Rare First Edition of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables
Bruxelles : Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Ce 1862.
Scarce first printing of this classic work of literature, published in Brussels on the 30th or 31st March 1862. Large octavos, 10 volumes, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, triple gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, raised bands, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. An exceptional example of this rarity.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 141422
Rare First Edition in English of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables
New York : Carleton, Publisher 1862.
First American edition and first edition in English of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. Octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, five volumes complete in one volume. Translated by Charles E. Wilbour. In near condition, previous owners names. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 140083
“When you get an idea into your head you find it in everything": Rare First Edition of Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris; One of only 1100 examples
Notre-Dame de Paris.
Paris: Charles Gosselin 1831.
First edition, first printing of Hugo’s masterpiece, one of only 1,100 examples. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in half calf. The publisher Charles Gosselin published the novel on 16 March 1831 in an edition of 1,100 copies as was his usual practice. It was such a sensation that an additional three printings had to be published the same year. The first impression of 1100 copies was separated into four groups, each bearing a fictitious edition statement on the title-page, a scheme designed to make the public believe that the novel was selling rapidly. “This first edition is the rarest of all the works of Victor Hugo; it has had a resounding impact worldwide, and is one of the most difficult titles of the Romantic period to obtain” (Carteret). In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.
Price: $48,000.00 Item Number: 139559
"Life is the flower for which love is the honey": The Cabinet Edition of The Works of Victor Hugo; one of only 1000 numbered copies finely Bound and elaborately illustrated
The Works of Victor Hugo: Including [Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The Contemplations and The Legend of the Ages].
Boston: George H. Richmond & Co 1892.
Finely bound complete set of the Cabinet edition of the Works of Victor Hugo, one of 1000 numbered sets produced. Octavo, 40 volumes bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in three compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt with others untrimmed, illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings including frontispieces to each volume. In near fine condition. From the library of A.J. Morgan with his bookplate. An exceptional set.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 133601
First edition in English of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
London: Richard Bentley 1833.
First edition in English edition, first single-volume edition, and first edition to use the word “hunchback” in the title of one of Hugo’s most popular stories. Octavo, bound in three quarter calf over marbled boards with gilt titles and ruling to the spine, engraved frontispiece and title page. Translated with A Sketch of the Life and Writings of the Author by Frederic Shoberl. With “Standard Novels” title page and leaf of reviews at rear. Mahaffey, 165. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 127012
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise": Rare First Edition of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables
Bruxelles : Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Ce 1862.
Rare first printing of this classic work of literature, published in Brussels on the 30th or 31st March 1862. Octavos, 10 volumes bound into 5, bound in contemporary full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of painter George Cooke with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Cooke was a painter who specialized in portrait and landscape paintings and was one of the South’s best known painters of the mid nineteenth century. In very good condition. A nice example with noted provenance.
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 122855
Finely Bound Set of the Novels of Victor Hugo
The Novels of Victor Hugo.
Boston : Dana Estes n.d.
The Illustrated Cabinet edition of the novels of Victor Hugo. Octavo, 12 volumes. Bound in three quarters navy blue morocco over blue cloth, elaborate gilt decorated spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, with illustrated plates, frontispieces. In near fine condition. An exceptional set.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 105448
Finely Bound Set of the Works of Victor Hugo
The Novels of Victor Hugo: Complete and Unabridged.
London: H.S. Nichols 1895.
Limited edition, number 50 of 1,000 sets on Holland paper. 12 mo, 28 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt lined to the front and rear panel, inner dentelles. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Each volume is illustrated with engraved plates, tissue guards present. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 41016