TOLSTOY - Arkhiv III-go otdeleniia sobstvennoi ego Imperatorskago velichestva kantseliarii. O revoliutsionnom bukh naroda v Roccii i o rasprostranenii po semu slushaiu vozmutitelnyhk vozzvaniia. Chast 39. O Grafe LveTolstom ... Saint Petersburg: [Izdanie redaktysii xhurnala "Vsemirnyi Vestnik"], 1906.
8vo. Original cloth-backed red printed boards; pp. 16, [2, sectional title], 74; evenly a little browned, due to paper stock, two leaves with small marginal flaws; a very good and clean copy.
Very rare first and only edition. This batch of documents detailing what the secret police had recorded about Tolstoy's 'revolutionary' activities from February 1862 to November 1864 was published as number 18 in the series titled Seria neizdannykh v Rossii sochinenii i sekretnikh dokumentov. After the abolition of censorship as a result of the 1905 revolution the publisher started a large-scale Tolstoy publishing programme, as the list on the rear cover contains 17 works by Tolstoy, hitherto unpublished, the present being the latest.
We were unable to trace any other copy, nor the series.