Crime and Punishment c. 1884 Dostoevsky 2 volume leather set French EditionBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Fiction, Literature, Crime & Punishment, Dostoevsky).
Le Crime et Le Chatiment, by Dostoevsky.
Published c. 1884-90's (?), Paris by Plon-Nourrit & Co.
2 volumes. 334, 308 pages. Text in French.
An early printing of unknown date, but there is a 1905 gift inscription on the front blank fly leaf, so no later than that and likely 19th century.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt title lettering & spine decorations, marbled covers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, small scuff chipping to spine ends, leather and joints rubbed with small scuff spots, but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is well uniformly age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.