Category: Modern First Editions

BY ORDER OF THE KING. The Authorised English Translation Of L'Homme Qui Rit. Stock code: 12937


London: Bradbury and Evans. 1870


First complete English edition. Three volumes. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the upper boards and spine, illustration in black to the upper boards. A very good set, the bindings with uniform rubbing and bumping to the spine tips and with a little rippling of the cloth, but clean and bright. The contents are slightly shaken, all three volumes retain the original half titles and are illustrated throughout with an engraved frontispiece and vignette title in each volume, 6 plates in volume I, 5 plates in volume II, and 3 plates in volume III. There is the occasional foxing spot to the margins of some pages and faint evidence of a bookplate having been removed from the endpapers otherwise clean throughout. An attractive example in original condition.