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TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolaevich.

Anna Karenina.

Stock Code
102346
Moscow, T. Ris, 1878
£22,500

Originally appearing in serialised form in Russkiy Vestnik between 1873 and 1878 Tolstoy had a dispute with its editor Mikhail Katkov before the last instalment was printed. This edition is therefore the first edition in book form and the first publication of the complete text.

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Description

First edition, 3 vols; 8vo (21 x 15.5 cm); [1], 366pp. including title and half-title, [1] blank; [1] 493pp. including title and half-title, [1] blank; [1], 413pp. including title and half-title, [1] blank, minor stains in each volume, small ink inscriptions to verso of title-page and final leaves in vol.I; contemporary quarter brown morocco over marble boards, spine gilt lettered and ruled, some skilful restorations, morocco entry slipcase, a fine set.

Bibliography

Kilgour 1196; Simmons, pp.340, 346-7

Stock ID:102346

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