Three Times a Woman, Grushenka, anonymous [possibly Val Lewton?], illus. “a young Russain residing in Paris, who unfortunately must remain annonymous” (Privately Printed, London [New York], 1933 [probably a reprint as it does not have illustrations of the original])
9 7/8″ X 6 7/8″, 252pp, hardbound no DJ, red boards with gilt title on spine, good condition, minor wear and bumps to cover, binding tight, bookplate of Erwin A. Weiss, D.D.S.
Title page reads: “The Story of a Russian Serf Girl Compiled from Contemporary Documents in the Russian Police Files and Private Archives of Russian Libraries” Originally published at New York in 1933 with a false Paris imprint. Val Lewton, the supposed author, was a well known film producer, responsible for a series of good low-budget horror movies in the 1940’s by such directors as Robert Wise, Mark Robson and Jacques Tourneur. The book purports to be a flaggelation story written by a Russian living in Paris and then translated to english. The story takes place c. 1728, “shortly after the death of Peter the Great”. The main character is Grushenka Pavlovsk.