First Edition of Tolstoy in Stunning ConditionLeo Tolstoy. War and Peace. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First edition in English, first printing, with all title pages dated 1886 and with the proper Gottsberger imprint on versos. Six small octavo volumes. [2, blank], , 322, [6, ads], [2, blank]; [2, blank], , 357, [1, blank], [2, ads], [2, blank]; [2, blank], , 321, [3, blank]; [2, blank], , 270, [10, ads], [2, blank]; [2, blank], , ii, 290, [10, ads], [2, blank]; [2, blank], , 391, [3, blank] pages. Original dark brown cloth with front cover decoratively stamped in black and gilt and lettered in gilt, back cover decoratively stamped in black, and spine ruled in black and gilt and decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Minimal rubbing to spine extremities. A few hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Otherwise an exceptionally fine and bright set. With the original publisher's prospectus laid in. Housed in a black cloth folding case.
Harris, page 152. From the James and Deborah Boyd Collection.
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