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Les Miserables with Victor Hugo ALS  

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Les Miserables

Hugo, Victor

New York

George Routledge & Sons



Five volumes. Illustrated with designs by de Neuville, Bayard, Morin, Valnay, and others. (Quarto) exquisite full brown morocco bindings, elaborate gilt stamping complemented with floral designs in black, five raised bands, ornamental dentelles, and ribbon markers.

With an early autograph letter signed (ALS) by Victor Hugo is tipped in on a prefatory blank leaf in the first volume. The letter is addressed to Hector Bossange, the Paris bookseller who published Hugo's Odes et Ballades in 1828, the same year this original holographic note was written. 

With its breadth of vision and underlying truth, its moments of lyricism and compassion, Hugo's Les Miserables (1862) is one of the great works of Western literature. The novel moves inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830, offering a compelling portrait of the victims of early nineteenth-century French society.

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