1889 Rare early edition Bookset - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Author : Tolstoi, Count Lyof N. (Leo Tolstoy )
Title : War and Peace. Authorized translation.
Publisher : New York, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., no date (circa 1889). (Complete Four Volumes bound in Two).
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 359-392-424-408 pages
Binding : Attractive set in very good original cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. Rare in such a very good condition.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, name of a previous owner on first endpaper, rare staining or foxing).
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 500)
The books : Rare and attractive bookset of War and Peace -- a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy's finest literary achievements.The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version, titled The Year 1805, were serialized in The Russian Messenger from 1865 to 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869.
The author: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received multiple nominations for Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906, and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902 and 1910, and his miss of the prize is a major Nobel prize controversy.
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