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Lot 79: HUGO, VICTOR. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS OF TWO WORKS, 1833-1870 (6 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • HUGO, VICTOR. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS OF TWO WORKS, 1833-1870 (6 VOL.)
  • HUGO, VICTOR. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS OF TWO WORKS, 1833-1870 (6 VOL.)
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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)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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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

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