November 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 86: DOSTOEVSKY, FYODOR. The Brothers Karamazov. A Novel in Four Parts and an Epilogue.(13 views)
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Description: DOSTOEVSKY, FYODOR. The Brothers Karamazov. A Novel in Four Parts and an Epilogue. Translated into English by Constance Garnett, the first book in her series "The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky." 8vo, publisher's red blind-stamped cloth, spine faded with gilt rubbed free, few insignificant blemishes to boards; front hinge cracked with front free endpaper partially separated at gutter, and with following half-title and title re-inserted with tape repair, rear hinge starting, Fred and Emmeline Pethick Lawrence bookplate offset to facing front flyleaf, rear endpaper foxed, else contents quite clean. London: William Heinemann, 1912
Notes: first english language edition and only the second copy recorded at auction with none listed by ABPC or Rare Book Hub since 1939. First published in Russky Viestnik (The Russian Messenger) in 1879-80. Very rare, with most extant copies behind institutional walls.