by Victor Hugo
7 ¾ x 5 ¼. In English. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., New York, 1888. Early American Edition. 270 pp. Two volumes in one. Translated from the French by Helen B. Dole. Three-quarter calf over marbled boards. Five raised bands with black and red morocco labels. Gilt in compartments. Minor (perhaps trivial) wear to spine head and tail as well as joints (still very strong). Very light bumping to corners. Marbled pastedowns, endpapers, and edges. No ownership markings. Text block is tight, bright and remarkably clean, perhaps unread. Illustrated throughout. In Very Good+ overall condition.
A Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) classic in French literature, “Ninety-Three” deals with the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. It is a novel well equipped with melodrama, violence, and humanitarianism. Hugo is better known abroad for such novels as “Notre-Dame de Paris” (1831) and “Les Misérables” (1862). He was the third son of Joseph-Léopold-Sigisbert Hugo, a Major and, later, General in Napoleon’s Army. (The image of the author we included on our website is NOT in the book.)
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