1863 1st American edition Les Misérables Victor HUGO French Literature RARE

HUGO, Victor

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“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

 

The best-known and oft-considered greatest French writer is unarguably Victor Hugo. His romance novels and stories have withstood the test of language and time. His most famous work, ‘Les Miserables’, has been transformed into film, theatre, and opera.

 

A rare first American edition, copyrighted in 1862 and printed in 1863, featuring all five parts in one volume as published. This example was the first printing of Hugo’s landmark work to be printed in English in a single volume, printed in double-column format.

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1863 1st American edition Les Misérables Victor HUGO French Literature RARE

 

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

 

The best-known and oft-considered greatest French writer is unarguably Victor Hugo. His romance novels and stories have withstood the test of language and time. His most famous work, ‘Les Miserables’, has been transformed into film, theatre, and opera.

 

A rare first American edition, copyrighted in 1862 and printed in 1863, featuring all five parts in one volume as published. This example was the first printing of Hugo’s landmark work to be printed in English in a single volume, printed in double-column format.

 

Item number: #10801

Price: $950

 

HUGO, Victor

 

Les miserables: a novel…complete in one volume

 

New York: Carleton, 1863. First American Edition

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 5 volumes in 1
    • 1. Fantine – 171
    • 2. Cosette – 164
    • 3. Marius – 150
    • 4. Saint Denis – 184
    • 5. Jean Valjean – 165
  • References: Vicaire IV-328/329; Clouzet, p 150
  • Note on edition:
    • General title page states “complete in one volume”
    • Each volume does not include separate title page – indicative of first edition complete in one volume.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9.5in X 6in (24cm x 15.5cm)

 

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10801

Category

Literature

Authors

HUGO, Victor

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete