The Works of Ivan Turgenieff (Turgenev)
7 Volumes - Complete Collection
Translated from the Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood
Published by The Jefferson Press, Boston & New York in 1904
Signed Custom Leather Bindings by Brentano’s
Very Good Condition
Binding Details: Contemporary signed bindings by Brentano’s, New York of three-quarter crushed morocco leather with marbled boards, gilt ruled spine and boards, marbled endpapers, and gold gilted top page edges. The Brentano’s binders stamp is on the top of the first free endpaper in each volume.
Collection Details: Published by The Jefferson Press in 1904, this seven volume collection includes all of Turgenev’s major works: Virgin Soil, A Reckless Character and Other Stories, Spring Freshets and Other Stories, Smoke, The Brigadier and Other Stories, On the Eve, First Love and Other Stories, The Jew and Other Stories, The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories, Fathers and Children, Memoirs of a Sportsman, A Nobleman's Nest, Rudin: A Romance, A King Lear of the Steppes, and Phantoms and Other Stories.
These works offer realistic, affectionate portrayals of the Russian peasantry and penetrating studies of the Russian intelligentsia who were attempting to move the country into a new age. His masterpiece, Fathers and Sons, is considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. Although Turgenev has been overshadowed by his contemporaries, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy, he remains one of the major figures of Russian literature.
Each book measures approximately 8.5” x 5.75”.
Condition Report: The bindings are in Very Good+ condition with some dark spots and a slight color variation to the spines as well as some generalized shelfwear. Internally the books are very clean with no signs of previous ownership. Overall, this is a nicely bound collection by Brentano’s that houses the greatest works of this Russian Master whose early leather bound sets are quite rare.
Photographs of the bindings and one of the title pages appear in the photo section of the listing.