Lot 81: HUGO, VICTOR. TWO WORKS IN 7 VOLUMES, 1874-1877 (7 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) Ninety-three. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874, 3 volumes, 8vo (190 x 127mm.), FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original scarlet fine-ribbed cloth, publisher's device in blind on covers, spines lettered in gilt, publisher's catalogue at the end of volume 2 [Sadleir 1239, in this binding; Wolff 3341, in a secondary binding], minor foxing, NEAR FINE; ii) The History of a Crime: the Testimony of an Eye-Witness. Translated by T.H. Joyce and Arthur Locker. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1877, 4 volumes, 8vo (189 x 130mm.), FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original dark brown sand-grain cloth, device in blind on upper covers, spines lettered in gilt (volumes 3 and 4 without author's name, as with Sadleir's copy) [Sadleir 1237; Wolff 3336], volume 2 lacking front endpaper, some wear to covers, joints of volume 2 starting, some foxing (7)
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