This is one of five known, and two possible, books in Hodder & Stoughton's
Great Russian Fiction Series. They are listed on the rear cover of the jacket, below. Two of these novels have not been seen with a jacket, so the design by Blampied is assumed. The novel The Abyss was actually issued as The Precipice. The jackets of four of the novels have drawings in black pen and ink by Blampied and were printed on thick orange paper, like the jacket shown below.
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) was a Russian writer, poet, translator and playwright. On the Eve was first published in 1860. It was translated from the Russian by C.E. Turner and first published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1869.
First edition, thus
Bibliography code: HOD-15.15
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Series: Great Russian Fiction
Pages: vii, 240, 8 pp adverts
Binding: Red decorated cloth with large black Imperial Russian eagle impressed in black with small shield of St. George and Dragon within; title above and author below in black. Spine in black from top: Great Russian Fiction, title, author, Imperial crest, publisher
Size: 195 x 134 mm
Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, lower centre left
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 shillings 6 pence
Printing history: other book in series states
Printed in 1915
Printed by: not known
Notes: The artwork for the dust jacket was sold at Phillips, New Bond Street, London, 20th March 1998, lot 340, for £440.
Image of dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Image of cover