Tolstoy, Leo

War and Peace. A Novel. Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a special introduction for this edition by Aylmer Maude.

Published: Glasgow, The University Press, Glasgow, for The Limited Editions Club

Date: 1938

6 volumes, set. Limited edition. #1393 of 1500 sets. Decorated cloth in two slipcases with paper labels as issued. Illustrated with colour lithographs and drawings by Barnett Freedman. The first and last volumes lack the fragile glassine jackets. The corners of the rear board of volume one are gently bumped as are the corresponding corners of the slipcase.. A near fine set.

Signed by the artist and with his thumb print in red ink, this is probably the most handsome edition of Tolstoy’s masterpiece in English. Freedman’s delightful illustrations enhance the text.


Offered by Anthony Smith Books