RARE 1937 1ST EDITION GLEB BOTKIN RUSSIA PAGAN ON ANASTASIA ANNA ANDERSON 1ST


RARE 1937 1ST EDITION GLEB BOTKIN RUSSIA PAGAN ON ANASTASIA ANNA ANDERSON 1ST
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Gleb Evgenievich Botkin (1900 – December 1969) was the son of Dr. Eugene Botkin, the court physician who was murdered at Ekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks with Tsar Nicholas II and his family on July 17, 1918. In later years, Botkin became a lifelong advocate of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. DNA results later proved that she was most likely an impostor called Franziska Schanzkowska. In 1938 Botkin founded his own neopagan church, The Church of Aphrodite, which was one of the earliest churches in the neopagan movement in the United States.

ON AUCTION HERE is an exceptionally scarce 1937 first edition, The Woman Who Rose Again, by Gleb Botkin, as published by Fleming H. Revell Co., New York. Bound in yellow cloth with titles in black. Note the maps on the endpapers and pastedowns. Botkin claims that Duchess Anastasia escaped Russia. Illustrated with full page prints of Anna Anderson and others. Great condition. A rare item, we have not seen it before. From a collection of book on the Czar's family, Anastasia and Russia. Please check our other listings. Gleb Botkin was the youngest son of Eugene Botkin and his wife, Olga. His parents divorced in 1910, when Botkin
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