8 vols. bound in four, 8vo, mounted engraved portrait frontispiece by Rajon to vol. 1; light spotting and browning, ownership signature to titles; a very good copy in publisher’s green cloth stamped in gilt on upper covers, dark green morocco spines gilt.
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Sochineniia… (1844-1874.) Izdanie brat’ev Salaevykh. Chast’ pervaia [-vos’maia] [Works… (1844-1874). Edited by the Salaev brothers. Part 1 [-8]].
A handsome set of this rare lifetime edition of Turgenev’s works, the fourth to be published by the Moscow booksellers Ivan and Fyodor Salaev. This edition includes for the first time two of Turgenev’s later prose works, Spring Torrents (1873) and the autobiographical story Punin and Baburin (1874).
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