First American Edition of Leo Tolstoy's Where Love is, There God is Also

  • Where Love Is, There God Is Also.
  • Where Love Is, There God Is Also.
  • Where Love Is, There God Is Also.

Where Love Is, There God Is Also.

$2,000.00

Item Number: 96100

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers, 1887.

First American edition in English of Tolstoy’s short story in reference to the Catholic hymn Ubi Caritas. Small octavo, original cloth with elaborate gilt tooling to the front panel. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. In near fine condition. First editions are rare.

Where Love is, There God is Also is the story of Martin Avdeicth, a fine cobbler who works in a basement from which he has one window through which he is only able to see the feet and shoes of passersby. After making a habit of reading the Bible, Avseicth experiences a series of events of near-Biblical proportions. The book was adapted into a short opera by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů as well as A Haitian Creole translation produced by Carrié Paultre.

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