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Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace

1868-69 First Edition

 

Tolstoy's War and Peace, First edition

"War and Peace can easily be called one of the most remarkable books of our time. The spirit of an epic fills this vast work; in it the public and private life of Russia during the first years of our century is rendered by the hand of a true master... It is a great work by a great writer."

-Ivan Turgenev

 

Tolstoy, Leo. Voina i Mir (War and Peace). Moscow, 1868-1869. Octavo, contemporary half Russian morocco.  Six volumes bound in three.  

First edition of what is, perhaps, the world's greatest novel. Ownership stamps of M. E. Savatiugin. Some soiling (as usual), occasional marginal dampstaining (mostly to volume I), a few leaves with tape repairs, closed tear to one leaf, occasional marginal notes and underlinings; light scuffing to bindings. A very good copy of a most rare and desirable first edition.

 

 

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