La Légende des siècles.
Together 5 volumes 8vo of: I/ xvii pp., (3) pp., 272 pp. ; II/ (2) ll., 270 pp. ; III/ (2) ll., xv pp., 321 pp., (3) pp., small tear in the blank margin of pp. ix to xv; IV/ (3) ll., 395 pp., (1) p. ; V/ (2) ll., 328 pp. Blue straight-grained morocco, numerous gilt fillets around the covers, flat spines decorated the same way, inner gilt fillets, gilt edges, original wrappers and spines bound in, slipcases. Noulhac.
230 x 141 mm.
First edition complete with the 5 volumes printed from 1859 to 1883 of “this key work by Victor Hugo” (Carteret).
Remarkable copy of which the last volumes can be considered as in a contemporary binding.
Magnificent copy without foxing of which the last three volumes published in 1877 and 1883 can be considered as contemporary bound, Noulhac having worked from 1894.
From the library B. Loliée.