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    One of Only Twenty-Six Lettered Copies

    Victor Hugo. The Works. Boston: Dana, Estes & Company, [n.d., circa 1892].

    Edition Magnifique. Letter B of 26 limited edition numbered copies. 30 octavo volumes.

    Custom full blue-green crushed morocco by the Adams Bindery. Boards have gilt art nouveau borders with cornerpieces representing butterflies, spines with two raised bands flanking an elongated central compartment with intricate ornamental gilt decoration. Doublures of burgundy morocco with large onlaid irises in blue with gilt borders composed of intricate gilt stems, leaves, and geometrical shapes. Front endpapers of watered silk, leather hinges, top edge gilt with other edges uncut. Plates in two states. The color of spines varies somewhat and bottom board edges show modest shelf wear. A luxury edition in a fabulous binding. The set is in near fine condition.

    This beautiful 30-volume set of Hugo's greatest works includes Les Miserables in 5 volumes and Notre-Dame de Paris in 2 volumes, among numerous others. A lovely binding of a very scarce set seldom offered complete and intact.


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