London: Oxford University Press, 1963. Small octavo, original blindstamped blue cloth boards lettered in gilt, original clipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Leonard Rosoman. Light foxing to first few pages and back panel of dust jacket.
Midcentury pocket edition of Leo Tolstoy’s army writings, originally published between 1852 and 1889. The collection includes “The Raid,” “The Wood-Felling,” and Tolstoy’s controversial Sevastopol sketches, which killed his prospects for a military career: “I did not become a general in the army, but I have become one in literature.” The collection concludes with the novella The Cossacks, inspired by Tolstoy’s experiences during the Caucasian War. Oxford World's Classics 208. A very good copy.