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Victor Hugo

Notre Dame de Paris

Eugène Renduel



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Finely bound first illustrated edition of Hugo's famed tale of the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

  • Victor Hugo (French).
  • Paris: Eugène Renduel, 1836. 
  • 631 pages.
  • Octavos.
  • Includes 10 plates and 1 engraved title page after Louis Boulanger, Alfred and Tony Johannot, Raffet, Rogier and Rouargue.
  • Bound in half red unsigned leather and marbled paper board, spine with gilt and black label with gilt lettering.

The first edition of the Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) appeared in 1831 and is one of the great works of French literature.

First illustrated edition. Without the plate "De l'utilite des vins" (On the usefulness of windows), as usual, as it was not finished when printing began. The second illustrated edition, published in three volumes later in 1836, contained it.

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Light rubbing and shelf wear.

Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, light offsetting onto the first front endpaper.

Old catalogue listing pasted to front pastedown.

Light foxing throughout, most extensive on plates.

Wide margins.


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