Published by Limited Editions Club, New York. Xliv, 476 pgs & ii, 405 pgs. Illustrated with With 19 illustrations int total including one double-spread example and one full page, others mostly vignettes and headpieces.
Limited and numbered copy, this is #536 of the limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed by illustrator Nikolas Piskariov on the colophon page. Bound in publisher's tan cloth with vertical gilt floral design. Red morocco labels with gilt lettering to spines.Boards have shelf-wear present to the extremities (spine is lightly sunned and faded). Text is clean and free of marks. Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as "flawless, " Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. Leo Tolstoy Nikolas Piskariov 1933 Signed Limited Editions Club Anna Karenina HC. Up For Sale Today is. Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett. Edited and by Gustavus Spett and Bernard Guilbert Guerney Introduced by Anatole Lunacharsky Illustrated with Wood-Enravings by Nikolas Piskariov. OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Our goal is to provide the best books for the lowest prices. Thank you for visiting this listing and we hope to see you again soon! Book formats and corresponding sizes. Approximate cover size (width × height). ALL ITEMS ARE DESCRIBED TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY! We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" as US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. (This is a felony in the United States). Showcase your items with Auctiva's. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "lastexitbooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.