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First thus. Lacks jacket. Front hinge weakening, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1949 Hard Cover. xxvi, 741,  pp. 8vo. Translation revised by Alexandra Kropotkin and edited by W. Somerset Maugham. Illustrations by J. Franklin Whitman. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with unprecedented immediacy the broad sweep of life during the Napoleonic wars and the brutal invasion of Russia. Balls and soirees, the burning of Moscow, the intrigues of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles, the quiet moments of everyday life--all in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed.