HUGO Victor Notre Dame de Paris  The first edition of Notre Dame HUGO Victor Notre Dame de Paris  The first edition of Notre Dame
HUGO Victor Notre Dame de Paris  The first edition of Notre Dame HUGO Victor Notre Dame de Paris  The first edition of Notre Dame
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo The first edition of "Notre-Dame de Paris"', one of only 1100 copies printed. Precious copy, preserved in an elegant contemporary signed binding. Paris, 1831.





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HUGO, Victor

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831.

2 volumes 8vo [205 x 128 mm] : (4) ll. for the half-title, title and foreword and 404 pp. for part 1; (2) ll. and 536 pp. for part 2. Both titles are decorated with Tony Johannot's woodcuts engraved by Porret. Light-brown half-calf, marbled paper covers, decorated flat spines, lettering-pieces in relief at head and foot, marbled edges. Contemporary binding signed Hering & Muller.

First edition of the famous and first great novel by Victor Hugo. Carteret, I, pp. 400-402 ; Escoffier 870 ; Vicaire, Manuel de l’amateur de livres du XIXè siècle, IV, 256-257.

This copy belongs to the second state, with the author's name on the title and the fictitious mention "Seconde édition" below the title.

« Since Gosselin's copy appeared at auction (Leroy auction, March, 26-27th, 1931, N°328), it became indisputable that the mention of a second or third edition doesn't take anything from the first edition nature of a book. Gosselin-Leroy's copy bore indeed on a fourth edition of Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831, the following autograph note: « First edition published in 1100 copies that have been, following the habits of the bookselling at the time, divided into four editions. [Signed]. Charles Gosselin, editor» ». (Escoffier, Le Mouvement romantique, 870).

Michaud comes to the same conclusion in the Bulletin du bibliophile, 1931: «copies falsely pointed out as second or third edition authentically belong to the first edition".

« This first edition, in good condition, is the rarest of all the author's works; it had a worldwide impact, and it's one of the most difficult to get from the Romantic period » (Carteret).

A precious very pure copy, without foxing, preserved in an elegant contemporary signed binding.

The partnership between the bookbinders Hering and Muller was very short (1830-1834). Indeed, former worker of Thouvenin, Muller took over his master's workshop when he died, in 1834.

Bound-in autograph letter by Victor Hugo at the beginning of part 1 (1 p. 8vo) of March, 28th, 1831, to Mr. Barbier, managing editor of the Correspondant, regarding a copy of Notre-Dame de Paris sent to the paper, about which, says Hugo, "the opinion is one of those that matter the most to me".





HUGO, Victor Notre-Dame de Paris. The first edition of "Notre-Dame ...
HUGO Victor Notre Dame de Paris  The first edition of Notre Dame



  HUGO Victor Notre Dame de Paris  The first edition of Notre Dame



 
The first edition of "Notre-Dame de Paris"', one of only 1100 copies printed. Precious copy, preserved in an elegant contemporary signed binding. Paris, 1831.
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HUGO, Victor

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831.

2 volumes 8vo [205 x 128 mm] : (4) ll. for the half-title, title and foreword and 404 pp. for part 1; (2) ll. and 536 pp. for part 2. Both titles are decorated with Tony Johannot's woodcuts engraved by Porret. Light-brown half-calf, marbled paper covers, decorated flat spines, lettering-pieces in relief at head and foot, marbled edges. Contemporary binding signed Hering & Muller.

First edition of the famous and first great novel by Victor Hugo. Carteret, I, pp. 400-402 ; Escoffier 870 ; Vicaire, Manuel de l’amateur de livres du XIXè siècle, IV, 256-257.

This copy belongs to the second state, with the author's name on the title and the fictitious mention "Seconde édition" below the title.

« Since Gosselin's copy appeared at auction (Leroy auction, March, 26-27th, 1931, N°328), it became indisputable that the mention of a second or third edition doesn't take anything from the first edition nature of a book. Gosselin-Leroy's copy bore indeed on a fourth edition of Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831, the following autograph note: « First edition published in 1100 copies that have been, following the habits of the bookselling at the time, divided into four editions. [Signed]. Charles Gosselin, editor» ». (Escoffier, Le Mouvement romantique, 870).

Michaud comes to the same conclusion in the Bulletin du bibliophile, 1931: «copies falsely pointed out as second or third edition authentically belong to the first edition".

« This first edition, in good condition, is the rarest of all the author's works; it had a worldwide impact, and it's one of the most difficult to get from the Romantic period » (Carteret).

A precious very pure copy, without foxing, preserved in an elegant contemporary signed binding.

The partnership between the bookbinders Hering and Muller was very short (1830-1834). Indeed, former worker of Thouvenin, Muller took over his master's workshop when he died, in 1834.

Bound-in autograph letter by Victor Hugo at the beginning of part 1 (1 p. 8vo) of March, 28th, 1831, to Mr. Barbier, managing editor of the Correspondant, regarding a copy of Notre-Dame de Paris sent to the paper, about which, says Hugo, "the opinion is one of those that matter the most to me".