Rare books by Leo Tolstoy, including first editions and signed first editions of War and Peace, copies in fine bindings, and handsome sets of his collected works. Regularly stocked editions of Tolstoy’s works include The Works and The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy.

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  1. La Guerre et la Paix,
    TOLSTOY, Leo. La Guerre et la Paix,

    Paris : 1879

    Rare first edition in French of War and Peace, one of 500 copies printed, the first translation into another language and a key moment in the appreciation of Russian novelists in the West. The translation was by Princess Irina Ivanovna Paskevich. It was Turgenev who found a French publisher and urged the translation on Zola, Flaubert, and Daudet.

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    Stock Code: 142081

  2. Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth.
    TOLSTOY, Leo. Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth.

    London : 1888

    First UK edition of the complete trilogy in English; the translation, by I. F. Hapgood, was originally published at New York by T. Y. Crowell in 1886. The UK edition is very uncommon: Library Hub and WorldCat together locating six copies in British and institutional libraries (BL, NLS, Cambridge, Leeds, Sussex, London Library), and another six abroad.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 124051

  3. War and Peace.
    TOLSTOY, Leo. War and Peace.

    London : 1959

    A handsomely bound copy of Tolstoy's War and Peace, first issued in this edition in 1942. Learn More

    Stock Code: 148381

  4. Anna Karenin.
    TOLSTOY, Leo. Anna Karenin.

    London : 1960

    A handsomely bound one-volume edition of Constance Garnett's translation of Anna Karenin, first published in two volumes in 1901. In 1894 Garnett visited Moscow, calling upon Tolstoy who, impressed by her work, "praised her current translation his The Kingdom of God is Within You and encouraged her to attempt others" (ODNB). Tolstoy's tragic love story... Learn More

    Stock Code: 148373

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