Lot 57[TOLSTOY] TOLSTOI, COUNT LEON
War and Peace. A Historical Novel. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1887. Stated second edition. Publisher's cloth stamped in blue and red. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (19 x 12 cm); half-title, 428 pp.; half-title, 360, 32 pp. ads (dated September 1887); half-title, 387, 4 pp. ads. Abrasions to endpapers, several hinges cracked and the volumes cocked, spines faded, one cover with small stains, free of restoration.
This second edition of Vizetelly's London printed War and Peace is rare, with no copies in the auction record, and of the two copies located among the trade, the only in original cloth.
Sold for $4,688