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Anna Karenina - TOLSTOY, LEV. NIKOLAEVICH - 1878. 
1878 1878 - 3 vols. Moscow: T. Ris 1878. 369+493+413 pp. [quire 14, pp 209-224 in vol. is double]. Bound in 3 contemporary bindings in red brown cloth, decorated with gold ornaments. Some spotting. Little underlining and marginal notations in pencil (a few in red). Some wear to the bindings. Housed in a collector's quarter red morocco folding box. (Bayntun-Riviere, Bath). * 1st edition in book form. Anna Karenina was serialised in Ruskii Vestnik from 1873 to 1878, but a clash between its editor Mikhail Katkov and Tolstoy prevented publication of the final installment. This first edition marks the first appearance of the complete text. A very attractive copy in which seems to be a publischers binding. Kilgour 1,196. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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