London. Harrap Books Ltd. 1989. First edition. Black cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xiv, 208 pages. 16 hors texte black-and-white plates. 240 x 165mm (9½ x 6½"). 0.6kg. 0245545336. English. Very good, in near fine dust jacket; top edge slight dusty, foxing to page edges and some margins.
The fascinating life story of Prince Felix Yusupov, the Russian aristocrat made famous for his part in the murder of Rasputin. Dobson's autobiography explores his early life in wealthy Tsarist Russia, the Rasputin plot, and the Prince's escape from his homeland during the Revolution. As an exile in Paris, Yusupov continued his flamboyant lifestyle, finding many different ways in which to raise money, including a short-lived couture house. He formed friendships with France's society figures, many of whom provided their stories for this book.