The Man Who Laughs c. 1880's Victor Hugo French Lit. Vierge illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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L'Homme Qui Rit, by Victor Hugo. Illustrated by D. Vierge.
Published c. 1880's, Paris by Depot General de Vente a La Librairie Polo.
632 pages. Text in English. Heavily illustrated throughout.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently scuffed and age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 11" H x 7" W. Large heavy book.