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War and Peace.

War and Peace.

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War and Peace.


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Macmillan, Oxford University Press, 1959. Fine paper edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 1352-pages. Double-page map at end. Contemporary quarter dark blue crushed morocco. Spine with raised bands and gilt lettered direct, both cloth sides blocked in gilt with armorials. The spine uniformly and not unattractively slightly sunned, The binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. School prize inscription on front free endpaper.


War and Peace, a Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy, is considered one of the world's greatest works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina (1873–7), as his finest literary achievement. Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families.  First titled '1805' the first installment was published in the January 1865 edition of  Russkiy Vestnik.  It ran in serial form for 2 years before Tolstoy reworked much of the manuscript before publishing it in 1869 as War and Peace.

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War and Peace.
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Macmillan, Oxford University Press, 1959.

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A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight. Very strong fluorescent light can cause slight...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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