DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881). Prestuplenie i nakazanie. [Crime and Punishment]. St Petersburg: Bazunov, Prats and Veidenshtraukh, 1867.

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(Frank). Crime and Punishment was serialised the previous year in the journal Russkii Vestnik. An epilogue was added at the insistence of the publishers who found the ending unacceptable for a general public. The paper stock used was of poor quality and copies are very seldom found without spotting. Frank, Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871 , p.96, Kilgour 280. Two volumes, 12mo (200 x 127mm). (Light spotting throughout, occasional faint marginal dampstaining.) Contemporary Russian quarter leather, spines gilt, black cloth boards (hinges cracked but holding except front hinge of vol. 1, almost detached, spine ends worn, gilding worn off). Provenance: Bruno … (blue crayon inscription across both titles – unidentified ink stamp to front paste-down – anonymous English inscription dated 1916 to front flyleaf.