Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pocket War and Peace

I found this impossibly pint-sized edition of War and Peace in a used bookstore & couldn't resist it. It's the Maude translation, on 1,700 pages of thin India paper, printed in 1957 by Oxford University Press.

The text includes an introduction, endnotes & 3 fold-out maps. The binding is fragile & cracking, but no pages seem to be detached or missing. Now one of the smallest books in my library is also one of the longest.

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