THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED: A Story.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., (1909) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work which reflects Andreyev's own interest during the time of the first Russian revolution in democratic ideals. This novel follows the fates of seven people who have received death sentences, especially those of five failed assassins, but also an Estonian farm hand who murdered his employer, and a violent thief. As each of these condemned people await their executions by hanging they deal with their fate in their own way. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Authorized translation from the Russian by Herman Bernstein, A title in Ogilivie's "popular copyright line" with a price of $1.00 on the spine of the dust jacket and an eight page folded brochure advertising these popular books (including this title) laid in. 190 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's ads.
Condition: Fine in dark red cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover, gilt lettering, in a very near fine dust jacket. While the Ogilivie edition is not uncommon, it is rare to find a copy in this condition, with a dust jacket and the brochure.