Hardcovers, maroon cloth decorated in silver, in individual slipcases. 815 and 857 pages respectively. Translated from the Russian, with introduction, by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Illustrated with reproductions of famous 19th century paintings [fold-ot plates] by Vassily Verestchagin, and numerous pen drawings made for this edition by Fritz Eichenberg. Heritage Club sandglass laid-in. First edition thus. No previous ownership marks. Mild mark to head of spine on volume I else a very clean, square, and unmarked set. Sandglass toned at edges. Slipcases are solid with no splits or cracks and only mild age toning. A very good+ set in very good slipcases. Priority and International orders will require additional postage.