The Private Life of Catherine the Great of Russia - Princess Lucien Murat, Garnett Saffery (translator) 1928 - Louis Carrier & Co, New York - Limited Collectors’ Edition, Number 214 of 500 copies. A limited edition of this biography by Princess Lucien Murat, and part of the ‘Love Lives of the Great’ series, elegantly bound by Rivière & Son, in contemporary full calf, and printed on Utopian laid paper.

Illustrated with engraved colour frontispiece portrait of Catherine the Great.
  Provenance: Anna Eugenia Clark (née La Chapelle, 1878-1963), with a contemporary gift inscription to her. Later from the estate of Anna Clark’s daughter, Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011). Huguette Clark inherited the vast wealth built up by her father William A. Clark, she became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925.

Octavo (binding size 19 x 13 cm). pp. [2] 212 [1 (publisher’s ad)] [5].
  Bound by Rivière & Sons in full red calf, spine intricately decorated in gilt and with twin black morocco labels lettered in gilt, twin gilt fillet borders to boards, edges and turn-ins tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Fine in near fine binding with some light markings to boards, and minor wear to corners and outer hinges.   Ref: 109508   Price: HK$ 6,000