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Tolstoy | Leo

What Men Live By

First Edition Thus


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Inscribed by Alexandra Tolstoy, the daughter of Leo Tolstoy, What Men Live By from the Peter Pauper Press of Mount Vernon. A short story by Leo Tolstoy, originally published in Russian in 1885.

Small octavo, 58pp. Patterned paper-covered boards, title on front cover and spine. No additional printings listed. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $1.00 retail price on front flap, a few small stains to bottom edge and rear panel.

Signed by Leo Tolstoy’s youngest daughter on the front free endpaper: “Dear Mr. — : When Leo Tolstoy – my father was asked which of his works he considered the best? He answered: “What Men Live by.” / Alexandra Tolstoy / Oct. 27, 1963.” A nice copy with a wonderful inscription from Tolstoy’s daughter, secretary, and executor.

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Location Published

Mount Vernon


Peter Pauper Press


First Edition Thus

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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Leo Tolstoy