Edinburgh: Charles Black, 1855.
First English edition. vii, [i], 428, [8, ads] pp. 8vo. The First English Edition of A Sportsman's Sketches. Publisher's ribbed green cloth, decorated with hunter vignette in gilt on front cover and blind on rear, spine decorated in gilt with tree vignette incorporating title, signed "LJ," ad for Black's New Map of Europe to front pastedown. Small closed tears to close at tail of spine, some sporadic light soiling and wear to text, piece from corner of pp. v-vi, heavy creasing and soiling pp. 33-8 and 1 inch closed tear pp. 105-6, withal an attractive, sturdy copy in publisher's cloth. Line-Ettlinger-Gladstone 18. Item #314486
The first edition in English of Ivan Turgenev's first major work, the short story collection A Sportsman's Sketches, translated by James Meiklejohn from the 1854 French translation — "itself embroidered" (Line) — by E. Charriere. The collection was first published in Russian as Zapiski Okhotnika in 1852; this English translation is the first appearance of any complete Turgenev work in English.
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