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    Victor Hugo. La Légende des Siècles. Paris, 1859. First edition of the first series. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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    Victor Hugo. La Légende des Siècles. Paris: Michel Lévy, 1859. First edition of the first series. Two octavo volumes. Contemporary quarter red morocco over red marbled boards, spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, four raised bands, marbled endleaves. Minor rubbing to binding, two bookplates and a previous owner's signature in volume I. Fine. Hugo conceived this collection of poems to be a history of mankind, and it was published in three series; the first one (present copy) was published in 1859, the second in 1877, and the third in 1883.



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