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Les Trois Mousquetaires.: DUMAS, Alexandre.

DUMAS, Alexandre.

Published by Paris: Baudry, 1844 (1844)

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About this Item: Paris: Baudry, 1844, 1844. 8 volumes, octavo. Original yellow wrappers, titles to spines and covers in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in red quarter morocco solander boxes by the Chelsea Bindery. A little skillful conservation to spines, trivial loss to some ends, front joint of vol. II neatly reattached, faint marginal foxing to contents. A very nice copy of this scarce publication, in bright wrappers. First separate edition, extremely rare in the original wrappers, with just one other copy traced auction in the last 30 years. The author's best-known work and one of his two masterpieces, Les Trois Mousquetaires was originally published earlier the same year as a serial novel in the Parisian newspaper Le Siècle, from 14 March to 1 July 1844. Les Trois Mousquetaires "has become the archetypal adventure story, as well as the best known and the most widely read (and adapted) of all French novels. In the historical context of its production it was also the prototype of the roman-feuilleton (serial novel), which enjoyed phenomenal success in the 1840s. It provided a natural outlet for Alexandre Dumas's talents and energies as he combined elements of the historical romance of Sir Walter Scott with the formulas and themes of the romantic feuilleton" (Murray, p. 118). This "Homeric clash of Titans", as David Coward described it, immediately became a bestseller, and was quickly translated into several languages, with no less than six pirated Belgian editions on the market in the year of publication. As Anthony Burgess noted, Dumas was truly "one of the great myth-makers of his and any age" (Murray, p. 118). Murray, Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, Vol. II, 2004; Coward (ed.), The Three Musketeers, 1991. Seller Inventory # 124078

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Les Trois Mousquetaires [The Three Musketeers]: Dumas, Alexandre

Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Baudry, Paris (1844)

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About this Item: Baudry, Paris, 1844. First edition. First edition. Eight octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 219 x 135 mm.). 449; 329; 386; 363; 310; 278; 297; 293 pp., in each case with [4, half-title and title-page] and the table of contents additional, as in Reed. Each volume bound with the publisher's printed wrappers, front and back, in fine condition except for minor archival repairs.Laid in to volume one is a signed leaf of manuscript in Dumas hand being a quote from page 140 of his book "Péches De Jeunesse," published 1847: ".dans l ombre où nous marchons /Dieu nous sert à nommer le mot que nous cherchons / A Dumas." Additionally there is a note in Dumas' hand, bound in at the front of volume I.Uniformly bound by David in 19th-century half navy blue morocco over marbled boards. Boards ruled in gilt and spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Each volume with a silk page-marker. Marbled endpapers. Two volumes, with small marginal losses on wrappers, the back wrapper vol. 1 and front volume of volume 7. The back wrapper of volume 7, also bound in on a stub. A bit of foxing and minor light water stain on the top edge of vol. 3 throughout. Small previous owner's book plate on front endpaper of each volume. An additional red morocco bookplate on the front endpaper of Vol. I. All wrappers are present. Overall a pristine copy of one of the greatest historical romances of all time. This copy of the first edition of Les Trois Mousquetaires is exceptionally clean and bright. What sets it above nearly every other copy that has come up for auction in the past three decades, however, is the fact that the publisher's printed wrappers are bound in at the front and rear of each textblock. Thus in addition to being an absolutely pristine set in notably handsome bindings, the inclusion of the wrappers makes this copy exceedingly rare."One of Dumas' most famous romances . a thorough-going historical romance of LouisXIII. and Richelieu (period 1625-1628)" (Reed, p.169).Carteret I, 235. Reed, p.170. Seller Inventory # 1736

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The Count of Monte-Cristo: Dumas, Alexandre (Alexander)

Dumas, Alexandre (Alexander)

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1846)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1846. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings SIGNED by Alexander Dumas on hand written letters tipped into each volume. A stunning two volume set in the ORIGINAL publisher's cinnamon cloth with minor wear. Both books are in excellent condition. Each book is complete with the proper title page and copyright information. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leanings and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the books. A superb set seldom seen in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth SIGNED by the author. Includes a lovely clamshell slipcase for each for preservation. We buy Dumas First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-19304937125

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Count of Monte-Cristo With Twenty Illustrations, Drawn: DUMAS, Alexandre
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About this Item: London Chapman and Hall, 1846. The First English Edition in Original Cloth of The Count of Monte-Cristo DUMAS, Alexandre. The Count of Monte-Cristo. With twenty illustrations, drawn on wood by M. Valentin, and executed by the most eminent English engravers, under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath. In two volumes. Vol. I. [II.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. First edition in English in book form. Two octavo volumes (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 227 x 140 mm). iv, 464; iv, 464 pp. Complete. With twenty woodcut plates (including frontispieces) by M. Valentin (designed for the English edition). Original green cloth, covers decoratively blocked in blind, spines lettered and tooled in gilt in compartments. Original pale yellow coated endpapers. Minimal bumping to extremities. A few small spots on cloth. Spines very lightly sunned. Plates in volume I with some foxing, but text very clean and volume II also very clean. A couple signatures standing proud in volume II. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Overall an excellent copy with the gilt extremely bright and without restoration or wear of this rare and much sought-after title. Housed together in a custom cloth slipcase. The Count of Monte-Cristo first appeared in English as an illustrated serial in the London Journal earlier this same year. "No translator’s name is given, yet it is interesting to note that almost every successive English edition has been based upon his work" (Reed). F.W. Reed, quoting Maurice Baring, calls The Count of Monte Cristo "The most popular book in the world." The novel first appeared serially in the Parisian newspaper Le Journal des debats, from 28 August 1844 to 15 January 1846, and in fact met with tremendous success from the very first. Reed, pp. 175-176. HBS 67920. $37,500. Seller Inventory # 67920

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by George Peirce, London (1846)

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About this Item: George Peirce, London, 1846. wrappers. Condition: Very good. First Edition. 6 vols. 1st edition in English, 1st issue in parts (all covers numbered by hand). Original wrappers, part VI with chips to the back, else very good, complete, unrepaired, and rare as rooster eggs. Dumas wrote this adventure as a high tension anxiety (ticking clock/jail-break plotline), to be the central novel in his series about the French Revolution, but as he got deeper into the others (Memoirs of a Physician, 1848, Queen's Necklace, 1850, Ange Pitou, 1851, and Countess of Charny, 1854) the nuances of the series' overlapping cast (mainly Phillipe de Taverney) no longer fit. So he let the novel stand alone, and it does so with resilient fame. Ex-Bob Jackson, this very set (not that they could have found another) was last seen 19 years ago at the Grolier Club, in their exhibit, Essential Parts (recorded on page 16 of their 1996 catalog). The Red House (La Maison-Rouge) were the ferociously dedicated, and heroically resolute, personal guard of King Louis XVI and his family, so named for their brilliant red cloaks. Dumas resurrects their shadowy leader, The Red Knight himself, as his secret agent in disguise, the tip of a royalist spear, leading Batz's inspired intrigue (The Carnation Conspiracy) to rescue Marie Antoinette from the prison at the Conciergerie. The result is breathtaking reader whiplash, remindful of the disquiet in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (the exemplar for a choice of heroes, wherein both sides are positive they are in the right), and it presages with a clear prescience the James Bond bravura of action spy, and the Mission Impossible style of whirlpool count-down plotline. Seller Inventory # 40

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Garnier, Paris (1845)

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About this Item: Garnier, Paris, 1845. 1/2 calf. Condition: Very good. First Edition. 6 vols. 1st edition, preceded by a serialization in the newspaper La Presse (Dec. 1844-Apr. 1845), and generally coinciding with, or preceding, the Brussels pirated editions. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, small chip to the spine base of vol. IV, rubs to paper sides, else very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles. The first Valois novel, a high beam book, both great (Dumas at the pinnacle of his genius) and rare (ABPC shows no auction sales and OCLC lists just 2 sets in libraries, world wide, Yale and Cal. State Northridge, and though we found another in France, 3 plus this one is still as elusive as any novel from his pen). A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. La Reine Margot is an electrifying tour de force, and an enrapturing read, pulsating with life (une grande classique). It opens in 1572, initiating a trilogy that devalues family values, and novelizes the events surrounding the last French dynastic transition (from Valois to Bourbon), and it's entrenched among the very finest historical romances of all time, but why listen to me? I'll quote from F. W. Reed, bibliographer, collector, and academic champion of Alexandre Dumas, builder of the comprehensive library, and a serious intellectual, who was not generally given to exaggeration or overstatement, and most assuredly was not, when his subject was equating one Dumas novel to another. "Some of Dumas finest historical portraits are to be found here, indeed it is probable.they have left their indelible stamp upon the historians.[including], Charles IX, Catherine de Medici, Henri de Navarre, Marguerite de Valois [and] Henri (Duc) de Guise. The fictional characters, La Mole and Coconnas, are only surpassed by the Musketeers themselves, as types of the truest of friends, and brothers-in-arms." And Douglas Munro, the bibliographer of Dumas' editions in French, states clearly, and without much argument that: "?it [La Reine Margot] was seen to be better constructed and, by and large, better written than the immortal 'Les Trois Mousquetaires.'" Not as famous in America as The Three Musketeers or The Count of Monte- Cristo, due to it being more serious, authentic, bloody, tenacious, political, and following history more faithfully. The pace is mercilessly fast, and the action is constant, and all the clashing, scheming, factions believe they serve a higher, noble purpose, so it is replete with complexities, and a shifting choice of heroes, and therefore, was never seen as a straightforward, movie friendly swashbuckler. And yet it lingered, cinematically irresistible, until an exotic, and prodigious, and expensive, French, German and Italian financed, Patrice Chéreau directed, film was finally written, made, and released in 1994. It starred Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Virna Lisi, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Dominique Blanc, and Vincent Perez, and is well worth an Amazon download if you're ready to turn your sofa into a shock station. And unlike most movies based on historical novels, this one captured much of Dumas' darkness, daring, villainy, valor, and wicked intrigue. And yes the sex is in your face, but hey, you can always wash your face. And as for books and films generally: Rooting for the lame book you overpaid for to be made into a film to help you out, is like the collectible ceramic plate industry rooting for Taylor Swift to have a tragic death (Book Code). Not unexpectedly, the book is even better than the movie, and, like most books adapted to film, it is so just because it is reading, because reading is amazing. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it unfolds at exactly the pace you choose, it is blissfully silent, it can be companionship for your feelings, or escape from them, it is simultaneously exercise and rest for your mind, you can read with focus or skip judiciously, it tells you other peoples' thoughts and lets you compare them to your own, it gives you knowledge of your world, and experience of th. Seller Inventory # 42

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Dumont, Paris (1842)

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About this Item: Dumont, Paris, 1842. 1/2 calf. Condition: Very good. First Edition. 4 vols. 1st edition. Reed's bibliography (A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas Père, 1933, 1974) lists Dumont's 1843 Paris imprint of this title as the 1st edition, so he didn't have, or see, or hear about this one dated 1842 (Munro's bibliography gets the date right, but he whimsically scrambles the authorized Paris and pirated Brussels editions). A rare book. ABPC records no sales at auction in 40 years. OCLC lists only 2 sets in libraries world wide (Indiana and Yale), and a half set, vols. I and II only (at The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris), and even if that misses one or 2 buried somewhere in the backwoods, it's nearly a chimera. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, rubs to paper sides, very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles, ads, and contents. A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. Le Chevalier d'Harmental unleashed Dumaspalooza, the first of his towering and best selling historical romances (romans d'or), and his first novel researched by Maquet (you can talk about the miracle, but you never talk about the angel). Here is a 4 year wedge of the history that led to it, your trail of breadcrumbs. In 1838 Dumas serialized, and then published as a book, his first novel, Le Capitaine Paul, to temperate notice. For 3 years he pressed on, sharpened his skills, perfected his craft, surmised the intricacies of historical romance, and intuited the preferences of his audience, then unified all 4 into a new ritual of high art, exploding on the scene with this ingenuity, the first coupling of an historical novel with a cloak and dagger thriller. It's set (1718), in the midst of The Cellamare Conspiracy, a critical pivot in Europe's saga, following the 1715 death of King Louis XIV and the French throne's passing to his 5 year old great-grandson, King Louis XV. It's more sinister, sophisticated, and malicious, than any historical novel that preceded it, and it's grimmer and grittier than most of those that followed. The regent, the Duc d'Orléans, and the regency council, led by the Duc d'Maine, quarreled, plotted, and tried to murder each other in factions. The Spanish ambassador, Cellamare, got involved, and forged a seditious intrigue, but lost his gamble to play one clique against the other and install the Spanish King as the new regent. "The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." -Cioran Le Chevalier d'Harmental is an unquestionably weighty book in the chronicles of literature, no less than the modern historical romance's genotype, an evolved descendant of ideas first conceived, explored, formulated, and executed by others, but Dumas leaves none of them undeveloped. He interrogates their assumptions more deeply, and traces their implications more exhaustively. Where (earlier) others insisted in general terms, he undertakes a famously comprehensive, exacting and sustained reconnaissance, investigation, deconstruction and reconstruction, of the subject. Where others had cautiously compared, he expounds a bold, amplified, highly matured conception of writing as a science, a systematically self-reflexive mode of engaging the reader and knowing the world. Between 1842 and 1854 Dumas wrote historical novels, that stand time's test, better then anyone. His leggiest dozen or so are mammoth classics, integrating adventure and romance into roller coaster rides that, to this day, yank readers on quivering lifts to the zenith of reading, and the 1st Paris editions of almost all his grand titles are impossibly rare. Whoa, hold it. If this book is so important and so rare, why is it that these outliers in the wilderness of California have it for sale? Specifically, it's just a brief aberration in an inefficient rare book market unsuited to put an accurate value on a 1st edition so infrequently encountered, that it has no comps. And generally, it's that antiquarian bookselling is ill fitted to grasp the shifting vagaries of refined appreciations that prompt evolvin. Seller Inventory # 22

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The Count of Monte-Cristo.: Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

Published by London: Chapman and Hall, London (1846)

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About this Item: London: Chapman and Hall, London, 1846. First edition in English of the author's masterpiece, published just one year after the original French edition and before the American first. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in full contemporary brown calf over, gilt titles to the spine. Twenty wood-engraved plates after Henry Valentin. In near fine condition with some light rubbing to the extremities. First editions in the English language are rare. The Count of Monte Cristo, in particular, is "perhaps the outstanding work of fiction to reveal the futility of human vengeance, even when it attains its utmost completeness. Maurice Baring calls it the most popular book in the world" (Frank Wild Reed). "One of the best thrillers ever written" (Reid, 134). Seller Inventory # 27003

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Dumas, Alexandre (Alexander)

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1846)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1846. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings. This two volume set has been beautifully bound in 1/4 calf over marble boards with raised bands and gilt stamping on the spine. Both books are in great shape. The bindings are tight and the pages are clean with 18 wood-engraved plates (lacking frontispieces) after Henry Valentin. Besides the previous owner's name neatly written on the top title page, there is NO marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a wonderful set of this First Edition in English in collector's condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-4184677690659721263

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Les Trois Mousquetaires - Vingt Ans Après: Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas

Published by Meline, Cans, et Compagnie, Brussels (1844)

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About this Item: Meline, Cans, et Compagnie, Brussels, 1844. First edition. THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE THREE MUSKETEERS TRILOGY. ALL THREE NOVELS: PREDATING ALL THE PARIS EDITIONS, AND THE ONLY VERSION PRESERVING DUMAS' ORIGINAL TEXT, INCLUDING THE COMPLETE CHAPTER LE BONHOMME BROUSSEL. "Les Trois Mousquetaires". Brussels: Meline, Cans, et Compagnie, 1844. 5 vols. octavo (150 × 95 mm.), pp. [iv], 276; [iv], 303; [iv], 268; [iv] 262; [iv] 293. With all the half-titles. Each title with a woodcut vignette of a musketeer. Publisher's green pebble-grained cloth, spines lettered direct in gilt. A fine copy. [WITH] "Vingt Ans Après (Suite des Trois Mousquetaires)". Brussels: Meline, Cans et Compagnie, 1845. 6 vols. octavo bound in 3, (150 × 100 mm.), pp. [ii], 283; [ii], 295; [ii], 295; [ii], 257; [ii], 312; [ii], 379. Each title with a woodcut vignette of a musketeer. Publisher's dark blue cloth blind-stamped with a floral pattern, red morocco labels. Extremities slightly rubbed, closed tears to cloth at spine heads of all three volumes. A couple of outer joints with short cracks but secure. A very good copy. [WITH] "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (Suite de Vingt Ans Après)". Brussels: Meline, Cans et Compagnie, 1848-1850. 13 vols. octavo bound in 6 (145 × 100 mm.), pp. [iv], 285; [iv], 285; [iv], 263; [iv], 276; [iv], 283; [iv], 277; [iv], 284; [iv], 279; [iv], 278; [iv], 257; [iv], 251; [iv], 281; [iv], 329. With all the half-titles. Contemporary half calf over marbled paper boards, flat spines gilt, lettered direct in gilt, all edges sprinkled blue. A fine copy. THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE THREE MUSKETEERS: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY IN VERY RARE EARLY BRUSSELS EDITIONS, the original printings of the novels. Predating the first Paris editions, and preserving Dumas' original text-extensively revised in all the Paris and subsequent editions. With the complete chapter Le Bonhomme Broussel, lacking in the Paris and subsequent editions. The first Paris editions of the Three Musketeers trilogy are legendarily rare: there are probably only two libraries worldwide with complete sets (Yale and the Bibiliothèque Nationale de France). The Brussels editions that preceded the first Paris editions appear to be equally rare in libraries: we have been able to locate only two complete sets (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, University of Göttingen). They are certainly equally rare on the market (see below). The present set includes the following editions, as set out in Munro's Alexandre Dumas Père, A Bibliography of Works published in French 1825-1900: fifth Brussels edition of Les Trois Mousquetaires, preceding the first Paris edition (Munro p. 143); third Brussels edition of Vingt Ans Après, preceding the first Paris edition (Munro p. 165); sixth Brussels edition of Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, preceding the first Paris edition (Munro p. 195). THE BRUSSELS EDITIONS OF THE THREE MUSKETEERS The Brussels editions of the Three Musketeers remain mysterious and little-understood. It was long assumed that the novels first appeared in book form in Paris, following their serial publication in the Parisian newspaper Le Siècle. In 1924, however, Laurent Carteret, in his Trésor du bibliophile Romantique et Moderne, drew attention (without giving any details) to the existence of a group of Brussels printings of the novels-the first acknowledgement of the Brussels editions in any major bibliography (Carteret p, 235). In 1935, the next significant bibliography of French literature, Hector Talvart and Joseph Place's Bibliographie des auteurs modernes de langue francaise, assembled details on about 22 Brussels editions of Dumas. For Vingt Ans Après, for example, we find: "N.B. En 1845, une edition de Vingt Ans Après a paru à Bruxelles chez Meline, Can et Cie en 6 vol. . ." And for Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: "N.B. Cet ouvrage, auquel Aug. Macquet a collaboré, a paru également en 1848-50 à Bruxelles, chez Meline, Cans et Cie, en 13 vol. . ." BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF T . . . (FULL DESCRIPTION ON REQUEST). Seller Inventory # NM00061

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Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

Published by Burgess, Stringer and Company, New York (1846)

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About this Item: Burgess, Stringer and Company, New York, 1846. First American edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, two volumes bound in one. Separate title page for each volume. Complete with twelve illustrated plates. In very good condition with the previous owner's signature of volume one. First editions in the English language are rare, with Yale being the only library to house a copy of this first edition. The Count of Monte Cristo, in particular, is "perhaps the outstanding work of fiction to reveal the futility of human vengeance, even when it attains its utmost completeness. Maurice Baring calls it the most popular book in the world" (Frank Wild Reed). "One of the best thrillers ever written" (Reid, 134). Seller Inventory # 55046

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Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

Published by Little, Brown, Boston (1900)

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About this Item: Little, Brown, Boston, 1900. D'Artagnan Edition, #H of 26 copies of the lettered edition. Octavo, 43 volumes. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, fleur-de-lis gilt stamped to the spine, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles. Illustrated throughout with engraved plates. In near fine condition. The Count of Monte Cristo, in particular, is "perhaps the outstanding work of fiction to reveal the futility of human vengeance, even when it attains its utmost completeness. Maurice Baring calls it the most popular book in the world" (Frank Wild Reed). "One of the best thrillers ever written" (Reid, 134). Seller Inventory # 54012

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Une Fille du Régent. Par --. Tom: Dumas, Alexandre [and

Dumas, Alexandre [and Maquet, August]

Published by Meline, Cans et Compagnie. Libraire, Imprimerie et Fonderie, Bruxelles (1844)

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About this Item: Meline, Cans et Compagnie. Libraire, Imprimerie et Fonderie, Bruxelles, 1844. Condition: In fine codition. First edition. Three volumes, bound into two. In contemporary black half maroquin, gilt rulings and ornaments at joinings, gilt title on spine. With striped silk bookmarks. (4), 287, [1]; (4), 272; (4), 215, [1] p. Written in collaboration with August Maquet. Regarded as a companion story to the "Le Chevalier d'Harmental". First appeared as a serial, ran through the columns of "Le Commerce" in Paris, Reed (in: A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père) claims this pirate edition as the original and the 1845 Paris, Cadot as the first French edition. In contemporary black half maroquin, gilt rulings and ornaments at joinings, gilt title on spine. With striped silk bookmarks First edition. Three volumes, bound into two. Seller Inventory # 13

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L' ORESTIE: ALEXANDRE DUMAS

ALEXANDRE DUMAS

Published by PARIS. A LA LIBRAIRIE THEATRALE (1856)

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About this Item: PARIS. A LA LIBRAIRIE THEATRALE, 1856. Couverture rigide. Condition: Bon. Edition originale. UN VOLUME IN 12 DE 3 (FF). 107PP.DEMI PERCALINE , PAPIER A LA CUVE.PIECE DE TITRE MAROQUIN FONCE, PETIT FLEURON AU DOS.UNE MENTION MANUSCRITE AU CRAYON INDIQUE: EXEMPLAIRE SUR PAPIER EN COULEUR AVEC DES INDICATIONS POUR LA REPRESENTATION PAR ALEXANDRE DUMAS AVEC UN ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNE.PETITES DECHIRURES INFIMES ET UN MANQUE DE PAPIER A LA FEUILLE DU DOS. QUELQUES ROUSSEURS ER QUELQUES TACHES. EDITION ORIGINALE. SEUL EXEMPLAIRE SUR PAPIER BLEU ( CLOUZOT ).RARISSIME. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Seller Inventory # 480

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The Count of Monte-Cristo 2 Volumes: Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, 1846. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 2 Volumes Chapman and Hall: London, 1846. First Edition in English. Illustrated with 20 wood engravings by M. Valentin. Octavos, original embossed cloth covers, rebacked with later cloth, inked name on title-page with history of its purchase from a reverend; heavily stained. Replaced spines. there are some loose pages. Pages in book are fairly clean, see pics. Seller Inventory # ABE-1507280402349

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La Reine Margot. Par --. Tome Premier: Dumas, Alexandre [and

Dumas, Alexandre [and Maquet, August]

Published by Meline, Cans et Compagnie. Libraire, Imprimerie et Fonderie, Bruxelles (1845)

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About this Item: Meline, Cans et Compagnie. Libraire, Imprimerie et Fonderie, Bruxelles, 1845. Condition: In fine condition. Possible first edition. Four volumes, bound into two. Light rubbing to sides. In contemporary red half maroquin, gilt and black rulings at joinings, gilt title on spine. With striped silk bookmarks. (4), 277, [1]; (4), 286; (4), 285, [1]; (4), 351, [1] p. Written in collaboration with August Maquet. The first of the three Valois Romances, with Dumas' finest historical portraits. First appeared as a serial, ran through the columns of "La Presses", Reed (in: A Bibliography of Alexandre Dumas père) considers the 1845 Paris, Gamier Frères edition as original. In contemporary red half maroquin, gilt and black rulings at joinings, gilt title on spine. With striped silk bookmarks Possible first edition. Four volumes, bound into two. Light rubbing to sides. Seller Inventory # 11

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DUMAS, Alexandre [Alejandro Dumas]

Published by Michel Lévy Frères, Libraires Editeurs, Paris (1867)

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About this Item: Michel Lévy Frères, Libraires Editeurs, Paris, 1867. Tapa dura. Condition: Bien. 1ª ed.. - En francés.- Encuadernado a plena piel. Lomo con dorados. Guardas hechas a mano.- Algún punto de óxido. >>> DESCUENTO ESPECIAL en caso de pasar a recoger en la librería. Size: 3 v.; 18 cm. Seller Inventory # 016213

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Le Passe-temps, journal hebdomadaire, tête de collection: DUMAS Alexandre &

DUMAS Alexandre & COLLECTIF

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About this Item: Le Passe-Temps, Ernest Bazard, 1856. Couverture rigide. - Le Passe-Temps, Ernest Bazard, Paris 1856-1864, 22,5x32cm, 8 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi basane noire, dos lisses ornés de filets estampés à froid, pages de garde de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque. Nombreuses contributions, d'Alexandre Dumas (Le page du Duc de Savoie et Mémoires d'un policeman), de Emile de Nangis, Henry de Kock, Paul de Kock, Jules Janin, Charles Maquet, Luc Chardall, Frank Munzel, Elie Berthet, Louis Chazerain, Léon Beynet, Adrien Robert, Victor Perceval, A. de Gondrécourt, E. Gonzales, E. Bazard, Xavier de Montépin, Mme Ancelot, Léon Beauvallet, E. Capendu, Gustave Aimard, Marquis de Foudras, Edouard Devicque, Louis Digy, Philibert Audebrand, Albert Blanquet, Mortonval, Paul Duplessis. Ce journal prendra fin de 1893. Chaque numéro comporte une belle gravure sur bois en première page et d'autres in texte. A la fin de chaque numéro nous trouvons la rubrique "Contemporains en pantoufles" qui à travers les ans décrit presque toutes les personnalités de l'époque. Tables des matières et index des biographies manuscrits encollés sur les contreplats de chaque volume. Très rare ensemble de ce journal populaire dans un état de conservation remarquable. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Originale.bindings Edition half black sheepskin, flat spines decorated with fillets stamped cold, cover pages of handmade paper, binders époque.Nombreuses the contributions of Alexandre Dumas (The Page of the Duke of Savoy and Memoirs a policeman), Emile de Nangis, Henry Kock, Paul de Kock, Jules Janin, Charles Maquet, Luc Chardall Frank Munzel, Elie Berthet, Louis Chazerain Leon Beyne, Adrien Robert, Victor Percival, A. Gondrecourt, E. Gonzales, E. Bazard Xavier Montépin Ms. Ancelot Beauvallet Leon E. Douzens Gustave Aimard, Marquis of Foudras Edward Devicque Louis Digy Philibert Audebrand Albert Blanquet, Mortonval Paul Duplessis.Ce newspaper will end 1893.Chaque number of features a beautiful woodcut on the front page and other text in. At the end of each issue we find the "contemporary slippers" which describes through the years almost all the personalities of the time. Tables of contents and index of manuscripts pasted on contreplats biographies of each rare volume.Très set of this popular newspaper in a remarkable state of preservation. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!. Seller Inventory # 37127

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO [cristo] [volume: Dumas, Alexandre

Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Simms and M'Intyre: Belfast (1846)

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About this Item: Simms and M'Intyre: Belfast, 1846. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Vol. 3 only. 6.5 x 4", half leather; marbled boards, 464pp, covers quite rubbed, extremities bumped and quite worn, spine rubbed with some abrasions, front inner hinge cracking, old Glasgow bookseller label inside front cover (William Campbell), ink "One Penny per Night" written above label, contents toned, stained and used with finger soiling. Vol. IX of The Parlour Novelist Series. Volume 3 of 3 only. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, preceding the English edition, that has the title changed to "Cristo". Complete set of the Simms edition is listed online for $12,000. Seller Inventory # 99-5557

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Alexandre Dumas

Published by Simms and M'Intyre, W. S. Orr and Co., Belfast and London (1846)

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About this Item: Simms and M'Intyre, W. S. Orr and Co., Belfast and London, 1846. First edition. TRUE FIRST APPEARANCE IN ENGLISH OF THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO. THE ONLY ENGLISH TRANSLATION BASED ON THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE NOVEL. Octavo (160 × 100 mm.), pp. [8], 400, [2]. With the engraved part-title, half-title, and leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's plum cloth, decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Very occasional slight spots, spine rubbed and darkened, slight restorations to extremities. TRUE FIRST APPEARANCE IN ENGLISH, very rare, of any part of Le Comte de Monte Christo, and the first and only English translation based on the original text of the novel. With the original date of 24 February in the first line of the text, and the original spelling of "Monte Christo" throughout. Predating the Chapman and Hall edition of the same year. In the original publisher's cloth. Le Comte de Monte Christo first appeared as a serial in the Parisian newspaper Le Journal des Debats from 28 August 1844 to 15 January 1846. This was followed by a Brussels edition in book form (1845-1846), set up from the Journal des Débats and issued in parts, followed by a Paris edition in book form (1845-1846, now a very rare and sought-after book: the last copy to appear at auction sold for EUR 253,000 (Christie's Paris 21/4/2010)). English publishers were quick to respond to the remarkable popularity of the novel in France. First to start bringing out Monte Christo in English were Simms, M'Intyre and Orr, at the beginning of March 1846, just six weeks after the final instalment of the novel in Le Journal des Débats. Like the Brussels publishers, Simms and M'Intyre issued the novel in parts: the first third of the text (the action in Marseilles and the Chateau D'If) appeared under the title of The Chateau D'If, as volume 3 of The Parlour Novelist, a popular series published by Simms and M'Intyre between 1846 and 1863 (Sadleir vol. 2 p. 146). Following the success of The Chateau D'If, Simms and M'Intyre brought out the remaining portion of the text (the action in Rome and Paris) a little later as volumes 8 and 9 of The Parlour Novelist, under the title of The Count of Monte Christo. The title-pages of all three volumes give the translator as Emma Hardy. Simms and M'Intyre state their priority in the preface at the beginning of The Chateau D'If: "In presenting the following translation to the English Public, the publishers feel considerable gratification in being the first to make known to them this charming romance, the chef d'oeuvre of the most distinguished of French Novelists, ALEXANDRE DUMAS. . . Belfast, March 1, 1846" (p. [5]). The Simms and M'Intyre translation was based on the original text of the novel as it first appeared in Le Journal des Débats. This is confirmed by the date of 24 February in the first line of the text (later revised to 28 February), and the spelling of Christo with an "h" throughout (this spelling was retained in the early Paris and Brussels editions, and was only changed to Cristo in the later first illustrated edition (Paris, Au Bureau de L'Écho Des Feuilletons, 1846)). A second English translation (the first illustrated English translation) of Monte Christo (The Count of Monte-Cristo [sic], London, Chapman & Hall, translator unknown) also appeared in 1846. This was based on a revised text of the novel, (most obviously identified by the date of 28 February in the first line, and the spelling of Cristo without an "h" throughout). The source text for the Chapman & Hall edition was possibly the first illustrated edition published in Paris. According to Munro and Sadleir, the Chapman & Hall edition appeared after the first part of the Simms and M'Intyre edition, Parlour Novelist vol. 3, and probably just before Parlour Novelist vols. 8 and 9. "Although Parlour Novelist Nos. 8 and 9 in all likelihood post-dated the Chapman and Hall edition, No. 3 pre-dated i . . . (FULL DESCRIPTION ON REQUEST). Seller Inventory # NM00060

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Société belge de librairie Hauman, Brussels (1845)

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About this Item: Société belge de librairie Hauman, Brussels, 1845. Cloth. Condition: Very good. First Edition. 7 vols. in 3. 1st edition (in French), 1st issue (16mo. in 7 vols.). This 1st edition is the real deal, unquestionably preceding Baudry's Paris edition, and Hauman's own 2nd edition (18mo. in 10 vols.), the 3 other 1845 Brussels editions, and all the rest. Any arguments against its priority test logic. Munro clearly states that this edition, and this issue of it, is the 1st of all, and no one has cogently tendered any other sequence. 19th century purple cloth, spines faded to tan, very good, bound without half-titles but otherwise whole, with Romanesque Aventure de ma vie, par le Bibliophile Jacob, filling out the final 93 pages of vol. VII, as issued. Compelling, appealing, and scarce, and though this edition's priority over the Paris edition is sure, some collectors would pay 20 times our price for Baudry's edition and swear it is the only one bestowing pride of ownership, while others would insist that 1st is always best. And that's because each of us looks at any given book, and sees what we see, and what we see is not always the same. Like sometimes I look into the face of our dog (Lily the Kid) and see fatalistic sadness and wistful anguish, when all she is really doing is staring at the lamp waiting for a circling moth to run out of gas. Twenty Years After is the first sequel to The Three Musketeers, set in the political upheaval of 1648-1649, and I'll maintain it's the most historical of Dumas' historical romances. It opens during 2 civil wars, and only the charisma of the Musketeers could possibly hold up the fictional portion of the plotline, against the dizzying storms of such volatile historical events, coincident and parallel revolts against the absolute power of the crown, the parliamentary insurrection in France of the first Fronde (which mostly collapsed into the Peace of Rueil, and 3 years of fragmented, factional intrigues) and those in England of Cromwell's second Civil War (which culminated in the 1649 execution of King Charles I and the establishment of the Commonwealth). The historical action first divides, then occupies, then infects, engulfs, and finally reunites the Musketeers, now all grown up, savvy, constant, dynamic, and ready for the personal defiance demanded by the times. Seller Inventory # 67

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Histoire d'un casse-noisette. - La bouillie de: DUMAS Alexandre

DUMAS Alexandre

Published by Hetzel (1845)

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About this Item: Hetzel, 1845. Couverture rigide. - Hetzel, Paris 1845, 13,5x20,cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition originale pour chacun des volumes et pour lesquels il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envois autographes signés de l'auteur sur les pages de faux-titre de chacun des volumes. Ouvrages illustrés de dessins in-texte de Bertall. Une restauration marginale avec petit manque de papier sur la page de faux-titre du premier volume, petites rousseurs éparses, une pâle mouillure marginale en pied des derniers feuillets du second texte. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of each volume, for which there were no large paper copies. Contemporary half brown shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in five compartments, the bands with gilt fillets and triple gilt compartments with gilt decorative motifs, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Autograph inscriptions from the author on the half-title of each of the volumes. With illustrations by Bertall to text. Marginal repair with small paper lack to half-title of first volume, occasional light spotting, one pale dampstain to lower margin of final leaves of second volume. %. Seller Inventory # 42944

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DUMAS PERE (Alexandre)

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About this Item: Paris, L. de Potter, 1845. In-8, demi-maroquin olive de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un décor rocaille doré en long, titre et tomaison dorés au centre, 334 p. et 324 p. faux-titres et titres compris. Edition originale du troisième volet de la tétralogie romanesque que Dumas consacra aux femmes sous la Fronde. Parus séparément dans leurs premières éditions, ils seront réunis à partir de 1848 sous le titre général de "La guerre des femmes". "Peu après avoir terminé ‘le Vicomte de Bragelonne’ (1847), Dumas se rend compte qu'il n'arrive pas à vivre sans ses Mousquetaires et entreprend la rédaction de cette ‘Guerre des Femmes’ où l'ardeur à vivre et à se battre change de sexe sans changer de nature. En 1650, sous la Fronde, ces femmes ne le cèdent en rien aux porteurs de rapière pour ce qui est du panache, de la ferveur batailleuse et de l'amoureuse passion. " (Phébus, 2003). Très rare, seulement 4 ex. recensés dans le monde (WorldCat) dont un unique dans les bibliothèques françaises: celui de la BnF. (Munro, 110. Parran, 53. Reed, 186. Vicaire, III, 372-373). Quelques rousseurs et brunissures plus soutenues à certains feuillets. Mors légèrement frottés. Quelques épidermures. Bon exemplaire, dans une reliure romantique de l'époque à décor rocaille. Seller Inventory # 36963

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Dumas, Alexandre (Alexander)

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About this Item: Autograph Letter Signed, "Alexandre Dumas," to Martin d'Oisy, in French, requesting a copy of the letter from Louis Philippe to King Charles X, including any deletions One page with integral address leaf. Matted and framed with an original carte-de-visite of Dumas. Complete piece measures 14 inches by 18 inches. Seller Inventory # 7279

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Stockholm, Fontainebleau et Rome, trilogie dramatique sur: DUMAS Alexandre

DUMAS Alexandre

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About this Item: Barba, 1830. Couverture rigide. - Barba, Paris 1830, 13,5x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage chocolat, dos lisse, pièce de titre moderne de basane noire, discrètes restaurations sur les mors et les coins, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe de l'auteur à son ami le sculpteur David (d'Angers). L'envoi autographe, dont l'encre a pâli, reste lisible. Exemplaire complet de sa lithographie de Raffet en frontispice. Rousseurs éparses. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Contemporary brown paper Bradel binding, modern black sheep title label, skillful repairs to joints and corners. Rare autograph inscription from the author to his friend the sculptor David (d'Angers). The inscription, though its ink has faded, is still legible. Retaining its frontispiece lithograph by Raffet. Occasional spotting. Seller Inventory # 43351

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DUMAS Alexandre

Published by Librairie du Petit Journal (1865)

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About this Item: Librairie du Petit Journal, 1865. Couverture rigide. - Librairie du Petit Journal, Paris 1865, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos lisse orné d'un cartouche doré agrémenté d'arabesques dorées, date et lieu dorés en queue, roulettes à froid sur les coiffes, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, deux coins légèrement émoussés, deux petits accrocs sans gravité sur les tranches, couvertures conservées, inscription au stylo bille sur les première et dernière gardes de la reliure, tête dorée. Envoi autographe signé d'Alexandre Dumas sur un feuillet. Quelques petites rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Half maroon morocco over marbled paper boards, spine with a gilt cartouche containing gilt arabesques, date and place of publication in gilt to foot of spine, blindstamped roulettes to head- and tail-pieces, gilt fillet frame to covers, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, two corners slightly rubbed, two small insignificant tears to edges, covers preserved, inscription in ballpoint pen to first and final endpapers, top edge gilt. Autograph inscription signed by Alexandre Dumas. A little light spotting. Seller Inventory # 45790

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Alexandre Dumas Fils

Published by Gustave Havard, Paris (1858)

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About this Item: Gustave Havard, Paris, 1858. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First illustrated edition. Beautifully rebound in half green morocco with green marbled boards. New endpapers. Gilt spine lettering with two labels and 4 raised bands. Top edge gilt. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 396 pages. Seller Inventory # 17906

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UN CAS DE RUPTURE. Album d'épreuve, reliure: DUMAS Fils, Alexandre.

DUMAS Fils, Alexandre. COURBOIN, Eugène. UZANNE, Octave.

Published by Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, (1892)

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About this Item: Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1892. Couverture souple. Condition: Très bon. Edition originale, Édition illustrée. [UN CAS DE RUPTURE. Illustrations page à page par Eugène Courboin.] [Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1892.] 1 volume in-4 (32 x 24,5 cm) de 59 feuillets comprenant 103 dessins pleine page dont 7 tirages photographiques contrecollés (épreuves identiques à ceux tirés à part sur papier vélin). Soit un ensemble de 96 dessins différents tirés en héliogravure. Reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin rouge à la bradel, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés. Reliure signée E. CARAYON. Excellent état. Infimes marques à la reliure. Intérieur frais. PREMIER TIRAGE. ALBUM UNIQUE CONSTITUÉ DE TIRAGES A PART DE L’INTÉGRALITÉ DES ILLUSTRATIONS DU VOLUME (à l'exception des illustrations de couverture, du faux-titre et du titre, qui n'ont pas été rassemblées ici). SUPERBE ILLUSTRATION D’EUGÈNE COURBOIN. Ce volume a été publié sous la direction artistique d'Octave Uzanne et achevé d'imprimer le 25 octobre 1891. L'édition a été tirée à 1.050 exemplaires dont 1.000 exemplaires sur papier vélin de cuve (avec 50 ex. sur Japon). Les dessins ont été héliogravés sur cuivre pat Th. Fillon et tirés en taille-douce par Lemercier. Il s'agit ici d'un album unique constitué vraisemblablement soit par un amateur, soit par l'imprimeur Quantin ? soit par une personne proche de l'illustrateur (Uzanne ?) ou autre. Il contient donc 103 tirages, tous en noir sur vélin de cuve (le même papier que le tirage définitif), dont 7 tirages photographiques sur papier citraté ayant servi au tirage en photogravure définitif (héliogravures). Ces tirages photographiques n'étant par nature (étant peu stable dans le temps) jamais conservés. Par ailleurs, il faut constater que le tirage à part des illustrations de Courboin permet de voir certaines illustrations dans leur ensemble quand le tirage définitif avec le texte autour en occulte une partie souvent non négligeable. La page 2 de cet album (qui correspond à la page 2 du livre) est composée avec le texte contrecollé, justifié, prêt à être photographié pour la photogravure définitive (voir photo). Ensemble unique. Un cas de rupture a été publié par Alexandre Dumas fils en 1854. "Un Cas de rupture. Il fut écrit pendant un séjour. forcé de l'auteur dans la prison où l'on enfermait les gardes nationaux qui avaient oublié leurs billets de garde, vous savez bien, le fameux « Hôtel des Haricots ». On y lit des variations — qui ne rappellent en rien Silvio Pellico — sur le régime cellulaire; c'est enlevé de verve. Alexandre Dumas fils, cependant, n'autorisa jamais la réimpression de cette fantaisie — ou du moins il ne l'a autorisée que très tard, il y a deux ans, quand la maison Quantin entreprit de faire du Cas de rupture une publication artistique — un peu encombrante et d'un format bors de proportion avec la donnée de cette bluette." Bulletin du Bibliophile, 1896, p. 60. Très bel ouvrage à la mise en page novatrice et avant-gardiste dirigé par Octave Uzanne. TRÈS BEL EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE EN JOLI DEMI-MAROQUIN DE L’ÉPOQUE. Seller Inventory # ABE-1497511533430

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CELEBRATED CRIMES: Dumas, Alexandre &

Dumas, Alexandre & Burnham, I. G.

Published by George Barrie & Son (1895)

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About this Item: George Barrie & Son, 1895. First Edition. CELEBRATED CRIMES, George Barrie & Son, 1895, first edition, 8 volumes complete, some modest rubbing to small areas of the bottom board edges, spines a bit tanned, else a near fine set of this, the ARTISTS ORIGINAL EDITION, being #39/50 copies printed on vellum and bound in 3/4 gray leather and marvelous marbled boards, matching marbled end-papers, raised spines and with the t.p.e.'s in gold-gilt. This set was especially bound for Mrs. Bernhard Stroh whose husband was the founder of the beer company of the same name and provides doubles of each photogravure illustration save for the frontispiece which is present in each volume thrice, one being in full color. The art work is noted as by De Los Rios, Prodhomme Wagrez, etc. Translated by I. G. Burnham. Shipping to be determined at cost and guaranteed to be more than website listing. Seller Inventory # 03279

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by STRINGER & TOWNSEND, NEW YORK (1855)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: STRINGER & TOWNSEND, NEW YORK, 1855. HARD BACK BROWN. Condition: FAIR. FIRST ED. Gilt lettering on the spine. Quite torn on the corners. Book cover is faded. tight binding. Much foxing on blank pages. DATE PUBLISHED: 1855 EDITION: FIRST ED 400. Seller Inventory # 066996

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