I know that Crime and Punishment was originally published in "The Russian Messenger". I read that it was a Monthly journal. But how exactly was Crime and Punishment formatted in its initial release? Was one Chapter released per month with each publication of the Russian Messenger? Or did they release Part One in one journal release? I also don't really know how The Russian Messenger was formatted in general.
It was published during 1866 in the issues 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12. Dostoyevsky was still writing the novel in 1866 during the publication and finished it only in November or December.
January issue with part one (number III):
February issue with part two (it says "Part 1, chapters VIII-XIII") (number II):
April issue with part three (it says "Part 2, chapters I-VI") (number VI)
June issue with part four, chapters I-IV (it says "Part 2, chapters VII-IX") (number VIII)
July issue with part four, chapters V-VI, part five, chapters I-III (it says "Part 2, chapters X-XIII") (number XI)
August issue with part five, chapters IV-V (it says "Part 2, chapters XIV-XV") (number VIII)
November issue with part six, chapters I-VI (it says "Part 3, chapters I-VI") (number II):
December issue with part six chapters VII-VIII and epilogue (it says "The ending") (number IV):