HUGO, victor.

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HUGO, victor.
Les Misérables. Paris, Pagnerre, 1862. 10 volumes in-8 (226 x 143 mm); brown half-shagreen, back with nerves, speckled slices (contemporary binding).
Clouzot, 150; Vicar, IV, 328; Carteret, I, 421.
The first Parisian edition, published almost simultaneously with the Brussels edition and while Victor Hugo was in exile in Guernsey. All volumes outside Volume I and II are marked with edition statements.
"One of the most colossal bookstore hits is one of the best-selling books... This novel was published on the same day in Paris, Brussels, Leipzig, London, Milan, Madrid, Rotterdam, Warsaw, Pesthe and Rio de Janeiro" (Carteret).
Scattered freckles; small wear on the binding.
Provenance: library stamp J.A. Barral, Paris on titles.
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