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The Precipice

by Ivan [Aleksandrovich] Goncharov

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 of The Little Angel. However the tile on that jacket of The Abyss has been changed to The Precipice. All the other novels were first issued at a price of 2 shillings and 6 pence but this one, according to an advertisement in the Christmas Issue of The Bookman was priced at 6 shillings. The jacket is also different in style and does not advertise the Great Russian Fiction series, so may have been published additionally.

Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891) was a Russian novelist. This novel, The Precipice, was first published in 1869. The name of the translator is not known.

  First edition, thus

Bibliography code: HOD-15.5

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: Great Russian Fiction?

Year: 1915

Format: 8vo

Pages: vii, 319

Binding: Red cloth with title and Goncharov in black on front; title, Goncharov and publisher in gold on spine.

Size: 197 x 134 mm

Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, in white, lower right

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 6 shillings

Printing history: Printed in 1915

Printed by: not known

Notes: Advertised and illustrated in The Bookman, Special Xmas Number, 1915.

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