A Tolstoy rarity


Poslednie rasskazy i statii

[Recent Stories and Articles]

Publication: Izdanie Bibliograficheskago Biuro, Berlin, 1894.

TOLSTOY, Leo, Poslednie rasskazy i statii

Tolstoy the Wise and the Experienced, here in a series of writings difficult to publish in full in Tsarist Russia. A very rare edition, here in its original wrappers.

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The rare first edition, in the original wrappers, of this collection of essays and short stories published in Berlin at a time when Tolstoy was heavily censored in Russia. Some of these writings were published earlier, but appear here uncensored for the first time.

WorldCat locates no copy outside of Russia.


B. Behr (bookseller’s stamp on the front cover; small shelf mark in ink on the title); Eden Martin, prominent American collector.


Svod. Kat. russk. nelegalnoi i zapreshchennoi pechati XIX veka 2101.

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Physical Description

Octavo (195 x 130mm, with deckle edges).


Original yellow paper wrappers printed in black.


Small chip to the lower corner of the front cover, spine with minor, expert repair, light wear to the extremities, shallow crease on the back cover; occasional light marginal soiling.

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