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HUGO, Victor
Limited Editions Club, Paris, 1930. Two quarto volumes (7-3/4" x 10-1/8") bound in pink Ingres paper wrappers. Introduction by Andrew Lang and illustrated with woodcuts by Frans Masereel. George Macy noted that upon reception of their copies, many members felt "cheated because the two volumes were paperbound. We had to bind in hard cases, American fashion, most of the copies." That said, of the approximately two dozen copies we have handled over the years, all but two were in their original paper wrappers, as is this copy. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where the printed number "444" is struck through and "Office Copy" is handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's family. Mostly unopened. Some chipping and cracking to the paper spines, resulting in a bit of looseness to some signatures. Still Very Good in glassines with tears and a Near Fine later chemise and Very Good slipcase with a split, made for the publisher [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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