Crime and Punishment. Feodor Dostoyevsky.

Crime and Punishment

New York: Crowell, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st American edition (Crowell’s logo on title page, etc.). Original cloth, the 1st binding (in blue–green, with the ads at the end listing only Crime and Punishment among Dostoyevsky’s works for sale, and 2 other books by him noted as “in press”). Tiny dots of rubbing at spine tips, 1 speck on the back cover, a faint patina of age, else a fine copy, with no tears, or nicks, or chips, and it’s untouched and unrepaired (just what you’d hope for, but could not find). A rare book anyway, in any state (the 3rd copy I’ve had in 35 years), reinforced by OCLC which records only 9 copies in institutions (U of Chicago, U of Illinois, Mississippi, Mohawk Valley, NY Public, U of New Mexico, U of Sci & Tec, Virginia, and VMI), and these 9 include the imperfect, the defective, the worn, the woeful, and the rebound, and it is only a consequence of good fortune that any English language 1st of Crime and Punishment is available looking anything like this one. Fine. Item #255

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