For sale is a fine copy of the 'Memoir of Prince S.N. Trubetskoy by his Sister', Princess Olga Nicolaevich Trubetskoy, (1867-1947). Printed in Russian in 1953 in New York, with 269 pages, and the 'Tolstoy Foundation Library' stamp on the cover and on many pages throughout the book.
She was born in Akhtyrka, Moscow Oblast, one of ten children, one of whom was Prince Sergei Nikolaevich Trubetskoy (1862-1905), a Russian religious philosopher. Their parents were Prince Nicholas Petrovitch Trubetskoy, co-founder of the Moscow Conservatory, and Princess Sophia Alexeievna Lopoukhina. His mother was a big influence on his religious thought. He and his brother, Evgeny, continued Vladimir Solovyov's work on developing a modern Christian philosophy of the world. He became a Professor of Philosophy at Moscow University.
Countess Alexandra Lvovna Tolstaya (1884-1979) was the youngest daughter and secretary of the noted Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. The Bolsheviks imprisoned Alexandra in 1920, but she was installed as the director of the Tolstoy museum in Yasnaya Polyana the next year. She left the Soviet Union in 1929, and settled in the United States, where she founded the Tolstoy Foundation. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1941.
Size: 21.5 x 14 cm approx