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    [Leo Tolstoy]. Léon Tolstoï. War and Peace. A Historical Novel. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886[-1887]. First U. S. edition, mixed issue, The Invasion early issue, lacking the Gottsberger imprint on copyright page and title-page dated 1887, others first issue. Six octavo volumes, comprised of: Before Tilsit, 1805-1807; The Invasion,1807-1812; and Bordino, The French at Moscow -Epilogue-, 1812-1820. [ii], 322, [6, ads]; [ii], 357, [1, blank], [2, ads]; [ii], 321, [1, blank], [8, ads]; [ii], 270, [2, ads]; [ii, title leaf], ii [translator's postscript], 290, [10, advertisements]; [ii] 391, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's uniform decorated brown cloth, boards elaborately tooled and ruled in black, front boards lettered in gilt with gilt-stamped Napoleonic and Russian Imperial crests, spines lettered in gilt; brown-coated endpapers, flyleaves. Spine ends and corners lightly worn. Text-block only faintly browning. A beautiful, near fine set, housed in two protective book boxes. From the library of Sylvester Stallone.

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