A FAMILY OF NOBLEMEN (The Gentlemen Golovliov). Mikhail Y. or Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin Saltykov, N. Shchedrin.

A FAMILY OF NOBLEMEN (The Gentlemen Golovliov)

New York: Boni & Liveright, Inc., 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. The first American edition, translated by A. Yarmolinsky. A crushingly gloomy study of the institution of the family as cornerstone of society, traced the moral and physical decline of three generations of a Russian gentry family. Better known by the title The Golovlyov Family, this novel was first published in 1880 and is widely regarded's as the author's magnum opus. This English-language translation was among the very first books published by Boni & Liveright. Octavo: 422 p. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Negligible smudge to the bottom corner of the title page. Some general dust staining to the top edge. In the uncommon dust jacket, which is toned, more so along the spine and folds, with the price inked out on the spine and some tape reinforcement to each end of the spine; else very good. Very good / Good. Item #73671

Price: $300.00