May 14, 2019 - Sale 2508

Sale 2508 - Lot 90

Price Realized: $ 2,750
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Estimate: $ 1,800 - $ 2,500
[DOSTOYEVSKY.] Dostoieffsky, Fedor. Crime and Punishment. A Russian Realistic Novel. Publisher's advertisement to verso of half-title. 8vo, original blue/green cloth stamped in red and black, recased, mild soiling; coated green endpapers, one leaf dog-eared, lacking preliminary blank leaf, contents generally clean. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886

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the first auction appearance of the scarce third edition. There appears to be no established priority between this and the first American edition (Crowell, New York) which carries the same translation and is printed from the same setting. Number XIII of Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels series. Line, Ettlinger & Gladstone, Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation to 1945, p. 17; Hubin, Crime Fiction, 1749-1980, p. 121. ... the first auction appearance of the scarce third edition. There appears to be no established priority between this and the first American edition (Crowell, New York) which carries the same translation and is printed from the same setting. Number XIII of Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels series. Line, Ettlinger & Gladstone, Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation to 1945, p. 17; Hubin, Crime Fiction, 1749-1980, p. 121.