The Kiss and Other Stories.
Translated from the Russian by R. E. C. Long.London: Duckworth & Co., 1908 Stock Code: 132510
NotesFirst edition in English, first impression. "The present volume... is an attempt to bridge a gap in international literary relations, all the more marked because of the rapid growth both at home and in Western Europe of Tchekoff's fame as short-story writer and playwright" (Translator's Note). With the publisher's perforated "presentation copy" stamp to the title page. Though without mark of ownership, the book originally belonged to Edmund C. Yates - the son of Edmund H. Yates, editor of World magazine and a close friend of Dickens.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover lettered in black within panelling in blind.
Spine ends lightly bumped, a few spots to edges. A near-fine, bright copy.
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