First American Edition of Tolstoy's Most Famous Title[Leo Tolstoy]. Count Léon Tolstoï. War and Peace: A Historical Novel, including: Before Tilsit 1805-1807. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1887. First American edition, later issue. Two octavo volumes. 322; 357 pages. [and:] The Invasion 1807-1812. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American edition. Two octavo volumes. 321; 270 pages. [and:] Borodino, the French at Moscow - Epilogue - 1812-1820. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American edition. Two octavo volumes. 290; 391 pages.
Publisher's uniform full brown cloth, decoratively stamped in black and gilt. Cloth is lightly rubbed on extremities with a few scattered spots of soiling. Brown endpapers show foxing. Top edges a bit dusty. Three volumes show lightly sprung gatherings. Pages are generally toned throughout. A bright, very good set.
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