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NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS by Victor Hugo - 1st Edition-1st Impression-4th Issue - 1831 - from jakoll (SKU: 3576)


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by Victor Hugo

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Paris: Charles Gosselin, Libraire, 1831. NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS- Victor Hugo- Illustrated Title Vignettes by Tony Johannot- Charles Gosselin, Libraire- Paris 1831- 1st Edition-1st Impression-4th Issue- The publishers own statement on May 10th 1831 in the Journal des Débats that the first impression of 1100 copies were divided into 4 groups of 275, designating Premiere to Quatrieme edition- He did this to lure people into believing that the novel was popular due to the many editions already out there- This one is falsely designated as Quatrieme Edition as stated on the title page- errors as per the first issue- Vol II pagination errors 339 instead of 439 and 391 instead of 491.- original publishers 1/2 leather and marbled boards rubbed at extremities, but sound and clean- 5 smooth gilt compartments on spine with some legibility of titles and volume- Vol I: 4ff un-numbered, 1-404, Vol II: 2ff un-numbered, 1-536.-no tears, no writing-small amount of foxing especially towards endpapers- A nice set in the original bindings- Bookplate of long time collector René Escande de Messières in both volumes- SEE PHOTOS- Hugo's first full length novel and also the rarest of all his 1st editions- nice woodcut title vignettes by Tony Johannot.- Fiction-adventure-romance-French-France-classic (3576) . 1st Edition-1st Impression-4th Issue. 1/2 Leather & Marble Boards. G-VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Tony Johannot. 8vo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Tall.


Victor Hugo’s famous French Gothic novel, Notre-Dame de Paris ( also called The Hunchback of Notre-Dame ), was originally published in 1831. It is set in Paris during the 15th century. It follows Quasimodo, a disabled bell-ringer, on his quest for love from the beautiful dancer, Esmerelda. The first edition, titled Notre-Dame de Paris , was written in French and published by Gosselin on the 16th of March, 1831, in Paris, France. Since then, the novel has been through numerous editions and has been translated to many different languages. Notre-Dame de Paris has also been adapted into many various film, television, and theatre productions since conception.

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jakoll CA (CA)
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Victor Hugo
Tony Johannot
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Used - G-VG
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No Jacket as Issued
1st Edition-1st Impression-4th Issue
Charles Gosselin, Libraire
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Date Published
8vo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Tall

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