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"UNIVERSALLY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST WRITERS": RARE 1887 VIZETELLY EDITION OF TOLSTOY'S MY HUSBAND AND I; AND OTHER STORIES

TOLSTOI, Count Lyof [TOLSTOY, Leo]. My Husband and I. London / New York, 1887.

First Vizetelly edition of six powerful novellas by Tolstoy together, containing the first publications, English issue, of My Husband and I, Death of Ivan Iliitch, Polikouchka, Two Generations, Romance of a Horse, and a Snow Storm, a rare cornerstone work in the colorful London publisher Vizetelly's landmark series of Russian Novels, complete with publisher's catalog dated March 1887. $3600.

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“TOLSTOY WAS THE VERY EMBODIMENT OF TRUTH IN HIS AGE” (GANDHI)

TOLSTOY, Count Leo. Kingdom of God. London, 1894. Two volumes.

First edition in English of Tolstoy's powerful spiritual work, banned in Russia in his lifetime, a seminal influence on Gandhi who described being "overwhelmed" by its message of non-violence as a means of resistance, featuring the key translation of Constance Garnett. $3200.

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