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Lot 256: [TOLSTOY, LEO.] Tolstoï, Count Léon. War and Peace: A Historical Novel.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 10, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: [TOLSTOY, LEO.] Tolstoï, Count Léon. War and Peace: A Historical Novel. Translated into French by a Russian Lady and from the French by Clara Bell. 3 parts in 6 volumes. 12mo, original brown cloth, decorated and lettered in black and gilt, spine heads slightly rubbed with a little fraying, corners bumped with minimal exposure, brown coated endpapers; Bolling J. Watkins ownership stamp to first blank of each, else contents clean and unmarked; publisher's catalogue and promo slips laid-in. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886

Notes: first american edition. a scarce set of all six volumes of the first english translation of War and Peace with Gottsberger imprint on title pages. Publisher's advertisements at ends of volumes 1, 3, 5 and 6. A fine set.

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