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DOSTOYEVSKY, Fyodor; [WHISHAW, Fred (translator)].

Crime and Punishment.

A Russian Realistic Novel... Third Edition.

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London, Vizetelly & Co., 1886

An attractive example of the first translation into English of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, seemingly published in the same year and to the same style as the first English edition and preceding the American translation by six months. All early Vizetelly editions of this work are uncommon and highly sought-after, with the first Vizetelly edition (also published in 1886) selling for over £16,000 at auction in recent years.

This edition is to the same style as that of the first, with the same font to title and upper cover, the same publisher's device to title and the same binding; this copy however states 'Third Edition' on the title, and seemingly has had the half-title excised at some early stage, possibly even coeval to the time of publication. It is plausible, although at this time purely speculative, that this is really simply the first edition text-block reissued with an

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'Third' Vizetelly edition of the first translation into English; 8vo; without half-title, some light foxing to terminal leaves and extremities of text-block; publisher's dark teal cloth lettered in red & black to upper cover & spine with publisher's device in blind to lower cover, dark green endpapers, some minor bumping and rubbing to extremities, overall a very good sharp copy.


Stock ID:99286

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