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

Dumas, Alexandre

Published by Alph. Lebègue et Sacré Fils, Brussels (1844)

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About this Item: Alph. Lebègue et Sacré Fils, Brussels, 1844. Hardcover. Condition: fine. First Edition. 5 vols. 1st edition (jamais vu), preceding all other editions including multiple Brussels editions from Meline, Muquardt, and Société Belge de Librairie Hauman, as well as Baudry's 1844 Paris edition (issued last of all the 1844 editions). 1st issue (Lebègue in 18mo.) preceding their reissue in 24mo. This is the real 1st edition, listed first by Munro (Alexandre Dumas Père. A Bibliography of Works Published in French) without dispute, and prior to any other 1844 edition. It's also the rarest edition of Mousquetaires. Full French, glazed and diced, blindstamped paper covered boards. Pinpoint rubs to corners, page 183 in vol. V with a short tear to the margin (just touching but not taking 2 letters of text), else fine, complete with all 5 half-titles, and all 10 original printed wrappers (front and back) bound in. An amazing unearthing, rare by any criterion. Munro lists a set (not ours) so that makes 2 recorded, but let me continue. No copies of this Lebègue edition at auction in 50 years (the only Brussels editions sold at auction in that time were 2 copies, 13 years ago, of Meline's Brussels and Leipzig imprint, the 2nd Meline edition, the 6th overall, and the most common of the 7 Brussels editions, by 4 publishers, listed by Munro in 1844). More surprisingly, OCLC located no (zero) sets of this Lebègue 1st edition in any National or University library, and only single volumes I, II, and V at Sommerpalais, Germany (OCLC does record libraries holding sets of the other Brussels editions and, of course, extensive holdings of Baudry's Paris edition). Coll: [1]-181, [1,blank]. [1]-172. [1]-171, [1 blank]. [1]-163. [1 blank]. [1]-223, [1 blank] pp. Let me repeat. This is the true 1st edition of Les Trois Mousquetaires, as recorded in the most current and most comprehensive bibliography, one of 2 known sets, and think about this. No other 19th century novel with stature comparable to Les Trois Mousquetaires has a census that shows it to be anywhere near as rare. Tous pour un, un pour tous. The 1st appearance was a daily serialization in the newspaper Le Siècle (The Century) from March 14 to July 14, 1844. The Brussels editions were also serialized 1 volume at a time as soon as enough of the novel had appeared in the newspaper to make up a volume, and the mosh pit frenzy of the Brussels publishers to get the progressive volumes of their editions out as quickly as possible, insures that each individual volume's exact date of publication will remain an open question. That said, Lebègue's edition holds supremacy as the 1st because their edition had both its first and last volumes issued before the others, and there is no doubt it's the rarest. And beyond rational dispute is that all the 1844 Brussels editions precede the 1844 Paris edition (it's more sure with this title than with many others) because after the serial was completed, and with the Brussels editions fully published and being sold, Dumas casually opened Paris book publication rights for bidding while he unnecessarily revised the text (most who have read both texts agree the original is better than the revised). The winner (in a feisty rivalry) was finally Baudry, and he paid a lot for the Paris rights so his printing was larger than usual, but despite his edition not having priority over any Brussels edition, and being more common than any of the other Paris editions of Dumas' foremost novels, it would still be preferred in some Continental circles, though in wider circles "1st edition" still carries all the weight. And yes, it's odd that Baudry's 1st Paris edition of Les Trois Mousquetaires is the most common of the Paris 1st editions of Dumas' major novels, while Lebègue's true 1st edition of it seems the rarest one all. Seller Inventory # 329

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

Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

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About this Item: 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 contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine. Twenty wood-engraved plates after Henry Valentin. In near fine condition with some light rubbing to the extremities. Housed in a custom half calf clamshell box. 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 # 81092

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

Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

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About this Item: 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, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels. Twenty wood-engraved plates after Henry Valentin. In near fine condition with some light rubbing to the extremities. Rare and desirable. 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)

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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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The Works of Alexandre Dumas Including (The: Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

Published by Estes and Lauriat 1893-1896, Boston (1893)

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About this Item: Estes and Lauriat 1893-1896, Boston, 1893. Finely bound complete set of the works of Alexandre Dumas. Octavo, 54 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, top edge gilt, illustrated, tissue guards present, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. A very nice set. 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 # 91348

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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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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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1846 TRUE 1st English ed The Count: DUMAS, Alexandre

DUMAS, Alexandre

Published by London : Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, 1846. True 1st English edition! (1846)

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About this Item: London : Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, 1846. True 1st English edition!, 1846. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1846 TRUE 1st English ed The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas Illustrated “All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope” – Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo French writer Alexandre Dumas provided some of the greatest literature of the late-19th-century. His work has been translated into nearly 100 languages! Titles such as “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “The Three Musketeers” have gained timeless popularity. This 1846 first English edition is exceedingly rare and in high demand. Very few examples exist with both volumes of this work found together. It features woodcut illustrations by M. Valentin, designed for this English edition. Item number: #3647 Price: $5500 DUMAS, Alexandre The Count of Monte-Cristo . With twenty illustrations, drawn on wood by N. Valentin. London : Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, 1846. True 1st English edition! Details: • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes o Vol. I – iv, 464 o Vol. II – iv, 494 o 16 (of 20) illustrated plates • Language: English • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm) • Comparable auction estimates and price comparisons at over $16,000 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 3647 Photos available upon request . Seller Inventory # ABE-1537381716115

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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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1846 1st ed The Count of Monte: DUMAS, Alexandre

DUMAS, Alexandre

Published by Paris : Bureaux du Journal Le Siecle, 1846. (1846)

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About this Item: Paris : Bureaux du Journal Le Siecle, 1846., 1846. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1846 1st ed The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas French Masterpiece “All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope” – Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo French writer Alexandre Dumas provided some of the greatest literature of the late-19th-century. His work has been translated into nearly 100 languages! Titles such as “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “The Three Musketeers” have gained timeless popularity, being reproduced in print and in several films to this day! This extremely rare 1st/earliest known edition of 1846 was published out of the journals in which ‘Monte Cristo’ was initially released. Extremely rare with comparable examples priced at over $13,000 Item number: #4118 Price: $4950 DUMAS, Alexandre Oeuvres completes de M. Alexandre Dumas. Le comte de Monte-Cristo Paris : Bureaux du Journal Le Siecle, 1846. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: o 408, [2] • Language: French • Binding: hardcover; tight and secure • Size: ~12in X 8in (30.5cm x 20cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 4118 Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1532792192572

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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 2 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

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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

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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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The Chateau D'If: A Romance: Dumas, Alexandre (Emma

Dumas, Alexandre (Emma Hardy, translator)

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About this Item: Simms and McIntyre, Belfast, 1846. First English Language Edition. Volume 3 of the Parlour Novelist, where the earliest translation of Dumas' famous Count of Monte Cristo was first offered in English. The Chateau D'If was only a partial translation, the remaining parts came out later in 1846 in volumes 8 and 9, after the famous Chapman and Hall edition (also from 1846). Bound in late 19th to early 20th century calf over marbled boards, plain end-papers, red morocco spine label. Retaining the illustrated title page, half-title and title page to this work. Overall a handsome copy.Following its runaway popularity in France, English readers were excited to experience Alexandre Dumas' romantic adventure. Emma Hardy's translation, in its affordable, abbreviated format, made this possible. In its original form and in translation, the story of the Count of Monte Cristo cemented Dumas' reputation as a premier adventure writer and a forefather of popular fiction. "First to sheer narrative power -- Dumas was a master of narrative -- and secondly to the theme. It is a story for all time, a 19th-century version of 'The Arabian Nights,' a gorgeous piece of escapism from the drudgery of daily life. The glamorous figure of Dantes, who triumphs over injustice and with his limitless wealth and power can control Destiny, punish his enemies and reward his friends, is an ideal which stirs all men's repressed longings for and fantasies of personal greatness" (Sudley). Yet The Count of Monte Cristo offers more than a sprawling tale of revenge. Through its web of literary references, most notably to Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Dante's Divine Comedy, the novel participates in the tradition of the epic hero; and it traces Edmund Dantes' progress from his fall and path through the hell of Chateau d'If, as he makes his way through revenge and temptation to enter a new life marked by forgiveness and generosity. As it concludes, Dumas leaves his reader with a final thought: "all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.'" While the Hardy translation significantly condensed Dumas' story, it whetted English speakers' appetites for the revenge tale that appeared in full only two months later under the Chapman and Hall imprint. Seller Inventory # 2367

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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. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 18 inches. Seller Inventory # 7279

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

DUMAS, Alexandre, fils

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About this Item: 1887. BERTAULT, P., watercolors (illustrator). 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

DUMAS, Alexandre, fils

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About this Item: 1855. BOURDIN, Frederic, watercolor (illustrator). 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

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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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CELEBRATED CRIMES: Dumas, Alexandre &

Dumas, Alexandre & Burnham, I. G.

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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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Le Plutarque Francais, Vies des Hommes et: Dumas, Alexandre, et.

Dumas, Alexandre, et. al. Edited by Eduoard Mennechet

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About this Item: L'Imprimerie de Crapelet 1835-1841, Paris, 1835. Condition: Very Good Plus. First edition. 4to. 26.5 by 18 cm. 192 hand-colored engraved plates starting with Clovis and continuing on to the Napoleonic era, with the final portrait being of Eugene de Beauharnais. This is then a chronological presentation of the most important French personages -- monarchs, courtiers, warriors, poets, essayists and novelists, artists, saints, scientists, politicians, etc. The portraits accompany biographies of the individuals. Other than Napoleon, these articles run six to sixteen double columned pages, and so the treatments are most certainly not superficial glosses as one might find in a typical glossary of the famous or even a standard encyclopedia. (Napoleon, being the towering figure that he was, is treated to four articles and four portraits, the longest of the articles being 29 pp.) These pieces are written by many different authors, too numerous to list. In any case, it is surely the plates that are of greatest interest, some of awhich, among the more ancient, are artists' imaginings of how the individuals might have looked, since there is generally no accurate visual record of their appearance, if even there are paintings from the individuals' lifetime. The bright and varied coloring of the plates greatly enhances them, and this coloring is often enriched with gum arabic. (Note that this work is not always colored, and it is also uncommon to find the full complement of plates as are here. As with the writers of the biographical articles, the designers (artists) and engravers are too numerous to list. Some light scattered foxing, and more general browning to the pages. Light wear to outer hinges, but overall a clean, sound set. Quarter Morocco. Marbled Boards. Seller Inventory # 004583

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Celebrated Crimes. Translated by I.G. Burnham: Dumas, Alexandre

Dumas, Alexandre

Published by George Barrie, Philadelphia (1895)

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About this Item: George Barrie, Philadelphia, 1895. Copy #253 of 500 of the Imperial Japan Library Edition printed for Mr. Joseph T. Torrence Chicago, Illinois. Illustrated with photogravures in 2 states after De Los Rois, Prodhomme, Wagrez. Printed on Japan vellum. 8 vols. Tipped in to volumes 1 is an albumen photo of Dumas and 1 page ALS from Dumas dated in pencil Feb. 27, 1831. "Mon cher Monsieur Caudebert, Vous donez [???] de Picard que est enfin placé, voulez vous me l'envoyer maintenant qu'il est à méme [???] payer je voudrais le prefer un peu.mille et mille amities, Al Dumas" Bound in three quarters crimson morocco, t.e.g. VG. Spines lightly sunned, tips slightly rubbed, else fine Illustrated with photogravures in 2 states after De Los Rois, Prodhomme, Wagrez. Printed on Japan vellum. 8 vols Copy #253 of 500 of the Imperial Japan Library Edition printed for Mr. Joseph T. Torrence Chicago, Illinois. Seller Inventory # 308623

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Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine: Dumas Alexandre

Dumas Alexandre

Published by Alphonse Lemerre, Paris (1873)

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About this Item: Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1873. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: Good. First Edition. Publisher's green cloth, rubbed a bit and cloth split at the front hinge. Mild foxing, a little heavier in a few spots, small tear to final page. Frontis of the author. vi, 1155, 24pp. Two portraits of the author. Cagle 171, Vicaire 297, Bitting 135, Oberle 238.Though due to the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war, Dumas never saw the publication of his great work on cuisine, it remains a monument to a truly bracing love of food - an unlike most of his novels, but all accounts he actually wrote the whole thing himself. A magnificent mix of encyclopedia, recipe book, anecdote and nonsense. He has Jacques Coeur bringing back the first turkey's from Turkey in 1432. Charmingly, the entry for madeleine reminds him of a "petite aventure" that he recounts. On truffles: "We asked the wise about the truffle and after two thousand years of discussion they responded as on the first day: We don't know. We asked the truffle herself and she responded: Eat me and worship God." Size: 4to (quarto). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000126. Seller Inventory # CAT000126

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