War and Peace.
From the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. Authorised translation. In four volumes.London, Walter Scott,  Stock Code: 135420
NotesFirst translation into English from the original Russian, UK issue. This translation was the work of American editor and translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935), issued in the same year in the US and UK, with the UK issue published in four volumes and omitting the translator's preface (Walter Scott reissued the work in two volumes in 1897). Two versions of War and Peace in English had been issued prior to Dole's version, both in 1886, but neither was translated directly from the Russian, using instead an intermediary French translation.
4 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines and front covers lettered and decorated in gilt.
Publisher's advertisement slip for vols. III and IV tipped-in at front of vol. II.
Lightly rubbed and soiled, staining to front cover of vol. IV, minor wear at spine ends, a few hinges with slight superficial splits, some foxing to contents and edges, a few leaves opened crudely in vol. III. A very good set.
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