New York: Roger Speller & Sons, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Mrs. Eugenia Drabek Smetisko, proclaiming herself the daughter of the last Russian czar, Anastasia. This copy includes an additional publishers preface tipped in, a number of newspaper clippings, a press release from Robert Speller, the publisher, denouncing Mrs. Smetisko as a fraud & another press release fromthe chairman of Polygraph Research Committee Academy for Scientific Interrogation.
Lge 8vo, xvii with additional publishers preface tipped in at pp xix-xxiv, 396pp, frontis & 39 pp illustrations. Publishers blue cloth with unprice-clipped, sunned dust jacket. Included loose in the volume are a number of newspaper clippings & facsimiles as well as a 4 page roneoed typscript "IMMEDIATE RELEASE" dated July 9th 1965, "... Robert Speller & Sons, book publishers of New York City, confirmed today that they have refused to make any further royalty payments to Eugenia Drabek Smetisko (Eugenia Smith)... denounced Mrs. Smetisko as an imposter..." Also loosely inserted is a 2 page roneoed letter from Cleve Backster, chairman of Polygraph Research Committee Academy for Scientific Interrogation. OCLC: 492987027 being the only copy found that records the tipped in preface found in this copy. Very good condition. Item #26762