Search results for: 'TOLSTOY, Leo'
TOLSTOY, Leo. War and Peace.
London : 1886First English edition of War and Peace, rare in commerce, published in October 1886 in the first flush of enthusiasm for previously disregarded Russian novelists. Russomania was first detectable in France, where Vizetelly had spent 12 years of his working life. After his return to England in 1878, the output of his new firm, Vizetelly & Co., consisted... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 137493
TOLSTOY, Leo. Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth.
London : 1888First 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£1,350.00
Stock Code: 124051
TOLSTOY, Leo. La Guerre et la Paix,
Paris : 1879Rare 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.
A... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 142081
RUSSIA; St Petersburg - MORNAY (illus.) A Picture of St. Petersburgh,
London : 1815First edition, "one of the most beautiful plate books of St. Petersburg" (Bobins Collection). Published at 6 guineas coloured, this is a superb record of the city of Peter the Great - captured in the wake of the Napoleonic wars - and divided into two sections: the first 12 plates represent the months of the year through characteristic views of the city;... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120459
PHOTOPLAYS. Photoplay Collection.
London, New York, etc : c.1910-50An excellent photoplay collection from the early decades of cinema, with the scarce and sensational illustrated dust jackets. 64 volumes are from the Readers Library series, published in London, 38 are from New York's Grosset & Dunlap (these notably illustrated with photographic film stills), and the remainder are from various other publishers. The... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 120921
DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. Zapiski iz mertvago doma (Notes from the House of the Dead).
St Petersburg : 1862First complete edition, very rare presentation copy to Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov (1817-1897), inscribed by the author in Russian at the head of the first half-title, "Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov, from the author, in memory, with respect and sincere devotion".
A superb association for this novel. Miliukov and Dostoevsky's brother Mikhail were... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 125557
(TOLSTOI, Alexei.) GOLDENVEIZER, A. B. Talks with Tolstoi.
Richmond : 1923First edition in English, first impression, first published in 1922. A composer, Goldenveizer was a close friend of Tolstoy in his youth and transcribed many conversations that they had together, which are collected in this work. According to Woolmer an alternative binding of plain cloth was done for a minority of copies. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 122499
GOLDENVEIZER, A. B. Talks with Tolstoi.
Richmond : 1923First edition in English, first impression, one of 1,000 copies only.
A composer, Goldenveizer was a close friend of Tolstoy in his youth and transcribed many of their conversations. Talks with Tolstoi was taken from the first volume of his diaries, published in Moscow in 1922. For the present edition, Koteliansky translated the text from Russian... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 142958