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War and Peace

By Tolstoy, Leo




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.

First edition identification and notes

-First American edition published in 6 volumes, translated by Clara Bell, in 1886, New York. Decorated in Brown Cloth. 


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War and Peace (First American Edition, complete in six (6) volumes)

Tolstoy, Leo (Tolstoi)

William S. Gottsberger, New York, 1886 First Editions, First Printings with all the title-pages dated 1886 and with the proper Gottsberger imprint on versos. A magnificent copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. Each book is in great shape. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. The books appear UNREAD. Overall, a spectacular set of this First edition in English housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Leo Tolstoy First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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War and Peace

Tolstoy, Leo

First American edition, first printing. Publisher's uniform decorated brown cloth, boards elaborately tooled and ruled in black, front boards lettered in gilt with gilt-stamped Napoleonic and Russian Imperial crests, spines lettered in gilt; brown-coated endpapers, flyleaves. General wear and rubbing particularly to spines and spine ends – more so on the later volumes, occasional light foxing to fore-edges. Large armorial bookplates in all volumes(Ex-Rugby School of Warwickshire, England - birthplace of rugby football). Overall a very good, untouched set. Housed in custom case.********* This American edition was released in two volume increments in three phases – January, May, and August of 1886. Recent scholarship makes a fairly compelling case that the virtually unattainable UK Vizetelly edition(commonly labeled as the first edition in English) was released simultaneously in January, thereby making this set, or at least the first two volumes, equals for first English language appearance. The books were released in both brown cloth and wrappers(complete wrappered sets when encountered, will cost you a healthy multiple of this asking price). While the American market sets are commonly available, ours offers an interesting wrinkle in that it's an export issue. Gottsberger set aside an unknown number of the first printing sets for release in Europe with title pages bearing the imprint of their publishing partners in London, Paris, and Leipzig containing Euro-market aimed advertisements at the rear – far less common than the ubiquitous domestic sets. This is a cool addition to the shelf, whether you're a Tolstoy fan or general high spot collector.******* I first read Tolstoy in my very early 20s. They say you won't understand him until you're 30. And they are right. The magic comes with the proper mix of life pain and acute self-awareness. ******For even better pricing, visit our website at http://annirocbooks.wixsite.com/anniroc**********

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Price: $7,490.00


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War and Peace: Before Tilsit, 1805-1807 Vol. I & II; The Invasion, 1807-1812 Vol I & II; Borodino, The French at Moscow, Epilogue, 1812-1820 Vol I

Tolstoy, Leo [Count Leon Tolstoi]; Clara Bell [Translated from the French]

New York : William S. Gottsberger, Publisher, 1886 First Printing of the First American Edition and First English Edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and black line illustrations. Five volumes of a 6 volume set, missing the last volume, vol. II Borodino 1812-1820. Vol.I Before the Tilsit: head of spine chipped, paper along gutter of endpaper slightly cracked, moderate age-toning to page margins; vol. II Before the Tilsit: head of spine chipped, light rubbing to covers, moderate age-toning to page margins; vol. I The Invasion: head of spine chipped, light rubbing to board edge, moderate age-toning to page margins; vol. II The Invasion: bottom corner slight bump, light rubbing to corners, endpaper slightly cracked, faint age-toning to page margins; vol. II Borodino: 1 inch chip to head of spine, light rubbing to covers, light age-toning to page margins; vol. II Borodino: missing from set. Overall in very good to near fine condition.

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Price: $4,700.00


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War and Peace.

TOLSTOY, Leo.

London: Walter Scott,, [1889]. From the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. Authorised translation. In four volumes. 4 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines and front covers lettered and decorated in gilt. Some marking to cloth and light rubbing to extremities, staining to terminal advertisements of vol. I, covers of vol. II bowed, vol. IV water-stained. A good set. First translation into English from the original Russian, UK issue, omitting the preface to the US edition but retaining Dole's editorial footnotes. This translation was the work of American editor and translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935), issued in the same year in the US and UK, with the UK issue published in four volumes and omitting the translator's preface (Walter Scott reissued the work in two volumes in 1897). Two versions of War and Peace in English had been issued prior to Dole's version, both in 1886, but neither was translated directly from the Russian, using instead an intermediary French translation.

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War and Peace

Tolstoy, Leo

Gottsberger, 1886 The first two volumes, published in one book, of the six volume set of the first US edition of this classic. 1886 on title page. This is the first two volumes that were published, followed by four more to complete the entire work. Housed in a collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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Price: $1,500.00


War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

2004-09-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $1,336.67


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WAR AND PEACE

TOLSTOY, Leo

Glasgow: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Fine in close to Fine glassines and Near Fine slipcases with a little staining. Barnett Freedman. Six octavo volumes (5-3/4" x 9") bound in decorated red linen and housed in two slipcases. Numerous full-page color lithographs and black and white drawings in the text, as well as color endpaper and cover designs, by Barnett Freedman. Translated by Louis and Aylmer Maude. Copy #900 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist with his thumbprint in red ink on the colophon.

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WAR AND PEACE

TOLSTOY, Leo

Glasgow: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Spines a touch rubbed at the tips, with no loss. Near Fine in a bit darkened but still Near Fine slipcases. Barnett Freedman. Six octavo volumes (5-3/4" x 9") bound in decorated red linen. Numerous full-page color lithographs and black and white drawings in the text, as well as color endpaper and cover designs, by Barnett Freedman. Translated by Louis and Aylmer Maude. Copy #908 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist with his thumbprint in red ink on the colophon page.

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War and Peace

TOLSTOY, LEO

Glasgow: The Limited Editions Club, 1938. 2 slipcases of 3 volumes each for a total of 6 volumes in this set. Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Introduction by Aylmer Maude. Illustrated with lithographs and drawings by Barnett Freedman. Glasgow: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press. Volume 3 with a very small brown stain to top edge of text block, very good and clean otherwise. All volumes clean and tight. Slipcases a little faded, with a few small bumps but very clean and quite well preserved. This edition limited to 1500 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. Also includes the artists thumb print over signature. This is copy no. 1331. Includes the LEC Monthly Newsletter and the cards issued with the books, 1 card per set of three books, X August, 1938 & XII October, 1938. . Signed by Illustrator. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Barnett Freedman. 8vo.

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War And Peace

TOLSTOY, LEO

Barnes & Noble Books, New York:. Softcover. Very good condition. An overview of Napoleon's advance on Russia as well as his subsequent retreat from a distinctly Russian point of view. Translated into English from the Russian by Princess Alexandra Kropotkin. ISBN: 1566193079.

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War and Peace (6 Volume Set in Slipcase)

Tolstoy, Leo

Glascow: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Orange illustrated boards, each volume with a different person portrait picture on cover; Volumes have light sctach marks down some area of spine; Spine has some wear to bottom edge; Edges have some wear; Contains many color illustrations; Endpapers have lovely illustrations; Slipcases are in good condition; Slipcase edges have some soil and rubbing down; Slipcase top has some stains and one as white paint marks; Slipcase covers have some specs of soil and scratches; Slipcase has stamp on bottom which states, "Made in Britain"; Slipcase interior has some scattered foxing, as does the spine label; Limited edition number 1163 of 1500, SIGNED by illustrator, who ALSO inked his THUMB next to signature;. Signed by Illustrator. Limited Editions Club. Hard Cover in Slip Case. Very Good. Illus. by Freedman, Barnett.

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Price: $750.00


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War and Peace.

Tolstoy, Leo (Introduction by Rosemary Edmonds)

London: The Folio Society. AN. 2006. Hardcover. Bound in full Wassa goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements, internally clean and bright, illustrated with drawings by Feliks Topolski, No.1184 of an edition of 1750. A fine copy contained in the publisher's solander case. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 1430 pp .

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War and Peace

TOLSTOY, LEO

London: Folio Society, 2006. Gilt decorated brown goatskin. Housed in gilt lettered black cloth clamshell box. One of a limited edition of 1750 numbered copies only. Translated from the the Russian by Rosemary Edmonds. This copy still wrapped in glassine and thus a very fine copy. . Limited Edition. Leather. Fine. Illus. by Felix Topolski. 8vo.

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War and Peace

TOLSTOY, Leo

Franklin Center: Franklin, 1981. Limited. hardcover. fine. Eichenberg, Fritz. Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Illustrated. 3 volumes. 8vo, full red leather, decoratively stamped in gilt silk moire ed-papers, all edges gilt. Franklin Library, 1984. Spines are slightly faded, still a fine copy. The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of The Great Books of the Western World.

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War and Peace; (Ltd #1045 of 1750)

Tolstoy, Leo

London: Folio Society, 2006. Black clamshell, housing book and booklet, 1430 pp, dec goatskin binding cover & spine, drawings & vignettes throughout. Ltd #1045 of 1750. . Limited Edition. HC, Full Maroon Dec Leather. Fine to As New/None Issued. 8vo 9-1/8 x 6.

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War and Peace: Volume I, Volume II

Leo Tolstoy

2016-04-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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WAR AND PEACE

Tolstoy, Leo

Published by Folio Society, 2006. Hardback. Fine. Illustrated by Topolski, Feliks. Fine condition with no wrapper. This edition is Limited to 1750 Numbered copies. Bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, In Wassa Goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements. Translated and with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds. With a special booklet 'What is War and Peace?' by John Bayley - 12 pages. This is Copy No. 1662. Booklet is also in fine condition. Contained in large black 'box' case, which is also in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

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War and Peace.

Tolstoy, Leo (Introduction by Rosemary Edmonds)

London: The Folio Society. AN. 2006. Hardcover. Bound in full Wassa goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements, internally clean and bright, illustrated with drawings by Feliks Topolski, No.412 of an edition of 1750. A fine copy contained in the publisher's solander case. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 1430 pp .

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WAR AND PEACE: Translated and with an Introduction by Rosemary Edmonds

Tolstoy, Leo

London: The Folio Society, 2006. Hardcover. Fine. This edition of War and Peace is limited to 1750 copies, of which this is number 650. One of the great achievements in the art of the Western novel, this historical epic tells the stories of five aristocratic Russian families against the vivid background of the Napoleonic invasion (1805-14). First published in 1865-69, it established Tolstoy (1828-1910) as the preeminent Russian novelist. Illustrated with drawings by Feliks Topolski. Thick octavo. Bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, in Wassa goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements. Accompanied by the companion essay, John Bayley's What is War and Peace? (2006). Both are in fine condition and housed in the publisher's clamshell box.

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War and Peace (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Leo Tolstoy

2018-11-20. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace (Signet Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace (Signet classics)

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

2007-09-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace (Modern Library Giants)

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

Very Good Goat Leather Hardcover in large Black Box Case. This edition is Limited to 1750 Numbered copies. The limitations page states that 'This edition of War and Peace is limited to 1750 Numbered copies / Bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, in Wassa goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements'. Translated from the original Russian and with an Introduction by Rosemary Edmonds. This is Copy No. 1665. The Booklet is missing.

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War And Peace (Greenwich House Classics Library)

Leo Tolstoy

1988-02-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace.

TOLSTOY, Leo

Folio Society, 2006. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Limited edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Photo in Amazon listing is incorrect. See photos attached to our listing.Number 1713 in an edition limited to 1750. Display box has mild rubbing on edges and corners. Book is pristine and in like new condition. ""What is War and Peace?"" pamphlet enclosed. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $285.45


War and Peace: Volume I, Volume II

Leo Tolstoy

2016-04-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $280.62


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War and Peace (Everyman's Library)

Leo Tolstoy

Everyman's Library, 2010-12-21. Hardcover. Good.

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War and Peace (Signet Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

2012-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $279.25


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WAR AND PEACE Easton Press

Leo Tolstoy

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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WAR AND PEACE Franklin Library

Leo Tolstoy

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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WAR AND PEACE Easton Press

Leo Tolstoy

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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WAR AND PEACE Easton Press

Leo Tolstoy

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SEALED in SHRINKWRAP As New, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

1972-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace (Norton Critical Editions)

Leo Tolstoy

2003-07-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Leo Tolstoy

2018-11-20. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War And Peace (Signet Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

2007-02-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

BANTAM Books:NY, 1964. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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War and Peace (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

Leo Tolstoy

2002-12-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace (Penguin Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

1982-07-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War And Peace

Leo Tolstoy

Fingerprint! Publishing, 2015-04-01. Paperback. Good. No International ShippingGood condition. Used books doesn't include any access code, CD or other supplements. For returns always contact us

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War and Peace: Volume 1 (Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

1998-08-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace: Volume 2 (Classics) (v. 2)

Leo Tolstoy

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