Alexandre Dumas' The Borgias; Finely Bound by Bumpus
Item Number: 140821
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911.
Finely bound edition of Dumas’ classic work. Octavo, bound in full red morocco gilt by Bumpus, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, inner dentelles. In near fine condition.
The Borgais is the narrative of the events surrounding the Borgias and their many criminal and corrupt deads by the famous French author Alexandre Dumas. Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père ("father"), was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar Claude Schopp who was the leading authority on Dumas and published in 2005, becoming a best seller.