First American edition and first edition of the translation. Double title-page printed within decorative boarder printed in black and peach. 8vo, original green cloth lettered on the spine in black. 262 pp. A near fine copy but for a few bumps to the board edges and some spotting to the spine panel. THIS IS THE TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION AND IS VERY LIKELY THE FIRST TIME THE WORK WAS TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH, and certainly by this translator of the very highest acclaim. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: OVERCOAT and Other Stories. Translated by ...
Publisher: New York Alfred A. Knopf 1923
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, E-18, 1923. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Alfred A. Knopf. 1923. 262 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ lacks spine. Front panels present, but there is no spine. Bound in cloth boards. Boards have shelf-wear present to the extremities (bumping to crown of spine). No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. E-18; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 45538
Book Description London: Chatto and Windus-28., 1922. FIRST EDITION of these translations. 6 volumes, octavo. Elegantly hand-bound in blue half morocco over matching cloth sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, top edges speckled blue. Sporadic foxing, externally unmarked. A very good set in a striking recent leather binding. First Impressions of the Garnett text are somewhat scarce. Constance Garnett translated the works of several Russian authors. She was credited by many as being responsible for introducing a whole generation of English speaking readers to the Russian modernists. Bookseller Inventory # 48428