First Constance Garnett translation, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to the spine, blind stamped circular design to the upper and lower board. Lower page edges un-trimmed. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm a little rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose pages, a production fault means that the top edge of the first 11 pages have a crease not affecting any text. The contents with small previous owner's Toronto address label to the front endpaper are otherwise remarkably clean and bright throughout. An excellent example of a very uncommon edition, published as volume four in the translator's "The Novels Of Fyodor Dostoevsky" series, some titles of which are the author's very first appearance in English.
The 1886 first English edition of Dostoevsky's masterpiece was translated by Fred Whishaw and published in London by Vizetelly & Co., the Thomas Crowell published American edition followed later in the same year.
Stock code: 15953