An attractive set of the great classics of the world literature with the author’s portrait engraved by Friedrich Brockhaus. This edition, issued as a supplement to magazine Niva, became a basis for the subsequent first Soviet edition published in 1919.
Twelve parts in 6 vols, octavo (20.3 x 14.8 cm). LX, 403, IX, 384; 359, 437; 355, 341; 393, 406; 316, 318; 416, with portrait and facsimile; marginal waterstain on portrait, outer margins of title, half-title and marginal restorations to several pages, occasional notes in pencil and a few marginal tears without affecting the text mostly in vol 1. Contemporary black calf over marble boards, spines gilt ruled and lettered in gilt with initials “B.F.” on lower spines; stamp on lower endpaper of vol 1.
Stock ID: 86867