Anna Karenina 1

Vizetelly & Co, , 1887


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Product Description

The first English edition, published in Vizetelly’s series of One Volume Novels, differing slightly from the Nathan Dole translation of a year earlier. The book has been superbly bound by Derek Hood in dark blue goatskin, with leather inlays of various colours and a design of concentric circles of white gold dots(the design is replicated to the rear board), the titles are in also in white gold to the spine and gilt to all edges of the page block. The text block is slightly toned and stained, with some foxing. To the rear of the book is the 32 page publisher’s catalogue, dated September 1886. Both pastedowns also feature a design of white gold dots in concentric circles and the rear pastedown is signed. The book is housed in a felt-lined black cloth chemise with a blue leather title label and contained in a black cloth, blue leather rimmed slipcase A decidedly uncommon edition, in a sumptuous and distinctive binding, the design of which represents the urban sprawl of Moscow and St Petersburg as seen from the perspective of a traveler on the railways, with the colours used evoking the Russian military uniforms of the period.