Fathers and Sons. A Novel. Translated from the Russian with the Approval of the Author by Eugene Schuyler, Ph. D. New York: Leypoldt & Holt, 1867.
First edition in English.
Octavo. [1, blank], [1, “Seasonable New Books], viii, 1-248, [4, publisher’s ads], [2, blank] pp. Complete. Publisher’s full rust-colored cloth, front cover with publisher’s initials in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, original gray endleaves. Spine very lightly darkened, with some trifling wear to head- and tailcap. Some very minor occasional foxing in text, but still, this is a very bright, copy exceptional for this first edition. Chemised in quarter brown morocco slipcase.
First edition in English of Ottsy I Deti (1862). Fathers and Sons was Turgenev’s first appearance in America, and concerns the widening generation gap between fathers and sons. The first modern Russian novel, it is credited with coining the term, “nihilism.”
Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone, p. 54.