New York: Macmillan Company, 1912. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 5-3/8 x 7-7/8", blue-grey cloth, 838pp, deckled fore and bottom-edges, top-edge gilt. Good +. Item #900132
First American Edition, First Printing. Translated by Constance Garnett; from "The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Volume I" (half-title). A rare copy of Dostoevsky’s last novel and greatest masterpiece set in 19th century Russia and grappling with philosophical issues like God, free will, and morality. Constance Garnett (1861-1946), who translated 71 works of Russian 19th century literature in her lifetime, was the first to translate Dostoevsky and Chekhov into English. Ink owner's name first free endpaper, a bit of soiling to cloth, a bit of wear to spine ends and tips, including short tear heel of spine, rubbing to edges of cloth and rear board, toning to edges of cloth, and a bit of faint soiling to front endpaper, else internally clean, tight, good +.