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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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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by MICHEL LEVY FRERES, PARIS (1846)

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About this Item: MICHEL LEVY FRERES, PARIS, 1846. HARD BACK RED. Condition: GOOD. Written in French, marbled boards, red spines with handwritten title with the Vol number, small pastedown on the cover of each vol with title/Author/Vol. #. General wear, rubbed extremities, faded spines, lightly age toned pages, hinges are lightly cracked, and they have water soiling, however, not moldy nor a musty odor. Very scarce!! Additional shipping required DATE PUBLISHED: 1846 EDITION: Seller Inventory # 091162

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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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THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO.: Dumas, Alexandre.

Dumas, Alexandre.

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

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About this Item: Burgess, Stringer and Company,, New York:, 1846. Condition: Very Good. M. Valentin (illustrator). First U.S. edition. Two volumes in one, as issued, freshly re-bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards. This famous tale of revenge and retribution, of which the publisher said "his African blood is warm, and in his pages we accordingly discover the glowings of a heart gushing with feeling.," was inspired by Dumas' own Haitian-born father, an enslaved black man. Two editions were published in the U.S. in 1846; the other being in Boston. Though no known priority has been established, the bibliographies available to us (F.W. Reed, London: 1933 and Douglas Munro, New York: 1978) list only this one and we therefore believe it to be the first. Further, Reed's bibliography states an American reprint was issued the same year as the Burgess, Stringer edition, "but with plates so badly printed as to be almost caricatures of the original." Both the New York and Boston editions are based on the Chapman & Hall, London edition of the same year and include 12 of the 20 M. Valentin illustrations, as called for. [Rusty Mott of the bookselling firm Howard S. Mott, Inc., kindly pointed us to an 1847 ad in Marguerite Blessington's MARMADUKE HERBERT for this book; the ad states, "The work is published in one large Volume, likewise in two Volumes:--in either form it is sold at One Dollar, accompanied by Twelve splendid engravings"]. The Boston edition has appeared twice at auction (in 1940 & 1997). There are NO AUCTION OR SALE RECORDS of this New York edition and only a handful of copies in libraries worldwide making it AN ACTUAL RARE BOOK. Pages a little age-darkened and light foxing or staining, primarily to margins, throughout. Still textually good to very good with the binding being quite fine. Seller Inventory # 53637

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Dumas, Alexandre & [DUMAS]. [FLAGG, Edmund]. Edmond Dantes. .

Published by STRINGER & TOWNSEND: NOBLE, NY (1849)

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About this Item: STRINGER & TOWNSEND: NOBLE, NY, 1849. LEATHER SPINE BROWN. Condition: FAIR. M. VALENTIN (illustrator). 3 VOLUMES 2 NOVELS BOUND IN ONE BOOK. The Count of Monte Cristo with elegant illustrations by M. Valentin in Two Volumes; General shelf wear, front board detached, rubbed covers, tanned pages, foxing throughout, first page soiled. Volume one: frontispiece plus seven Illustrations; 288 pages; Volume two: 5 illustrations; 267 pages; Also inside this book is The Sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo - Complete in one volume; 198 pages. [DUMAS]. [FLAGG, Edmund]. Edmond Dantes. . . A sequel to Alexander Dumas Celebrated novel of the Count of Monte-Cristo. of this interesting and scarce work written by the American author and journalist Edmund Flagg (1815-1890), which was intended as a tribute to the 1848 French Revolution. It was followed up by another very scarce volume entitled ,The daughter of the Count of Monte Cristo. This book was mistakenly attributed to Dumas for many years, and was often included in printings of Dumas works. DATE PUBLISHED: 1849 EDITION: 753. Seller Inventory # 055251

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by G ROUTLEDGE AND CO, LONDON (1854)

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About this Item: G ROUTLEDGE AND CO, LONDON, 1854. HARD BACK BLACK. Condition: GOOD. M VALENTIN (illustrator). The Count of Monte Cristo One Volume Edition; with 20 illustrations drawn on wood by M Valentin Black marble boards with gold gilt titles to spine, shelf worn edges, corners and spine. various markings and rubbings to covers and spine, decorative marbled end pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1854 EDITION: 700. Seller Inventory # 068842

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Le Comte de Monte-Christo [The Count of: DUMAS, Alexandre [Alexander]

DUMAS, Alexandre [Alexander]

Published by F. Gaillardet, New York (1846)

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About this Item: F. Gaillardet, New York, 1846. First American French Language Edition. Large octavo, new leather spine lettered in gilt by Green Dragon bindery, original cloth boards. Only two copies on Worldcat, one at the Bibliotheque Natiuonale de France, and the other at ETH-Bibliothek Zurich (Switzerland). Despite the flaws, a very scarce copy of an important book. Water staining to half of title page, and to a gradually lesser extent for the first 125 pages or so. Prior owner signature on title page. Minor foxing and time toning to the paper. Seller Inventory # 32664

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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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Celebrated Crimes: Dumas, Alexandre; Burnham,

Dumas, Alexandre; Burnham, I.G. (translator)

Published by H.S. Nichols, London (1895)

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About this Item: H.S. Nichols, London, 1895. Limited large-paper English edition of the elder Alexandre Dumas's true crime narratives, number 15 of 25 copies, printed on Japanese vellum with the photogravure illustrations in two states. First published in French in 1839 and 1840, the collection includes essays on the Borgias, Martin Guerre, Mary Stuart, and Beatrice Cenci, as well as modern criminals such as the poisoner Antoine Derues and the assassin Karl Ludwig Sand. Most notable is the historical account of the Man in the Iron Mask, a real prisoner of the Sun King whose plight would inspire the final chapter of Dumas's d'Artagnan romances: "The imagination is fired at the thought of that enforced dumbness, of that lifetime of reflections which the features did not betray, of that isolation for forty years confined within double walls of stone and iron." A fine deluxe set, splendidly bound. Eight octavo volumes, contemporary full plum crushed morocco gilt, boards ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments elaborately tooled in gilt with a fleur-de-lis motif, top edges gilt, other edges uncut. Title pages in red and black, text printed on vellum, all volumes illustrated with photogravures in two states throughout text. Seller Inventory # 1001525

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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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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by W. KENT AND CO, LONDON (1856)

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About this Item: W. KENT AND CO, LONDON, 1856. LEATHER BOUND. Condition: READING COPY ONLY. The Count of Monte Cristo - A Romance. 2 volumes in one leather bound book, disbound DATE PUBLISHED: 1856 EDITION: 505. Seller Inventory # 067720

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by G ROUTLEDGE AND CO, LONDON (1854)

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About this Item: G ROUTLEDGE AND CO, LONDON, 1854. HARD BACK BLACK. Condition: GOOD. M VALENTIN (illustrator). The Count of Monte Cristo One Volume Edition; with 20 illustrations drawn on wood by M Valentin Black boards with gold gilt titles to spine, shelf worn edges, corners and spine. large splitting to right edge of spine, resulting in cover to spine becoming loose, various markings and rubbings to covers and spine, heavy tanning to pages throughtout particularly to edges and flyleaf pages, tissue to front in good condition, DATE PUBLISHED: 1854 EDITION: 700. Seller Inventory # 068841

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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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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Barrie, Philadelphia (1895)

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About this Item: Barrie, Philadelphia, 1895. "Edition on Holland Hand-Made Paper", limited to 1000 copies, this no. 10. Eight volumes. Illustrated with photogravures after De Los Rios, Prodhomme Wagrez, etc., the plates in two states. Bound in half purple morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines in two uneven panels with gilt tiles and gilt ornaments including fleur-de-lis. Spines evenly faded to golden brown, hinge on Vol I. cracked and professionally repaired, very clean and handsome wide-margined copies "Edition on Holland Hand-Made Paper", limited to 1000 copies, this no. 10. Seller Inventory # 17953

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FRANCILLON. PIECE EN TROIS ACTES: DUMAS, Alexandre, fils

DUMAS, Alexandre, fils

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About this Item: 1887. Paperback. DUMAS, Alexandre, fils, 1824-95. FRANCILLON. PIECE EN TROIS ACTES. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Calmann Levy, Editeur, 1887. Large octavo. 153pp. With six original watercolors, and three pen and ink drawings, all signed by the artist, P. Bertault. Number 65 of 65 copies on holland paper, of an edition of 131. (Carteret 1924: I, p. 249.) In an elaborate signed binding by Petrus Ruban (1851-1929) of full olive green crushed morocco. A.e.g. With a central design of theater masks and musical instruments, surrounded by vines, flowers, birds, butterflies and insects tooled and gilded, as well as intricate borders and corners. Richly decorated gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound-in. Discoloration to original wrappers. The spine is evenly faded to brownish green. Matching marbled paper slipcase, edged in morocco. A unique copy with original watercolors, in a lovely binding. Seller Inventory # 88853

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DEMI-MONDE. COMEDIE EN CINQ ACTES: DUMAS, Alexandre, fils

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About this Item: 1855. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. DUMAS, Alexandre, fils, 1824-95. LE DEMI-MONDE. COMEDIE EN CINQ ACTES. (RUBAN binding). Paris:( Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, 1855. Octavo. 162pp. First edition. Illustrated with an original watercolor by Frederic Bourdin on half title page. Original wrappers bound-in. (Carteret 1924: I, p. 248.) In full blue morocco with gilt rules, signed Petras Ruban (1851- 1929) on inner dentelle. Spine in raised bands with gilt floral decorations. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers and inner dentelles, intricately gilt. A.e.g. Fine. One of Dumas fils's most influential plays, in which he characteristically explores sexual morality. Seller Inventory # 88852

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by ESTES AND LAURIAT, BOSTON (1893)

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About this Item: ESTES AND LAURIAT, BOSTON, 1893. HARD BACK RED. Condition: VERY GOOD GIFT QUALITY. Photo Etcching ILL with tissue guards edition deluxe limited to 1000 copies of which this is 649. The first volume 413 pages The second volume 461 pages The third volume 424 pages The fourth volume 444 pages the 3/4 leather marbled boards & end papers DATE PUBLISHED: 1893 EDITION: 413. Seller Inventory # 069393

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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by MICHEL LEVY FRERES, PARIS (1850)

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About this Item: MICHEL LEVY FRERES, PARIS, 1850. LEATHER BOUND GREEN. Condition: GOOD. Le Comte De Monte Cristo Volume 1 1850 (299 pages). Le Comte De Monte Cristo Volume 2 1847 (328 pages). Le Comte De Monte Cristo Volume 3 1847 (319 pages). Le Comte De Monte Cristo Volume 4 1847 (308 pages). Le Comte De Monte Cristo Volume 5 1846 (286 pages). Le Comte De Monte Cristo Volume 6 1847 (278 pages). leather spines & corners marbled boards. Leather brittle. General wear and rubbed cover. Previous owner name is written on the book. Tight binding. DATE PUBLISHED: 1850 EDITION: Seller Inventory # 076931

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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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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)

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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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Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Barrie, Philadelphia (1895)

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About this Item: Barrie, Philadelphia, 1895. "Edition on Holland Hand-Made Paper", limited to 1000 copies, this no. 636. Eight volumes. Illustrated with photogravures after De Los Rios, Prodhomme Wagrez, etc., the plates in two states. Bound in quarter golden brown crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and geometric double fillets panel frames. Vol. VI with small scrapes to spine, two spines with small dark spots, still quite sound with a nice shelf appearance "Edition on Holland Hand-Made Paper", limited to 1000 copies, this no. 636. Seller Inventory # 20963

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