Boston: Dana Estes and Company, Circa1900s.
Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of Victor Hugo. The Centenary Edition is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 389. Each volumes with frontispiece, proctected by captioned tissue guard and title-page vignette of Victor Hugo. All illustrated with black and white and sepia-tone reproductions of plates in gravures from photo, etchings from paintings and drawing as well some steel engravings by artists such as Moreau, Lucien Melingue, Garnier, Adrien, Francois Flameng, Lipard, and many others. Bound in three quarter blue morocco (spine faded even brown) marbled boards and endpaper, spine gilt floral decorations with red floral inlaid, gilt titles to second and second and fourth compartments between raised banding, top edge gilt. A beautiful set in a attractive binding. Fine. Item #1016