Fathers and Sons [Modern Library No. 21]. IVAN S. TURGENEV, CONSTANCE GARNETT.
Fathers and Sons [Modern Library No. 21]
Fathers and Sons [Modern Library No. 21]

Fathers and Sons [Modern Library No. 21]

New York: Boni and Liveright, [1917]. First Modern Library Edition. 16mo. 4.5 x 6.625 in. xii, 243 pp. ML Binding Style 1, deep green 'limp croft leather' (leatherette), with gothic Boni & Liveright device in gilt on upper cover, gilt title to spine; with green marbleized endpapers and catalogue of 35 titles (C3) preceding title page. Translated by Constance Garnett, with an introduction by Thomas Seltzer, Russian translator and friend of D.H. Lawrence. Illustrated with black & white photographic frontispiece of Turgenev, incorrectly bound as recto rather than verso, i.e. backwards, facing catalogue rather than title page. Near fine. Light rubbing to spine. Early charming bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. A very nice copy, lacking the typical cracking at hinges etc. often seen in early ML bindings. Binding square & tight, text clean & bright.

Also translated as 'Fathers and Children'. One of the most acclaimed novels of the 19th century. An exceedingly fresh copy of this less common ML edition, from the very first year of the Modern Library.

Price: $100.00