New Arrivals: First German Edition of THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV (1884), by Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky.
Stunning copy of the first edition in German of Brat’ia Karamazovy (1879-80), and the first translation into any language. The book was issued in three different bindings: paper wrappers, cloth, and half-leather. A simultaneous cloth edition, the issue published by the Leipzig national-liberal newspaper DIE GRENZBOTEN, was published the same year, issued with half-title pages with the newspaper’s name that were not present in the set issued in red cloth. The first French translation followed in 1888, and the novel did not appear in English until 1912.
Rare, and an absolutely stunning example in the original decorative cloth.