2 June 2004
HUGO, Victor-Marie (1802-1885). Les Misérables. Paris: J. Claye for Pagnerre, 1862.
10 volumes, 8° (227 x 144mm). Half-titles. (Some variable, generally light, spotting and marking, IV/8/7 misbound after IV/8/2.) Contemporary hard-grain morocco-backed marbled paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, brown-speckled edges (extremities lightly rubbed, some short splits on spine ends and joints). Provenance: Mr Le Vte A. de Viennay (bookplate on vol. X half-title).
FIRST FRENCH EDITION, issued on 3 April 1862, 3 or 4 days after the first edition, published in Brussels on 30 or 31 March 1862. Carteret Le Trésor du Bibliophile I, p.421; Talvart and Place IX, Hugo, 59B; Vicaire Livres du XIXe siècle IV, cols 328-9. (10)
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