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Lot 79: HUGO, VICTOR. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS OF TWO WORKS, 1833-1870 (6 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) Notre-Dame. A tale of the "Ancient régime". London: Effingham Wilson, 1833, 3 volumes, 12mo (191 x 118mm.), FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, THE MANNEY COPY, lithographed frontispiece portrait by Weld Taylor, volume 2 leaf Q10 blank and genuine, volume 3 leaves G12, H1 (pages 143-146) misbound after H11, contemporary half black calf, spines tooled in gilt and blind, brown calf lettering-pieces, edges marbled, collector's black morocco slipcase, title-page to volume 1 with small tear at head of gutter, binding slightly rubbed; ii) By Order of the King. The authorised English translation of Victor Hugo's L'Homme qui rit. London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 1870, 3 volumes, 8vo (202 x 130mm.), with illustrations by S.L. Fildes, 2pp. advertisements at the end of volume 1, publisher's green pictorial cloth, some wear to endpapers, spines bumped at head and foot (6)
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Provenance: i) William Lloyd, of Rockville, County Roscommon, armorial bookplate; Neva and Guy Littell, oval red morocco bookplate; probably their sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 5-6 November 1945; Richard Manney; his sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1981, lot 176
Literature: Sadleir 1240; see Wolff 3337