1866 Les Travailleurs de la Mer
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Leather Binding, Signed Binding
Volumes I and II are the sixth edition of this work, Volume III is the third edition, all published in the same year as the first edition.
In a striking vellum binding by Riviere.
Complete in three volumes.
In the original French.
Dedicated to the island of Guernsey, this novel is set just after the Napoleonic Wars and explores the impact that the Industrial Revolution had on the island.
Hugo spent fifteen years in exile on Guernsey, being sent to exile due to his political stances. Whilst on Guernsey he published his famous political pamphlets against Napoleon III.
Today Victor Hugo is best known for his novels 'Les Miserables' and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.
Bookplate to the front paste downs.
Rugby School Library stamp to the recto to the front free endpapers.
In a full vellum binding by Riviere. Externally, with a few light marks, as is usual with a vellum binding. Boards have sprung a little. A small amount of rubbing to the spine labels. Bookplate to the front paste downs. Rugby School Library stamp to the recto to the front free endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just a couple of light handling marks.
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