New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First Edition Thus. First Printing in the U.S. of Garnett's translation of Gogol's most famous work, published here in two volumes as part of the author's collected works. First published in 1842, the novel is widely considered Gogol's major work and a masterpiece of 19th century Russian literature. Until the Pevear and Volokhnsky translation was completed, Garnett's translation was the most widely-read in English, and is still in print today. Item #284
Two octavo volumes (19.75cm); dark brown vertically-ribbed cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spines; brown topstains; 275,; 265,pp. Spine gilt has evenly oxidized to black; contemporary owners signature and tiny rubber-stamps to both pastedowns and endpapers; light wear to extremities; Very Good+.