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        • Anna Karenina
          May. 11, 2024

          Anna Karenina

          Est: $25 - $50

          Leo Tolstoy. 1939.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • LEO TOLSTOY (SON) (1869-1945) Portrait of Lev Tolstoy (1828-1910)
          Dec. 11, 2023

          LEO TOLSTOY (SON) (1869-1945) Portrait of Lev Tolstoy (1828-1910)

          Est: €1,200 - €1,500

          signed 'L Tolstoi fils' (lower right) sanguine on paper 29.8 x 22.3 cm Accompanied by a copy note, inscribed 'Leon Tolstoy par son fils, émigré à Paris après la révolution de 1917'signé 'L Tolstoi fils' (en bas à droite) sanguine sur papier 29,8 x 22,3 cm Accompagné d'une copie d’inscription 'Leon Tolstoy par son fils, émigré à Paris après la révolution de 1917'

          Hermitage Fine Art
        • TOLSTOY (Count Leo)
          Oct. 12, 2023

          TOLSTOY (Count Leo)

          Est: £100 - £200

          TOLSTOY (Count Leo) The Novels and Other Works, in 24 vols., New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1907-11, 8vo, frontispieces on Japanese vellum, top egdes gilt others uncut, publisher's blue cloth, spines gilt

          Cheffins
        • TOLSTOY (Count Leo)
          Oct. 12, 2023

          TOLSTOY (Count Leo)

          Est: £200 - £300

          TOLSTOY (Count Leo) War and Peace, in 4 vols. London: Walter Scott, [c.1889], 8vo, light foxing, original blue cloth gilt

          Cheffins
        • WAR AND PEACE LEO TOLSTOY INNER SANCTUM EDITION
          Aug. 20, 2023

          WAR AND PEACE LEO TOLSTOY INNER SANCTUM EDITION

          Est: $40 - $70

          Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a foreword by Clifton Fadiman. Simon and Schuster, New York 1942. For any additional information on this item, please refer to the images provided in the listing.

          Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
        • Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace, Specially Bound Presentation Copy for Gregory Peck f
          Feb. 23, 2023

          Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace, Specially Bound Presentation Copy for Gregory Peck f

          Est: $500 - $700

          Leo Tolstoy.  War and Peace , Specially Bound Presentation Copy for Gregory Peck from Robert E. Sherwood, Fred Zinnemann, and Michael Todd. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1954. lxii, 1381 pages, Octavo. Presentation copy gifted to Gregory Peck by the producer Michael Todd, director Fred Zinnemann, and playwright Robert E. Sherwood, likely as an overture to offer him a role in their never-produced film adaptation of the novel. Tan leatherette-covered boards with front board stamped "To / Gregory peck / ...with our Compliments. / Robert E. Sherwood / Fred Zinnemann / Michael Todd." Sherwood had a printed inscription bound-in at the front end paper, "I started reading this book in 1923 and finished it in 1943, when another would-be world conqueror was bogged down and beaten in the Russian winter. There is material here for hundreds of motion pictures; the problem confronting Mike Todd, Fred Zinnemann and me is to determine which is the best and the most faithful to the immortal spirit of Tolstoi. / Robert E. Sherwood." Inner Sanctum Edition, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude, with a Foreword by Clifton Fadiman. Published at a time when Moscow and all Russia were threatened by German invaders, this edition provides rich documentation of Napoleon's 1812 invasion, treating the novel as history rather than literature. Hardcover; lxii, 1361, [11] pages, maps, together with readers guide pamphlet in rear inner cover paper pocket. Light wear, with vertical creases along the spine. Light wear, scuffs, and rubbing to the binding. There was a tremendous rush to adapt War and Peace into a film in the mid-1950s, with several versions going into development simultaneously. The Italian producers Dino de Laurentiis and Carlo Ponti announced their adaptation in October of 1954, legendary producer David O. Selznick was working on a treatment, and Mike Todd announced that he, too, would be pursuing his own version, which would be filmed with the cooperation of the Yugoslavian army. (The New York Times) The project, which had Sherwood attached as screenwriter and Zinnemann as director, ultimately fell through when Todd decided to instead focus on his adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days. HID01801242017

          Heritage Auctions
        • LEO TOLSTOY. KAZAKI. KAVKAZSKAYA POVEST (COSSACKS), ILLUST. BY EUGENE LANSERE, 1953, IN RUSSIAN
          Jan. 24, 2023

          LEO TOLSTOY. KAZAKI. KAVKAZSKAYA POVEST (COSSACKS), ILLUST. BY EUGENE LANSERE, 1953, IN RUSSIAN

          Est: -

          Leo Tolstoy. Kazaki. Kavkazskaya povest (Cossacks), illus. Eugene Lansere, 1953, in Russian Leo Tolstoy. Cossacks: Caucasian tale. - M.: Goslitizdat, 1953. - 152 p., 12 col. plates, illust. in text, publisher's hardcover with embossing, format 30x23 cm. Illustrations by Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Lanceray Condition: some wear and staining to cover; some sporadic foxing to pages. Weight: 1040 gr. Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Lanceray (Russian: Евгений Евгеньевич Лансере; 23 August 1875 – 13 September 1946), also often spelled Eugene Lansere, was a Russian graphic artist, painter, sculptor, mosaicist, and illustrator, associated stylistically with Mir iskusstva (the World of Art).[1] [Худ. Е. Лансере] Лев Толстой. Казаки: Кавказская повесть. – М.: Гослитиздат, 1953. – 152 с., 12 л. цв. илл., илл. в тексте, твёрдый издательский переплёт с тиснением, формат 30х23 см. Иллюстрации Е.Е. Лансере. Евгений Евгеньевич Лансере (1875-1946) — русский и советский художник. Академик Императорской Академии художеств. Народный художник РСФСР (1945). Заслуженный деятель искусств Грузинской ССР (1933). Лауреат Сталинской премии второй степени (1943).

          The Bidder
        • Tolstoy, Leo: Leo Tolstoy
          Dec. 07, 2022

          Tolstoy, Leo: Leo Tolstoy

          Est: €200 - €300

          Photographer: Scherer, Nabholz & Co. (1863-1918). Leo Tolstoy. 1894. Albumen print. 16 x 10,5 cm. Mounted to cabinet card with photographer's name and logo below the image on the mount; Russian logo on verso. - - Some light surface scuffing, otherwise in good condition. - - Sollten Sie detailliertere Zustandsberichte wünschen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte. / Should you need more detailed condition reports, please contact us.

          Galerie Bassenge
        • Lev Lvovich Tolstoy (1869-1945), Portrait of Lev Tolstoy
          Oct. 05, 2020

          Lev Lvovich Tolstoy (1869-1945), Portrait of Lev Tolstoy

          Est: €1,700 - €2,200

          Lev Lvovich Tolstoy (1869-1945) Portrait of Lev Tolstoy Bronze sculpture with dark green patina. Signed Tolstoy Jr. on the side and titled Tolstoy on the front. Hauteur (cm) : 37 - Largeur (cm) : 18 - Longueur (cm) : 14 -

          Haynault
        • TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945)
          Jul. 23, 2020

          TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945)

          Est: €100 - €150

          TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945) Russian Writer and Sculptor, son of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S., Count Ilya Tolstoy, three pages, 4to, Southbury, 28th September 1925, to C. Freshel. Bearing to the front page an attractive golden embossed monogram. Tolstoy states ´I can congratulate you with all my heart with selling your white elephant in Boston. That will give you more freedom and joy´ further saying `This season I am tied up with a new manager…and I am sorry that cannot talk without his permission..´ and `I like old furniture but I am afraid of beds on which many generations slept, dreamed and may be died. A spook may visit me in the night and may be even a crowd of them.´ Accompanied by the original envelope written to recto and verso in his hand. Extremely small age wear, otherwise VG

          International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.
        • TOLSTOY, LEO.
          Jul. 21, 2020

          TOLSTOY, LEO.

          Est: $300 - $400

          Der Toydt fun Ivan Ilitsh [“The Death of Ivan Ilyich.”]First Edition in Yiddish.pp. 233. Original illustrated boards, rubbed. 12mo.New YorkForverts1918The Death of Ivan Ilyich (мерть Ивана Ильича) first published in 1886, is considered one of the masterpieces of Tolstoy’s late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion in the late 1870’s.

          Kestenbaum & Company
        • Anna Karenina
          May. 16, 2020

          Anna Karenina

          Est: $50 - $75

          Leather - Int'l Collectors Library

          Williams Auction Co., LLC
        • Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy From International Collector's Library (1944)
          May. 05, 2020

          Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy From International Collector's Library (1944)

          Est: $75 - $150

          International Collectors Library edition, Copyright 1944. Full leather with full page color illustrations and translated from the Russian; sienna leather cover with gold gilt decorations and lettering, bound in satin ribbon marker, mild shelf wear on edges and one dent on bottom of front cover; no dust jacket as issued; tight binding; clean pages, light tanning, no markings.

          The Rug Life Auctions
        • Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)
          Feb. 11, 2020

          Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)

          Est: $75 - $150

          International Collectors Library edition, Copyright 1944. Full leather with full page color illustrations and translated from the Russian; sienna leather cover with gold gilt decorations and lettering, bound in satin ribbon marker, mild shelf wear on edges and one dent on bottom of front cover; no dust jacket as issued; tight binding; clean pages, light tanning, no markings.

          The Rug Life Auctions
        • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)
          Jan. 14, 2020

          Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)

          Est: $75 - $150

          International Collectors Library edition, Copyright 1944. Full leather with full page color illustrations and translated from the Russian; sienna leather cover with gold gilt decorations and lettering, bound in satin ribbon marker, mild shelf wear on edges and one dent on bottom of front cover; no dust jacket as issued; tight binding; clean pages, light tanning, no markings.

          The Rug Life Auctions
        • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)
          Dec. 23, 2019

          Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)

          Est: $75 - $150

          International Collectors Library edition, Copyright 1944. Full leather with full page color illustrations and translated from the Russian; sienna leather cover with gold gilt decorations and lettering, bound in satin ribbon marker, mild shelf wear on edges and one dent on bottom of front cover; no dust jacket as issued; tight binding; clean pages, light tanning, no markings.

          The Rug Life Auctions
        • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)
          Dec. 05, 2019

          Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)

          Est: $75 - $150

          International Collectors Library edition, Copyright 1944. Full leather with full page color illustrations and translated from the Russian; sienna leather cover with gold gilt decorations and lettering, bound in satin ribbon marker, mild shelf wear on edges and one dent on bottom of front cover; no dust jacket as issued; tight binding; clean pages, light tanning, no markings.

          The Rug Life Auctions
        • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)
          Oct. 03, 2019

          Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)

          Est: $75 - $150

          International Collectors Library edition, Copyright 1944. Full leather with full page color illustrations and translated from the Russian; sienna leather cover with gold gilt decorations and lettering, bound in satin ribbon marker, mild shelf wear on edges and one dent on bottom of front cover; no dust jacket as issued; tight binding; clean pages, light tanning, no markings.

          The Rug Life Auctions
        • Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina" Vol. I Ca. 1939
          Aug. 05, 2019

          Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina" Vol. I Ca. 1939

          Est: $10 - $100

          Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett with an introductory essay by Thomas Mann & illustrated by Philip Reisman. Published by Random House, New York, 1939. Measures: 8-5/8" x 5-1/2". From a Palm Beach estate. Shipping Domestic $15 + Insurance.

          Napoleon's Fine Art
        • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)
          Jul. 17, 2019

          Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - International Collector's Library (1944)

          Est: $75 - $150

          International Collectors Library edition, Copyright 1944. Full leather with full page color illustrations and translated from the Russian; sienna leather cover with gold gilt decorations and lettering, bound in satin ribbon marker, mild shelf wear on edges and one dent on bottom of front cover; no dust jacket as issued; tight binding; clean pages, light tanning, no markings.

          The Rug Life Auctions
        • TOLSTOY, LEO
          Jun. 14, 2018

          TOLSTOY, LEO

          Est: $300 - $500

          Der Toydt fun Ivan Ilitsh [“The Death of Ivan Ilyich.”] < > pp. 233. Owner’s pencil inscription in front. Original illustrated boards, rubbed. 12mo. New York Forverts 1918 The Death of Ivan Ilyich (мерть Ивана Ильича) first published in 1886, is considered one of the masterpieces of Tolstoy’s late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870’s.

          Kestenbaum & Company
        • Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
          Mar. 31, 2018

          Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

          Est: $150 - $250

          Title: Anna Karenina. Author: Leo Tolstoy. Place: Moscow in U.S.S.R. Publisher: Limited Editions Club. Date: 1933. Description: Cloth cover. Two volumes. Condition: Very good condition. Black mark on top spine. Dusting of brown leather from another book (can be removed).

          Turner Auctions + Appraisals
        • "Anna Karenina" By Leo Tolstoy
          Nov. 27, 2016

          "Anna Karenina" By Leo Tolstoy

          Est: $25 - $50

          "Anna Karenina" By Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett The Text edited and revised by Bennard Guilbert Guerney Introduced by Lionel Trilling

          Olde Mill Town Auction & Consignment Gallery, Inc.
        • "War and Peace" By Leo Tolstoy
          Nov. 27, 2016

          "War and Peace" By Leo Tolstoy

          Est: $25 - $75

          "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy Translation From The Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude Revised by Mr. and Mrs. Maude with a special introduction by them. Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg

          Olde Mill Town Auction & Consignment Gallery, Inc.
        • TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945) Russian Writer and Sculptor, Son of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S., Leon Tols
          Oct. 15, 2016

          TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945) Russian Writer and Sculptor, Son of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S., Leon Tols

          Est: €180 - €240

          TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945) Russian Writer and Sculptor, Son of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S., Leon Tolstoy fils, one page, 8vo, Yasnaya Polyana, 28th June 1894, to an unidentified man, in French. Tolstoy sends his apologies to his correspondent for his late reply due to illness and states `You ask for my authorization to translate the Cahier..I have nothing against, if you think it´s worth, I will be very happy to read this new in French..´ VG

          International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.
        • TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945) Russian Writer and Sculptor, son of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S., Count Ily
          Oct. 15, 2016

          TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945) Russian Writer and Sculptor, son of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S., Count Ily

          Est: €120 - €180

          TOLSTOY LEV LVOVITCH: (1869-1945) Russian Writer and Sculptor, son of Leo Tolstoy. A.L.S., Count Ilya Tolstoy, three pages, 4to, Southbury, 28th September 1925, to C. Freshel. Bearing to the front page an attractive golden embossed monogram. Tolstoy states ´I can congratulate you with all my heart with selling your white elephant in Boston. That will give you more freedom and joy´ further saying `This season I am tied up with a new manager…and I am sorry that cannot talk without his permission..´ and `I like old furniture but I am afraid of beds on which many generations slept, dreamed and may be died. A spook may visit me in the night and may be even a crowd of them.´ Accompanied by the original envelope written to recto and verso in his hand. Extremely small age wear, otherwise VG

          International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.
        • Shelf of works by Leo Tolstoy
          Aug. 28, 2014

          Shelf of works by Leo Tolstoy

          Est: $10 - $100

          <p> Works by Leo Tolstoy.</p>

          PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
        • Leo Tolstoy
          Aug. 13, 2014

          Leo Tolstoy

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Rare 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of an engraved portrait of the author by G. Heuer & Kirmse, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Leo Tolstoy." In very good condition, with significant dampstaining, some unobtrusive surface creases, and a couple small areas of surface loss. An exceptionally desirable signed image of the important author, featuring the English variation of his signature.

          RR Auction
        • Leo Tolstoy, Jr
          Aug. 13, 2014

          Leo Tolstoy, Jr

          Est: $200 - $400

          Son of Leo Tolstoy who was respected as a writer and artist in his own right (1869-1945). Pencil sketch of his father and famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy on an off-white 8.25 x 11.75 card, signed in the lower left, "L. Tolstoy, fils, Paris, 1932." In fine condition.

          RR Auction
        • WAR AND PEACE. TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH BY A RUSSIAN LADY AND FROM THE FRENCH BY CIARA BELL, NEW YORK: WILLIAM S. GOTTSBERGER, 1886
          Jul. 15, 2014

          WAR AND PEACE. TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH BY A RUSSIAN LADY AND FROM THE FRENCH BY CIARA BELL, NEW YORK: WILLIAM S. GOTTSBERGER, 1886

          Est: £5,000 - £7,000

          12mo, 6 volumes, first edition in English, original brown cloth decorated and lettered in black and gilt, chocolate brown endpapers, advertisements at the ends of the volume 1, 2, 4 and 5, some slight wear to edges of binding

          Sotheby's
        • Tolstoy, Leo: Portrait of Leo Tolstoy
          Jun. 01, 2011

          Tolstoy, Leo: Portrait of Leo Tolstoy

          Est: €200 - €300

          Photographer unknown. Portrait of Leo Tolstoy. Circa 1900. Vintage gelatin silver print on strong chamois paper. 27 x 21 cm. Pinholes in corners, oxidation mirroring around edges, small tear in right edge, otherwise a rich print in good condition.

          Galerie Bassenge
        • TOLSTOY, LEO
          Jun. 17, 2010

          TOLSTOY, LEO

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          TOLSTOY, LEO A fine letter from Tolstoy to Mme Guervich, publisher of the influential literary journal, The Northern Herald . Although Tolstoy was fond of Mme Guervich and allowed her to publish several of his stories, Countess Tolstoy was extremely jealous and accused her of being Tolstoy's mistress. The countess referred to Mme Guervich as a "half-Jewish witch" and in 1895 fought bitterly with Tolstoy over her, husband and wife both running out into the street partially clothed to continue their argument in the heavy snowdrifts. In this letter, Tolstoy comments on an unpleasant scene involving a young man turned out of Mme Guervich's apartment: "I am happy for you, that you behaved well and in God's cause .... You say that you are afraid of boasting on his part, and of slander, and I greatly regret that this matter cannot be publicized as loudly as possible and made known everywhere. People would only feel sorry for him, this unfortunate, erring youth, who, having acted in the basest manner, was sure that he was acting nobly. (I say was because I am certain that even before he had left your apartment, his conscience had begun to trouble him.) This matter cannot be publicized only because you do not want it and because publicizing it would be self-praise, destroying the dignity of you action, which lies in its humility. This incident is all the more precious because it involved a woman. Because of the absurdity still inherent in our mores, a man would have been reproached as being weak if he had not defended himself, but for a woman there is nothing else to be done but to call upon men to defend her, with force against force, or to bear all not calmly, yet happily, something which in our course customs is considered to be a degradation .... I am very, very happy for you." Not in R.F. Christian's edition of Tolstoy's letters; possibly unpublished.

          Sotheby's
        • TOLSTOY, LEO.
          Dec. 15, 2009

          TOLSTOY, LEO.

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          "LES GUERRES NE PEUVENT ÊTRE ABOLIES QUE PAR LES INDIVIDUS QUI EN SOUFFRENT...." Letter Signed ("Léon Tolstoy"), 5 pp recto and verso, 4to (conjoined leaves), Toula, Russia, July 10-23, 1901, to "Mon Prince," Prince Mirza Reza Khan Arfa'ed-Dowleh, in French, inconspicuous punch-holes in top margin, folds just starting, still fine. Fine, lengthy letter in which Tolstoy outlines his moral philosophy and anarchic pacifism. His correspondent is Prince Arfa of Persia, a nation often at war with Russia and soon to face its own revolution. In part, translated: "I am very grateful to you for sending your poem. It is of the highest interest and I think that the propagation of the ideas it contains will be very useful not only for the Persian people, but for men of all continents. ... I do not completely agree with you about the fraternity that you suppose possible between the states and their leaders. I believe that the state, formed and always sustained by violence, not only excludes fraternity, but is completely its opposite. / If men are brothers, there can be neither emperor, nor minister, nor general, nor subject, nor soldier. Between brothers, no one can have the right to lead, nor the obligation to obey. Everyone must obey God and not men, whose orders most often are contrary to the law of God. In my opinion wars will end only when each individual is so imbued with the religious principle to not do onto others what he does not want done onto himself that no one will be able to accept the obligation of military service ... Wars can be abolished only by the individuals who suffer from them. They will be abolished only when true religion is diffused to such an extent that the majority of men will be ready to endure violence rather than to use it...." See illustration.

          Bonhams
        • TOLSTOY, LEO.
          Dec. 08, 2009

          TOLSTOY, LEO.

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          LATE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("LEV TOLSTOY"), IN RUSSIAN, TO COUNT FIRDUN BADALBEKOW, ABOUT GOD, DEATH AND "THE CIRCLE OF READING" a reply to his questions concerning God and death, referring him to his Circle of Reading for an understanding of God, discussing the Gospel of St. John, observing that the latter states that God is love; concerning death, Tolstoy confesses that all he can answer is that 'when we die, we go there, i.e. to that God from whom we came in to life' ("...Na vtoroi vopros...mogu otvetit' tolko to chto umiraya my idem tuda, t.e k tomu Bogy ot kago prishli v zhizn'..."); in the final part of the letter, Tolstoy discusses the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, which he values very much, referring also to a volume of the sayings of Muhammad edited by Abdullah al Mamun al Lurawardy, 2 pages, 4to (252 x 202mm.), 28 December 1908, repaired, browning

          Sotheby's
        • Tolstoy, Leo
          Jun. 21, 2007

          Tolstoy, Leo

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Group portrait photograph with Tolstoy seated, gazing at his grand-daughter Tanechka Suhotina who faces the camera, 6 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.; 175 x 130 mm., signed in English "Leo Tolstoy" and dated "April 1910." Matted, glazed and framed.

          Sotheby's
        • TOLSTOY, LEO
          Feb. 24, 2007

          TOLSTOY, LEO

          Est: $3,000 - $4,000

          LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910) Russian writer, the most famous of his generation, known for his monumental novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Exceedingly rare S.P. 4" x 6" b/w, a seated portrait showing Tolstoy in his later years with hands clasped. Boldly signed "Leo Tolstoy " at bottom. Floated on a white mat and framed in a dark carved wood frame. Light creasing to corners, otherwise in very good condition. Unexamined out of frame. A superb example, in the rarest format. $2,500-3,500

          Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
        • TOLSTOY, LEO
          Dec. 11, 2006

          TOLSTOY, LEO

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          Autograph letter signed, 4 pages (6 x 4 in.; 154 x 101 mm), on grid paper with perforations at head, possibly torn from a notebook, in Russian, [no place], 6 November 1908, to Roman Stanislavovich, warning him about love; half brown morocco folding case with morocco gilt spine label, translation lining inside of folding case LITERATURE Tolstoy: Complete Works, 1956, Volume 78, letter 277. NOTE Being in love is a harmful emotion. Tolstoy explains to his correspondent that being "in love" is a harmful emotion which is always painful in its consequences, and it is commonly and wrongly perceived as the same as "love": " . . . love is only love when it is selfless and does not seek its own satisfaction. Such a love one can feel for one's wife without its being in any way simulated, and this emotion will give you true happiness . . ." He warns Stanislavovich that surrendering to his feelings will only lead to a lowering of his moral standards and to all the sufferings which will inevitably follow.

          Sotheby's
        • TOLSTOY, LEO.
          Dec. 07, 2006

          TOLSTOY, LEO.

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          WAR AND PEACE...TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH BY A RUSSIAN LADY AND FROM THE FRENCH BY CLARA BELL. NEW YORK: WILLIAM S. GOTTSBERGER, 1886 TOLSTOY, LEO. 12mo, 6 volumes, first edition in english, original brown cloth decorated and lettered in black and gilt, chocolate brown endpapers, advertisements at the ends of volume 1, 2, 4 and 5, some slight wear to edges of binding

          Sotheby's
        • TOLSTOY, LEO.
          Jun. 17, 2005

          TOLSTOY, LEO.

          Est: $5,500 - $6,500

          War and Peace... Translated into French by a Russian lady and from the French by Clara Bell. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886 Condition Note: first edition in english, 6 volumes, 12mo (6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.; 155 x 115mm.), original brown cloth, modern morocco-backed slipcases and chemises, bindings very slightly rubbed at edges

          Sotheby's
        • TOLSTOY, LEO.
          Jun. 17, 2005

          TOLSTOY, LEO.

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          Voina i Mir [War and Peace]. Moscow: 1868-1869 Condition Note: first edition, 6 volumes in 3, 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.; 236 x 155mm.), half-titles, contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, modern morocco slipcase, cloth chemises, some light spotting and damp-staining LITERATURE AND REFERENCES Kilgour 1196

          Sotheby's
        • TOLSTOY, LEO.
          Jun. 25, 2004

          TOLSTOY, LEO.

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Two autograph letters signed ("L. Tolstoy"), in English, to John Bellows, with a cabinet size photograph of him in his peasant's smock Condition Note: 4 pages, 8vo, one with envelope, Yasnaya Poliana, 12 December 1892 and 15/26 May [1893], one letter foxed, framed and glazed thanking him for the gift of a book which contains much to interest him, particularly on the way the Holy Spirit forms the foundation of "all what we can know of God and of his will" and expressing the wish that it could be available in Russian, adding that he entirely concurs with Bellows's view that one should distinguish between one's own will and the will of God, and referring to his latest book ("I am only ashamed that I did not say all what I try to say in this book long time before...").

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