New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889. First American Edition. Kravchinski, a Ukrainian artillery officer, fled Russia for England after assassinating the Czar's Chief of Secret Police in 1878. Career of a Nihilist, written in English during his exile in London, gained Kravchinski instant celebrity and did much to popularize the cause of the Russian revolutionaries. He died in 1895, under somewhat mysterious circumstances - he fell beneath a freight train that apparently did not share his political beliefs. Octavo (19cm); original grey pictorial cloth boards embossed in black, grey, and gilt, black topstain; vii,,320,(ads)pp. Spine browned with shallow loss to crown, else Very Good and sound. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper.