Item #6844 War and Peace. Leo Tolstoy.
War and Peace
War and Peace
War and Peace

War and Peace. A Novel. Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a special introduction for this edition by Aylmer Maude.

Glasgow: The University Press, Glasgow, for The Limited Editions Club, 1938. 8vo. 6 volumes, set. Limited edition. #1100 of 1500 sets. Bound in linen, each volume lithographed with a design in colour by Barnett Freedman. Designed by John Easton. The type is Eric Gill's Perpetua and it is printed on cream rag Dickinson paper made for this edition. Illustrated with line drawings and auto-lithographs in colour drawn on the stone by Barnett Freedman. Most volumes are a little rubbed at the spine ends, with volume 4 having a tiny split to the cloth at the head of the spine. There are very small, neatly repaired tears to the spines of volumes 1 & 2. A very good + set. Item #6844

Signed by the artist and with his thumb print in red ink, this is probably the most handsome edition of Tolstoy's masterpiece in English. Freedman's delightful illustrations enhance the text.

Price: £700.00

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