1943 Fine Bayntun-Riviere Binding - WAR AND PEACE by Count Leo Tolstoy.
Author: Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Introduction by Aylmer Maude
Title: WAR AND PEACE.
Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., LTD, Oxford University Press, 1943.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9" X 5.5 ".
Pages: xxviii-1352 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding, finely and beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full red scarlet morocco leather, the spine beautifully lettered in gilt, hand-marbled endpapers (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. An exquisite Bayntun-Riviere binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 5 full-page maps and the original endpaper color map bound at the rear.
The book: Exquisite and attractive edition of War and Peace bound by Bayntun-Riviere -- 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 the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1910, and his miss of the prize is a major Nobel prize controversy.
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
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