTIS + 13 Black / White Plates. [ See Amazon Ident B001RN0LRQ ]

4. "Historical Outlines" - 7 Black / White Plates : 'Non Angli sed Angeli / Saxon Almsgiving / Alfred, Surrounded By His Family, Addresses Edward His Son and Successor / Siezure Of Roger Mortimer/ The Welcome Of The Boy King / Spenser Reading the 'Faerie Queene', to his wife and Sir Walter Raleigh / Howard Visiting an Asiatic Prison [engravings by H C Shenton or E Webb] possibly Amazon B001802SOM "Gleanings From History"


Crazy Weather
Crazy Weather

5.0 out of 5 stars PUBLISHERS REVIEW [From The Dust Jacket], 8 July 2009
This review is from: Crazy Weather
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BOOK, AND THIS IS WHAT THE PUBLISHERS REVIEW STATES [From The Dust Jacket] :

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Crazy weather only happens in nthe valley of the Colorado River. Sometimes in late summer a great mass of streaming jungle air rolls up from Mexico, Crowding out the dry heat of the desert until it in turn is dispelled by a lightening-riven hurricane. A few hours of this festering heat ripen all the conflicts in a young white boy's mind.

His mother wants to send him away to school. His father wants him to shoulder more responsibility for running the ranch, now that he is fourteen and almost a man. Crazy weather makes both prospects doubly appalling. So he runs away with his Mojave friend to make war on the Piutes and win for himself a man's name.

During four tense days of maddening heat the boy travels the length of the Fort Mojave Reservation, encountering every phase of life among people who had once made themselves feared from the Rio Grande to the Pacific, who stood shoulder to shoulder and fought with clubs when the Apaches shot their arrows and ran away. He hears the Dream Singers chant the story of creation. Religion, birth, death, sorcery, heroism, all phases of the life of a people who are stark realists, still the possessors of a unique native culture in spite of white contact, are seen through the boy's eyes. He encounters one of the relics of the frontier - a white man gone Indian. Then death, and the weird ceremony of cremation. He saves his friend and is saved by his friend in the storm that brings an end to the crazy weather and leaves him an Indian boy no longer, but a white man.

THE AUTHORS DEBUT NOVEL.

Charles L. McNichols was raised on eleven Indian reservations, in Arizona, Indian Territory, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Minnesota, where his father was a special Agent for the U. S. Department of the Interior.

Mr. McNichols's first job was an actor with Universal Pictures in 1913. He says he was hired, not because he could act, but because he could ride any kind of horse. He worked for various studios, and also on the Los Angeles 'Tribune', while attending prep school and college. He served in Naval aviation during World War I and spent the six years following the war in Naval and Veterans' Bureau hospitals with intervals at Stanford University where he finally graduated.

In 1925 Mr. McNichols went to work in the story department of MGM, and later in the research department of Cecil B. De Mille Productions; from there he transferred to Pathe as a writer. In 1929, when a physical breakdown left him bedridden, he started writing magazine stories and articles. These proved so successful that he decided to try his hand at books. "Crazy Weather," a novel, is the first.


Book And Magazine Collector No 295
Book And Magazine Collector No 295
by Christopher Peachment.
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars FEATURED IN THIS EDITION, 21 Jun 2009
The Essential Magazine For Bibliophiles, Which Gives Bibliographies / Price Guides To Collectable Authors. .. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAGAZINE, AND THESE ARE THE 'FEATURED' AUTHORS :

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NEW COLLECTABLES.

THE LONDON JUNE BOOKFAIRS.

SHERLOCK HOLMES In The Strand - (by Mike Ashley) - with Bibliography and Price Guide.

U.S. Rivals To James Bond (Part II by Graham Andrews) - MICKEY SPILLANE, MAT HELM, etc, with Bibliography and Price Guides.

THOMAS FULLER - (by Richard Dalby) - with Bibliography and Price Guide.

WILLIAM THESIGER - (by David Howard) - with Bibliography and Price Guide.

R. D. WINGFIELD - (by David Howard) - with Bibliography and Price Guide.

WILLIAM BOYD - (by David Howard) - with Bibliography and Price Guide.


No Title Available

5.0 out of 5 stars PUBLISHERS REVIEW [From The Jacket Flap], 19 Jun 2009
A VERY UNCOMMON BOOK .....FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BOOK, AND THIS IS WHAT THE PUBLISHER 'REVIEW' STATES ON THE DUST JACKET FLAPS :

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THIS IS a 'true' story. The Lost Dutchman Mine unquestionably exists in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, approximately five miles from the Weaver's Needle on the map reproduced in this book, a map taken from the dead body of Adolph Ruth, who went to look for the mine.

The mysterious thing about the lost Dutchman Mine is that everybody who attempts to find it meet with a violent end. The last time this happened was as recently as 1947, when James A. Cravey was flown into the Superstitions by helicopter, and with all the modern resources. He was found beheaded some months later.

The mine took its name from Jacob Waltz, an old prospector who, in 1895, told the story, as far as it had then developed, to the author, who has since spent his whole life, piecing together the tale, tracking down the clues and investigating on the spot. For although Jacob Waltz told them so much of what had happened since the Apache Indians wiped out the original owners of the mine in 1865, he could not, or would not, reveal its precise location.

Yet the mine exists: the evidence is conclusive. What is behind the succession of deaths is a fascinating speculation. This book is most exciting reading, for in addition to the almost incredible facts, the author succeeds in conveying to the reader his own enthusiasm and his conviction that the Dutchman Mine will one day give up its secret and its wealth to a man with persistence and imagination, maybe to someone who is reading this book.

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A VERY HARD TO FIND BOOK


Book And Magazine Collector No 300
Book And Magazine Collector No 300
by Christopher Peachment.
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars FEATURED IN THIS EDITION, 19 Jun 2009
The Essential Magazine For Bibliophiles, Which Gives The Bibliographies / Price Guides Of 'Featured' Authors. ... FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAGAZINE, AND THESE ARE THE FEATURED AUTHORS :

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Collecting The Great Russian Author, ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN, (by Richard Dalby) - With BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRICE GUIDE.

"ALICE" and her imitators, (by Nick Hogarth) - With BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRICE GUIDE.

IN THE SALEROOMS - (by Richard Dalby).

NEW COLLECTABLES - (by Jonathan Scott).

DOWSING [WATER DIVINING] - (by Andrew Thomas) - With BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRICE GUIDE.

LEO KESSLER [Nazi Fiction] - (by Stephen Honey) - With BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRICE GUIDE.

MILLS & BOON CENTENARY - (by Nicola Lisle) - With BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRICE GUIDE.

GEORGE BELLAIRS - (by David Blake) - With BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRICE GUIDE.

ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN - (by Richard Dalby) - With BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRICE GUIDE.


Book And Magazine Collector No 299
Book And Magazine Collector No 299
by Christopher Peachment.
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars FEATURED IN THIS EDITION, 19 Jun 2009
The Essential Magazine For Bibliophiles, Which Gives The Bibliographies / Price Guides Of 'Featured' Authors. ... FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAGAZINE, AND THESE ARE THE FEATURED AUTHORS :

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NEW COLLECTABLES - (by Jonathan Scott).

IN THE SALEROOMS - (byRichard Dalby).

The Travel Books of BILL BRYSON - (by David Howard) With Bibliography and Price Guide.

Chronicler of the Raj, M. M. KAYE - (by Richard Dalby) With Bibliography and Price Guide.

Popular Folk Artist BERYL COOK - (by David Howard) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

Queen Of The South Seas, BEATRICE GRIMSHAW - (by Mike Ashley) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

Magnet Children's Author, GEORGE RICHMOND SAMWAYS - (by David Whitehead) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

Author Of The Birds, FRANK BAKER - (by Mark Valentine) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

Western Illustrator, FRANK HUMPHRIS - (by Norman Wright and David Ashford) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.


Book And Magazine Collector No 298
Book And Magazine Collector No 298
by Christopher Peachment.
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FEATURED IN THIS EDITION, 19 Jun 2009
The Essential Magazine For Bibliophiles, Which Gives Bibliographies / Price Guides Of 'Collectable' Authors. ... FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAGAZINE, AND THESE ARE THE 'FEATURED' AUTHORS :

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NEW COLLECTABLES - (by Jonathan Scott).

IN THE SALEROOMS - (by Richard Dalby).

DEREK MAHON - (by John Dunne) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

JEFFREY BERNARD - (by Andrew Thomas) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

MINETTE WALTERS - (by David Howard) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

SOMERSET MAUGHAM - (by Mike Ashley) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

EARLY BOOKS BOOKS ON CHINA - by Richard Dalby).

RON SMITH [Great British Comic Artists No. 28] - With Bibliography and Price Guide.

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - (by Rikky Rooksby) - With Bibliography and Price Guide.


Book And Magazine Collector No 297
Book And Magazine Collector No 297
by Christopher Peachment.
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars FEATURED IN THIS EDITION, 19 Jun 2009
The Essential Magazine For Bibliophiles, Which Gives Bibliographies / Price Guides Of 'Collectable' Authors. ... FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAGAZINE, AND THESE ARE THE 'FEATURED' AUTHORS :

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NEW COLLECTABLES - by Jonathan Scott.

IN THE SALEROOMS - by Richard Dalby.

ALEISTER CROWLEY - (by Rosalie Parker) - BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRICE GUIDE.

KAZUO ISHIGURO - (by David Howard) - BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRICE GUIDE.

FRANK KINGDON-WARD - (by Mark Valentine) - BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRICE GUIDE.

STEPHEN KING - (by Jonathan Scott) - BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRICE GUIDE.

THE THEME OF CRIME - (by betweenthelines).

ARNOLD WESKER - (by William Baker) - BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRICE GUIDE.

MS IN A RED BOX (by Mark Valentine) - BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRICE GUIDE.


Book And Magazine Collector No 296
Book And Magazine Collector No 296
by Christopher Peachment.
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FEATURED IN THIS EDITION., 19 Jun 2009
The Essential Magazine For Bibliophiles, Which Gives Bibliographies / Price Guides Of Collectable Authors. ... FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAGAZINE, AND THESE ARE THE 'FEATURED' AUTHORS :

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THE NEW COLLECTABLES - By Jonathan Scott.

IN THE SALEROOMS - Richard Dalby.

JOSEPH WAMBAUGH - by Stephen Honey + BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRICE GUIDE

CHARLES DICKENS (Essential Books on his Life) - BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRICE GUIDE

ANITA BROOKNER - by Nicola Lisle - BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRICE GUIDE

E. W. HORNUNG - by Mark Valentine + BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRICE GUIDE

70 Years of THE BEANO - by Norman Wright and David Ashford + BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRICE GUIDE


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