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WAR AND PEACE: A Historical Novel. Translated into French by a Russian Lady and from the French by Clara Bell. (Volumes 1 & 2: Before Tilsit, 1805-1807; Volumes 3 & 4: The Invasion, 1807-1812; Volumes 5 & 6: Borodino, The French at Moscow - Epilogue, 1812-1820)

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WAR AND PEACE: A Historical Novel. Translated into French by a Russian Lady and from the French by Clara Bell. (Volumes 1 & 2: Before Tilsit, 1805-1807; Volumes 3 & 4: The Invasion, 1807-1812; Volumes 5 & 6: Borodino, The French at Moscow - Epilogue, 1812-1820)
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Place Published: NY
Publisher: William S. Gottsberger, Publisher
Date Published:
Edition: First edition, first printing of volumes 1-3, second printing of
Condition: Rubbing to edges of boards, slight scuffing to edges of spines, adhesive residue to front pastedowns, short split at top of front joint of first volume and separation of the endpaper at the front hinge of same volume, private library's embossed stamp to front free endpapers. Overall a very good set in handsome contemporary fine binding.
Book Id: 18883

Description

6 volumes in 3, contemporary half dark brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt spines, small octavos, [2], 322, [2], 357; [2], 321, (blank), [2], 270; [2], 290, [2], 391 pp.

Comments

Nice set of the first complete English-language edition of one of the greatest historical novels in any language. First 3 volumes with 1886 date on title page, Gottsberger imprint on copyright page, 4th and 6th volume with 1887 date on title page, 5th volume with 1886 title page date but no Gottsberger imprint on copyright page. Binder's round embossed stamp to front blank of first volume "Bound by H.G. Collins, 93 Federal St. Boston" with text surrounding a Star of David and pyramid symbol. In 1888 H.G. Collins, printers, applied for membership in the Master Printers' Club with this address as their offices. By 1904, 93 Federal St. was home to Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Publisher.


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