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

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 1863 and printed in one volume. 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 edition Les Misérables Victor HUGO French Literature RARE American ed

 

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 1863 and printed in one volume. 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: #13687

Price: $599

 

HUGO, Victor

 

Les miserables

 

New York: Carleton, 1863. First American edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes in 1
    • I: Fantine – 171, [1]
    • II: Cosette – 164
    • III: Marius – 150
    • IV: St. Denis – 184
    • V: Jean Valjean – 165, [1]
  • References: Vicaire IV-328/329; Clouzet, p 150
  • Note on edition:
    • General title page states “complete in one volume”
  • Provenance: Handwritten – F. Barnes, 1862
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Green cloth
  • Size: ~ 9.25in X 6.5in (23.5cm x 16.5cm)

 

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13687

Category

Literature

Authors

HUGO, Victor

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete