A NEST OF HEREDITARY LEGISLATORS. By Ivan S. Turguenieff. Done…

A NEST OF HEREDITARY LEGISLATORS. By Ivan S. Turguenieff. Done into English from the edition of Turguenieff's works published by Mr. Glazoonoff, St. Petersburg, 1913.

Edition: First of this translation

London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, no date [1914]. Octavo, grey bevel edge cloth with paper spine label, no publisher's spine imprint. xii, 384 pp. Cancel title leaf. Spine lightly age-darkened with label tanned, lightly rubbed; bruises to outer corners of covers; text has a soft crease to lower outer corners; endpapers lightly tanned; minor skinning to rear pastedown from removed label; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean & unworn copy, tight in the binding. First of this translation, by Frantz Davidovitch Davis, the trade issue. There was also a private issue published [1914?] by the translator, there calling himself Francis Myddleton Davis. Same set of sheets for both, presumably. A translation of DVORIANSKOE GNEZDO (1859), it has also been translated into English as LIZA, as A NEST OF NOBLES, and as A NEST OF GENTLEFOLK. First edition in English was London, 1869. Laid in the slip printed on both sides designed to help with the Russian names of the main characters.

Book ID: 13228
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