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HUGO, Victor

Published by Paris Charles Gosselin Libraire (1831)

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Item Description: Paris Charles Gosselin Libraire, 1831. First edition, first issue with no subsequent edition statement on the title page. Two volumes, exquisitely bound by Cuzin in nineteenth century full green morocco with raised bands to the spine and geometric border design to covers and spine compartments. Titled in gilt, with gilt dentelles and edges and marbled endpapers. 212mm x 130mm (page size). Engraved title pages to both volumes, complete with half titles. A fine, tall set, barely trimmed with many leaves uncut, all beautifully clean with no chips or tears. Two inconspicuous book-labels to the front blank. The binding has been retained in sparklingly fine condition. A superb example of this rarity of Gothic literature in a fine Parisian binding. The author's first full length novel, that is now one of the key works of nineteenth century literature, and upon which much of the author's reputation rests. The first edition was published in an edition of 1100 copies which was subdivided into four issues with a different edition statement on the title page. Thus there are only 275 copies of the first issue. The book has subsequently been published in English under the title, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Francisque Cuzin (1836-1890) was regarded as the finest bookbinder in the world at the time. "If you want a volume bound in the highest style of art the man to go to is M. Cuzin of the Rue Séguier. who took early to bookbinding, and is now at the head of the handicraft in Paris, and perhaps the world." - The Pall Mall Gazette (December 1886). "This first edition, in fine condition, is the rarest of all the works of Victor Hugo; it has had a resounding impact worldwide, and is one of the most difficult titles of the Romantic period to obtain" (Translated from Carteret - Le Trésor du Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne) Carteret I 402. Bookseller Inventory # 25480

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Hugo, Victor

Published by Charles Gosselin, Paris (1831)

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Item Description: Charles Gosselin, Paris, 1831. Full Morocco. Book Condition: Very Good. Johannot, Tony (illustrator). First Edition. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [8], 404pp and Volume Two - [4], 536pp. Bound in later full straight grain morocco by Canape, raised bands, spines in five panels, with larger central panel, author and title to second panel, volume to fourth and date to foot, panels to head and foot with mirrored device, larger central panel with quadrilobe inside a roundel with the same device above and below. Covers with triple fillet bordering a frame comprising corner pieces joined by quadruple fillet, edges with gilt roll, inner dentelles gilt, top edge gilt, other edges gilded 'in the rough', bronze silk endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, otherwise bright and clean. Internally very lightly browned, but clean. Now both housed in morocco-entry slip-cases. With half-titles. Binding is by Canape and is signed and dated on turn-ins. A lovely copy of a scarce classic. Vicaire IV:256-7 Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000300

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Victor Hugo

Published by George Routledge and Sons, London and Glasgow (1881)

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Item Description: George Routledge and Sons, London and Glasgow, 1881. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. With Illustrations. Book 1-The Great Hall, Pierre Gringoire, The Cardinal, Master Jacques Coppenole, Quasimodo, The Hunchback, Esmeralda. Book II-From Charybdis into Scylla, The Place.Book III-The Cathederal of Notre-dame, A Bird's Eye View of Paris.Book IV-A Foundling, Claude Frollo, etc., Bookseller Inventory # 000335

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Meunier, Charles; Binding] Hugo Victor

Published by Paris Émile Testard 1889 (1889)

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Item Description: Paris Émile Testard 1889, 1889. 2 volumes. Limited issue of the Édition Nationale, one of only 250 copies printed on Japon of a total edition of only 1000 copies. Illustrated with large engraved pictorial head-pieces by Luc-Olivier Merson each provided in two states, one in place and one on an adjacent plate and with a number of full page engraved plates also by Merson and also provided in two states, an engraved portrait of Hugo in each volume, printed by Gery-Bichard. Large 4to, lusciously bound by Charles Muenier, one of his 'Cuir Incisé' bindings and a fine, large example. The bindings are of full chocolate morocco, laid into the boards are large panels incorporating alternative materials, with elaborate and laid designs of gargoyles, leaves, angels and griffons worked within the framework of a Rose Window. In the center of each window are large circular inlays featuring; a portrait of Quasimodo, a goat, a gargoyle and a spider on its web. The spines feature tall raised bands ruled in blind with handsome gilt lettering and a red and brown morocco inlay portrait of Quasimodo, the inside boards are finished in brown crushed levant with an elaborate gilt and blind panel design, the flies are of marbled paper backed in silk, a.e.g. Each volume has a matching chocolate morocco chemise trimmed with fine marbled paper, the spines are with raised bands matching those of the volumes and with gilt lettering and with rose-window tooling. There are matching marbled paper and morocco slipcases for each volume. The publisher's original printed wrappers to the books have been preserved inside these magnificent bindings. 371, (1); 424, (8) pp. A superb copy with both volumes in extremely fine condition. A MAGNIFICENT BELLE ÉPOQUE SIGNED AND DATED BINDING BY CHARLES MUENIER IN HIS FINEST 'CUIR INCISÉ' FASHION. In this binding style in which a panel of incised leather is worked and molded and then sunk into thick boards of traditional morocco. To succeed in this technique requires great delicacy of handling, but when done correctly provides an equally great scope for emblematic treatment. Meunier was one of the small handful of masters in this technique. Effective and daring, Muenier brought this craft created by Grolier to a new more latter-day aesthetic. he particularly aimed to achieve an artistic and psychological interpretation of the contents of every book he bound. A student and thinker, as well as a craftsman, he believed that the chaste and formal bindings to which we are all accustomed were impersonal and inexpressive. He held that that they seldom or never bore the slightest relation to the text they held within. In short, Muenier wanted us to be able to judge a book by its cover. To achieve this, Meunier combined the restrained craftsmanship of the early masters with the bolder inventions of the nouveau style. Bookseller Inventory # 25130

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HUGO, Victor.

Published by Paris: Gosselin, 1831 (1831)

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Item Description: Paris: Gosselin, 1831, 1831. 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 137 mm). Uncut in contemporary quarter calf, rebacked with original spines laid down, black spine labels, sprinkled paper-covered boards, preserved in a half-morocco folding case. Binding extremities worn, some foxing or browning, but still a very good copy. Each title-page with a wood-engraved vignette by Tony Johannot. First edition, first impression. According to the publisher's own statement in the Journal des débats (10 May 1831), the first impression of 1,100 copies was separated into four groups, each bearing a fictitious "édition" statement on the title-page, a scheme designed to make the public believe that the novel was selling rapidly. All four "éditions" are textually identical (witness the identical pagination errors on II, 439 ["339"] and 491 ["391"]). The title-page of this copy reads "Quatrième édition". Bookseller Inventory # 18515

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HUGO, Victor

Published by Paris Charles Gosselin (1831)

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Item Description: Paris Charles Gosselin, 1831. Victor Hugo’s Gothic Masterpiece HUGO, Victor. Notre-Dame de Paris. Quatrième édition. Paris: Charles Gosselin, Libraire, 1831. First edition, first printing, fourth issue ("Quatrieme édition"), of Hugo’s gothic masterpiece. It is generally accepted that the publisher indiscriminately printed different editions on the title-page of all copies to make the book seem as if it was now in four editions, however the text is all identical. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 3/16 inches; 212 x 132 mm.). [8], 404; [4], 536 pp. Complete with half-titles. Wood-engraved title vignettes after Tony Johannot. Contemporary drab boards with green calf spine labels decoratively stamped lettered in gilt. Some light foxing. Small paper flaw just affecting blank lower corner of 8/1 (pp. 113/114) in Volume I, and a similar paper flaw just affecting the lower blank corner of 19/4 (pp. 295/296) in Volume II, a few additional minor marginal paper flaws. Armorial bookplate of E. Van Havre and small orange paper shelf label on front pastedown of each volume. Embossed stamp of E. Van Havre on title of each volume. Overall, an excellent copy. "This first edition, in fine condition, is the rarest of all the works of Victor Hugo; it has had a resounding impact worldwide, and is one of the most difficult titles of the Romantic period to obtain" (Carteret). Gosselin brought out the novel on 16 March 1831 in an edition of 1,100 copies, as was his general practice. This first printing was distributed into four separate issues of 275 copies each, the subsequent three issues being designated as "second edition," "third edition," and "fourth edition" respectively on the title-pages. "Johannot’s title-page vignettes for the first edition of Notre-Dame de Paris show Quasimodo in the pillory receiving a drink from Esmeralda (Volume I) and Esmeralda escorted to the gallows (Volume II)" (Ray). Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 180. Vicaire IV, cols. 256-257. HBS 65480. $9,500. Bookseller Inventory # 65480

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HUGO, Victor | NOULHAC, binder |

Published by Paris: Perrotin, Éditeur Garnier Freres, 1844. Paris: Perrotin, Éditeur Garnier Freres, 1844. (1844)

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Item Description: Paris: Perrotin, Éditeur Garnier Freres, 1844. Paris: Perrotin, Éditeur Garnier Freres, 1844., 1844. The First ‘Really Illustrated Edition’ of Notre-Dame de Paris,In a Superb 'Cathedral' Style Binding by Henri NoulhacHUGO, Victor. NOULHAC, binder. Notre-Dame de Paris. Édition Illustrée d'apres les dessins de MM. E. de Beaumont, L. Boulanger, Daubigny, T. Johannot, de Lemud, Meissonnier, C. Roqueplan, de Rudder, Steinheil. Gravés par les Artistes les plus Disingués. Paris: Perrotin, Éditeur Garnier Freres, 1844. First edition with these illustrations. Royal octavo (10 9/16 x 7 inches; 269 x 178 mm.). [iv], 485, [1, blank], [2, contents & list of plates], [2, advertisement] pp. Woodcut initials, pictorial head and tailpieces, and fifty-nine wood or steel engravings (including as extra-illustrations an additional proof of the frontispiece without printer's name, an additional proof before letters of plate 15 on India paper, and two additional variant versions of plate 24 printed in sepia). The illustrations by Boulanger, Daubigny, de Lemud, Johannot, and others. A very striking 'Cathedral' style binding by Henri Noulhac (stamp-signed Noulhac Rel. 1926) on front turn-in. Full crimson straight-grain morocco, boards with blind, deeply impressed gilt, and onlaid decoration, both covers with a border of multiple gilt fillets and blind palmette roll, the center of each board with a large pictorial panel featuring a gothic wall with two tiers of columns and arches, the tracery windows onlaid in citron, black and maroon morocco and elaborately gilt. Spine with broad raised bands with oblique hatching, gilt in compartments featuring a frame of broad and narrow rules, onlaid black morocco quatrefoil centerpiece with gilt roundel at center, black morocco gilt lettering label, decorative gilt board edges and turn-ins with seven thick and thin gilt rules, cream-colored watered silk endleaves, marbled flyleaves, all edges gilt, original yellow printed pictorial wrappers bound in at front and rear. Housed in the original morocco -edged, marbled paper slipcase. Front flyleaf with the morocco bookplates of Laurent Meeus, Pierre Van der Rest, and Raoul Simonson. Title page and a few other leaves with just a hint of marginal foxing, three or four leaves with tiny marginal tears on fore edges (two expertly repaired). A very fine copy, internally very bright and clean with quite generous margins and with the stunning binding in superb condition.There could hardly be a more appropriate binding for this work than Henri Noulhac's elegant so-called "cathedral" design. As would be expected from a binder of his reputation, the design is beautiful, and the work has been performed with the greatest of skill. "Notre dame de Paris" usually known in English as " The Hunchback of Notre Dame", is the quintessential Romantic novel, and its publication in 1831 made young Victor Hugo the leading Romanticist of 19th century France. As a child, Hugo (1802-1885) was shaken by the experience of the arrest of a political refugee whom his mother had hidden for months in their garden, and partly as a result, he was ever after a supporter of the underdog. His deep sympathy for the oppressed is plainly seen in "Notre Dame" which brings together the twice-kidnapped gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the grotesque hunchback cathedral bell ringer Quasimodo, whom she, for a moment, befriends. Although verisimilitude precludes an amorous relationship between two such characters, their kindness and heroism are nevertheless moving and dramatic, and the discovery of their skeletons in the same place at the end of the novel is compelling. But there is much more to Hugo's enduringly popular first novel than the relationship between gypsy and hunchback; in fact, for the author, the title he has chosen suggests an entirely different focus, as the famous cathedral serves throughout the book as the center of action and context or characterization. This work, a perfect vehicle for displaying the Romantic style, has been illustrated here by a number of leading French artists. Ray calls it a "nobl. Bookseller Inventory # 03413

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HUGO (Victor)

Published by Charles Gosselin, Paris (1831)

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Item Description: Charles Gosselin, Paris, 1831. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Satisfaisant. , 2 volumes in-8 de (8) et 404 pages ; et de II. 536 pages, demi-maroquin rouge du XIXe siècle dans le goût du temps, signet, Premier état de l'édition originale, rarissime. Comme l'indiquait Clouzot : "tiré à 1 100 exemplaires, divisés en quatre branches, les trois dernières avec mentions : deuxième, troisième ou quatrième édition. Ceux de la première tranche, sans mention d'édition et sans nom d'auteur sont fort rares et, à qualité égale, se vendent couramment trois fois plus cher que les autres. En ce cas, ne pas se montrer trop exigeant sur la qualité de la reliure et sur son état intérieur. Le livre est rare". Exemplaire incomplet du faux-titre et du titre du second volume et avec de nombreuses et importantes restaurations de papier (notamment sur la première page de titre qui porte, de toute sa diagonale, une longue balafre, comme à l'image du visage de Quasimodo). Bien que dans une reliure postérieure, édition totalement originale. Bookseller Inventory # 61355

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Item Description: Perrotin, Garnier frères, Paris, 1844. In-4 (28 x 19,4 cm), demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos lisse finement orné d'un décor évoquant la façade de Notre-Dame de Paris, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Champs). Premier tirage, illustré de gravures sur bois d'après les dessins d'Edouard de Beaumont, Louis Boulanger, Charles-François Daubigny, Tony Johannot, Aimé de Lemud, Ernest Meissonnier, Camille Roqueplan, Louis Henri de Rudder, et Auguste Steinheil. Contient les couvertures des 63 livraisons. Ex-libris art nouveau en couleurs de Victor Mercier, avec sa devise " Librorum flos illibatus ". Très bel exemplaire (piqûres sur les tranches, et quelques rares piqûres dans le texte). // Quarto (28 x 19,4 cm), brown three-quarter morocco, smooth spine nicely tooled depicting the facade of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, uncut (soft cover and spine preserved (binding signed Champs). First printing, illustrated with wood-engravings after the drawings by Edouard de Beaumont, Louis Boulanger, Charles-François Daubigny, Tony Johannot, Aimé de Lemud, Ernest Meissonnier, Camille Roqueplan, Louis Henri de Rudder, and Auguste Steinheil. Contains the covers of the 63 Livraisons. Nice art nouveau bookplate in colours, Victor Mercier, with his motto " Librorum flos illibatus ". Very fine copy (spots on edges, some rare spots in the text). Bookseller Inventory # 002882

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HUGO, Victor.

Published by Paris, Eugène Renduel (1836)

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Item Description: Paris, Eugène Renduel, 1836. 8vo, pp. [iv], 631, with engraved title and 11 engraved plates after Johannot, Boulanger, Raffet, Rogier, and Rouargue printed on papier chine and mounted; some light spotting, but a very good copy in the original binding of brown morocco decorated in blind and gilt by Boutigny (who bound many copies of the book thus); gilt edges, some light wear; later slip-case; with the leather book-label of Georges Degryse.First illustrated edition, known as the 'édition keepsake'. Boutigny was binder to the university of Paris, and worked from around 1835 to 1847. He was 'the leading exponent of the rocaille school of binding; much of his work was done anonymously for publishers' (Ramsden, French Bookbinders 1789-1848, p. 40).Carteret III, p. 299. Bookseller Inventory # F651

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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885).

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Item Description: 8vo (217 x 137 mm). Mit Frontispiz in Stahlstich nach D. Rouargue auf China gest. von E. Finden und 11 Tafeln nach Louis Boulanger, Raffet, Tony und Alfred Johannot und Camille Rogier auf China gest. von W. und E. Finden, R. Staines, A. Lacour Lestudier, T. Philibrocon und G. Periam. [2] Bl. (Vortitel und Drucktitel), 631 S. Maroquin citron mit blindprägung im Rocaille-Stil, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt (signiert Boutigny). Paris, [Plassan für] Eugène Renduel, (Dezember 1835) 1836. Erste illustrierte Ausgabe ('Keepsake Edition') von Victor Hugos berühmtestem Romanwerk. Sie erschien Anfang Dezember 1835 und liegt hier komplett vor mit der häufig fehlenden Tafel VII: Utilité des fenêtres qui donnent sur la rivière, auf China gedruckt und "fort rare, elle existe sur chine, mais se trouve très souvent seulement sur blanc . ce Livre-Keepsake es le modèle du genre, il eut un vif succés et fut souvent très bien habillé à l'époque, par Boutigny" (Carteret). Im hellbraunen Platteneinband 'à motifs rocailles' des Pariser Meisterbinders Boutigny, der zwischen 1830 und 1865 tätig war. - Titel und wenige Seiten etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Vicaire IV, 258-259; Carteret III, 300; Lonchamp 231. First illustrated edition (so called 'keepsake edition') of Victor Hugo's greatest novel, printed on Velin and published on 5 December 1835. This book served as a model of its genre. - Title and few leaves somewhat foxed, else fine. - Contemporary gilt and blind tooled morocco by Boutigny (active 1830-1865). Bookseller Inventory # B316821

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Victor Hugo

Published by North Books (2003)

ISBN 10: 1582872236 ISBN 13: 9781582872230

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Item Description: North Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1582872236

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Hugo, Victor

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Item Description: Edition Illustree D’Apres Les Dessins. Perrotin, Editeur, Garnire Freres, Paris, 1844. Contemporary decorative calf, covers with in-laid titles, t.e.g., 4to. Half title, extra illustrated half title, title vignette, illustrations, extra illustrated throughout, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Sir John Hall. Bookseller Inventory # CB21080

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Hugo, Victor.

Published by George Barrie & Son 1884-96, Philadelphia (1884)

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Item Description: George Barrie & Son 1884-96, Philadelphia, 1884. Octavo, three quarters morocco, titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels gilt ruled, top edge gilt. Complete 41 volume set. One of 1,000 numbered copies, this is number 12. Elegant colored frontispiece to each volume and each is illustrated throughout. In very good condition. Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831. Bookseller Inventory # 4565

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HUGO, Víctor

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Item Description: EDICION LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Londres: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, et Rivington Editeur (Imp. en Cambridge, U.S.A., Univ. Press. John Wilson and Son), [s.a., ca. 1895].- 2 Tomos (1 h., 354 p.; 1 h., 420 p.): con ilustraciones en negro y finas láminas a todo color; 4º (23,5 cm.); esmerada impresión sobre papel Japón, sin tonsurar, conservando todas sus barbas; portada a dos tintas, amplios márgenes; texto en francés; Enc. en rústica original.- EDICION DE 25 EJEMPLARES NUMERADOS EN PAPEL JAPON, SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 6. Se hizo además una tirada de 250 ejemplares en papel satinado. Las cubiertas ligeramente fatigadas y la última hoja en blanco del tomo 1º con unas pequeñas manchas de óxido, por lo demás en magnífico estado RARISIMA Y BELLISIMA EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO. Livre en français. Bookseller Inventory # 19198

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HUGO (Victor)

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Item Description: Renduel, Paris, 1836. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Satisfaisant. in-8. in-8, 631 pp., reliure en maroquin brun, signée de Ullmann-Herzog, les plats ornés au centre d'un ample décor doré présentant, posé sur une tête de satyre, entourée de deux personnages casqués et ailés, un vase fleuri dont les deux arceaux portent chacun une petite tête de faucon avec respectivement un ver de terre et un papillon dans le bec que viennent picorer deux oiseaux voletant, dos lisse chargé de motifs dorés de style rocaille, tranches dorées, Édition en partie originale, la première complète, augmentée de trois chapitres qui avaient été perdus et qui n'ont pas été imprimés dans la première édition. Ces chapitres sont importants au point de vue de l'architecture et de l'histoire de l'art. Hugo s'y donnant à cœur joie de stigmatiser les massacres perpétrés envers l'architecture ancienne. L'illustration comporte 12 figures hors texte, dont un frontispice gravé sur acier, par Tony Johannot, Louis Boulanger, Rouargue, Raffet, etc.Ces gravures sont imprimées sur Chine et l'une d'elles, la septième due à Raffet, intitulée "Utilité des fenêtres qui donnent sur la rivière" serait selon Carteret (III, 299) : "fort rare". Mise en vente comme livre d'étrennes le 3 décembre 1835, l'édition eut un succès considérable et devint le modèle du genre, Déchirures marginales aux bas des pages 623 et 625, sans perte de texte. Quelques rousseurs. Élégante reliure signée. Bookseller Inventory # 62117

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Item Description: Renduel, Paris, 1836. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Satisfaisant. in-8. in-8, 631 pp., plein veau lisse vert, plats ornés au centre d'un ample décor doré présentant, posé sur une tête de satyre, entourée de deux personnages casqués et ailés, un vase fleuri dont les deux arceaux portent chacun une petite tête de faucon avec respectivement un ver de terre et un papillon dans le bec que viennent picorer deux oiseaux voletant, dos lisse chargé de motifs dorés de style rocaille, tranches dorées, Édition en partie originale, la première complète, augmentée de trois chapitres qui avaient été perdus et qui n'ont pas été imprimés dans la première édition. Ces chapitres sont importants au point de vue de l'architecture et de l'histoire de l'art, Hugo s'y donnant à cœur joie de stigmatiser les massacres perpétrés envers l'architecture ancienne. L'illustration comporte 12 figures hors texte, dont un frontispice gravé sur acier, par Tony Johannot, Louis Boulanger, Rouargue, Raffet, etc.Ces gravures sont imprimées sur Chine et l'une d'elles, la septième, due à Raffet, intitulée "Utilité des fenêtres qui donnent sur la rivière" serait selon Carteret (III, 299) : "fort rare". Mise en vente comme livre d'étrennes le 3 décembre 1835, l'édition eut un succès considérable et devint le modèle du genre. Quelques rousseurs. Élégante reliure. Bookseller Inventory # 63864

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HUGO. VICTOR.

Published by The Nottingham Society. New York. Philadelphia. Chicago. circa 1907 (1907)

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Item Description: The Nottingham Society. New York. Philadelphia. Chicago. circa 1907, 1907. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Special Edition. EDITION DE LUXE. TEN VOLUMES, Complete. 8vo (8.4 x 5.7 inches). The books are undated but the British Library gives a possible publication date of 1907 for their set. Illustrated throughout with mono plates by C. De Lort. Fine, clean books in the original publishers deluxe leather bindings of half dark brown morocco. The spines are fully decorated with gilt arts and crafts style roses tree designs, also lettered and ruled in gilt. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. Top edges gilt, the others untrimmed. An unread set with many of the page gatherings are still unopened. A couple of volumes with a small chip or two to the extremities but overall this is a very attractive set in very good condition throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 8743

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Item Description: J.M. Dent, London., 1899. First edition thus. Various translators. Octavo. 28 volumes. Illustrations. Original red cloth, gilt decorated spines. Top edges gilt.Small identation (not tearing the cloth) on spine of one volume. Some light marking and darkening of spines. Endpapers a little spotted. A very good set indeed. Complete sets such as this are seldom met with. Bookseller Inventory # HUGOVICT019345

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Hugo, Victor

Published by Eugene Renduel, Paris (1836)

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Item Description: Eugene Renduel, Paris, 1836. First Illustrated Edition. Black blind-tooled calf with gilt-stamped border on boards, gilt-stamped lettering and detail on compartmented spine, all edges marbled, inside gilt dentelles; pp. 631, plus 11 engraved plates. Spine tips and corners scuffed; light rubbing along edges of boards. Bookseller Inventory # D279

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Item Description: George Barrie, Philadelphia, PA, 1893. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket - Issued. National Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Beautiful 13 Volume Set. 1892-1894National Edition. Translated by William Walton and others. Illustrated with many etchings including head-pieces and full-page plates each with tissue guards.after G. Jenniot. 11 1/2 x8, period half morocco, red morocco spine labels, six panels top edges gilt. National Edition. light wear to spine compartments. Cover loose on Vol 3 & 6, Bottom spine panel missing on Vol 9 & 13. Printed on fine paper. Internally clean and excellent condition. Overall Beautiful Rare Limited Edition Set. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 007880

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MASEREEL, Frans.) HUGO, Victor.

Published by Paris: R. Coulouma for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: Paris: R. Coulouma for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1930, 1930. 2 volumes, large octavo (252 × 192 mm). Contemporary red-orange morocco, spines gilt in compartments, borders to boards composed of gilt rules and dotted lines with arabesque cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Superb condition. Woodcut illustrations throughout by Frans Masereel. First edition thus, one of 1500 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation leaf. A stunning set, this edition is rarely seen in a contemporary fine binding. The artist, Frans Masreel (1889–1972) was an important figure in the Belgian graphic arts community of the early 20th century, producing more than 20 "wordless novels" including his 1919 masterpiece Mon Livre d'Heures. His influence stretched across the 20th century, inspiring other artists including Lynd War, Will Eisner, and Art Spiegelman. Bookseller Inventory # 80253

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Hugo, Victor, Illustrated by RaffET, TONY JOHANNOT, LOUIS BOULANGER, CAMILLE ROGIER,

Published by Paris, France: EUGENE RENDUEL, 1836 (1836)

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Item Description: Paris, France: EUGENE RENDUEL, 1836, 1836. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover. fair to Good. 1836 EDITION OF THIS GREAT NOVEL BY HUGO , FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION , 11 FULL PLATES OF RICH ENGRAVINGS W. TISSUE GUARDS, INCLUDING "Utilite des fenetres qui donnent sur la riviere". 631 PRINTED PAGES, BLIND TOOLED AND GOLD, BLACK MAROCCO COVERS, MARBLED ENDPAPERS, EXTREMITIES LIGHTLY SCUFFED, FOXING THROUGHOUT THE BOOK, HEAVY ON SOME PAGES. printed1836. Written in French. Fascinating item. Bookseller Inventory # 002075

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Victor HUGO / C.-P. JOSSO (ill.)

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Item Description: Paris, Le Vasseur, 1948, in-4. En feuilles, sous chemise et double emboîtage. Titre sur le dos. Illustré de gravures au burin par Josso. Édition tirée à 550 exemplaires, celui-ci l'un des 30 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches à la forme, avec un dessin original, un cuivre encré et un état en noir de toutes les gravures. Bel exemplaire, très rare dans ce titage (le deuxième après dix sur Arches aussi). Envoi de photographies sur demande. Bookseller Inventory # 4085

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HUGO (Victor)

Published by Charpentier, Paris (1841)

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Item Description: Charpentier, Paris, 1841. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Satisfaisant. in-18. in-18, 2 tomes reliés en un volume in-18 [125 x 190 mm], 348-404 pages, maroquin rouge à grain long, dos lisse agrémenté d'un décor évoquant les ornements gothiques, fer central en forme de rosace frappé à froid au centre des plats et triple filet d'encadrement bordé d'une roulette à froid, tranches dorées sur témoins, roulette composée de feuillets de vigne et de grappes en bordure des contreplat, couvertures conservées, étui [Tencé], Édition de 1841, avec couvertures de relais à la date de 1845, parue dans la "Bibliothèque Charpentier". Bel exemplaire établi dans une précieuse reliure signée, aux motifs évoquant l'architecture gothique. Il est en outre truffé de la suite des gravures sur Chine, avec la lettre, exécutées pour de l'édition de 1836 publiée par Eugène Renduel, soit : 12 planches, dont le frontispice, dessinées par Louis Boulanger, Alfred et Tony Johannot, Raffet, Rogier et Rouarge, gravées sur acier par Lacour, les frères Finden et autres. La septième gravure, due à Raffet, intitulée "Utilité des fenêtres qui donnent sur la rivière" serait selon Carteret (III, 299), "fort rare". Mise en vente comme livre d'étrennes le 3 décembre 1835, l'édition Renduel eut un succès considérable et devint le modèle du genre. La "Bibliothèque Charpentier" fut créée en 1838 par l'éditeur Gervais Charpentier (1805-1871) ; ce dernier, afin de réduire le prix du livre, adopta un format plus compact (in-18), reconnaissable à sa couverture jaune. La collection proposait des rééditions de romans d'auteurs contemporains et classiques, visant un public cultivé et privilégiant le plaisir de la lecture plutôt que l'érudition. Brivois, p. 195; Vicaire IV, 260. Bookseller Inventory # 65179

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Item Description: Paris Charpentier, 1841. . 10 volumes in-12°, (4)-XXIV-306-(2), (2)-VI-347-(1), (2)-456-(2), (4)-354-(1), (4)-302-(2), (4)-294-(2), (4)-296-(2), (2)-348, (4)-404 et (2)-428 pp. Elégante reliure demi-veau glacé rouge, dos lisse orné de filets estampés à froid et de filets dorés à l'emplacement des nerfs, auteur et titre dorés, fleurons et entrelacs dorés en haut et en bas du dos, tranches mouchetées. Première édition des oeuvres en format in-12° et première édition chez Charpentier. Préface de l'éditeur. Très bel ensemble, bien relié. Bookseller Inventory # 15719

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HUGO, Victor.

Published by Brussels: Louis Hauman et Comp., 1834 (1834)

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Item Description: Brussels: Louis Hauman et Comp., 1834, 1834. 3 volumes, duodecimo (154 x 100 mm). Near contemporary tan half calf, marbled boards, raised bands to spines, red and black morocco labels, titles and lattice decorations to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Stephens Lyne Stephens to front pastedowns. Spine ends and joints very lightly rubbed, corners slightly bumped and worn, top edges a bit darkened, minor foxing to flyleaves. Front inner hinge of Volume I and III gently cracked but holding firm. Otherwise an excellent set. An lovely set of this classic novel in a fresh and bright near contemporary binding. This copy is the second edition published by Louis Hauman; the first edition appeared in 1831. Bookseller Inventory # 92632

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HUGO (Victor)

Published by Paris, Perrotin, Garnier frères, 1844. (1844)

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Item Description: Paris, Perrotin, Garnier frères, 1844., 1844. 1 vol. grand in-8°, demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs orné d'encadrements de filets noirs. Reliure de l'époque. Titre-frontispice h.-t. par Lemud gravé sur acier, 11 frontispices h.-t. intermédiaires gravés, 43 fig. h.-t. (20 gravées sur acier et 33 sur bois), figures gravées sur bois dans le texte d'après E. de Beaumont, L. Boulanger, Daubigny, T. Johannot, Lemud, Meissonier, C. Roqueplan, Rudder, Steinheil, (2) ff., 485 pp., (1) f. Quelques rares rousseurs. Il manque la fig. n°26, mais l'exemplaire comporte une planche supplémentaire ("Esmeralda") après la p. 290. Les figures pp. 35, 95, 113, 180 et 241 sont en double état. La plus belle édition illustrée du chef d'oeuvre de Victor Hugo, en tout premier tirage (avec le titre "avant la chauve-souris") et avec la faute "Audiance" à la planche 21). "Remarquable publication, rare en belle condition, qui peut être recherchée à juste titre comme le prototype du grand texte illustré par les artistes de son temps" (Carteret). La planche 15 est présente dans les deux états répertoriés, dont l'état avec la légende en capitales plus petites. La planche 13 est présente deux fois, l'une à l'adresse de Béthune & Plon, l'autre à l'adresse de J. Claye. Les planches 2, 16, 17, 18, 22, 41 et 55 sont à l'adresse de Béthune et Plon. Les planches 14, 24 et 27 sont à l'adresse de Lacrampe. Mais la planche 28 (contrairement à ce que décrit Carteret est sans mention d'éditeur). Les planches 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 30, 31, 34, 37, 38, 40, 44, 49, 50, 52, 53 et 54 sont à l'adresse de Lacrampe et Cie. La planche 26 n'existe pas, mais une planche supplémentaire insérée entre les planches 30 et 31 est à l'adresse de Lacrampe. Les planches 7, 20, 25 et 46 ne portent pas de nom d'imprimeur. Carteret III, 300; Vicaire IV,260; Clouzot, 145. Bookseller Inventory # 15685

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HUGO, Victor [Marie] [1802-1885].

Published by Paris: Eugène Renduel, 1836. (1836)

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Item Description: Paris: Eugène Renduel, 1836., 1836. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 380; 428; 352. with half-titles. 12 engraved plates by Finden, Staines, Lacour-Lestudier, &c. after Johannot, Boulanger, Raffet, Rogier, & Rouargue. later 19th century quarter chagrin, gilt backs, t.e.g. (joints partly cracked, staining to lower inner margins in second half of Vol. I, outer leaves with some foxing & marginal browning, some light foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). Second Illustrated Edition (published the same year as the first, which was issued in one volume). Hugo’s great novel, set in fifteenth century Paris, achieved immediate success on its first publication in 1831 and established him as the leading historical novelist of his time. His description of the cathedral prompted a revolution in architectural taste and led to the creation of the Commission of Historic Monuments to save France’s architectural heritage. Brivois p. 196. Escoffier 1164. Vicaire IV 259. cfCarteret III 299-300. Bookseller Inventory # elala1359

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Victor Hugo

Published by Perrotin, Paris, France (1844)

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Item Description: Perrotin, Paris, France, 1844. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: NO DUST JACKET. Mm. E. de Beaumont, L. Boulanger, et al (illustrator). Illustrated edition--"engraved by the most distinguished artists" with french language text; quarter leather with brown boards; spine is banded; gilt spine title a bit dulled but still clear; no cracking or splitting to spine but some surface damage; general rubbing to extremeties with board exposed in many places; hinges weak (paper cracked) but holding; marbled endpapers; light foxing and handling smudges throughout text. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 20484

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