First edition in English, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to the spine, blind stamped circular design to the upper and lower board. Lower page edges un-trimmed. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. The contents, with the previous owner's small Toronto address label to the front endpaper, are otherwise remarkably clean and bright throughout. Housed in a bespoke quarter black morocco solander case. A lovely example, which due to the weight and bulk of the text block and relatively thin binding, makes copies in collectable original condition exceptionally scarce in commerce.
Originally published in Russian between 1871 - 1872 in the Moscow based literary journal "The Russian Messenger". This Constance Garnett translation, as with several other master works of Russian literature, is the first appearance in English. An American edition was issued three years later.
Stock code: 15952