St. Petersburg: Brothers Panteleev, 1881. Item #720
Vol.1. 509 pp. Vol.2. , 699 pp. 8vo. Two modern period-style binding.
Very rare, especially in contemporary binding. The first edition of the one of the most important books in the Russian language, a masterpiece of immense influence. This was the final work by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881), it took two years to write and Dostoevsky died in the year it was published. The list of authors this book has influenced is endless – from Freud to Joyce, from Kafka to Cormac McCarthy to Kurt Vonnegut.