Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1947. Hardcover. 254p., scattered b&w period illustrations and several in color, numerous rubricated title page and chapter heads, hardbound in black cloth boards titled red, white and gilt. Has suffered a noticibly "pulled" head, the tail also but less evidently, generally somewhat edgeworn with slightly frayed extremities, but within the book a good clean copy. Subject is better known in the West as Ivan "the Great"