LES MISÉRABLES

Deluxe numbered, limited issue of the edition originally published by the Folio Society in 1976. Bound in full blue Wassa goatskin, blocked front and rear with a design by Jeff Clements, lettered in gilt to the spine. Illustrated throughout "from designs by De Neuville, Bayard, Morin, Valnay, and other eminent French artists". Patterned endpapers. Printed on Cordier Wove paper. Red ribbon bookmark. Top edge gilt. With an additional booklet (containing an essay by Maria Vargas Llosa) in red card wraps sewn with black thread, with white title label lettered in black to the front cover. All housed in a blue cloth-covered clamshell box lined with red paper the same shade as the booklet, lettered in gilt to the spine. A fine copy, presenting as unread, the binding square and firm, the contents bright and clean throughout.

Limited edition of 1750 hand-numbered copies, bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, of which this is no. 220. The text used is the 1976 translation (and introduction) by Norman Denny, first printed in the Folio Society edition of the same year and later taken on by Penguin Classics. The booklet essay, 'The Divine Stenographer: Truth and Narration in Les Misérables', is drawn from Maria Vargas Llosa's 2007 book on the novel.

Stock code: 21640

£395

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Author:

HUGO, Victor

Published:

London: The Folio Society.
2008

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