New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American Edition, First Issue. Small Octavo. Item #08793
First English translation. Three volumes in six, translated from the French by Clara Bell. First issue, each with the Gottsberger imprint on the verso of the title page (First Set, Before Tilsit) Vol. 1; 322pp. (6)pp. ads. Vol. 2; 357pp., (2)pp. ads, (Second Set, The Invasion) Vol. 1; 321pp., vol 2. 270pp. 9pp. ads. (Third set, Borodino) vol. 1. 290pp., (9)pp. ads., vol. 2. 391pp. Bound in publisher's brown pictorial cloth, decorated in gilt and black; dark brown coated endpapers. Volume I of Before Tilsit with short closed tears on fore edge of a few leaves; - volume II of Before Tilsit, showing small loss at spine ends. Volume I of The Invasion with owner name stamp on title page; neat owner name on first page of text of volume II of The Invasion and volume II of Borodino. Bookplate in volume 1 of Before Tilsit and volume I of The Invasion - Borodino, with a couple of loose signatures. An important work, which is considered to be one of the best historical novels in world literature today.
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